International Students

Many of our postgraduates are from overseas and the University as a whole has thousands of students from over 100 countries outside the UK.

We welcome international students to the School and have a range of information designed to help you:

English language requirements

You will be required to provide evidence of your English language ability before beginning your programme. If necessary, the University can offer language training (a fee is charged for pre-sessional courses) and support during your programme of study in specific areas such as dissertation/thesis writing.

We recognize the difficulties International students face working in what is in most cases a foreign language. We therefore try to give as much additional help as possible. We offer up to 10 hours individual supervision, by native-speaking English research students, who act as additional support for dissertation supervision.

This complements the Language Centre's regular Intensive Dissertation Writing Courses. These are offered free of charge, several times throughout the academic year, and all International students studying with us are urged to attend. The dissertation writing sessions are offered in addition to a comprehensive programme of in-sessional courses in the Language Centre aimed at helping International students develop English language skills throughout the year. All these courses are free to registered International students.

Further information

You can contact our International Office for more information and advice about studying at Newcastle.