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We are delighted that you are considering studying at Newcastle and hope to welcome you to the University in the near future!

The UK is a popular study destination for Indian students due to its reputation for high quality education. In addition, because your curriculum is focused on your specialized field, degree programmes are shorter in length than in many other countries. A Bachelor’s degree can be obtained in three years and a Master’s degree in just one year - so it’s a quicker and cost effective route to your future career. What’s more? You gain a fantastic international experience, build interpersonal skills such as independence and confidence and make connections with fellow students from all over the world!

Why Newcastle?

Newcastle University is a traditional university and we have a proud history of teaching dating back to 1834. A member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-based institutions, we are one of the best in the world, ranking in the top 1% of world universities. Academic excellence, a strong reputation for research, high graduate employability, a city centre campus and an amazing student experience are some of the key factors that attract students to Newcastle from across the globe.

Situated in the heart of one of the UK’s most dynamic student cities, Newcastle University is home to more than 23,000 students including 4,000 International students from more than 120 countries. With a staff complement of more than 5,000, Newcastle’s reputation has resulted in attracting some of the leading academics and researchers from around the globe, opening up access to a wealth of international experience and expertise to you as our student. We are addressing three major societal challenge themes that have a significant impact on society. These themes are: Ageing, Sustainability and Social Renewal.

Famously fun-loving and infectiously friendly, Newcastle is the UK’s favourite city (Guardian Readers' Travel Awards 2014) and one of those rare places where you instantly feel at home. One in six people is a student, which helps to create the city's energetic social scene and world-class culture. Big enough to be yourself but never overwhelming, Newcastle has arts, music, shopping and sport right in the city centre and we're just 25 minutes' from beautiful beaches via the underground Metro system. In addition, our long spring and summer vacations provide amazing opportunities to travel around the UK and Europe. With Newcastle airport just 15 minutes from campus and France, Spain, Italy and Croatia each a 2-3 hour flight away, this is your chance to see world-famous sites such as the Colosseum and the Eiffel Tower.

We asked our current Indian students for the top reasons you should choose Newcastle. They said:

  • Worldwide recognition and impressive rankings
  • Quality-assured and research-informed teaching
  • Outstanding graduate employability and industry links
  • Wide range of industry-relevant courses
  • Extra-curricula opportunities, such as internships, volunteering work, involvement in student societies and on-campus jobs
  • State-of-the-art support facilities, such as the renowned Robinson Library
  • Scholarships including India-specific scholarships
  • A true mix of city and country life, with a city centre campus and beautiful countryside and coastline just a short Metro ride away.
  • Low cost of living compared to many other parts of the UK
  • In-country support provided by a dedicated office in India
  • It’s SAFE and feels like home!*

* 24-hour security and campus CCTV for your personal safety

Information of Interest to Indian Students

The University has strong links with India and there are over 230 students from India at Newcastle University across both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Popular areas of study are:

  • Business Management and related courses in Finance, Management and Marketing
  • Engineering - Mechanical , Electrical, Chemical, Civil and Marine 
  • Computer Science
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Biotechnology
  • Architecture
  • Law
  • Media and Journalism

The International Office visits India at least four times a year to meet with students across the country, conduct presentations and to meet with careers advisory staff.

If you are a prospective or current student or alumnus, please join our Facebook group to stay in touch.


We are pleased to offer the Newcastle University India Scholarship award for programmes commencing in September 2016. The Scholarships have a value of £5,000 payable towards tuition fees for Undergraduate Bachelor’s programmes, and £3,000 payable towards tuition fees for Postgraduate Master’s programmes.

Find out about our wide range of scholarships for undergraduate and postgraduate international students.

Student Societies

Newcastle University Students' Union has over 200 societies and sports clubs for you to choose from.  These include cultural societies such as the International Society. See if your area of interest is on our A-Z list - if not, we can help you start a new society when you join us!

Visa Information

Read our information about visas and immigration.

Student Video

Find out more about studying at Newcastle from a student's perspective.

In-country Manager

Preety Bansal, Country Manager - India

Preety Bansal, our own in-country representative, is the Indian face of Newcastle University. She has been working for Newcastle since April 2010. She brings with her over 17 years of experience in overseas education, office automation and consumer electronics.

Student recruitment being her prime responsibility at Newcastle, Preety extends her support to our partner network and students.  She represents Newcastle across various platforms, including exhibitions, fairs and institutional and school visits. She is based out of Delhi NCR but travels extensively and can meet you at one of our partners’ offices.