Welcome Flag of Japan

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

New students from Japan join us each year and we currently have Japanese students on English Language, exchange, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Some of the more popular programmes taken at undergraduate level are Architecture, Media, and Town Planning. Many students from Japan also favour our junior year abroad programme (International Year Abroad with English). At Master’s level, our Translating and Interpreting, Applied Linguistics and TESOL and also Cross Cultural Communication programmes are of particular interest to Japanese students.

The University has strong links with Japan and we have exchange agreements with many Japanese Universities including:

  • Akita University
  • Dokkyo University
  • Fukuoka University
  • Hiroshima Shudo University
  • Hosei University
  • International Christian University
  • Kyushu University
  • Sophia University
  • Waseda University


We are pleased to offer the Newcastle University East Asia Scholarship award with a value of £2,600, payable towards the first year of tuition fees. This is available to high-achieving Japanese students applying for postgraduate Master's degree programmes commencing in September 2016.

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.

Meet Us

Representatives from the International Office and academic schools visit Japan regularly to visit our partners, meet with students across the country, attend education exhibitions and conduct presentations in the offices of both the British Council and education agents. Our latest travel plans are on our exhibitions and visits page.