Flag of JapanNewcastle University is home to a diverse and cosmopolitan community with over 4,000 international students from over 110 countries worldwide.

The University has strong links in Japan with 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 welcome new students from Japan each year, and there are currently there are over 80 Japanese students studying here on English Language, exchange, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Some of the more popular programmes taken at undergraduate level are: Architecture, Media, and Town Planning and many students from Japan 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.

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.


We are pleased to offer the Newcastle University East Asia Scholarship award with a value of £2,600, payable toward the first year of tuition fees. This is available to high-achieving Japanese students applying for postgraduate Master's degree programmes commencing in September 2015.

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

Visa Information

We have details of support and guidance on visa applications on our University website.