Welcome to Newcastle!
We are a world-class university with a thriving international community. Currently we have students from over 120 different countries including more than 1800 Chinese students.
If you are thinking about joining us, we are here to help you every step of the way.
We have a strong global reputation for our high quality teaching and research. Choose from hundreds of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees on offer.
Newcastle is friendly, multicultural and safe. The city centre is just a few minutes' walk from the campus, and we're also close to the beach and countryside.
At Newcastle, you will develop connections with fellow students from around the world. Newcastle University Students' Union (NUSU) has over 200 societies and sports clubs you can join, including:
- Chinese Students and Scholars Society
- Anglo-Chinese Society
- International Society
Our Confucius Institute is a partnership between Newcastle University, Xiamen University and the Office of Chinese Language Council International (Hanban). It promotes the understanding of Chinese culture through regular events and hosts important artistic groups from China.
In Newcastle we even have our own Chinatown for you to explore, packed with restaurants and supermarkets.
You can also read what Qianyi from China has to say about studying at Newcastle on our PG Café blogging pages.
Newcastle University works closely with institutional partners around the world. Our active partnerships in China include:
- Shanghai Jiao Tong University
- Xiamen University
- Jiangnan University
- Zhejiang University
- Harbin Institute of Technology
- Wuhan University
We'll support you every step of the way, including:
- advice on visa applications
- guaranteed accommodation for one year (subject to certain conditions)
- airport meet and greet service
- International Welcome to help you make friends
- guidance about finances
- academic support and information
- English language support throughout your studies
- career guidance from our award-winning Careers Service
On campus you can visit our student support teams every weekday. We also have 24 hour support through our website.
Find out the Chinese qualifications that we accept for entry onto undergraduate and postgraduate courses at Newcastle.
Undergraduate entry requirementsUndergraduate entry requirements
Typically we recognise a 70% - 75% average in one year of Bachelor degree study at Project 211 and Netbig Top 150 institutions and a 75% - 80% average at other institutions as comparable to ABB at A level.
You may be considered for first year entry with a pass from a university foundation programme in China at a recognised institution with at least an 80% average and 80% in relevant subjects.
Please check course specific entry requirements for undergraduate degrees as they do vary across courses, with ABB typically the minimum required.
On our course pages, you can also find out how to apply.
Postgraduate entry requirementsPostgraduate entry requirements
Typically we recognise:
- 75% in a four year Bachelor degree from Project 211 and Netbig Top 150 institutions or 80% from other institutions as comparable to a 2.1 and 70% from Project 211 and Netbig Top 150 institutions or 75% from other institutions as comparable to a 2.2
- 80% in an Adult degree or E-learning as comparable to a 2.1 and 75% as equivalent to 2.2
You may be considered for entry to masters study with a three year university diploma and more than five years of relevant work experience.
Business School postgraduate entry requirementsBusiness School postgraduate entry requirements
Typically we recognise 75% in a four year Bachelor degree from Project 211 and Netbig Top 150 institutions or 82% from other institutions as comparable to a 2.1 in the following courses:
- Banking and Finance MSc
- Finance MSc
- International Economics and Finance MSc
- Quantitative Finance and Risk Management MSc
For all other Business School postgraduate courses typically we recognise:
- 80% in a four year Bachelor degree from Project 211 and Netbig Top 150 institutions as comparable to a 2.1
- or 85% from other institutions as comparable to a 2.1
If you do not meet these requirements you may be eligible to apply for entry to a course at INTO Newcastle. These courses are based on our campus and help you to prepare for study with us.
English language requirements
If your first language isn't English you will generally need an IELTS score of 6.5, or equivalent, to study at Newcastle.
Our English language requirements section also lists the alternative English language qualifications we accept. This varies depending on which country you are from.
If you don't meet our English language requirements extra support is available. You could also complete a course to help improve your English before you start your degree. We provide these at our:
You will also receive language support throughout your studies.
Most non-EEA students need to apply for entry clearance permission before departure to study in the UK. You can find more information on our Visa and Immigration page.
Fees and Funding
Scholarships and discounts
Find out about the scholarships and discounts available for international students.
If you're wanting to come and study at Newcastle and you're from outside the EU we have a number of schemes you could take advantage of:
Cost of living
Newcastle is a budget-friendly city for international students, compared to other UK cities. This is because:
- accommodation is reasonably priced
- many amenities are within walking distance of your accommodation
- the city is very compact, with most of the shops, theatres, cafes and restaurants a few minutes' walk from the campus
- there are many discounts for students
Approximate living costs, excluding tuition fees and return fares, are:
undergraduates – allow approximately £8,600 for a 9-month period (£956 per month)
postgraduates – allow approximately £10,500 for a 12-month period (£875 per month)
Further details are in our leaflet on the Cost of Living in Newcastle (PDF: 650KB).
Our graduates are in demand
Newcastle University has a proud tradition of graduates who achieve greatness in their chosen fields. From social leaders, innovators of industry and famous faces, Newcastle University alumni are making their mark across the globe.
Our graduates living in China work for a range of companies including:
- Huawei Technologies
- Thomson Reuters
(Source: LinkedIn, February 2017)
Skills for the workplace
We work closely with employers to ensure the content of our degrees reflects the skills that are needed in the world of work. By providing internships and work experience placements wherever possible, we ensure you have the relevant skills to excel in your chosen career.
Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the best, largest and most innovative in the UK. Every year international, national and local employers come to our campus to deliver presentations and to hold interviews for their graduate-level jobs. If you want to build up work experience whilst studying, we have various initiatives to help you add to your degree.
You can contact us by email with any questions you may have about applying to Newcastle.
You can also follow us on Weibo and find us on WeChat by searching NCL-UK.
You can visit us on campus throughout the year for a personalised tour. We would love to meet you and show you life on campus first-hand. Complete our online form to request a tour.
You can also explore our campus and the city of Newcastle by watching one of our virtual tours.
Representatives from the International Recruitment Team and academic schools visit different countries throughout the year. Our upcoming visits to your country are listed here and new events will be added as they are confirmed. You can see all our travel plans on our events page.
How to Apply
You can apply online to study with us.
We have helpful instructions explaining how to do this on both our undergraduate and postgraduate websites:
Applying to INTO Newcastle
INTO Newcastle has courses to help you prepare to study with us. You can find out more about how to apply on our website.
We have excellent relationships with education agents from China who can provide further information and assist you with the submission of your application to Newcastle University. Our contacts are listed below.
AOJI Enrolment Centre of International Education
2F Interchina Commercial Building, Deng Shi Kou Street 33, Dong Cheng District, Beijing, 100006, China
Additional offices: Shanghai (Xuhui), Shanghai (Jingan), Nanjing, Shenyang, Guangzhou (Tianhe),Guangzhou (Yuexiu),Wuhan (Hankou), Wuhan (Wuchang), Lanzhou, Wenzhou, Kunming, Xi'an, Changsha, Qingdao, Zhengzhou, Naning, Shenzhen, Harbin, Changchun, Dalian, Hefei, Taiyuan, Xiamen, Fuzhou, Tianjin, Nanchang, Jinan, Chongqing, Hangzhou, Urumqi, Hohhot, Shijiazhuang and there are three offices in Beijing.
Beijing HHL Overseas Education Service
Suite A-2208, Jianwai SOHO, No 39 East 3rd Ring Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100022, China
Additional offices: Jinan, Wuhan
Beijing New Oriental Vision Overseas Consulting
Floor 6, No. 6, Haidian Central Street, Haidian District, Beijing, 100080, China
Additional offices: Shanghai, Nanjing, Wuhan, Hangzhou, Xi’an, Zhengzhou, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hefei, Dalian, Shenyang, Shijiazhuang, Jinan, Qingdao, Changsha, Tianjin, Fuzhou, Ningbo, Chengdu, Chongqing, Suzhou, Kunming, Xiamen, Lanzhou, Wulumuqi, Tangshan, Changchun, Harbin, Nanning, Nanchang, Taiyuan, Wuxi.
JJL International Education Exchange
5th Floor, Mi Yang Tower, Yong An Dong Li, Jian Guo Men Wai Avenue, Beijing 100022, China
Additional offices: Qingdao, Tianjin, Zhengzhou, Shijiazhuang, Shenyang, Wuhan, Xi'an, Shanghai, Nanjing, Taiyuan, Tangshan, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Kunming, Suzhou, Changsha, Hefei, Harbin, Changchun, Hohhot, Lanzhou,Xiamen, Jilin, Yantai, Chengdu, Nanchang, Hangzhou, Handan, Wuxi, Guiyang, Nanning, Xuzhou, Foshan, Chongqing
Wiseway Global Co. Ltd.
12A Floor, Heshengjiaye Plaza, 32 Zhongguancun Avenue, Haidian District, Beijing 100086, China
Additional offices: Shanghai, Nanjing, Chongqing, Chengdu, Qingdao, Zhengzhou, Nanning, Guangzhou, Wuhan, Xi’An, Jinan, Wenzhou, Taiyuan, Urumqi.
Dalian Bestway Education Consulting
A 1420, Mingshi Fortune Building, No. 20 Gangwan Street, Zhongshan District, Dalian, Liaoning, China
Tel: 00 86 152 4146 4726
Dalian Xinquan Science & Education Consulting
Room 2315, New World - Minglong Building, No.43 Renmin Road, Zhongshan Dist., 116001 Dalian, Liaoning, China
Additional offices: Shenyang, Anshan, Shijiazhuang, Taiyuan, Xi’an, Hefei, Nanjing
Education International Cooperation ( EIC) Group Ltd.
10F Industrial Bank Building, NO.101, Tianhe Road, Tianhe District, Guangzhou
Additional Offices: Beijing, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Jinan, Wuhan, Changsha, Chongqing, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Xiamen, Chengdu, Dalian, Qingdao, Shenyang, Xi’an, Zhengzhou, Fuzhou, Ningbo, Tianjin, Shijiazhuang, Nanchang, Zhuhai, Shantou, Dongguan, Kunming, Foshan.
HOPE Study Abroad Service
Room 1607 Guangli Mansion, No.136 Qingchun Road, Hangzhou 310003, China
Tel: 00 86 571 8577 4232
Additional offices: Jinan, Nanjing, Ningbo, Shanghai
Shinyway Education Group
4F Area A Dragon Century Plaza, No 1 Hangda Road, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China
Additional offices: Hangzhou (Dragon Plaza), Hangzhou (City East), Jinhua, Yiwu, Taizhou, Guangzhou, Shenzhen (Zhonghe), Shenzhen (Tianli), Tianjin (Hexi), Tianjin (Nankai), Chengdu, Chongqing, Qingdao, Shanghai, Xi’an, Wuhan (Guanggu), Wuhan (Jianghan Road), Zhengzhou, Suzhou, Nanjing, Nanchang, Changchun, Hefei, Shenyang, Dalian, Ningbo (Haishu), Ningbo (Zhoushan), Jinan, Wenzhou, Beijing (Guomao), Beijing (Zhongguancun), Taiyuan, Harbin, Changsha, Fuzhou, Xiamen, Shijiazhuang.
IDP Promising Education
Rm 710—712, 7th Floor, Sheng’ai Mansion, No.88 Caoxi North Road, Shanghai 200030, China
Tel: +86 (21) 6468 3535
Additional offices: Beijing, Guangzhou, Chongqing, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Chengdu, Wuhan, Ningbo, Qingdao
Golden Arrow Overseas Consulting
Golden Arrow Shanghai Tian An Office, Suite 703, Tian An Centre No.338, Nanjing West Road, Shanghai 200003, China
Tel: 0086 21 6359 5353
Additional offices: Kunshan, Beijing, Hangzhou (city centre), Hangzhou (Xiasha), Guangzhou, Wuhan, Nanjing, Quzhou, Changchun, Shenyang, Harbin, Changsha, Nanchang, Zhengzhou, Yuncheng, Foshan, Dalian
Unit 713 7th Floor, East Wing of Greenland Centre, No.596 Middle Long Hua East Road, Shanghai, China
Additional offices: Hangzhou, Ningbo, Suzhou, Nanjing, Shenzhen
United KingdomUnited Kingdom
J & J International
1 Mather Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SB, United Kingdom