International Study

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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.

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Student life

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.

Student life

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.

Student profile

This is the first time I’ve studied in a foreign country, so I’ve enjoyed experiencing a different way of teaching as well as studying in a different environment.

Meet Eric from China, studying Interpreting MA
Shuai (Eric)

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You can also read what Qianyi from China has to say about studying at Newcastle on our PG Café blogging pages.

Entry Requirements

Qualifications

Find out the Chinese qualifications that we accept for entry onto undergraduate and postgraduate courses at Newcastle.

INTO

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.

Visa

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

Fees and Funding

Tuition fees

Tuition fees for international students from outside the European Union are provided on individual course profiles. Find an undergraduate degree or postgraduate course and check what fees apply.

Scholarships and discounts

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. Visit our undergraduate finance pages or our postgraduate funding and finance database for more information on scholarships and discounts.

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, can be found on our undergraduate and postgraduate finance pages.

Apply

Education agents

Education agents can help you find the right university and assist you with applying for a course. They can also offer advice on visas, accommodation, travel and more. 

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.

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.

 

Careers

Careers

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.

Careers

Our graduates living in China work for a range of companies including:

  • Huawei Technologies
  • Thomson Reuters
  • IBM
  • Apple
  • Tencent

(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.

Careers service

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

Meet Us

Contact us

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.