Welcome to Newcastle!
We are a world-class university with a thriving international community. Currently we have students from over 120 different countries.
If you are thinking about joining us, we are here to help you every step of the way.
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.
The International Society brings together students of different nationalities. This can help you settle in to the local environment and promotes cultural diversity on our campus.
Find out more about societies on the NUSU website.
Supporting YouSupporting You
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 qualifications from Japan that we accept for entry onto undergraduate and postgraduate courses at Newcastle.
Undergraduate entry requirementsUndergraduate entry requirements
We typically require a Vocational degree (Senmonshi) or Associate degree (Jungakushi). This will be assessed on a case by case basis.
ABB at A level is typically the minimum required for entry to an Undergraduate course. Please check course specific entry requirements as they do vary across courses.
Postgraduate entry requirementsPostgraduate entry requirements
2.1 is typically the minimum required for entry to a masters course.
There is not a comparable qualification to a 2.1 Bachelor degree from Japan so we typically require a First degree (Gakushi).
Gakushi are marked according to the grading system outlined on your University transcript. As Japanese universities have independent marking systems, we assess your application on a case by case basis.
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.
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 Japan who can provide further information and assist you with the submission of your application to Newcastle University. Our contacts are listed below.
5th floor Forecast Shinjuku South Bldg, 4-3-17 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, 160-0022 Tokyo
Other offices: Osaka
Japan Study Abroad Foundation
Mitsui-Seimei Takadanobaba Bldg, 1F 1-4-15 Takadanobaba Shinjuku-ku, 1690075 Tokyo
Overseas Study Centre MUGEN
Fujita Building, 6F, 1-5-8 Sakae, Nakaku Nagoya, 4600008 Aichi
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.
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.
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 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.