International Study

South Korea

South Korea


International student

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.

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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.

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.

The Korean Society aims to bring together all students from Korea or who are interested in the Korean culture and language. 

Find out more about societies on the NUSU website.

Entry Requirements


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


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 & 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.


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 South Korea who can provide further information and assist you with the submission of your application to Newcastle University. Our contacts are listed below.

EDM Education

2F Handuk B/D, 649-4 Yeoksam-dong, Gangnam-gu, 135080 Seoul 

Tel: +822 562 5091

The Uhak (Easy UK)

905, Sung-Jee Heights 2, 642-16, Yeoksam-dong, Gangnam-gu, 135910 Seoul 

Tel: +822 564 4636

Other offices: Busan


611 LG Palace 6F, 165-8 Donggyo-Dong, Mapo-Gu, Seoul

Tel.: +822 336 1602

Other offices: Gangnam

UK Edu Centre

Rm 402 Namyoung Building, 809-8 Yeoksamdong Gangnam-gu, 135080 Seoul 

Tel: +822 6052 1020

UK Education Network

6F Jeonwoo Building, 897-2 Daechi-Dong, Gangnam-Gu, Seoul

Tel: +822 2052 1221


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.

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 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.

  • UKEN UK University Fair, Seoul, South Korea

    Date/Time: Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th March 2018, 12:00 - 18:00

    Venue: Event Hall, B2, Pagoda Jongro Tower, 93, Cheonggyecheon-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea (03191)

  • IDP Korea Global Exhibition, Seoul, South Korea

    Date/Time: Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th March 2018, 12:00 - 18:00

    Venue: COEX, Conference Room (South) 3F, Room #307-308 513 Yeongdongdaero, Gangnamgu, Seoul, S. Korea (06164)