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 150 students from the United States.
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.
Newcastle University works closely with institutional partners around the world. Our active partnerships in the United States include:
- Cornell University
- Indiana University
- University of Pittsburgh
- Michigan State University
- State University of New York at Buffalo
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 US qualifications that we accept for entry onto undergraduate and postgraduate courses at Newcastle.
Undergraduate entry requirementsUndergraduate entry requirements
You may be considered for first year entry with a GPA 3.2/4 in a High School Graduation Diploma
- either SAT Reasoning with 600 in each
- or ACT with a minimum of 27
PLUS combinations of:
- SAT subject tests with 650 in each
- AP tests with scores of 4+
Also considered for first year entry:
• GPA 2.7 in an Associate of Arts or Science Degree as comparable to ABB at A level
• GPA 2.7 in 1-2 years of US College or University as comparable to ABB at A level
This will be assessed on a case by case basis.
Please check course specific entry requirements as they do vary across courses, with ABB typically the minimum required.
Postgraduate entry requirementsPostgraduate entry requirements
Typically we recognise:
- minimum GPA 3.2/4.0 in a four year Bachelor Degree as comparable to a 2.1 and minimum GPA 2.8/4.0 as comparable to 2.2
- minimum GPA 3.2/4.0 in a First Professional Degree as comparable to a 2.1 and minimum GPA 2.8/4.0 as comparable to 2.2
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:
External fundingExternal funding
Newcastle University is a proud partner of the Fulbright Program, the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the US government. One Fulbright-Newcastle University Award will be offered to a student to pursue any one-year Master’s degree programme at Newcastle University.
If you're aged under 26, you may be eligible to apply for one of 40 competitive British Marshall Scholarships.
These awards are made on a competitive basis and cover the cost of tuition, maintenance and travel.
Newcastle University is approved by the US Department of Education to participate in the William D Ford Federal Direct Loan Program. This enables eligible US students to access financial support. Find out more about US Federal Loans on the Student Wellbeing website.
We also participate in the VA Educational Benefits program. US Veterans can use funding provided by the US Department of Veterans Affairs to contribute towards tuition fees and living expenses. For more information email us.
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.
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. If you would prefer to chat by phone or skype, we are happy to do that too – email us to arrange a convenient time.
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.
Apply for an undergraduate degree
You can apply for an undergraduate degree in two different ways.
1. The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). We have helpful instructions explaining how to do this on our undergraduate website.
2. The Common Application. We will only consider applicants through The Common Application who have not also applied through UCAS.
Sending us your results
AP and SAT results can be sent to Newcastle via college code 5408
ACT results can be sent to Newcastle via college code 7038
Apply for a postgraduate degreeYou can apply online to study with us. We have helpful instructions explaining how to do this on both our postgraduate website.
We have excellent relationships with education agents from the USA who can provide further information and assist you with the submission of your application to Newcastle University. Our contacts are listed below.