Insurance and Banking


Full-time Non EU/EEA nationals studying at the University for a period of six months or more will have to pay a ‘health surcharge’ as part of their Tier 4 Visa application in order to receive medical treatment through the National Health Service.

Full-time Non EU/EEA nationals on study periods of less than six months should ensure they take out medical insurance before arriving in the UK.


It is advisable to take out insurance to cover your personal belongings - particularly if you are bringing expensive equipment, e.g. a computer.

This can be done either in your home country or with a company located in Newcastle city centre, many of whom offer competitive rates for students.


Please be aware that if you are only studying in the UK for one semester you will be unable to open a bank account. You should make sure that you can get access to your money before you leave home. Find out more about fees, scholarships and living costs.