Study Abroad and Exchanges

English Language Courses

English Language Plus Academic Semester

For students who don't yet have the English language skills to enrol directly onto university academic modules, our INTO Newcastle University Centre offers a flexible course.

You can apply for this programme if you're 17 or older, have studied for at least one year at your home university and are still enrolled.

Programme structure

Part one

You will take an English for University Studies course. This is a full-time intensive course in English language and study skills.

Part two

Once your level of English has reached IELTS 6.0, you will have the option to study academic modules at Newcastle University.

You can take up to 40 academic module credits on University courses, choosing modules from a wide range of academic subjects at undergraduate level. The Study Abroad Coordinator will advise you when choosing academic modules. Selection may depend on:

  • what you have studied before
  • your academic and English language levels
  • the availability of places

You will also be able to take In-sessional English classes while you are taking your academic modules. These are worth a total of 20 credits.

Flexible start dates

With four entry points you can join the course at different times in the year, depending on your language level and personal preference.

January entry

If your English is IELTS 5.0, you can start English classes in January and take academic modules from September to the end of January.

April entry

If your English is IELTS 5.5, you can start English classes in April and take academic modules from September to the end of January.

June entry

If your English is IELTS 5.5, you can start English classes in June and take academic modules from January to mid June.

September entry

If your English is IELTS 6.0, you can start English classes in September and take academic modules from January to mid June.

INTO Newcastle University

INTO Newcastle University is based in a new study centre in the heart of our city centre campus. It provides a social programme to help you settle in to life at university and in the UK. There is a dedicated welfare officer at the centre to offer practical information, advice and guidance on any personal issue that may be affecting your studies.

You can choose to live in INTO accommodation or a carefully selected homestay.

You will study in the INTO Centre and in the University. Academic modules are taught in university-style lectures and seminars, and those studying science subjects will use the University’s science laboratories for practical classes.

If you require translation support you can also arrange to see Arabic or Mandarin language advisors.

How to apply

Apply for Study Abroad with English on the INTO website.