Application Decisions

Application Decisions

Find out what happens after you have applied to study with us, and what happens next.

When we receive your application, we consider it in accordance with the Newcastle University Admissions Policy 2017 Entry (PDF: 191 KB).


Entry to degrees is competitive. Don't assume that you will receive an offer if you have achieved or are predicted to achieve the grades listed as typical entrance requirements. Admissions tutors take into account your whole application, not just exam results. 

This may include:

  • your personal statement
  • your school or college reference
  • evidence of relevant skills or aptitude
  • any special circumstances which affect your application

You can find out more about the types of offers from the UCAS website.


Most subject areas don't need applicants to attend an interview. It is specified in the degree programme entry requirements where an interview is required.

Some subject areas may conduct informal interviews as part of a post-application visit day.

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