Mature Students: Applying to Newcastle University

We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 or over at the time of entry).

Mature students apply through UCAS. Your application will be considered carefully on its individual merits, taking into account your:

  • qualifications
  • life experience
  • motivation
  • interests
  • employment

We also consider your ability to undertake academic study and to succeed and benefit from your chosen course.

Increasing numbers of people attend university to develop their careers, learn new skills or simply to enjoy a stimulating course of study - and we want to encourage more.

Our mature students come from diverse professions but they also include those who have started a degree after raising a family, who left school with no recognised qualifications, or see a degree as a rewarding challenge during retirement.

For pre and post-application enquiries please contact Student Services.

We are pleased to welcome mature students to our programme; all have great drive and determination to succeed.
Professor, School of Agriculture, Food & Rural Development