Entry Requirements for Newcastle University

Before you apply you should check the entry requirements for your chosen degree.

Some degrees have extra requirements such as work experience or a portfolio. Where this applies, we will make it clear in the degree information.


We accept a wide range of qualifications offered for entry to our degrees. We will consider qualifications that are not listed on an individual basis. Please contact Student Services for advice. We will consider all qualifications that are of a suitable academic level. These include:

  • A/AS levels (including International A levels)
  • International Baccalaureate 
  • Scottish Advanced Highers/Highers and Scottish Baccalaureate
  • Irish Leaving Certificate
  • Access to HE Diplomas
  • BTEC qualifications
  • Cambridge Pre-U
  • Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma
International Qualifications and English Language entry requirements

We welcome applications from international students. We will consider qualifications that are not listed on an individual basis. Please contact Student Services for advice. 

You should also read our information on applying for a student visa.

If you are not a native English speaker, you will need to show that you have an adequate knowledge of written and spoken English before you begin your studies. We list English language requirements as part of the entry requirements for each degree

If you do not meet the English language or academic requirements for your chosen degree, you might be able to take a course run by INTO Newcastle University. This will bring you up to the required level.