Entry Requirements for Newcastle University

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

Some degrees have additional 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. If your qualifications are not listed, they will be considered on an individual basis, please contact Student Services for advice. All qualifications that are of a suitable academic level will be considered. 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. If your qualifications are not listed above, they will be considered 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. English language requirements are listed as part of the entry requirements for each degree

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

Admissions policy documents