Undergraduate

International Students

My Offer

Congratulations on receiving an offer to study at Newcastle University.

If you have applied through UCAS, you can check the details of your offer using UCAS Track.

The UCAS website contains information on:

  • How to access Track
  • What different types of offers mean
  • How and when to respond to your offer

Some American applicants may have applied using The Common Application instead of UCAS.

 

Visa

Most non-EU international students need to apply for a student visa.

If you’re going to be studying for longer than six months, you’ll need to apply for a Tier 4 (General) student visa. Our guidance on applying for a Tier 4 visa tells you what you need to do.

Once you have an unconditional firm offer, we’ll automatically send you a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) statement. This will be sent by email between the beginning of June and the end of August of the year you intend to begin your studies. CAS letters are issued no earlier than six months before the start date of your course.

You need your CAS statement details and reference number to apply for your Tier 4 student visa.

You can find more information on our visa pages or contact our visa team if you need additional help.

 

Funding

There are a range of funding opportunities available.

Our undergraduate Fees and Funding pages list all the funding opportunities available to you.  

If you are studying on an eligible course, you will be invited to apply for the Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship or Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence Scholarship.

 

Accommodation

Find out more about the accommodation options on offer.

You are guaranteed somewhere to live in your first year of studying with us, as long as you meet certain conditions.

Read more about how and when to apply on our undergraduate Accommodation page.

 

Meet Us

There are lots of ways to engage with us before you arrive.

We regularly attend international exhibitions and visits, so if we're visiting your country we would love to meet you. 

We also host offer-holder events in some countries and will send you an invitation by email if we will be hosting one in your country.

Visit

You may wish to arrange a visit to the campus and take a tour with one of our students. 

If you are unable to travel to the Newcastle to visit, our website has a range of virtual tours, allowing you to explore the city, facilities and accommodation.

Online events

You can follow us on social media to keep up to date with the latest news. You will also receive an invitation to join an official social media group for offer holders, where you can get updates from the University and connect with other applicants. 

Depending on which course you have applied for, we might contact you to offer you the chance to speak with a current student, attend an online event or join a live chat.

You can find student blogs, articles and quizzes on the On Course to NCL website.

 

Before You Arrive

You’ll receive arrival information by email with everything you need to know before arriving in Newcastle.

Pre-departure events

Before you leave, you might be invited to a pre-departure event run by our staff, either in your country or online.

Provisionally registering

We’ll ask you to provisionally register online before arriving at Newcastle University. This will save you time when you get to the University. 

You’ll receive registration instructions by email approximately six weeks before your course starts.

If you’re an INTO Newcastle University student, you’ll receive registration instructions after you’ve completed your INTO course.

The registration email will also tell you how to access your University email account.

Don’t worry if you can’t register online. You can do this on campus when you arrive.

Arrival

Once you’re here, you can join our International Welcome Programme. These events are designed to help you settle into life at Newcastle. You can find out more on our Pre-Arrival website, as well as information about:

  • Airport Meet and Greet Service
  • Early Arrivals Activities
  • Freshers’ Week
  • Term dates

Our Students’ Union runs Freshers’ Week, with a full schedule of activities to help you settle in and make friends.

When you arrive, you’ll also need to complete your registration.

Paying your tuition fees

As part of the registration process you will be asked to pay your tuition fees. There is more information about how to do this on our Pre-Arrival website.

You can get a 2% discount off your annual tuition fees if you pay them in full before the end of Registration Week.

Further details can be found on our Pre-Arrival website.