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Your International Opportunities

We are proud of the diverse cultural experience we offer our students, including the chance to experience studying and living in another country.

We are proud of the diversity of our community and recognise the richness of each other's backgrounds and experiences. They contribute to the inquiry and learning that takes place in our school.

We welcome students from approximately 65 countries every year, offering the opportunity to learn from each other as much as from us.

Most of our programmes also offer an opportunity to study abroad as part of your course.

Student exchanges

We offer a rich range of opportunities for international outreach and study.

In Europe, the school has exchange agreements with leading institutions overseas, many of whom also teach in English. These include, for example, KTH in Stockholm and the University of Amsterdam.

Students can enjoy Newcastle’s global partner network with top destinations including the University of Sydney, Australia, and National University Singapore.

Our students find the exchange experience highly rewarding. It offers rich and varied contributions to your thinking, ideas, career and life.

Planning Students

All undergraduate in Planning courses, including the MPlan, are eligible for exchanges for a semester. The international schools currently involved are:

  • University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • University of Turin, Italy
  • Technical University of Dortmund, Germany
  • Blekinge Institute of Technology, Karlskrona, Sweden
  • Slovak University of Technology, Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Stockholm University, Sweden
  • Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria, Italy
  • François Rabelais University, France
  • Universidad San Sebastian, Santiago, Chile

Architecture Students

Students who participate in the MArch are eligible for Erasmus in Stage 5. The international schools involved are:

  • KTH, Stockholm
  • University of Sydney, Australia
  • Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
  • RWTH Aachen, Germany
  • Isa St Lu, Brussels, Belgium
  • Paris Malaquais, France

Field Trips

Many of the courses provided by our School have the opportunity for students to travel abroad on study trips. These trips provide invaluable cultural and learning experience for all our students. They are a great addition to our teaching programmes.

Many of our design-based courses set studio projects in other countries, with an extended study visit. They challenge our students' research skills and ability to consider issues within another cultural context.

Previous places visited include:

  • Berlin, Germany
  • Zanzibar, Tanzania
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Helsinki, Finland
  • New Delhi, India
  • Venice, Italy
  • Rome, Italy
  • Milan, Italy
  • Helsinki, Finland
  • Tenerife, Canary Islands
  • Basel, Switzerland