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Sub-Saharan Africa

Collaborating with African institutions to deliver cutting-edge research and education.

Making a positive impact

Newcastle University is working with partners in Africa to deliver research and education.

The mutual benefit it's had for communities in the UK and in Africa include

  • utilising renewable energy to improve rural livelihoods
  • promoting networking opportunities for emerging artists
  • investigating the prevalence of noncommunicable diseases

We're also proud to welcome students and staff from 33 countries in Africa.

They contribute to our academic excellence and global university community.

Networking opportunities for artists in East Africa

Snapshots of collaborations in Sub-Saharan Africa

University organisations

Mauritian Society

Team Kenya Society

International students

If you're an international student from Africa, visit our International Students website. You’ll find information about entry requirements, scholarships and more for your country.

Global opportunities

We offer opportunities to travel to Africa and other global destinations through:

  • exchanges
  • summer programmes
  • volunteering
  • work opportunities

Visit our Global Opportunities website

Researchers working on a project in Kampala

International Coalition of Sites of Conscience

We have a strategic partnership with the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience (ICSC). We've placed student interns at several ICSC member sites, including:

Students actively promote social justice and a universal culture of human rights. They work to:

  • empower marginalised communities
  • counter hate speech and violent extremism
  • preserve the memory of victims of human rights violations

Intercalated and elective study

Our Faculty of Medical Sciences offers intercalating students the opportunity to conduct fieldwork research in Tanzania. This is in partnership with the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre.

On average, about ten students a year spend three months from March to May in Tanzania. They conduct research on a variety of medical topics including:

  • dementia
  • epilepsy
  • frailty
  • Parkinson’s Disease