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Middle East and North Africa

Newcastle University’s engagement in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region spans a wide array of academic disciplines.

Our academic excellence

Our academic disciplines in the MENA region range from archaeology and archives to renewable energy.

Newcastle University continues to build on a strong foundation of academic excellence, benefitting students and communities in the UK and the MENA region. This is through:

  • student exchanges and jointly supervised PhDs
  • dynamic collaborations
  • cutting-edge research
  • new partnerships

We’re also proud to welcome more than 500 students from the MENA region. They contribute to our academic excellence and global university community.

Archaeologist looking at fossils.

Snapshots of our collaborations in the MENA region

International students

If you are an international student from the Middle East or North Africa, visit our International Students website.

You’ll find information about entry requirements, scholarships and more for your country.

Global opportunities

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 the Human Rights Center for Memory and Archives in Morocco and the Act for the Disappeared in Lebanon. 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

We offer opportunities to travel to the Middle East and North Africa and other global destinations through:

  • exchanges
  • summer programmes
  • volunteering
  • work opportunities 

Visit our Global Opportunities website

ICSC internship - Act for the Disappeared, Lebanon