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International and Exchange Students

Information for international and exchange students looking to study at the School.

International students

We welcome applications from international students. If English isn't your first language, we need evidence of your language ability.

The University can offer English language study alongside academic modules if necessary.

The University's Study Abroad pages provide extensive information about:

  • insurance and finance
  • language requirements
  • accommodation
  • the support we offer
An international archaeology student on a field trip

Exchange students

We also welcome applications from Erasmus, study-abroad and exchange students.

Apply to our Study Abroad and Exchange programme through your home institution.

We offer a wide selection of undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Advanced language modules in Classics are year-long courses. Most other modules are only for one semester.

Semester-long modules taught are normally worth 20 credits (=10 ECTS credits). Different options may be available. It's also possible to take one module outside of the school each semester.

An exchange student looks at a historical text.

Restrictions for undergraduate Erasmus students

For undergraduate degrees, we cap several Stage 2 modules to five Erasmus students. We allocate places on a first-come, first-served basis.

Erasmus students can only take Stage 3 modules if the head of subject and module leader agree. You must discuss this option in person at the beginning of your exchange period.

Loyola Study Abroad Programme

As part of our longstanding partnership with Loyola University Maryland, we’ve welcomed hundreds of students to Newcastle University.  Many have enrolled in our unique course offerings, like ‘Stuff: Living in a Material World’ or ‘Big History: From the Big Bang to Climate Change’. 

Click here to find out more about the Loyola Study Abroad Programme.

Further information

If you have any questions contact our Erasmus Co-ordinator, Dr Katie East.