International Students




Welcome to Newcastle!

We are a world-class university with a thriving international community. Currently we have students from over 120 different countries including more than 60 Canadian students.

If you are thinking about joining us, we are here to help you every step of the way.

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Student life

Newcastle is friendly, multicultural and safe. The city centre is just a few minutes' walk from the campus, and we're also close to the beach and countryside.

At Newcastle, you will develop connections with fellow students from around the world.

The International Society brings together students of different nationalities. This can help you settle in to the local environment and promotes cultural diversity on our campus.

Our dedicated, student-led Canadian Law Society hosts a range of professional and social events that help you feel at home and develop a specialised knowledge of Canadian Law.

Find out more about societies on the NUSU website.

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The course effectively combines the theoretical and vocational aspects of media and PR, ensuring that we are ready to hit the ground running come graduation.

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Entry Requirements


Find out the qualifications from Canada that we accept for entry onto undergraduate and postgraduate courses at Newcastle.

English language requirements

Non Canadian nationals who have studied in Canada must provide sufficient evidence to demonstrate that the degree was taught and assessed in English. 


Most non-EEA students need to apply for entry clearance permission before departure to study in the UK. You can find more information on our Visa and Immigration page

Fees & Funding

Tuition fees

Tuition fees for international students are provided on individual course profiles. Find an undergraduate degree or postgraduate course and check what fees apply.

Scholarships and discounts

Scholarships and discounts

If you're wanting to come and study at Newcastle, we have a number of schemes that applicants from Canada can take advantage of:

  • Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence Scholarships. For outstanding international applicants who apply to commence full-time Master’s studies on an eligible programme.
  • North American Athlete Scholarships. If you’re an athlete from Canada applying to study at Master’s level, you could be eligible for our North American Athlete Scholarship
  • Study Abroad Sports Scholarship. Newcastle University offers varying scholarship awards to encourage Study Abroad athletes to continue participating at a competitive level during their time at Newcastle University.

Applicants from Canada can apply to the Federal and Provincial Governments for financial aid. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.

Visit our undergraduate finance pages or our postgraduate funding and finance database for more information on scholarships and discounts.

Cost of living

Newcastle upon Tyne is a budget-friendly city for international students, compared to other UK cities. This is because:

  • the rent tends to be lower than the UK average
  • many amenities are within walking distance of your accommodation
  • the city is very compact, with most of the shops, theatres, cafes and restaurants a few minutes' walk from the campus
  • there are many discounts for students

Approximate living costs, excluding tuition fees and return fares, can be found on our Living Costs page.


Education agents

Education agents can help you find the right university and assist you with applying for a course. They can also offer advice on visas, accommodation, travel and more.

We have excellent relationships with education agents from Canada who can provide further information and assist you with the submission of your application to Newcastle University. Our contacts are listed below. 

Across the Pond 

Twitter: @AcrossthePondUK

Barclay Educational Services

McMaster Innovation Park, 175 Longwood Rd. South, Suite 312A, Hamilton, Ontario, L8P 0A1, Canada

Tel: +1 905 632 0999 or 1 888 632 066 (Toll free)


Suite 300, 150 King Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M5H 1J9, Canada

Tel: 416 998 8532

How to Apply

All applications for undergraduate degrees are made online through UCAS. 

Postgraduate applications are made through our online portal. You can create, edit and submit your application here. 

Visit our undergraduate or postgraduate websites for a step-by-step guide on the application process. 

Applying to INTO Newcastle

INTO Newcastle offer courses that prepare you for studying with us. Click here to find out more about International Pathway courses




Our graduates are in demand 

From social leaders, innovators of industry and famous faces, Newcastle University alumni are leaving their mark across the globe.

Skills for the workplace 

Our courses have strong links with industries which informs both teaching and research carried out at the University. This equips our graduates with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in their chosen career.

Careers service

Our award-winning Careers Service has much to offer its international students. They run various modules as part of courses to equip students for a modern workforce. Their initiatives and events throughout the year can help you plan and begin your job search as soon as you arrive, whether it be part-time jobs or graduate jobs.

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Contact us

You can contact us by email with any questions you may have about applying to Newcastle. If you would prefer to chat by phone or skype, we are happy to do that too – email us to arrange a convenient time.

Explore our campus and the city of Newcastle upon Tyne by watching our videos or taking a virtual tour.

Representatives from the International Office and academic schools visit different countries throughout the year. Our upcoming visits to your country are listed here and new events will be added as they are confirmed. You can see all our travel plans on our events page.