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 80 Latin American 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.

The Latin American Society supports Latin American Students, helping you to overcome cultural and language barriers.

Find out more about societies on the NUSU website.

Student Profile

You have to be very critical, do a lot of research and it’s up to you to advance. It’s an exciting adventure to study here.

Meet Daniel from Mexico

Entry Requirements


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


INTO Newcastle

If you do not meet these requirements you may be eligible to apply for entry to a course at INTO Newcastle.

These courses are conducted on our campus and prepare you for studying with us.

English language requirements

If your first language isn't English you will generally need an IELTS score of 6.5, or equivalent, to study at Newcastle University.

Our English language requirements section also lists the alternative English language qualifications we accept. 

If you don't meet our English language requirements, extra support is available. You could also complete a pre-sessional course to help improve your English before you start your degree. We provide these at our INTO Newcastle, if you will be studying in Newcastle.

You will also receive language support throughout the course of your studies.


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 you can take advantage of:

CONACyT (Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología) - Newcastle University is proud to be a partner university of CONACyT, an association which provides funding for postgraduate students from Mexico, for more information please refer to the CONACyT website 

FIDERH (Fondo para el Desarrollo de Recursos Humanos) -Newcastle University is proud to be a partner university of FIDERH, an association administered by the Bank of Mexico (Banco de México) which provides funding for postgraduate students from Mexico, for more information please refer to theFIDERH website. 

FUNED (Fundación Mexicana para la Educación, la Tecnología y la Ciencia) -Newcastle University is proud to be a partner university of FUNED, an association which provides funding for postgraduate students from Mexico, for more information please refer to theFUNED website.  

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 Mexico 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 – Study in Britain

Twitter: @StudyinBritain

Anglo Latino Education Partnership

Paseo de la Reforma No 42 Piso 1, Oficine A-145 Col Centro Del Cuauhtemoc, 06010 Mexico City, Mexico

Tel: (55) 3687 4477 / (55) 8421 9789 

Studies Planet

Torre Magenta, Paseo de la Reforma 284, 17º andar – Colônia Juárez, Mexico City, 06600

Tel: (+51) 946 101100

Inova Education

Tel: +52 55 2539 4499

SI-UK (Mexico)

Av. Los, Av. Insurgentes Sur 1458, 03230 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
Tel: +52 5535627881


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.

Meet Us

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.