International Students

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka


Welcome to Newcastle!

You'll receive a warm welcome at Newcastle. Every year thousands of students choose to join our thriving international community. Currently we have more than 600 students from South Asia studying with us.

We also have a strong global reputation for our high quality teaching and research.

At Newcastle, you will develop connections with fellow students from around the world. You're guaranteed a fantastic global experience.

Student societies

Newcastle University Students' Union (NUSU) has over 200 societies and sports clubs you can join. 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.

Find out more about societies on the NUSU website.

Entry Requirements


Find out the Sri Lanka qualifications that we accept for entry onto undergraduate and postgraduate courses at 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.

Our English language requirements section also lists the alternative English language qualifications we accept. This varies depending on which country you are from.


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 & Scholarships

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

Find out about the scholarships and discounts available for international students.

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


Education agents

You may be interested in applying for University via an agent. Education agents in your country can help you find the right university and assist you with your application. They can also offer advice on studying in the UK, accommodation, travel and more.

We have excellent relationships with education agents from Sri Lanka who can provide further information and assist you with your application to Newcastle University. Their contact details are listed below.

IDP Sri Lanka

4th Floor, 324 Galle Main Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Tel: +94 117 711 888


2nd Floor, McLaren's Building, 00400, Sri Lanka, Colombo

Tel: +94 740 011 814

No. 85, 2nd Cross Street, Main street, Jaffna
Tel: 0094771215879

Aspirations Education

267/20, Samagi Mawatha, (Next to NTB Bank, Nawala) Nawala Rd, Nawala, Sri Lanka, 10100

Tel: +94 112 808 800 / +94 777 539 888

Meet Us


Representatives from the International Office and academic schools visit different countries throughout the year. Our upcoming visits to your country are listed here, or you can see all our travel plans on our events page.

Contact us

You can contact us by email to answer any questions you may have about applying to Newcastle.