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 150 Thai 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 Thai Society brings together students from Thailand and around the world through cultural, social and sporting activities.

Find out more about societies on the NUSU website.

I have found my lecturers to be well qualified, really kind and ready to help if you have any problem or issue.

Meet Thee from Thailand

Entry Requirements


Find out the qualifications from Thailand 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 applicants from Thailand can take advantage of:

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.


Most of our postgraduate courses are now closed for 2023 entry. Applications for 2024 entry are now open. 

We have received a high volume of postgraduate taught applications from students across the world.

To make sure our international students receive the best possible experience and have enough time to make the necessary arrangements to join us in September we will be closing applications for most postgraduate taught 2023 entry programmes from 23:59 BST 16 July 2023

Programmes not requiring a visa and our postgraduate research programmes are still accepting applications - search our courses.

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 Thailand who can provide further information and assist you with the submission of your application to Newcastle University. Our contacts are listed below.

Hands On Education Consultants

Floor 11, Unit A-C, Kamolsukosol Building, 317 Silom Road, Silom, Bangrak 317, 10500 Bangkok 

Tel: +66 2 6355230



Other offices: Chidlom, Pinklao, Rama 2, Chiang Mai


1 Glas Haus Building, 8th Floor, Room 804, Sukhumvit Soi 25, Bangkok 10110

Offices also in Chiang Mai

Tel: +66 2 2606033



Win Education by Westminster

B1 Fl, Jasmine City Building Asoke, Sukhumvit 23 (Soi Prasarnmit), Klong Toei Nue, Wattana, Bangkok 10110

Tel: +66 2 6617495-96



MENTOR International

16th Floor, Regent House, 183 Rajdamri Road, 10330 Bangkok

Tel: +66 2 2555157-9



Other offices: Chiang Mai


IDP Education Services (Thailand)

4th Floor, CP Tower, 313, Silom Road, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500

Phone: +66 26383111




Mango Learning Express Co., Ltd. 

128/386 Phayathai Plaza Building 35th floor, Phayathai Road, 

Tung Phayathai, Ratchatewi, Bangkok 10400 Thailand 

Access: BTS Phayathai Exit 1 


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.

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.