International Students

United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates


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 100 students from the United Arab Emirates.

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

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Student life

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 Islamic Society maintains the prayer room on campus, and arranges regular lectures, study circles and social events.

Find out more about societies on the NUSU website.

Stay in touch

Interested in finding out more? We’d love to stay in touch. Fill in our short form and we’ll keep you updated with everything you need to know about studying with us.

Entry Requirements


Find out the qualifications from the United Arab Emirates 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.


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



IDP Education Pty Ltd., 1802 Union National Bank Building, Airport Road (Corniche Side), PO Box 32919, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Tel: +971 2 622 8367 or +971 2 622 8368


Education Zone 

Dubai knowledge Park, Building 2B, 1st floor, Office F30, P.O. Box 214592, Dubai, UAE

Tel: +971 43910257


IDP Education Pty Ltd., Office No.104, Century Plaza Building, Jumeirah 1, PO Box 50085, Dubai, UAE

Tel: +971 4 344 6814

Inner Universe

#107, United Bank Building, Next to Citi Bank, Bank Street, Burdubai, POB 46791, Dubai, UAE

Tel: +971 4 388 9477 or +971 56 6040125

IQ Education Consultants

Office 402 and 403, 4th Floor, Office Court building, Opposite Oud Metha Metro Station, PO Box 300759, Dubai, UAE

Tel: +971 4 2594478

JnS Training and Testing Cente

501 Sama Building, 5th Floor, Al Barsha 1, Dubai

Tel: +971 56 994 0084


Office No. 306, Single Business Tower, Business Bay, Near Business Bay Metro station, P. O. Box number: 121285, Dubai
Tel: +971 42844177

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.