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 40 Vietnamese 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.

Find out more about societies on the NUSU website.

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Newcastle University certainly offers very good teaching quality, I don’t think I could ask for more

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Entry Requirements


Find out the qualifications from Vietnam 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 Vietnam can take advantage of:

  • Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarships. Awards of £4,000 for students joining an eligible undergraduate degree or postgraduate taught Master’s degree. Find out more about the Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarships for undergraduate and postgraduate applicants. 

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.


Some of our postgraduate courses are now closed for 2023 entry

Many high-performing international students have applied to our postgraduate courses. We aim to select a diverse student cohort and want to make sure you have the best student experience.
Some of our high-demand courses are therefore now closed for International applicants. See the 'How to Apply' section in each course profile for the latest information. 
We welcome applications to our other postgraduate degrees 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 Vietnam who can provide further information and assist you with the submission of your application to Newcastle University. Our contacts are listed below.


Building INDEC, Xa Dan Lane 474, South Dong, Dong Da District, Hanoi 

Tel: (+84-4) 437 327 203  

Ho Chi Minh office
5th Floor, 35 Mac Dinh Chi, Da Kao ward, District 1, HCMC
Tel: +84838246622
Hanoi Central office
1st Floor, Phu Dien Building, 83A Ly Thuong Kiet, Hanoi
Tel: +842439411906
Hanoi West office
8th Floor, Daeha Building 360 Kim Ma, Ba Dinh, Hanoi
Tel: +8424 3792 5288
Vietnam Intellectual Services (VISCO)

5th Floor, Gate B, D2 Building, 144  Giang Vo Str., Ba Dinh Dist., Hanoi

Tel: (+84) 4 726 1938 / 908780560

Other offices: Ho Chi Minh City, Haiphong, Da Nang

JACK StudyAbroad Vietnam

Floor 15, TNR Tower, 115 Tran Hung Dao, Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi
Tel: +84 4 35537555 or (+84) 904408453 / 024 36330845

SI-UK (Vietnam)

54-56 Tue Tinh St., Hai Ba Trung Dist., Hanoi, Vietnam
Tel: +84988709698

Offices also in Ho Chi Minh

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.