International Students

Quality & Excellence

Quality and Excellence

Study at a world-leading university ranked among the best for research and teaching.

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Newcastle University is one of the top 150 universities in the world (QS World Ranking 2018).

These rankings reflect the world-class teaching and research across all of our three faculties. 

Research and teaching excellence

We are a research-intensive university and have a global reputation for research excellence. We are committed to research which has a significant impact on global society. 

We're ranked 175th in the world in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017, this is up from our position of 190th in 2016. We scored particularly highly in the research and international outlook components of the survey.

Our international students rate us highly, and we had an overall satisfaction ranking of 93% in the International Student Barometer Survey Autumn 2017. The results place us 6th in the UK (among participating institutions).

We have an overall satisfaction level of 92% for our international students studying pathway and foundation courses at our INTO centre on campus (International Student Barometer Survey Autumn 2017).

16th in the UK for research power

Research Excellence Framework 2014

Top 20 'most targeted' university by the UK's leading employers

The Graduate Market, report from High Fliers Research 2016

Student experience

Our city-centre campus is in the heart of the student-friendly city of Newcastle.

We are ranked joint 7th in the UK in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018, placing us in the top 10 in the UK for the fourth year in a row. International students studying with us also give us a high rating of 95% for safety (International Student Barometer Autumn 2017).

We are ranked top 10 in Europe for Teaching Excellence, Times Higher Education Europe Teaching Rankings 2018.

Graduate success

At Newcastle we foster a culture of independent learning, critical thinking and enterprise, which means that our students go on to succeed after graduating.

Our award-winning careers service provides opportunities for personal and professional development. With strong employer links and industry relevant degrees we prepare our students for life after university.

Study Abroad and Exchanges

We are proud to take an active part in study abroad and exchange programmes both within the European Union and with countries further afield. Find out more on our Study Abroad and Exchanges website.

International relations

Our Internationalisation Strategy 2016-21 provides a common purpose and direction. It intends to foster a culture receptive to interaction across the world and cross-cultural understanding. Find out more about internationalisation.