Newcastle University London

Student Life

Student Life

Planning your studies

Whether you plan to study for a degree or on a preparation course, it's easy to plan your studies at Newcastle University London.

About Us

Newcastle University has a proud tradition of academic excellence, spanning more than 180 years. The new London campus brings this Russell Group education to a major world city for business, finance and commerce. Find out more in the About Us section.

Our Courses

We offer undergraduate and postgraduate programmes that reflect the strengths of Newcastle University Business School, which is triple-accredited (AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS). In addition, we offer university preparation programmes to international students, to help you make the transition to the British education system and prepare you for your chosen degree at Newcastle University London. Find out more on Our Courses page.

Meet Us in Your Country

We make regular trips overseas to meet prospective students. At these events, we will answer any questions you have and give you information about our programmes. 

Visit the Campus

Prospective students visiting London are very welcome to book a campus tour. We can arrange for a lecturer or teacher to discuss your chosen programme with you in detail, arrange accommodation viewings and give you more information about the social events, support services and facilities. 

Arriving in London

Starting university is an exciting time, especially if you are from a different country. The Student Services team will offer advice so that your cultural transition is smooth and straightforward.

Travelling to London

You should attend Induction Week the week before classes start. We recommend that you arrive the weekend before it begins. Make sure your accommodation is available before you book your flight! If you have yet to choose your accommodation, make sure you research options and book your room well in advance.
If you are arriving from overseas, you are likely to arrive at one of London’s major airports: London CityLondon GatwickLondon HeathrowLondon Luton or London Stansted.
Make sure you write down your new address and have transportation plans when you land. There are various options available at each airport, including taxi, train, bus and London Underground (the Tube)Mobile apps such as Citymapper can be useful in finding your way around London and choosing the best mode of transport.

Induction Week

On arrival, you will get involved in a range of activities to help you prepare for your academic journey.
In your first week, you will receive:
  • A formal welcome to Newcastle University London and an introduction to the services and support available
  • A tour of the campus including teaching and learning facilities
  • A tour of the surrounding area to help you identify useful stores, restaurants and amenities
  • An introduction to your course lecturers/teachers
  • Welfare and healthcare advice, including information on how to register with a local doctor
  • Instructions on how to register for classes
  • Advice on how to open a UK bank account
  • An invitation to social events especially designed for Newcastle University London students

Student life

London is an exciting place to live and study, but you will want to find out more before you arrive. Our Student Life page offers handy tips about living in London, accommodation, social life and more.

Visas and immigration

Our dedicated visa team can offer advice before arrival and during your studies. Visit our Visa and Immigration page for more information.


Academic Support

We offer strong academic support to help you make the most out of your studies.

Academic Support

Each new student is assigned a personal tutor, who is a member of the academic team. You can turn to them for practical advice and guidance on issues such as preparing for exams. You will be introduced during your first week of studies, and you will be invited to meet regularly:

  • International Foundation in Business students meet with their personal tutor at least once a term
  • Students on all other courses meet with their personal tutor at least twice in the first semester, then once per semester thereafter

English Language Support

English will be the main language you use socially and for study.

If you're not a native English speaker or studying an English language course, you may be eligible for up to 10 hours of free in-sessional English classes per week and to sign up for one-to-one tutorials.

We ask most international students to take a short English language assessment upon arrival, to identify any additional language support you might need. However, if you've achieved a high IELTS score (or equivalent), or you're joining us from a country where English is widely used, you may be exempt from the test. 

Visit Our Courses page to find out the IELTS requirement for your chosen programme. If you do not meet the requirement, you may be eligible for English for University Study or Pre-Sessional English.