Newcastle University London

Pre-arrival

Pre-Arrival Information

Congratulations on achieving a place to study at Newcastle University London - we are looking forward to meeting and welcoming you!

Induction Week - important information

All students are required to attend Induction or ‘Freshers’ Week’, which will provide you with lots of information about your first term at university and prepare you for student life in London. During Induction, we will also officially register you as a student and organise a variety of events and activities designed to help you make friends.  If you are unable to attend Induction Week, you may not be able to join classes the following week.

Please ensure you are available all week (from September 23rd – September 27th) to attend all talks, course introductions, tours and presentations.

Pre-arrival correspondence

All students will receive email correspondence from Newcastle University London. In early September, you will receive a welcome email with important dates and times, pre-departure tips and a list of items that you must bring with you to Induction Week in order to officially register as a student.

What to expect during Induction Week

You will attend a range of talks, social activities and tours to help you prepare for your Newcastle University London adventure!
 
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
  • 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 officially register as a full-time student
  • Advice on how to open a UK bank account
  • An invitation to social events especially designed for Newcastle University London students
  • Your course timetable

University English Language Assessment (UELA)

All new students whose native language is not English will be required to take a free University English Language Assessment (UELA). The test results may suggest that additional support should be put in place to help you with your assignments.

You may be exempt from participating in the UELA testing. A full list of exemptions can be found here.

Students will have several opportunities to take the UELA test during the first few weeks of term.

International Students

Visa Requirements

If you're not a national of the European Economic Area (EEA) or of Switzerland then you may require a visa or immigration permission to study in the UK. Visit our Visa and Immigration page for further information.

International Students and eGates

The Home Office are getting ready for the expansion of eGates ahead of summer 2019, which will enable nationals from Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and the United States of America to use eGates on their arrival. This should be in place by week commencing: 13 May 2019.

Longer term students with a visa or a student biometric residence permit can use the eGates.
Short term students (up to 6 months) should not use the eGates and should instead see an officer for an authorisation stamp in their passport. 

The Student Charter

All new students should read the Student Charter prior to the commencement of their studies, you can find the document here.

Our 2019-2020 version will be sent to all prospective students in September.

Hard copies of the Student Charter are available from Student Services on the 4th floor of campus.