Newcastle Law School

International Students

International Students

We are dedicated to giving our international students the best possible learning experience. With more than 30 nationalities represented at the Law School, we've got the experience to back up our claims.

The University's international student pages provide extensive information about undergraduate fees, language requirements, accommodation and the support we offer. 

English Language Requirements

Law is a teaching subject which requires an excellent command of language. Newcastle Law School requires that international applicants achieve an IELTS score of 7.0.

One-to-one student mentoring

We have pioneered the idea of relying upon our existing students to provide additional support for our international students. Under the Student Mentoring Scheme all international students will receive support from a trained student mentor, providing a friendly and informal point of contact to help you settle into life in Newcastle.

The mentoring scheme was initiated as a pilot project in September 2008 and the feedback received by both mentors and mentees have been so positive that this programme will become a tier of the International Student Intensive Guidance and Development Programme. In 2008, the Law School's Internal Subject Review commended the peer mentoring scheme as exemplary practice.

International student tutor

International students, both EU citizens and non-EU citizens, constitute a vibrant and integral part of our academic community which enrich the Law School and the University with their presence, culture and experiences. At the same time, we recognise how overwhelming it can be for international students to study in a foreign country and often, in a foreign language, far away from their loved ones.

To this effect, the Law School has introduced the role of International Tutor who is an academic member of staff with the task to support international students adjust to University life in the UK. The International Tutor has weekly office hours during which international students can discuss any academic concerns they may have, and can seek advice on issues concerning their academic development. In addition to this, the International Tutor organises, together with the international student representatives, activities ranging from social gatherings to information/support sessions.

Currently, the International Tutor is Dr Elena Katselli.