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Applications and Offers

Applications and Offers

Apply now for your postgraduate course.

Before you apply

Before you apply to Newcastle University, we have created some helpful hints and tips that you might find useful:

  • don't leave it until the last second as you might make a decision you could regret
  • give yourself lots of time as the application process can be quite a long one
  • find a course that suits you, research it online and ask questions
  • identify your potential supervisors and have a discussion with them prior to applying
  • research module guides for each course

These hints and tips should help you to make the right decision. If you have any questions throughout the process, our staff and students are available to answer questions by phone and email. Many potential students have found it helpful to discuss their options with someone who has already experienced the process.

Advice and resources

Gain expert help and advice in preparing you to apply for a course at Newcastle University. You'll discover how to write your personal statement and find what is essential to include. You'll also obtain useful interview preparation tips and discover the application preparation required for MPhil, PhD, MLitt, MMus and MRes programmes.

Read our application advice and tips

Ready to apply

When you have chosen your postgraduate course you can apply for it through our application portals.

Some of our courses have an alternative application method, meaning you won't be able to apply through our application portals. 

For more information regarding the application process see the 'How to apply' section on your chosen course page.

Search for your course

Applying through our application portals 

Applications for Postgraduate Research programmes

Register and/or login to our Applicant Portal to apply or view your application status (applicants and Education Agents).

Applications for Postgraduate Taught/MRes/MMus and LLM programmes 

You can use the application portals to view real-time updates and manage your application.

If you're a current student at Newcastle you don't need to create a new account, just use your Student Self Service Portal (S3P) login and password.

Help with your application

There are a few variations in postgraduate taught (PGT) and postgraduate research (PGR) course applications. We've illustrated these differences in the advice in our handy guide.

Application help

Your offer - what happens next?

We aim to respond to your application within 20 working days. For some courses, or during busy times, this may take longer. If we need further information to help us make a decision, we will email you. You can track the progress of your application by logging in to your account.

This guide explains everything you need to know about your Newcastle postgraduate study offer. We'll tell you what you need to do and when. 

How we process your offer depends on whether you are an international student or a home student. This depends on your fee status and we'll confirm this in your offer letter.

Explore our offer guide