International & Exchange Students

International and Exchange Students

Find out about our International Welcome Programme and how to prepare for your journey.

International students arriving at Newcastle Airport.

We're delighted that you will be joining us at Newcastle and look forward to welcoming you to the University. 

The Pre-Departure Guide 2019 contains lots of useful information about Newcastle and helpful advice on how to prepare for your move to Newcastle.

All new international and EU students are invited to take part in the University’s International Welcome which starts week commencing 16th September 2019 & runs from 22nd- 24th January 2020 for those arriving in January.

In September students are able to access University accommodation from Tuesday 17th onwards. For further information regarding this please see the Accommodation Arrival Information pages.

The Airport Meet & Greet Service will run from Tuesday 17th until Thursday 19th September 2019 and Wednesday 22nd January. Please use the Airport Meet & Greet Booking Form to register for this service.


Welcome Programme and Information Sessions

The Welcome Programme and Information Sessions will run from Wednesday 18th - Friday 20th September 2019 and Thursday 23rd - Friday 24th January 2020.

The full schedule of September events can be found in the International Welcome Programme 2019.

The January Schedule of events can be found in the January 2020 Welcome Schedule.


Families’ Welcome Reception

Families are invited to join us at Newcastle University’s annual Families’ Welcome Reception hosted by Professor Suzanne Cholerton, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Education and Professor Anya Hurlbert, Dean of Advancement. The event is an ideal opportunity to meet with Newcastle University staff, fellow families and Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Advancement over refreshments to gain a deeper insight into the University, and the experience that awaits your family. To attend this event please use the Families' Welcome Reception Booking Form

Date/Time: Wednesday 18 September 2019, 18:00-20:00

Location: Armstrong Reception Room, Armstrong Building, Newcastle University (campus map ref 22)


International Welcome Week involves a schedule of information sessions. We'll inform you about the practicalities of being a new student at Newcastle University and hold social activities to help you make new friends. It also includes our Meet and Greet Service from Newcastle International Airport.

If you are staying in 
University accommodation, please check when your tenancy agreement starts. If you wish to arrive before the tenancy agreement starts, then you will need to arrange alternative accommodation. If you have any questions, please contact us.

You will find additional pre-arrival and registration information, applicable to all students at Newcastle, on other sections of this website. Our international website also contains a range of useful information.

If you require any further information please contact us.