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PARTNERS Programme

PARTNERS Programme

Newcastle University's Supported Entry Route

What is PARTNERS?

Receive a lower conditional offer to study at Newcastle University via the PARTNERS Programme.

What is PARTNERS?

The PARTNERS Programme has been running since the year 2000 and is one of the most well-established supported entry routes to Higher Education of its kind.

Over 5000 students have studied at Newcastle University via the PARTNERS Programme. It offers a range of support and opportunities to help you make a successful application to Newcastle University.

Through the PARTNERS Programme you could:

  • Receive a lower conditional offer to Newcastle University
  • Attend the PARTNERS Academic Summer School
  • Develop skills necessary to be a successful student
  • Meet other students and increase your confidence
  • Receive support through the application process, on results day and after entering the University

Find out if you're eligible and apply.



Chat to a PARTNERS student

Courses Available

All our undergraduate degree programmes are available through the PARTNERS supported entry route.

We offer over 200 undergraduate degree programmes at Newcastle University. All are available through the PARTNERS Programme supported entry route.

If the course you are applying for has any additional selection processes, such as an interview or portfolio submission, you still need to go through this process before any offer may be made.

Entry Requirements via PARTNERS

For most courses, the PARTNERS offer is three grades lower than the typical offer, however it does vary for each course.

Your Journey

Find out about your journey to Newcastle University via the PARTNERS Programme.

Throughout the application process, there will be a series of activities available to help you apply to Newcastle University and prepare for the PARTNERS Academic Summer School.

You can to take part in the activities that suit you, but make sure to keep the dates of the Summer School free, this is a compulsory element of the PARTNERS Programme.

What's coming up...

The PARTNERS Academic Summer School for 2020 entry is currently under review, including all content listed below. We will contact affected students directly with any updates as they are available. In the meantime, please check our FAQs for more information. 

WhenWhat  
Wednesday 25 September 2019 Facebook Live Video Webcast Your chance to find out more about PARTNERS, with members of the PARTNERS Team, Admissions and current undergraduates available live to answer your questions. Catch Up Now!
Tuesday 15 October 2019 UCAS Deadline! If you're applying to Medicine or Dentistry, make sure to submit your UCAS & PARTNERS applications by this date.  
Wednesday 4 December 2019 Online Q&A An opportunity to chat to current students and the PARTNERS Team about the application process, including interview tips for Medicine & Dentistry applicants. Catch up now!
Wednesday 15 January 2020 UCAS Deadline! All UCAS & PARTNERS applications must be submitted by this date.  
Wednesday 22 January 2020 Online Q&A Students and the PARTNERS Team will be on hand to help answer your questions regarding the PARTNERS Programme and Newcastle University in general. Catch up now!
Wednesday 19 February 2020 Online Q&A Students and the PARTNERS Team will be on hand to help answer your questions regarding the PARTNERS Programme and Newcastle University in general. Catch up now!
Wednesday 18 March 2020 Information Evening In place of our on-campus event, you can access the presentation and information online. Find out more...
Wednesday 25 March 2020 Online Q&A In place of our on-campus Information Evening, an extra chance to chat to the team and student services you can access the presentation and information online. Catch up now...
April 2020 (specific date TBC)* Online Q&A An opportunity to discuss the PARTNERS Programme for 2020 entry, including updated plans for the Summer School given the current climate. Take part...
Early May 2020* Subject Strand Allocation We'll notify you via email which subject strand you've been allocated to. This will also include your provisional timetable for the Summer School and a link to the PASS 2020 website, which includes loads of information about the event! Sent to PARTNERS students via email
Early May 2020* Offer of Accommodation We'll notify you via email if you're eligible for accommodation during the Summer School. You must respond to this offer to confirm your accommodation during the event. Sent to PARTNERS students via email
Wednesday 20 May 2020* Online Q&A An opportunity to discuss your provisional timetable and subject strand allocation with students and staff. Coming soon...
Wednesday 17 June 2020* Online Q&A Your chance to chat with the PARTNERS Reps and PARTNERS Team before arriving at the Summer School. Coming soon...
Late June 2020* Final event information You will receive a detailed letter and email about the Summer School, which includes where to go on the first day for registration. Sent to PARTNERS students via email & post
28 June - 3 July 2020* PARTNERS Academic Summer School Attendance at the Summer School forms part of the Lower PARTNERS Offer, so make sure to keep these dates free!  
Monday 10 August 2020 PARTNERS Results Day You will receive your result from the Summer School, to confirm whether you've met this condition of your offer to study at Newcastle University. You can also chat to the PARTNERS Team via an online Q&A. Sent to PARTNERS students via email & post
Thursday 13 August 2020 A Level Results Day Check your UCAS Track account to see whether your offer to study at Newcastle University has been confirmed.  

*Dates are provisional.

Find Out More

Whether you're a teacher or student, we have various ways of connecting with the team and finding out more about the Programme.

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