Student Welcome

International Welcome

International Welcome

Find out about our International Welcome Programme and how to learn all about your new city!

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.

Our International Welcome has been designed to help and support new international students adjust to their new life in Newcastle, however all students, including those from the UK are welcome to join with the events and activities should they wish to. 

International Welcome takes place each September and January and consist of the following:  

Welcome Programme

The September 2022 Welcome Programme of events and information sessions will be held both in person and online, so if your arrival is slightly delayed and you cannot arrive in time for International Welcome you can still be involved, meet new students and learn about your new city. 

Our International Welcome Programme and Information Sessions will be held from 14th - 16th September 2022

We also have information on Canvas, our Virtual Learning Environment in the Induction course, which is available to access any time throughout the year for you to refer back to. 

Information on the September 2022 Welcome Programme is available now. 

Airport meet and greet service

We will be running an Airport meet and greet service from 13-15th September. For more information and how to book please see our Airport meet and greet pages

Social Events

We have a full programme of social events and lots of opportunities to meet others during International Welcome. Our Students Union will be hosting a variety of activities and events that will take place both online and in person. Check out our Social Events page for more information.

Formal Welcome to Newcastle University

The formal welcome to Newcastle University will take place on Friday 16th September from 2-2.45pm in the Frederick Douglass Centre. Come join us to be welcomed by Richard Davies (Pro-Vice Chancellor, Global), Lucy Backhurst (Academic Registrar), Mady Baugh (NUSU President) and other Sabbatical Officers. 

Join us after this event for free afternoon tea style refreshments. Have a hot drink, some sweet treats and meet other new students in a relaxed environment. 


Helpful Information

What to Expect Living in Newcastle

We've pulled together a handy guide giving you some examples of what you can expect living in Newcastle, check this out for handy hints and tips!

iNClude App

Newcastle University have a free app called iNClude. It is the essential guide for new students. Get information and support to help you prepare for life as a student at Newcastle University. With information and advice on transitions, preparing for University, student life at Newcastle, finances and freshers' events – Download iNCLude today! You’ll find everything you need in one place. Download through iOS or Google Play.


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. For information regarding University accommodation please see the Accommodation Arrival Information pages.

Newcastle University Sport & Fitness Centre

Our Sports & Fitness Centre is open to students and staff all year round. You can join as a member from as little as £19 per month, but many of our activities and facilities are also available on a pay-as-you-go basis. No matter what your level of skill or experience is, we have an exciting range of fitness and sporting opportunities for you to enjoy and help to keep you fit and healthy.  You’ll find a huge range of options to get you moving. We'll help you stay on track, whether you’re playing a racket sport, building your strength and fitness in the gym or sweating in a group fitness class.

Our other top-quality facilities include: squash courts, sports hall, studios, grass and artificial pitches.

For further information or to book a personalised tour of our fantastic fitness facilities please visit our website, alternatively e-mail or call us on 0191 208 7225

You can access the Sport & Fitness Centre via Richardson Road, Claremont Road or the pedestrian route past the Ridley Building and Medical/Dental Schools.


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.