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Newcastle University Clearing

Entry Requirements

We accept a wide range of qualifications for entry onto our degrees. 

Before you apply, you should check the entry requirements for your chosen degree.

Register with UCAS

Applications need to be made through UCAS.

If you’re applying from a school or college, you’ll need to add your school or college UCAS buzzword when you register on the Apply system. Your school or college will be able to provide you with this buzzword.

Register to use the UCAS Apply system and start your application.

Complete your application

Once you’re registered with UCAS log in and start your application. You can complete your application form in stages if needed.

Your application will include:

  • Personal details and qualifications
  • Course choices – choose up to 5 options
  • A personal statement
  • A reference from a teacher, adviser or professional who knows you academically

You’ll need to include the name and code of your chosen institutions. Newcastle institution name: NEWC, code: N21

The deadline for most courses is 15 January 2019 if you’re applying to start university in 2019. If you’re applying through your school or college, they may give you an earlier deadline so they can write your reference and send your application to UCAS on time.

**If you haven’t met the 15th January deadline you can still apply – UCAS will show which courses are available.  The final deadline for late applications is 30th June 2019.**

Get more details on how to apply including tips for writing a personal statement.

UCAS Extra

If you've used all five choices on your application, and you're not holding any offers, you could still find a place using UCAS Extra which opens 25 February 2019.

Find out about UCAS Extra.

What happens after you've submitted your application

You will receive a welcome email from UCAS and the University with details of how to use UCAS Track to see how your application is progressing.

Our admissions tutors will review your application and consider it in line with the Newcastle University admissions policy, taking in to account your personal statement, your reference, evidence of relevant skills or aptitude and any special circumstances which affect your application.

Receive the outcome of your application

Our admissions tutors will let you know the outcome of your application by adding the decision to UCAS. You will be notified via email that there has been a change on your application, so you can log in to UCAS Track and view any changes/offers.

There are three possible outcomes:

  • A conditional offer means you still need to meet the requirements – usually exam results
  • An unconditional offer means you've got a place, although there might still be a few things to arrange
  • An unsuccessful application means the university hasn’t been able to offer you a place on your chosen course

Find out more about different UCAS offers.

Replying to your offers

Once your last offer is added to UCAS (if you’ve added more than one choice) you will receive an email from UCAS. You can then log back into Track and reply to your offers.

You can choose a university as your first choice (Firm), second choice (Insurance).

Deadline dates for responding to your offer will also appear in UCAS Track. Consider your options carefully and ensure you respond by the specified dates.