Application Decisions

Application Decisions

Find out what happens after you have applied to study with us, and what happens next.

When we receive your application, we consider it in accordance with the Newcastle University 2018 Admissions Policy (PDF: 185 KB).


Entry to degrees is competitive. Don't assume that you will receive an offer if you have achieved or are predicted to achieve the grades listed as typical entrance requirements. Admissions tutors take into account your whole application, not just exam results. 

This may include:

  • your personal statement
  • your school or college reference
  • evidence of relevant skills or aptitude
  • any special circumstances which affect your application

Our admissions tutors do not use the UCAS Tariff points system for expressing conditional offers, although they may use it to help them to assess the equivalence of different combinations of qualifications offered by candidates. Achievement of an equivalent number of points does not necessarily mean that you have fulfilled the terms of the conditional offer.

You can find out more about the types of offers from the UCAS website.


Most subject areas don't need applicants to attend an interview. It is specified in the degree programme entry requirements where an interview is required.

Some subject areas may conduct informal interviews as part of a post-application visit day.

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