About Newcastle University


About Newcastle University

Newcastle University is a world-class institution established in 1834 with an international reputation for academic excellence. They are a founding member of the elite Russell Group, a group of 24 highly research-intensive universities in the UK. Their high-quality teaching, strong research profile, and outstanding student support make them one of the most popular universities in the UK. Situated in the heart of one of the UK’s most dynamic student cities, Newcastle University is home to over 28,000 students, with more than 5,400 international students from over 115 countries. With a strong focus on internationalization, we have prestigious partnerships with institutions worldwide including IIT Delhi, IIT Bombay and IISc Bangalore in India as well as multinational companies such as Siemens, PwC and IBM.

Their commitment to academic excellence, teaching quality and student experience is demonstrated through the position in both national and international rankings. As a Top 160 University (QS World Rankings 2020), the courses in Media Studies, Engineering, Earth Sciences, Linguistics, Pharmacy and Pharmacology among others, are in the Top 10 in the UK (Guardian 2020). Such an extensive portfolio of courses, with a Gold Award in the Teaching Excellence Framework as well as being Top 20 most targeted University by Times Top 100 Employers, provides their students with a unique learning opportunity. They also offer a range of scholarships for high-achieving UG & PG students, including 50% and 100% tuition fee waiver.


Newcastle is regarded as the capital of the North East of England. It is a lively, compact, cosmopolitan and student friendly city which is located on the banks of the River Tyne. It is famous for its world-class culture, vibrant nightlife, fascinating history, great shopping and beautiful architecture. Whatever your interests, the city has something to offer you.

The University is situated in the city centre and easy to get around so transport costs are low. The city has a bus and underground Metro system, linking the city centre to the suburbs and the coast.

Eldon Square and Northumberland Street are the two main shopping areas within the city centre and are busy, vibrant places with lots of choice. There are also many markets and supermarkets as well as specialist shopping for food from around the world and Halal goods.

Newcastle regularly hosts some of the biggest names in international music, theatre and comedy at one of its several concert and theatre venues. There are also three cinemas in the city.

The city has a fantastic choice of museums and art galleries including. The Baltic Centre for Contemporary with its stunning views of the city from its outdoor viewing platform, The Laing Art Gallery and the Hatton Gallery on the University campus. There is also the Great North Museum and the Centre for Life.

If Students enjoys eating out or going for a drink with friends, then Newcastle is home to many Chinese, Greek, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Lebanese, Mexican, Persian, Spanish, Thai, Turkish and Vietnamese restaurants as well as international favourites Pizza Hut, Frankie & Benny’s and Nandos.

The city also has a reputation as one of the world’s best party destinations. Students love the extensive choice of nightlife available to them, whether it’s dancing in one of our many nightclubs or enjoying a drink with friends in the many pubs, bars and cafes across the city.

Newcastle United is one of the most famous football clubs in the country, playing in the Premier League and the city is also home to English Premiership rugby union team the Newcastle Falcons, the Newcastle Eagles basketball team and ice hockey team the Newcastle Vipers.

There is also an international athletics stadium in Gateshead and Durham County Cricket Club play their home games in nearby Chester-le-Street. In 2013, the ground hosted an ‘Ashes’ test match between England and Australia. 

Stunning countryside and coastal scenery is within easy travelling distance of the city, including hills, lakes, castles and beautiful coastlines.

The historic city of Durham is just a fifteen-minute train journey away. The cities of York and Edinburgh – the capital of Scotland – are easy to reach by train or bus, while London is only a three-hour train journey away.

Explore Europe and beyond from Newcastle International Airport, which has links to some of Europe’s major cities including Paris, Barcelona and Amsterdam as well as a daily connection to Dubai.



  • Top 160 in the world by the QS World University Rankings (2021)  (152nd)
  • Top 10 in the UK for graduate prospects (Guardian University Guide) with an India Career Focus programme. 
  • 1st for affordability and Top 10 overall city in the UK (QS Best Student Cities 2019) 
  • 93% Student satisfaction (International Student Barometer 2019)


As with all Universities in the UK, undergraduate applications to Newcastle University should be submitted via UCAS at www.ucas.ac.uk.

For postgraduate applications, applications should be submitted via our online Postgraduate application form: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/apply/form/.


There are three types of accommodation that the University offers.

Whether an undergraduate looking to live alone for the first time, a postgraduate coming with their partner or anyone with a family, they can help students find somewhere to live.

Please note that smoking is not allowed in any part of university-owned or managed partnership accommodation, although it is permitted in designated areas of the grounds.

University-owned accommodation:

The University have a range of residences that the University Accommodation Service owns and manages. If they choose one of these, they will have a contract directly with the University.

Managed partnership accommodation:

The University also has partnership agreements with private providers who also specialise in student accommodation. This means students are offered even greater range of excellent en-suite accommodation across the city.

The private provider owns the accommodation and will manage their tenancy, but the University manages their application and allocation. The students will never need to contact the providers directly before their application is processed.

Local Accommodation Providers:

To ensure the New students accommodation, the University will also work closely with private providers of high quality, purpose-built student accommodation within Newcastle. These companies specialise in the student sector and most of them provide modern, safe accommodation which complies with the most up-to-date safety regulations.

Rooms with local providers will include en suite bathrooms and be in cluster flats of varying sizes, giving the opportunity to meet other students and make new friends. The students will benefit from living within easy reach of the University, and on-site facilities which usually include include TV, laundry facilities, common rooms, study rooms and in some cases cinema rooms and gyms as well as other spaces to relax, socialise and study in.

Local accommodation providers will operate in a similar way to the above mentioned managed partnerships, with a longer contract (usually 42, 43 or 50 weeks) and an upfront payment, and will involve signing a contract directly with the provider.

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