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Newcastle University

One of Britain's Most Successful Universities!

Newcastle University is based in the North East of England, and has a global reputation for high quality teaching and cutting edge research:

  • Newcastle University is currently ranked 25th in the UK, in the Times Good University Guide 2011.
  • The University is a member of the elite Russell Group, an association of the leading research-intensive universities in the UK.
  • Our Careers Service has won eight prestigious national awards and is ranked 8th in the world in the International Student Barometer Survey 2010
  • These days, Newcastle is superstylin', a cool urban centre that knows all about how to take care of itself and anyone else who comes to visit." (Lonely Planet 2011)

Our University is situated on a single-site campus and combines the best aspects of a strong campus identity with its location in the centre of a lively and cosmopolitan city. 

At Newcastle our aim is simple: to inspire our students through teaching and research, and create an exciting yet supportive environment in which to study. We currently have over 4,000 international students from more than 120 countries representing a vibrant and valued part of our academic community. 

The University offers a wide range of full- and part-time courses in a variety of subject areas including: 

Study Opportunities

Newcastle has an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research. Newcastle offers over 200 postgraduate and 200 undergraduate programmes, and offers a multitude of research opportunities. Newcastle places a strong emphasis on research and much of the work we do is internationally acclaimed. We are committed to retaining our position as one of the UK's leading research intensive universities. The University awards a range of degrees which are not only highly invaluable for your career development, but also provide an excellent foundation for further study. 

Research Excellence and Research Degrees

As a student at the University you will benefit from studying within a dynamic research environment with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. The University has an outstanding reputation in research across a wide range of disciplines and this was demonstrated by the publication of the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008, which showed that our research is world leading or internationally excellent in 38 subject areas, spanning the arts, sciences and humanities. Please visit www.ncl.ac.uk/research for further information.

We will support you in your studies by providing you with comprehensive training in both generic skills and competencies associated with your personal and career development, alongside specific skills needed for your research project. 

Facilities

As a student at Newcastle you will have access to some first-class academic facilities, providing you with the best learning environment possible. 

The University Library is the only library in the UK to be awarded the Government's Charter Mark for excellent customer service five times in a row, in recognition of the high-quality learning environment available for students. The University Computing Service provides more than 1,400 PCs in 44 cluster rooms across the campus. Cluster rooms are open to all members of the University each weekday and selected clusters are open for extended hours at weekends, including one which is open 24 hours. 

The INTO Centre provides opportunities and support for language learning for all members of the University. There is a range of English language programmes for international students as well as resources and facilities for foreign language learning in general. For more information please visit www.ncl.ac.uk/into

The University also provides an excellent range of social activities. The Students' Union lies at the heart of the campus, and supports over a 100 student societies and the Student Advice Centre which helps students to find part-time work in the city. The award-winning Careers Service supports Newcastle students with all aspects of career planning throughout their degree and for up to 3 years after graduation. One of the largest careers services in the UK, they work with over 80 of the employers which are featured in The Times newspaper's Top 100 Graduate Employers list. Newcastle University is in of the top 15 universities for sport in the UK and offers a programme of activities at all levels through the Athletic Union and the Centre for Physical Recreation and Sport.

The City

Newcastle is one of the most exciting, friendly and cosmopolitan cities in the country and is fast becoming an internationally renowned centre of culture.

Newcastle has an international airport and is 3 hours by train from London. There is an extensive bus network and underground metro transport system with stations close to the University campus, making transportation around the city quick and easy. Newcastle is a fairly inexpensive place for students to live compared with many other places in the UK. 

Accommodation

All our student accommodation sites are situated within easy reach of the University campus and city centre. There is a range of catered and self-catered accommodation to choose from and family accommodation is also available. International students are guaranteed accommodation in their first year of study provided the application is submitted before the specified deadline. For more information please visit the Accommodation webpages at www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/accommodation

International Community

We have a long tradition of attracting students from all over the world and currently have just from over 120 countries outside the UK. This creates a dynamic environment, culturally, socially and academically, and means we are very experienced in helping international students to get the most from their studies. For more information please visit www.ncl.ac.uk/international

Funding and Fees

Newcastle University offers a range of scholarship schemes to give students financial support through their studies, with
eligibility assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Details of our current tuition fees, bursaries and scholarships are provided on our website. For undergraduate study visit http://www.ncl.ac.uk/undergraduate/finance/ and for postgraduate study visit http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding/index.php

Finding out more

For further information on opportunities at Newcastle and to order a prospectus or a course brochure, please visit our Enquiries Service request page at www.ncl.ac.uk/requests or telephone + 44 (0)191 222 5594.

Student Services

  • Airport pickup and reception services
  • Course and Career Counselling services
  • Special enrolment and orientation
  • International student clubs and associations
  • On campus medical facilities
  • Religious Facilities - Christianity
  • Religious Facilities - combined facilities
  • Religious Facilities - Muslim prayer rooms
  • Social Activities
  • Special English language
  • Sporting facilities
  • Sporting facilities - variety of clubs
  • Sporting facilities - Gym
  • Sporting facilities - Swimming pool
  • Sporting facilities - Team sports

Accommodation Information

Undergraduates

When you move to a city like Newcastle, you will probably want to take advantage of all it has to offer.

Newcastle's accommodation is located within a three mile radius of the city centre and the University. There are regular buses and the Metro system linking the sites to the campus.

The Accommodation Services website contains further detailed information on accommodation available, the application process and support once you get here.

Postgraduates

At Newcastle we have:

Accommodation guarantee

During your first year of study you are guaranteed a place in University accommodation, provided you are a first-year postgraduate classed as international for fees purposes. Read about the other terms of the guarantee.

If you aren't covered by the guarantee you can still apply for accommodation using the online form. We should have something we can offer you.

Scholarship Information

Newcastle University offers a range of scholarship schemes to give students financial support through their studies, with eligibility assessed on a case-by-case basis. In addition, many of our schools offer scholarships and bursaries.

Further details, including eligibility criteria, for all scholarships are available on the University's website.

Undergraduate - http://www.ncl.ac.uk/undergraduate/finance/
Postgraduate - http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding/

Tuition fees and scholarships information relates to 2014 and 2015 entry.

Study Abroad

Newcastle University study abroad programmes offer students the chance to study overseas in an English-speaking environment with academic, cultural and social benefits.

In addition to a strong academic programme at an established university with all the amenities of a city centre close by, Newcastle is an excellent base to explore the rest of the UK and Europe - with many more reasons why you should choose Newcastle as your study abroad destination.

Like many of our previous students, we're confident that you'll have a great academic and social experience for the semester or year that you wish to spend here.

You can also download our Study Abroad brochure (PDF: 664 KB). If you do have any questions, please contact us at studyabroad@ncl.ac.uk and we'll be happy to help.

If you are a study abroad adviser, you can find out more about the institutional agreements we can offer.

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences offer an academic three-week summer school programme across a wide range of subjects. For those student wishing to undertake an English Language Summer School please see the INTO Newcastle University website.

Fast Facts

  • Year institution founded: 1834
  • Number of Full-time students: 1983
  • Number of Part-time students: 1
  • Year MBA first offered: 1983

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Testimonials

Testimonial from Kunal Chatterjee, Postgraduate student, MBA, student at Newcastle University

Introduction

An MBA from a reputable institution like Newcastle University will help carry a flag of security to potential employers. 

Profile Body

Newcastle University has constantly been one of the top ranking universities in the world, which helped me make my choice. Along with this was the fact that the city of Newcastle upon Tyne seemed an ideal place for a mix of fun and academia. Deemed as one of the most classical cities in Europe with an eclectic mix of history and modern life I was looking forward to an overall cultural and intellectual growth not just in terms of academics.

The place has definitely lived up to all my expectations. It houses more than 40,000 students, hence catering to student needs with great ease. Be it in terms of facilities for further academic purposes and also for cultural broadening of horizons. Starting with the University which has a wide range of clubs and societies for students to take part in and get to meet people from similar and different cultural backgrounds to the various institutions like Tyneside Cinema for movie lovers, the Sage where performances of high calibre tempt music lovers and also a host of nightclubs and pubs for those just looking to boogey the weekend away.


When not studying I usually frequent the sports facilities. A game of squash, a round of badminton and even football keep me going through the weekend. Along with this I indulge in my love for movies both commercial and non-mainstream at either The Gate or at Tyneside Cinema. A stroll through the BALTIC helps me catch up with the art scene. A current Andy Warhol exhibition was interesting as well as illuminating as one would have known Warhol only for his kitschy soup drawings.

Being a student city, the place offers a variety of cuisine and most restaurants have deals for students. Some of the ones to be recommended would be the Pizza Hut lunch buffet, check out the buffets in Chinatown and if you are looking for some Spanish head to the quayside for some tapas at El Torero. If you find you've walked yourself all over Newcastle and want something new, take the metro to Tynemouth. Walk to the lighthouse or explore the priory and don't forget to grab a carton of fish and chips. Durham, York and Edinburgh are some of the other cities nearby which warrant a visit. So as you can see there is lots to do here and a single year is never enough.

After my 6 years of work experience, I decided to do an MBA as it would supplement my practical knowledge with the academic know-how giving me a 360 degree view ahead. The Newcastle University MBA, aims to enable learning by creating a real world learning environment, which is coupled with rigorous academic practice and management research. They manage all this in a time span of 12 months, which is ideal for me.

The director on our course promotes an informal and fun atmosphere in the business school. Although we deal with complex problems and keep banging our heads against the wall, we do not forget to have some fun in addition.

My research has also been accepted by the British Academy of Management for a conference in September, 2007. Apparently this is the first time a non-research student's paper has been accepted by the Academy from this University.

One of the biggest surprises in studying at Newcastle was the tremendous support from the faculty. My dissertation and personal tutors were exceptional in going out of their way and reaching out to me. I am sure I speak for others as well, that most of the professors we have interacted with have been most kind and helpful.

An MBA from a reputable institution like Newcastle University, will help carry a flag of security to potential employers. More importantly, the rigorous academic work has enabled students to perform under pressure and since most assignments have been based on group work, my team building and leadership skills have also been polished.

Testimonial from Manasvini Prabhat, undergraduate student, Chemical Engineering, student at Newcastle University

Introduction

The decision to live and study in the UK was not an easy one for my family and me. However, in my third year here, I can happily say that it has definitely been the right choice. It has allowed me to experience not only British culture but also that of many other countries, through other international students. 

Profile Body

The UK offers a lot of flexibility in its well-reputed engineering courses. With a course choice like Chemical Engineering, it was easy to be seduced by UK universities: offering a quality of education easily matching (and often exceeding) that of any other country, along with far better support facilities. Also, the UK seemed culturally closer to home than other foreign countries.

Newcastle is unique as a University city where every amenity is easily accessible in the city centre itself. The University and its Halls of Residence are very conveniently located, with shops only a short walk away. The city itself is extremely vibrant, and the fame of its extremely active nightlife has spread far and wide!


I personally feel it is one of the friendliest places I have come across in my experience of the UK (although it may take a while to adapt your hearing to the local accent!). 

All the delights the city has to offer would, however, be no good at all if I were unable to afford them! Fortunately, Newcastle has a low cost of living compared to other UK cities, and if you take full advantage of the many student discounts on offer, it's easy to take good care of yourself without spending too much.

Newcastle offered me something of a 'package deal' - a well-reputed university, the course of my choice with the flexibility I wanted, as well as a scholarship to slightly ease the financial load. Also, the School of Chemical Engineering in particular is friendly, approachable, and is staffed by some of the best in the field. Finding all this in one University made the opportunity hard to resist.

The University organizes welcome and orientation events for all International students, which are a great starting point when you are new to the place. The friends I made at these events are some of the closest I have, even though some of them have graduated and gone back to their own countries now. The orientation not only helps you meet people, it also makes you familiar with the many support services on offer, and guides you through the process of settling-in with detailed instructions on everything - from opening a bank account to finding cheap shops!

Other than educational support facilities, there are a wide variety of leisure facilities. The large number of clubs and societies ensures something for everyone and is a great way to meet people. I have been part of the Dance society and have chaired the International Students society - both of which were great experiences and a lot of fun. I also play badminton at the sports centre, and like to pretend that I regularly use the gym! If you find yourself without a partner/team for your particular sport, there are many sports societies you could join.

The decision to live and study in the UK was not an easy one for my family and me. However, in my third year here, I can happily say that it has definitely been the right choice. It has allowed me to experience not only British culture but also that of many other countries, through other international students. My course is everything I wanted it to be, I have been fortunate enough to meet some very nice people, and yes, I have even got used to the weather!

Introduction

Living and studying in the UK has changed my lifestyle completely, given me a chance to study with students from different parts of the world and moreover has given me complete independence.

Profile Body

I came to the university to pursue my further studies because universities in the UK are recognized worldwide. I chose this University because of the course and its reputation.

Newcastle is a nice city to live in because of the low cost of living and its rich heritage and culture. The people here are really helpful and caring. My first day in Newcastle was quite scary because I didn't know anybody, however the people here helped me out and consequently I am really happy to be living here. Moreover, transportation is not a problem because of the city's fast and reliable metro system. Transportation is also cheaper with a student pass and you can save a lot of money. The city's nightlife is also an added attraction with most of the pubs and clubs open late into the night. Living here is not a problem because you can earn your living easily by working part time -the University's 'jobshop' provides great help in that. The accommodation is cheap.

I attended Orientation Week at the University where I met a lot of people and made new friends. The people were all warm and helpful. The teachers are helpful and are always ready to help you with your problems. Each student has a tutor with whom you can discuss any problems you are facing in adjusting to the new culture. I think this idea is good and really helps the students.

Library and computing facilities at the University could not be better. The flexible opening hours, unlimited Internet access and huge collection of books are some of the features of the service provided. The laboratories are highly equipped with the latest machines and equipment.

Recently I attended a South Asian Students' society meeting at the Union and it gave me a chance to meet other Asian students at the University, the social life at the University is great. 

Living and studying in the UK has changed my lifestyle completely, gave me a chance to study with students from different parts of the world and moreover has given me complete independence.

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