|Location||Newcastle upon Tyne, England|
|Famous Courses||Computer Science, Business, Media|
Newcastle University is a world-class institution established in 1834 with an international reputation for academic excellence. Newcastle University is a founding member of the elite Russell Group, a group of 24 highly research-intensive universities in the UK. High-quality teaching, strong research profile, and outstanding student support make the University one of the most popular institutes 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 internationalisation, the University 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.
A commitment to academic excellence, teaching quality and student experience is demonstrated through Newcastle's position in both national and international rankings. As a global top 130 university (QS World Rankings 2023), courses in Media Studies, Engineering, Earth Sciences, Linguistics, Pharmacy and Pharmacology among others, are also in the UK top 10 (Guardian University Guide 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 Newcastle students with a unique learning opportunity. A range of scholarships for high-achieving undergraduate and postgraduate students, including 50% and 100% tuition fee waivers, are also available.
International Welcome Week is held at the beginning of the year to introduce international students to the UK, the University and each other. This includes a meet and greet service from Newcastle International Airport as well as workshops, talks and social events like quizzes and ceilidh (traditional dance). In partnership with INTO, Newcastle offers free in-sessional language support throughout the year, as well as pre-sessional courses.
The REF 2021 results show that the University’s research capacity has grown by 65% since 2014. 42% of its research was scored as world-leading up from 31% in 2014.
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Newcastle University Business School is also a triple accredited business school providing an exceptional education. Most programmes are professionally accredited which assures you the education you receive is ready for your future.
Accommodation for international students is guaranteed for the first year of study. Newcastle University has almost 4,000 places available, about 25% of which are catered. Facilities vary, with en suite and standard rooms available, as well as larger single rooms and studio apartments. Self-catered rooms are generally arranged in flats with a shared kitchen.
The Accommodation Service offers free advice for students looking to find private rented accommodation within Newcastle. A full list of the available accommodation at Newcastle for undergraduate and postgraduate students can be found here.
Newcastle is regarded as the capital of the north-east of England and 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.
Stunning countryside and coastal scenery is within easy travelling distance of the city, including hills, lakes, castles and beautiful coastlines. The historic cities of Durham, York and Edinburgh are easy to reach by train or bus, while London is only a three-hour train journey away. Newcastle Airport has links to major cities including Paris, Barcelona and Amsterdam as well as a daily connection to Dubai.
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