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Newcastle University - INTO UK

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Through INTO Newcastle University, international students can study at a prestigious Russell Group university and progress into an impressive range of degrees at Newcastle University.

Based in a friendly student city, many international students have found success at Newcastle University, an institution that is globally recognised for its academic, research and graduate excellence. It's ranked 42nd in the UK (The Times and the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022) and is a top 150 world university (QS World University Ranking 2022).

International students can find a variety of different pathway programmes at INTO Newcastle University that will help them reach their goals:

  • International Foundation – students can develop their academic and English language knowledge and skills, and prepare for direct entry onto the first year of an undergraduate course.
  • International Year One – equivalent to the first year of an undergraduate course, students can work on their academic, research and English language skills whilst preparing to progress directly onto the second year of an undergraduate course.
  • Graduate Diploma – students can improve their academic, research and English language skills and get ready to enter directly onto a postgraduate course.
  • English Language Courses – prepare students for further academic study.

Average tuition fees for undergraduate and postgraduate INTO students for three-term pathways in 2021–22 are GBP 20,395 to GBP 21,395. Accommodation costs for three-term pathways in 2021–22 range from GBP 5,775 to GBP 9,538.

The safe and affordable location of Newcastle is the dynamic cultural centre of North East England, which is well-known for its vibrant nightlife, Georgian architecture and welcoming locals.

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What's new

What's new

One of the world's top 150 universities

Newcastle University has been ranked 134th in the world (QS World University Rankings 2022). The rankings analyse more than 1,000 institutions.

The university also ranked as 89th in the world for employer reputation in a survey which had responses from more than 44,000 employers.

Many of the university's degrees are also accredited by, and developed with, professional organisations, preparing students for the world of work and further study.

Students benefit from the university's award-winning careers support and gain valuable experience and skills by taking part in the NCL+ initiative, which includes extracurricular activities and placements.

Newcastle University has many strong industry partnerships with esteemed businesses all across the world, such as Nissan, Ernst & Young LLP, Procter and Gamble, which students can benefit from.

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Teaching quality

Teaching quality

Teaching staff at INTO Newcastle University have many years of experience helping international students reach their ambitions. They know what challenges students face when they move to a new country to study. Students will be able to benefit from their expertise as well as small classes, top facilities and a productive learning environment.

Personal tutors

All students are assigned a personal tutor who they meet up with for tutorials throughout the academic year. Personal tutors assist international students with settling into student life, offer academic advice, support with progress, and are available to offer support or refer students to the appropriate support services.

Other academic support services include:

  • Extra maths support classes and drop-in clinics
  • Weekly academic helpdesk sessions
  • Revision sessions

Language support

International students, who struggle to effectively communicate in English, can receive dedicated English language support, and there is a Chinese Language Support Officer who is on-hand to support Chinese students.

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Student support

Student support

To help international students with every step of their overseas student experience, there are many support services in place across the INTO Centre and Newcastle University.

The INTO Centre offers:

  • 24-hour emergency telephone for support outside of office hours
  • Airport pick-up service
  • Orientation programme during the first week
  • Dedicated welfare officer
  • Residential assistants in student accommodation
  • Visa and immigration support
  • Day trips, parties and excursions throughout the year

Newcastle University has plenty of support for all international students, including:

  • Language Resource Centre that has free learning resources in more than 150 languages
  • Tandem Learning Scheme, where international students are matched with domestic students to help them improve their language skills
  • 24/7 award-winning library services
  • Individual and group study spaces
  • E-learning and IT services

There is also university-wide support available, such as:

  • Disability support
  • Health services
  • Students' Union
  • Chaplaincy services
  • Careers support

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

To be eligible for study at INTO Newcastle University, students will need to meet a small number of entry requirements.

International Foundation

  • Academic requirements – students will need to have completed 12 years of school (or equivalent) and have finished with good grades. Some programmes require students to provide a portfolio.
  • English language requirements – students will need a minimum IELTS score of 5.0-6.0, or equivalent.

International Year One

  • Academic requirements – depending on the course, students will need satisfactory completion of certain A-Levels, completion of an accepted foundation course or good grades in the first year of an overseas degree. Some programmes require students to provide a portfolio.
  • English language requirements – students will need a minimum IELTS score of 5.5-6.0, or equivalent.

Graduate Diploma

  • Academic requirements – depending on the course, students will need to have completed their first degree, a diploma or equivalent. There are also subject-specific requirements.
  • English language requirements – students will need a minimum IELTS score of 5.0-5.5, or equivalent.

English Language Courses

  • Academic requirements – depending on the course, students will usually need an offer of a place to study at INTO Newcastle University. Extended programmes which incorporate a term of academic English into the pathway are offered. Those who cannot meet the English language requirements may be eligible for the academic English course.
  • English language requirements – depending on the start date and course length, students will need a minimum IELTS score of 3.0-6.0, or equivalent.

This is not a definitive list, and students are recommended to check the entry requirements for their chosen course. Those who cannot meet the English language requirements may be eligible for the academic English course.

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At INTO Newcastle University, international students will be able to live and study in the centre of a vibrant and exciting city.

INTO Centre

The INTO Centre offers a safe and modern environment with everything students need for learning and living. This includes modern study facilities, accommodation and spaces for socialising or relaxing. Learning resources include digital whiteboards, a versatile lecture theatre, online learning support and much more.

Learning Resource Centre

Dedicated to INTO students, the Learning Resource Centre has a wealth of resources ready for international students to use to aid their learning. This ranges from DVDs and newspapers to printing and scanning facilities.

University facilities

INTO students are able to make use of Newcastle University's top facilities, such as the Philip Robinson Library, the Sports Centre, and the Students' Union.


International students can choose to stay in modern, secure on-campus housing, where there is 24/7 support and a range of facilities. Alternatively, they can opt to live in a local homestay, where students can experience what life is like in the UK.


There is a friendly cafe for all to enjoy hot and cold food and drinks. A variety of international cuisines are available, suiting most dietary requirements and preferences.

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Scholarships & funding

Scholarships & funding

To recognise the achievements and encourage the continued growth of its international students, INTO Newcastle University offers a number of scholarships and other funding opportunities to help with the costs of studying.

The awards currently available to students can vary in amount and may be paid out across one or multiple years. These are designed to help with the costs of living and studying an excellent opportunity when combined with living in the affordable city of Newcastle.

Some scholarships may have specific eligibility criteria, so students are encouraged to check the availability and eligibility requirements for each scholarship before applying. To apply you must supply the following documents as part of your application:

  • Evidence of English language proficiency
  • An offer letter
  • Latest academic transcript
  • Personal statement

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