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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 a top 30 UK university (The Times and the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020) and a top 150 world university (QS World University Ranking 2020).

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 be 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 2019–20 are GBP 18,995 to GBP 19,995. Accommodation costs for three-term pathways in 2019–20 range from GBP 5,600 to GBP 8,930.

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 in the QS World University Rankings 2020 as 146th in the world. 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 help international students with their tuition fees and living expenses, INTO Newcastle University has a number of scholarships in place. The following is what is available for the 2019–20 academic year:

International Foundation Scholarship

Students with an unconditional offer to start an International Foundation pathway may be eligible to receive a scholarship of GBP 10,000 – GBP 20,000. The scholarship comes as a tuition fee discount, and to receive the full scholarship, students need to progress onto a Newcastle University degree course.

Regional Scholarship

INTO students starting an International Foundation, International Year One or Graduate Diploma pathway may be eligible to receive a scholarship of GBP 2,500 to go towards their tuition fees. This award is based on academic excellence.

Students are encouraged to check the availability and eligibility requirements for each scholarship.

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Newcastle University - INTO UK offers a range of courses that are proven to help international students progress to undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in the UK. The centre also offers a number of English language courses for professional or everyday use. The INTO Centre at Newcastle University is a modern, safe centre with full access to a range of facilities for living and learning. It has state-of-the-art study facilities, on-site accommodation and plenty of opportunities for relaxing and socialising.

Newcastle University is a highly-ranked Russell Group institution, with a global reputation for academic excellence, research power and graduate employability. With students from more than 135 countries and campuses in London, Singapore and Malaysia, Newcastle is a truly international university. It has more than 60 student-led clubs and societies, as well as extensive on-site sports facilities, which offers a wide range of activities and events for sport enthusiasts to enjoy.

INTO Newcastle has a versatile laboratory, a Language Resource Centre and an extensive library. All its students are supported by dedicated teachers and staff. The facilities and resources at INTO Centre include mix of social spaces and quiet spots for private study, modern classrooms with digital whiteboards, and lecture theatre with wall-mounted screens. The INTO social programme offers even more opportunities to meet new people and make friends, including Chinese New Year celebrations, Christmas, Halloween and end of semester parties, and various trips and excursions. Newcastle University - INTO UK

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