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Newcastle University

Newcastle, England, United Kingdom
  • 213 THE World University Rankings 2014-2015
  • 127 QS World University Rankings 2014
  • 129 QS World University Rankings 2013
  • 198 THE World University Rankings 2013-2014
  • 162 QS World University Rankings 2015
  • 196 THE World University Rankings 2015-2016
  • 161 QS World University Rankings 2018
Campus setting Urban
Living cost USD 1,937 per month
Student population Large (More than 10,000)
International students Contact the university / college
Institution type Public

About Newcastle University

Newcastle University is located in the North East of England, and has a global reputation for high quality teaching and cutting edge research. The university enrols students from all over the world and currently have more than 3,000 international students from over 100 countries. Newcastle University was established as a School of Medicine and Surgery in 1834 and is now one of the UK'€™s leading international universities.

The University has developed a range of teaching and research interests which span a wide and varied range of subjects. These include arts and humanities; biological and biomedical sciences; environmental and agricultural sciences; business and management; education; communication and language sciences; engineering and computing science; medicine and dentistry; physical and mathematical sciences and social sciences and law.

Newcastle University reconfirmed its position as one of the UK's top 20 research institutions in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE). The University was ranked 17th out of 162 UK universities and colleges in a table from the influential Research Fortnight magazine, which analysed the RAE results.

Newcastle is a member of the elite Russell Group, an association of the leading research-intensive universities in the UK. At Newcastle you can benefit from a wide range of excellent academic services which will enhance your experience as a student, increase your employability and help prepare you for your future career.

Campus information

The university's 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. And, the university Computing Service provides more than 1,300 PCs in 40 cluster rooms across the campus.

Newcastle University offers many catered and non-catered halls of residence available to first-year students, located around the city of Newcastle. Popular Newcastle areas for private student houses and flats off campus include Jesmond, Henderson, Victoria, Easton, and many more.p> The most common study-bedrooms comprise of: bed (single, large single, double or twin single), desk, chair, wardrobe and shelving with internet connection. The accommodation generally comprises of fully equipped kitchens, with cooker, fridge, freezer and microwave.

Newcastle University is situated in the North East of England, Newcastle has excellent transport links with major UK and international cities. Newcastle is about 3 hours from London by rail and the Newcastle International Airport is only seven miles away.


The cost of living in Newcastle is low compared to many other cities in the UK. Accommodation is reasonably priced, many amenities are within walking distance and student discounts are available in the city. Newcastle is one of the most exciting, friendly and cosmopolitan cities in the UK, and is fast becoming an internationally renowned centre of culture and science. Newcastle has an international airport and is three 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 has recently been named Britain's best town for students in a survey by Accommodation for, which drew on the reviews of 36,000 students.


Courses available 10

Applied, Pure Sciences 1 Business, Management 1 Computer Science, IT 2 Engineering 4 English Language 1 Health and Medicine 1 Humanities & Social Sciences 1


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