About Newcastle University

by / Tuesday, 02 December 2014 / Published in Newcastle University

About Newcastle University

Newcastle University is a traditional university and an elite member of the Russell Group of 24 top research-based institutions in the UK. Newcastle University track the origins to Academic excellence, strong research, industry links, relevant courses and a city centre campus are some of the key factors that distinguish Newcastle from other universities. Situated in the heart of one of the UK’s most dynamic student cities, Newcastle University is home to more than 22,000 students including 4000 International students from more than 115 countries. With a staff complement of more than 5,000, Newcastle’s reputation has resulted in attracting some of the leading academics and researchers from around the globe, opening up access to a wealth of global experiences and expertise for our students.

Newcastle University Campus Look


  • No. 82 in the world by the UI Green Metric World University Ranking (2013)
  • No. 121 in the world by the Leiden ranking (2014)
  • No. 127 in the world by the QS ranking (2014)
  • No. 159 in the World and 63 in Europe by the University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP) (2013/14)
  • No. 202 in the world by the Times Higher Education ranking (2014)
  • No. 6 in the UK for overall student satisfaction (amongst peers) by the National Student Survey 2014
  • No. 9 in the UK for ‘career prospects’ in the Guardian University Guide (Published 2014)
  • No. 15 in the UK in the People & Planet Green League (2013)
  • No. 16 in the UK for student sport by the British University and Colleges Sports organisation (2014)
  • No. 20 in the UK in the Complete University Guide (Published 2014)
  • No. 22 in the UK in the Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015 (Published 2014) 
  • WHY Newcastle University?
  • World Recognition& Rankings(Listed above)
  • Quality-assured & Research informed Teaching – (Prestigious Russell Group University)
  • Outstanding industry links and graduate employability
  • Wide range of Industry ‘hands on’ courses
  • A true global exposure –  more than 4,000 International Students from over 110 countries
  • Excellent Student Experience &dedicated student support services
  • State-of-the-art facilities including the renowned Robinson Library
  • UG, PG and Research scholarships including India specific scholarships
  • A true mix of city and country life by offering most happening city centre campus as well as unspoilt countryside and beautiful coastline just a short Metro ride away.
  • Low cost of Living – compared to many other parts of the UK
  • Dedicated India support team – to provide in-country support
  • Warm and friendly people – willing to extend help
  • It’s SAFE – we work with ‘Safe Newcastle’ on crime prevention 


The University is divided into three faculties:

  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Science, Agriculture and Engineering
  • Medical Sciences

These faculties offer a wide range of courses at Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Research level. Newcastle University gets the benefit from the strong links with industry and research and these courses are updated on a regular basis to meet industrial needs. The students get exposed to guest lecturers from prominent industry experts and they are encouraged to participate in work-related projects to enhance their technical and professional competencies.

The cover the broad subject disciplines of: Agriculture, Food and Rural Development, Architecture, Planning and Landscape, Arts and Cultures, Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Business, Accounting, Finance and Marketing, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computing Science, Dental Sciences, Education, Communication and Language Sciences, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, English Literature, Language and Linguistics, Geography, Politics and Sociology, History, Classics and Archaeology, Law,Marine Science and Technology, Mathematics and Statistics, Mechanical and Systems Engineering, Medical Sciences, Education Development, Modern Languages and Psychology.

A full up to date list of all of Newcastle University’s Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses can be found here:




As with all Universities in the UK, undergraduate applications to Newcastle University should be submitted via UCAS at www.ucas.ac.uk.

For postgraduate applications, applications should be submitted via our online Postgraduate application form: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/apply/form/.

Newcastle University Campus


The University has a number of scholarships available to Indian students – studying at Postgraduate Research, Postgraduate Taught and Undergraduate level.

For potential scholarship opportunities for students studying at Postgraduate level, students should refer to the Postgraduate Funding List which can be found here: www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding/search/list/.

Students should continue to check this site as the year progresses and more opportunities become available.

Information on the Newcastle University India Scholarship can be found on this http://www.ncl.ac.uk/international/country/asia/india/index.htm

PG Scholarships are also available for students studying in some of our academic schools. For more information, please see:

For Undergraduate students, students should refer to this webpage which lists a number of scholarships available to undergraduate, including many which are school specific: www.ncl.ac.uk/undergraduate/finance/internationalstudentfinance/.


Newcastle University is able to offer guaranteed accommodation to both its Undergraduate and Postgraduate students provided they match the terms of the accommodation guarantee http://www.ncl.ac.uk/accommodation/students/guarantee/.

Students should note that the deadline to be covered by the guarantee is June 30. Students may still apply for accommodation after this time and could be offered a place, but there is no guarantee.Undergraduate Accommodation

Newcastle University offer a wide selection of accommodation sites for undergraduate students, located on or within a short walking distance or bus/Metro ride of campus

More information including up to date prices can be found at: www.ncl.ac.uk/accommodation/students/undergraduate

Postgraduate Accommodation

Most of the postgraduate accommodation is located within a short walk from campus. The postgraduate accommodation sites are:

More information including up to date prices can be found at: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/accommodation/students/postgraduate

Private Sector Accommodation

For those students who would prefer not to stay in University Accommodation, the Accommodation Service offers free help and advice for our students who are searching for properties, as well as students who are currently living in the private sector:

Newcastle University, NU student homes Property Management Service leases privately owned properties and rents them to student groups. This unique service offers many benefits for our students – a degree of independence with the reassurance the University is always on hand to deal with problems which may arise.

More information can be found at: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/accommodation/private/


Winner of several National Careers awards, Newcastle was the first UK University Careers Service to be awarded a quality mark for high standard of information, advice and guidance and are consistently rated highly by our international students. Newcastle University offers a range of services to help students realise their potential while they are studying and for up to three years after graduation. This includes information on occupations and employers, advice on working life during and after your degree, business start-up resources, gaining enterprise, entrepreneurial and employability skills, finding placements, internships or work experience, building up contacts and networks, developing business ideas and getting them off the ground, writing CVs and job applications and find graduate vacancies and postgraduate courses.

Newcastle University also help students find part-time jobs through various innovate work experiences schemes like Passport to Work, Newcastle Work Experience, ncl+ to name a few. This not only helps out students to earn extra money but it is instrumental in gaining valuable work exposure – helping them showcase their knowledge and skills.

Newcastle University work with top employers in the world that includes Procter and Gamble, GE, Barclays, Deloitte, IBM, PwC to name a few. International, national and local employers visit our campus to deliver student presentations and seminars and attend our careers fairs. Newcastle University alumni obtain positions with renowned organisations across the globe.

The Careers Service website offers detailed information on all these opportunities and more and is well worth a visit: www.ncl.ac.uk/careers.


Newcastle University operates a welcome programme for all new international students each year known as International Welcome Week, helping them settle in to their new life.

The Programme includes: a free ‘Meet & Greet’ Service from Newcastle International Airport; a schedule of information sessions designed to inform students about the practicalities of being a new student at Newcastle University; and a programme of social activities operated by Newcastle University Students’ Union.

Further information on the International Welcome Programme can be found at http://www.ncl.ac.uk/international/prearrival/welcome/


Newcastle University has invested over £35 million to build a new Student Services Building, ‘King’s Gate’, where a range of Student Support Services are available. Newcastle University’s Student Wellbeing Service provides information, advice and guidance on a wide range of student support issues to enable all students to maximise their potential while at University. This includes visa and accommodation support, financial support, mental health and counseling, disability, specific learning difficulties, faith, health information and general wellbeing.

For more information on the exact services that Student Wellbeing offer, visit their webpages: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/students/wellbeing/

Newcastle University also have a very active Students’ Union and over 140 Student Societies to help you discover new interest and make new friends from around the University – including societies such as the International Society, Latin and Ballroom Dancing Society, Fell Walking and Comedy – as well as many more.


Newcastle is regarded as the capital of the North East of England. It 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. Whatever your interests, the city has something to offer you.

The University is situated in the city centre and easy to get around so transport costs are low. The city has a bus and underground Metro system, linking the city centre to the suburbs and the coast.

Eldon Square and Northumberland Street are the two main shopping areas within the city centre and are busy, vibrant places with lots of choice. There are also many markets and supermarkets as well as specialist shopping for food from around the world and Halal goods.

Newcastle regularly hosts some of the biggest names in international music, theatre and comedy at one of its several concert and theatre venues. There are also three cinemas in the city.

The city has a fantastic choice of museums and art galleries including. The Baltic Centre for Contemporary with its stunning views of the city from its outdoor viewing platform, The Laing Art Gallery and the Hatton Gallery on the University campus. There is also the Great North Museum and the Centre for Life.

If Students enjoys eating out or going for a drink with friends, then Newcastle is home to many Chinese, Greek, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Lebanese, Mexican, Persian, Spanish, Thai, Turkish and Vietnamese restaurants as well as international favourites Pizza Hut, Frankie & Benny’s and Nandos.

The city also has a reputation as one of the world’s best party destinations. Students love the extensive choice of nightlife available to them, whether it’s dancing in one of our many nightclubs or enjoying a drink with friends in the many pubs, bars and cafes across the city.

Newcastle United is one of the most famous football clubs in the country, playing in the Premier League and the city is also home to English Premiership rugby union team the Newcastle Falcons, the Newcastle Eagles basketball team and ice hockey team the Newcastle Vipers.

There is also an international athletics stadium in Gateshead and Durham County Cricket Club play their home games in nearby Chester-le-Street. In 2013, the ground hosted an ‘Ashes’ test match between England and Australia. 

Stunning countryside and coastal scenery is within easy travelling distance of the city, including hills, lakes, castles and beautiful coastlines.

The historic city of Durham is just a fifteen-minute train journey away. The cities of York and Edinburgh – the capital of Scotland – are easy to reach by train or bus, while London is only a three-hour train journey away.

Explore Europe and beyond from Newcastle International Airport, which has links to some of Europe’s major cities including Paris, Barcelona and Amsterdam as well as a daily connection to Dubai.

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