Newcastle University

United Kingdom


Newcastle University dates back to the School of Medicine and Surgery established in the city in 1834. After mergers with several other colleges to form King’s College in 1937, the university was formed by an Act of Parliament in 1967. It’s a member of the Russell Group and has campuses in Singapore and Malaysia. It has over 28,000 students, including international students from 140 countries around the world.

It is one of the top 125 universities in the world according to the QS World University Rankings 2023. It’s also in the top 50 in the UK in the Complete University Guide and The Times/Sunday Times University Guide. Newcastle ranked first in the UK and eighth in the world for sustainable development in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings.

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Newcastle ranks in the top 10 most affordable cities in the UK in the QS Best Student Cities 2022. It’s not just affordable though, it also came fifth in the UK for Student Life in general in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2022 and scored 93% for Overall International Student Satisfaction.

International students can be greeted at Newcastle International Airport with the university’s Meet and Greet service. There’s also an International Welcome Week including information sessions and social activities to help you settle in.

Newcastle University has the only library awarded by the UK Government for ‘excellent customer service’ five years in a row. With more than a million print books and collections of rare and vintage books, the libraries are certainly well-stocked. Other impressive facilities include the Centre for Physical Recreation and Sport and language resource centre.


95% of Newcastle University graduates entered employment or further study within six months of graduating and it is in the top 20 universities for graduate career prospects in the UK. It is also one of the top 20 'most targeted' universities in the UK, as rated by the Times Top 100 Employers. Its Careers Service supports students and graduates for up to three years after graduation with workshops, insight events, placements, interview preparation and enterprise support.



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