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Newcastle University

Newcastle University

Newcastle University is a world-leading university ranked 122nd in the world (QS 2023), advancing knowledge, providing creative solutions and solving global problems. Newcastle is a people focused university that harnesses academic excellence, innovation and creativity to provide benefits to individuals, to organisations and to society as a whole.

With history dating back to the 1830s, and a member of the prestigious Russell Group (regarded as the UK version of the Ivy League), the university has an outstanding global reputation and has numerous programmes ranked in the World Top 100. The university is home to nearly 30,000 students from over 120 countries.

Fast Facts


  • Newcastle upon Tyne, England

Number of students

  • 29,872

International students

  • 4,882


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

Notable Alumni

  • Rowan Aktinson (Mr Bean), Actor
  • Alexander Downer, Former Australian Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Bruce Babbit, Former Governor of Arizona
  • Princess Eugenie of York

Key strengths in teaching and research

  • Art & Design – 2nd in the UK *
  • Agriculture & Forestry – 3rd in the UK *
  • Anatomy and Physiology – 3rd in the UK *
  • Communications and Media Studies – 3rd in the UK *
  • Aural & Oral Science – 4th in the UK *
  • Creative Writing – 4th in the UK *
  • Architecture – 7th in the UK *
  • Food Sciences – 8th in the UK *
  • Marketing – 10th in the UK *


The University of Newcastle was ranked 16th in the UK for research power, the departments of Neuroscience, English Language and literature and Computing Sciences were ranked amongst the leading departments in the UK.
Research areas ranging from dentistry and biological sciences, to civil engineering, maths, and media and cultural studies were all rated as world-leading or internationally excellent.

* Complete University Guide 2021

in the world

QS World University Rankings 2024

in the UK

for Art & Design – Complete University Guide 2021

in the European Teaching Rankings 2018


Newcastle upon Tyne, commonly known as Newcastle, was voted as the 6th best student city in the UK and amongst the top 10 most affordable student cities in the UK (QS 2022). Newcastle upon Tyne is also a great student city, welcoming and friendly, known for its stunning architecture and coastline, arts and culture, sport, shopping, and nightlife. Newcastle University’s campus is located in the city centre giving convenient access to everything Newcastle has to offer.

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Newcastle University has extended its reach beyond the UK by opening two branch campuses. In 2008, in partnership with the Singapore Institute for Technology, they opened a campus in Singapore and now offer six degree programmes supporting more than 700 students. With the opening of Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed) in 2011, they became the only UK university to establish a fully-owned medical campus overseas. NUMed delivers degrees in medicine and biomedical sciences to more than 500 students.

Scholarships and Funding

Newcastle University has various funding and scholarship arrangements in place for international students. Scholarships may be offered by the university itself, some by the British Government, whilst others are country-specific scholarships or study loans, part of an agreement with funding bodies across Latin America. Below is an overview of opportunities available to Latin American students interested in studying at Newcastle University.

For further information please do some research directly with these funding bodies, or contact the Inova Education team and we can assist you identifying opportunities available in your country. Note that in most cases you cannot apply for scholarships or study loans until after you have secured a university offer.

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