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Newcastle University

Newcastle University is committed to providing students with excellent, research-led teaching delivered by dedicated and passionate teachers. It is a thriving international community of some 27,750 students from over 130 countries worldwide.

As a member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities in the UK, it has a world-class reputation for research excellence in the fields of medicine, science and engineering, social sciences and the humanities.

Fast Facts


  • Newcastle upon Tyne, England

Number of students

  • 26650

International students

  • 4928


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

Notable Alumni

  • Rowen Aktinson, 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

  • Aural & Oral Science – 2nd in the UK
  • Art & Design – 2nd in the UK
  • Agriculture & Forestry – 4th in the UK
  • Creative Writing – 4th in the UK
  • Linguistics – 4th in the UK
  • Architecture – 6th in the UK
  • Communication & Media Studies – 6th in the UK
  • Marketing – 6th 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.

in the world

for Dentistry – QS World Rankings 2019

in the UK

for English – THE Rankings 2019

in the European Teaching Rankings 2018


Newcastle upon Tyne, commonly known as Newcastle, is a city in Tyne and Wear, North East England.

It is located 166 km south of Edinburgh, 74 km from the Scottish border, 13.7 km from the North Sea and 446 km north of London on the northern bank of the River Tyne.

In large parts, Newcastle still retains a medieval street layout. Narrow alleys or ‘chares’, most of which can only be traversed by foot, still exist in abundance, particularly around the riverside.

Stairs from the riverside to higher parts of the city centre and the extant Castle Keep, originally recorded in the 14th century, remain intact in places.

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Did you know?

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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