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This is why International Students Should Choose Newcastle

This is why International Students Should Choose Newcastle

by Judith Charlton

Are you thinking of studying in the UK? Do you want to know why we're one of the most popular higher education destinations?

According to the UK's Higher Education Statistics Agency, in 2021-2022 over 670,000 EU and international students were studying here, so you won't be alone!

But we know there is a lot to consider about studying abroad - from understanding the language, to sorting out finances, choosing accommodation and more. In fact, going to study in a new country can sometimes feel a little overwhelming. 

To help you decide which UK university is right for you, we've put together just a few reasons why you may want to consider Newcastle University.


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You will live in a cultured, affordable city 

If you’re moving to another country where the first language isn’t your native one, it’s normal to feel nervous or have concerns about whether you will feel safe, comfortable and happy there. 

In the UK, Newcastle is famous for being friendly and welcoming. In fact, countless Newcastle graduates choose to stay in the city even after they’ve completed their studies!

Newcastle is also one of the World's Top 40 an UK Top 5 student cities (QS Best Student Cities 2024). Its friendly local people, easy-to-understand transportation system, bustling city-centre and winding streets lined with beautiful buildings make it a popular choice for international and EU students year after year. 

Newcastle is among the most affordable cities in the UK (ranked in the top 10 cities for affordability QS Best Student Cities 2024). But just because it’s budget-friendly, doesn’t mean you have to compromise on culture. This city is brimming with local music, fascinating history, a vibrant theatrical, arts and literature scene and a passionate sports presence.

Whatever your interests, heritage or passions in life, there is space for you to grow and find happiness in the city of Newcastle.


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You will study at one of the highest ranking universities in the world 

Newcastle University has a number of impressive achievements to its name - we are a founding member of the Russell Group and a Global Top 110 university in the QS World University Rankings 2024, to name just two!

We strive to offer our students the best experience when they choose to study with us, and challenge ourselves to keep improving.

We offer an extensive range of degree subjects and specialisms, with over 185 undergraduate degrees and more than 300 postgraduate degrees to choose from. We have one of the largest European Union research portfolios in the UK, so you can rest assured you will delve deep into your chosen subject with like-minded students and researchers who are experts in their field.


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You will benefit from 5-star teaching

Our teaching staff are as dedicated to your learning as they are to their own fields of expertise. We’re incredibly proud of the amazing work our academics do, from developing drugs that can slow the spread of ovarian cancer to discovering new underwater species. Changes that benefit societies across the world can be traced back to the people that teach at our historic campus.

We have been awarded 5 QS Stars for Teaching (2023) which shows how we value our students' teaching and learning experience with us.


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Our graduates are in demand  

Newcastle University ranks as one of the best in the world at engaging with employers - we've been awarded 5 QS Stars for Student Employability (2023).

In the academic year 2021-22 we advertised over 4,600 graduate jobs and placements with 1,200+ employers through our MyCareer portal.

Our degrees also give you many transferable skills - from team-work to communication skills, analytical skills and more. And you will benefit from the support and guidance of our Careers Service

Our Careers team will help you develop your CV, find work experience, master interview techniques and much more. They will support you as you apply for your dream career, both while you’re studying with us and for up to three years after you graduate.

We hope you have found this blog post useful. If you're interested in studying with  Newcastle University find out more about our undergraduate experience here, or explore postgraduate study with us, here

Get more advice for your journey to university HERE