3 min read

This is why International Students Should Choose Newcastle

This is why International Students Should Choose Newcastle

by Newcastle University

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, over 500,000 EU and international students are currently 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.


Newcastle_University_Campus (5)

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 also offers all the perks of city life, with the comforts of a town. Voted 4th in the UK for local life (Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2020) its friendly local people, simple and easy-to-understand transportation system, and winding streets lined with beautiful buildings make it a popular choice for international and EU students year after year. 

Newcastle is also among the most affordable cities in the UK (ranked in the top 10 cities for affordability QS Best Student Cities 2022). 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, an enchanting 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.


Newcastle_University_Campus (6)

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 are ranked 134th in the QS World University Rankings 2022, 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.

At Newcastle, there are no limits to the subjects and specialisms you can explore. 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.

Newcastle also has partnerships that span the globe - stretching from Australia to the Netherlands. 


Newcastle_University_Campus (3)

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 (2021) which shows how we value our students' teaching and learning experience with us. And in 2019, we were ranked in the top 25 universities in Europe for Teaching Excellence by Times Higher Education


Newcastle_University_Campus (2)

You will be at a university that values your health and safety

If the public health situation deteriorates and restrictions need to tighten, our Outbreak Response Plan and the steps we’ve put in place will make sure our students have a safe and fulfilling university experience. 

We are also monitoring the situation around travel to the UK and are supporting our international students travelling to join us for the start of the 2022 academic year - find out more by visiting our Covid-19 study page. 


Newcastle_University_Campus (4)

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 (2021).

A degree from Newcastle is respected by employers - in the UK we are ranked Top 20 most targeted university by the Times Top 100 Employers.

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 award-winning Careers Service

Our Careers team is one of the most innovative in the UK and 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

download your guide to writing a personal statement