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  • Locations: Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: UB applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 03/15/2019
Rolling Admission 09/16/2019 01/25/2020
Academic Year 2019-2020 03/15/2019
Rolling Admission 09/16/2019 06/13/2020

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Open to: UB students only Language of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 3 Eligibility: Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
Area of Study: Art, Art History, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Chinese, Civil Engineering, Classics, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Electrical Engineering, English, French, Geography, German, Global Gender Studies, Health and Human Services, History, Humanities, International Studies, Japanese, Linguistics, Mathematics, Media Study, Music, Nutrition, Philosophy, Political Science, Romance Languages and Literatures, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish, Visual Studies Term: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
Housing Options: Off Campus, On Campus Program Advisor: Krista Paszkowsky
Credits: 12-18 per semester
Program Description:

Newcastle University

Newcastle upon Tyne, commonly known as “Newcastle,” is the cosmopolitan capital of the north east of England, UK. “Upon Tyne” comes from the Tyne River flowing through the city and the Tyne and Wear county it resides in. Newcastle was named after the Norman castle in its center; however, the city can trace its history back to Roman times. Remnants of Hadrian's Wall exist alongside a medieval cathedral, and impressive Victorian buildings.
Newcastle is a cultural hub with many cafes and restaurants, as well as a great shopping district in the city center, Sage Gateshead music center, Baltic art gallery, and many other museums. St. James' Park, home to Newcastle United Football Club, is just a short walk from the University. The city is also home to Newcastle Falcons rugby club and has first-class basketball and ice hockey teams. Newcastle also hosts the world’s biggest half marathon, the Great North Run. Travelling around Newcastle is very easy. The city center is compact and you can walk between most places within 15 minutes. Students mostly get around the city by bus, Metro and bicycle.  For more information view this video on city life in Newcastle.

Newcastle University traces its origins to the School of Medicine and Surgery (later the College of Medicine), established in 1834. After multiple merges with other higher education institutions, the University became the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1963, and most recently, Newcastle University. Today, Newcastle University has over 22,000 students in attendance, 5,300 of which are international students. Newcastle University is proud to share that they awarded Dr. Martin Luther King with an honorary degree in 1967. Newcastle’s plans for becoming a world-class civic university include responding to “the needs and demands of civil society.” They aim to prepare students to handle real-world challenges, have a positive impact on society, contribute to the economy, and be able to respond to global and community issues. 
The 50-acre campus on the edge of the city is the hub for teaching, research and collaboration.To learn more about Newcastle University, please view this video about the campus.

Students may choose courses from Stages 1, 2 and 3, depending on previous experience/classes taken in the subject area. Courses (modules) are offered in Autumn/Semester 1, Spring/Semester 2, and Academic Year/Semesters 1&2, and students usually take 60 UK credits per semester (120 UK credits for the year). For module descriptions, pre-requisites, and other details please see the Module Catalogue. Students may not take courses in the following areas of study:  Law and Psychology.  

Areas of study open to exchange students include:
  • Agriculture, Food & Rural Development
  • Archaeology
  • Arts & Cultures
  • Biology
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Business Administration (AACSB accredited)
  • Chemical Engineering & Advanced Materials
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering & Geosciences
  • Communications, Media & Advertising
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • English Literature
  • Geography
  • History & Classics 
  • Linguistics
  • Marine Sciences & Technology
  • Mathematics & Statistics
  • Modern Languages
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
Please review more details surrounding general academic information on the Newcastle University website. Please reference the credit conversion chart below to learn how credits earned at Newcastle University will convert to UB credits:
UK Credits UB Credits
30 8
20 5
15 4
10 3

With more than 5,000 rooms, Newcastle Accommodation Services offer an extensive range of great-value accommodation, from en suite to standard rooms, single or double bedrooms, and catered or self-catered facilities, giving students a range of options to suit their budget and preferences. All accommodations are either close to the city-center campus or within easy reach, via excellent transport links.

Students studying at Newcastle University for the full academic year are guaranteed a place in university accommodation provided they complete the housing application by the application deadline. Students coming for one semester are not covered by the guarantee; however, a timely housing application will raise chances of securing on-campus accommodation. If you are studying at Newcastle during semester two, (January-June) you will have a better chance of securing on-campus accommodation. It is recommended that students apply for accommodation as soon as they have accepted Newcastle’s offer of study.
If there are no rooms available or your application is late, every effort will be made to find you alternative accommodation. If you are unable to secure University Accommodation, the Accommodation Service at Newcastle will provide you with advice and guidance on how to obtain accommodation in the private sector.

Estimated costs for this program can be found at the top of this page next to Budget Sheets by clicking on the term.

UB students are encouraged to apply for study abroad scholarships. To learn more about the scholarships available to UB students, please visit our scholarships page.

Fall Semester (Semester 1): Late September-Late January
Spring Semester (Semester 2): Late January-Mid June

Fall Semester and Academic Year:  March 15
Spring Semester:  October 1

Visit the Newcastle University website. 

This program is currently not accepting applications.