University of Newcastle

The public research university is located in the North East of England. The school has overseas campuses in Malaysia and Singapore. Not only is it a red brick university, but it is also a member of the Russel Group, an association of research intensive United Kingdom universities. The university traces its establishment to School of Medicine and Surgery that was founded in 1834, and the College of Physical science that was established in 1871.

In 1937, the Newcastle colleges merged to form Kings college. Following an act of Parliament in 1963 Kings College became the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. 

University at a Glance:

Established: Founded in 1834

University Type: Public University

Number of International Students: 4,806 

Hostel Type: University Hostel

Climate: Warm summers, cold winters

Yearly Tuition Fee: EUR 99250 

Eligibility: IELTS

ECFMG Approval: Approved

Last Date to Apply: 3rd January 2021

University Introduction:

The school provides about 175 full time undergraduate degrees in a range of subject areas such as arts, sciences, medicine and engineering. The Oldest building in the campus is the Armstrong building. It is the site of the original Armstrong college. The building consists of the Kings hall which acts as the university’s chief hall for ceremonial purposes. It has 500 seats in total. A statue of Martin Luther King Junior was erected in the inner courtyard of the building in 2017. This was to mark the 50th anniversary of his honorary degree from the university. The Bruce building, a former brewery, is currently a residential and office space. 


The university is divided into three faculties. They include Faculty of Humanities and Social sciences, Faculty of Medical Sciences and Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering. 

Campus Life:

The main building, completed in 2012, consists of a learning resource center, 18 teaching rooms, a lecture theatre, science lab, restaurant, administrative and academic offices. Newcastle’s library service has been awarded the governments charter mark for excellent customer service five times in a row. It is the only university in the United Kingdom to receive the award the number of times it has. It consists of four main facilities which include Philip Robinson Library, Walton Library and the Law library.  


The university offers its students accommodation facilities. It includes catered and non-catered halls of residence.

Why Should I Study at University of Newcastle?

  • The university has one of the largest EU research portfolios in the United Kingdom.
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