Newcastle University is a Russell Group University and we ranked 12th in The Sunday Times 2012 University Guide. The University can trace its origins to a School of Medicine and Surgery (later the College of Medicine), established in 1834, and to Armstrong College, founded in 1871 for the teaching of physical sciences.

Amongst our peers in 2011, Newcastle is ranked:

  • 5th in the UK for employability of our graduates
  • 10th in the UK for student satisfaction
  • In the UK’s top 12 for research power in science and engineering

We have a world-class reputation for research excellence and are spearheading three major societal challenges that have a significant impact on global society. These themes are: Ageing and Health, Sustainability, and Social Renewal.

Newcastle University is the first among the UK Universities to establish a fully owned international branch campus for medicine at its NUMed Campus in Malaysia which opened in 2011.


A number of Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses are offered at the University.

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IUMS is intended for international students who study for their first degree at Newcastle University. This partial scholarship has a value of £2,250 for the first year of study. Eligible applicants will be considered based on the information given on their UCAS application form.


International students must have:

  • applied through UCAS by 30 June and been offered a place to study on one of our degree programmes for 2012/13 entry
  • been assessed as overseas for fees purposes
  • already achieved or will achieve an agreed level of academic performance in their pre-university qualifications
  • already accepted or will accept Newcastle University as their first choice university