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Newcastle University

Ranked among the best in the world by the most recent Times Higher Education World University Rankings, Newcastle University is in its global top 150, while The Sunday Times University Guide 2012 placed us in 12th position in the UK.

Top reasons to study here

  • Focused on academic excellence and the impact of their academic work.
  • Culture receptive to interaction across the world and cross-cultural understanding, engaging all types of staff and students.
  • A world-class research-intensive University.

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From its origins as a School of Medicine and Surgery in 1834, Newcastle University today offers a first-class student experience in the heart of Britain’s number one student city. Newcastle is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities.


They are one of only 9 Institutions in the UK to hold an Athena SWAN Silver award demonstrating the impact of their activties. They are actively working with their Schools and Institutes to achieve Athena SWAN accreditation. Seventeen academic units currently hold Athena SWAN departmental awards - including five Silver and twelve Bronze awards.


A focus on global research collaborations and continued success in attracting international students and academics has resulted in Newcastle University being in the world's top 50 universities for 'International Outlook' according to the most recent Times Higher Education World University Rankings.Other high rankings for its employability and student satisfaction collectively with the vast opportunities on offer for students, show that Newcastles student experience is amongst the best in the UK.


They are a civic University with an international reputation for academic excellence. They are also a world-class research-intensive University, which delivers teaching and facilitates learning of the highest quality and plays a leading role in the economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England.Attracting and retaining high calibre people is fundamental to the continued success of the University and they warmly welcome staff from across the globe.

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
146 -5
141 20
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
180 3
183 4
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
201 -30
171 4
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.


Student services

They offer information and advice on a broad range of issues to all students. Whether you want to discuss changes in your circumstances or just explore the options available to you, they can help.They provide information about:

  • student registration
  • Smartcard issuing
  • timetabling
  • exams
  • University policies, procedures and regulations
  • change of circumstances:
  • programme transfers
  • leave of absences
  • withdrawal from studies
  • documentation:
  • transcripts of study
  • Council Tax exemption certificates
  • bank letters
  • verifications
  • research student support
  • graduation

Housing services

They have an extensive range of catered and self-catered University-owned and managed accommodation.Through the Property Management Service, NUstudenthomes, they lease properties from owners and rent them to students. They also have a comprehensive selection of privately advertised properties.They can help with:

  • allocation of University accommodation, including swaps and transfers
  • advice on general accommodation concerns, including tenancy issues and re-lets
  • management of rent accounts and associated debt advice
  • advertising vacant properties in the private sector
  • private-sector contractual advice before, during and after tenancies
  • provision of staff accommodation, both short and long term

Library services

Newcastles Library Service is the only one in the UK to be awarded the government's Charter Mark for excellent customer services five times in a row and the new Customer Services Excellence award. As well as the main library, there are libraries in the Medical School and Law School, and together these house over 1 million books and 100,000 electronic resources.

ICT services

Other first-class facilities at Newcastle include over 1,400 networked PCs, 24-hour computer clusters, social learning spaces.

Medical services

Confidential support is available to students who want help with personal problems and mental health difficulties affecting their work and general wellbeing. They can support you through:

  • counselling
  • group work
  • life skills support
  • mental health support

Student Life

Campus life

Newcastles UK campus is a single-site classic red-brick university with its location in the heart of a lively compact city. Known as one of the most vibrant, friendly and cosmopolitan cities in the country, Newcastle is fast becoming an internationally renowned centre of culture. It has character, stunning architecture and an unforgettable nightlife and with the University right in the centre, its easy for students to take advantage of all that Newcastle has to offer. Ancient castles, beautiful countryside and the unspoilt coastline of Northumberland can also be found close by.

Sports facilities

Recognised as one of the best universities in the UK for sport, Newcastle have ranked in the top 15 of the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) league for the past six years. It has over 60 established sports clubs, professional coaching and an Elite Athletes Squad and sports scholarships for high-performing athletes.

Student clubs

The NUMed Student Association (PPM-03-01-16072014) is the representative body for the student community in dealings with the academic leadership of NUMed Malaysia.


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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom

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