International Relations Office

University-Wide Partner Universities


Newcastle University
Newcastle, UK


NUS Student Testimonial


Institution Profile

One of the UK's leading universities with a reputation built on the quality of teaching, outstanding research and work with the community and industry.

The city of Newcastle has a varied and progressive past, but is now a thriving cosmopolitan city.

Academic Calendar

Semester 1: Late September to Late January
Semester 2: Late January to Mid June

Medium of Instruction for Classes


SEP Application
Restrictions for Exchange Students

Suitable for students in the following faculties:

  • FASS (English, Geography, History, Politics, exclude Economics and Psychology).
  • FOS (Biology, Mathematics, Biomedical Sciences – please refer to sharepoint on proposed modules grouping)
  • SOC (Computer Science)
  • FOE (Civil, Electrical and Chemical Engineering, exclude Mechanical Engineering)
  • SDE (Architecture) - open to students in their senior years. Those still in the Bachelors' programme need special case-by-case arrangement before applying to Newcastle.

Semester based exchange programmes is most suitable for Humanities/Social Science students. A lot of Newcastle Science/Engineering courses have modules which last the whole year, although they can take some Science semester students, depending on their class choices. Students are reminded to carefully review the list of courses available:

Students who are interested to take Biomedical Science modules at Newcastle are advised to follow the proposed modules grouping available in the sharepoint once you have accepted NUS internal offer for the exchange.

60 credits per semester and 120 credits for a full year exchange.

English Proficiency Requirements

NUS students who are accepted by Newcastle for exchange are expected to sit for Newcastle University English Language Assessment (UELA).  This is not a test by means of placing any barriers to entry onto studies, rather a diagnostic assessment, used to benchmark student’s current language ability and determine whether the student would benefit from any additional “Free” English language sessions at Newcastle. Students can be exempted from taking the UELA test provided they have achieved an English language proficiency of IELTS 7.0 in all four language skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking).


NUS Application Deadline

Please check with SEP Administrator in the Dean’s Office for actual application dates in your faculty.

Nominated students might apply for exchange in Semester 1 or full year by 10 Mar and for exchange in Semester 2 by 31 Oct.

Housing Options

Newcastle University can guarantee accommodation to all international students for one year. You must meet the conditions stated in the Undergraduate New Students' Guarantee or the Postgraduate New Students' Guarantee.

Visa & Insurance
Consular/Visa Regulation

If you intend to travel to the UK to enrol on a course of studies which lasts 6 months (or more), you must obtain a Tier 4 (General) student visa before travelling to the UK.

If you are a Singaporean citizen or a citizen of another country on the UK non-visa nationals list, and if your course of studies is less than 6 months, you can apply for entry to the UK as a student visitor either prior to leaving your home country, or on arrival at UK immigration at the port of entry. If you are a citizen of a country not on the non-visa nationals list then you still must obtain a Tier 4 (General) student visa before travelling to the UK.

Student Visitor application information:

Health/Medical Insurance

Students are advised to take up medical insurance to cover medical costs should they fall ill and also to cover additional costs resulting from illness.

Cost of Living
Estimated Monthly Living Expenses
Breakdown of Costs
GB£250 -GB£400
GB£32 -GB£48
Others (Entertainment, clothes, mobile phones, utilities)
GB£258 -GB£323
Monthly Estimate
GB£660 - GB£891

Please refer to the Other Links Section for the relevant links to the estimated costs of living.

Additional Information
Useful Links
More Questions?

Module Mapping, Course Selections & Application

Please check with your SEP Administrator/Coordinator in the Dean's Office.