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Student Accommodation

  • All first-year undergraduate students who meet the criteria and apply before the deadline are guaranteed a place in university or managed partnership accommodation.
  • The university offers many different styles of accommodation, ranging from historic Victorian halls to a purpose-built residence with its own cinema space. These provide a range of catered and self-catered, en-suite and standard accommodation to suit all budgets. Most residences are within or close to the city centre campus (within 10 minutes' walk).
  • Please refer to the university website for details.

Accommodation Costs

Catered from £141 to £176 per week
Self-Catered from £84 to £179 per week

The costs above are for the academic year 2019/20

Student Life

  • Newcastle upon Tyne, in North East England, is known as a friendly, welcoming, and lively city.
  • Students enjoy the city's vibrant nightlife, diverse cultural venues, quirky music scene, fantastic shopping facilities, and an excellent standard of living – all at a relatively low cost.
  • Close to the city is the glorious North Sea coast, and the peace and tranquillity of the surrounding hills, forests, and countryside.

Nightlife and Culture

  • Bars and pubs in the city centre are cheap and welcoming to students at weekends and on special student nights. The Quayside and the quirkier Ouseburn Valley are particularly popular, with a range of bars, pubs, restaurants and live music venues. The Gateshead Millennium Bridge for pedestrians and cyclists now links the Quayside area to Gateshead Quays, where the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and Sage Gateshead concert venue can be found.
  • Major music acts play at the O2 Academy, City Hall and the Metro Radio Arena, which also hosts basketball and ice hockey. Many of the numerous art galleries and museums are free entry, and there are four theatres. The Discovery Museum reveals Newcastle's history, the Great North Museum is a spectacular natural history museum, enjoy fun with science at the Life Science Centre or climb the 132 steps to the top of the Castle Keep for unrivalled panoramic views across the city. Cinemas include the eclectic Art Deco Tyneside Cinema, and the 12-screen Gate cinema. 
  • Football is something of a religion in the North East, with Newcastle United based at St James' Park in the heart of the city. The most successful British basketball team in BBL history, the Newcastle Eagles, play at Northumbria University's Sport Central. Newcastle Racecourse is just to the north of the city centre and rugby teams play at Kingston Park, home to Newcastle Falcons (Rugby Union) and Newcastle Thunder (Rugby League).


  • Newcastle University is found at the heart of Newcastle's city centre.
  • The Tyne and Wear Metro connects the city centre with Jesmond, Gateshead, Sunderland and the coast in under 30 minutes.
  • Newcastle Central Station is on the East Coast mainline, and just a short walk or Metro ride from the university. This station is well connected to all the major cities across the UK. London is just 3 hours away by train.
  • Newcastle International Airport is 6 miles north of the city, and a quick Metro ride away from the university. There are regular domestic and international flights to the city. There is also a daily ferry from the International Ferry Terminal at North Shields (7 miles) to Amsterdam.