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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.
  • There is a range of catered and self-catered, en-suite and standard accommodation for all budgets and preferences. Most residences are within ten minutes' walk of the city-centre campus, and some are on campus.
  • Please refer to the university website for more information.

Accommodation Costs

Catered from £145 to £173 per week
Self-Catered from £85 to £167 per week

Student Life

  • City Population: 280,000
  • Student Population: 42,000
  • Newcastle upon Tyne, in North East England, is known as a friendly, lively city. 
  • Students enjoy the city's vibrant nightlife, 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 tranquility of the surrounding countryside.

Culture and Nightlife

  • Bars and pubs in the city centre are cheap and welcoming to students at weekends and on special student nights. The Quayside is 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).


  • 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 well connected to all the major cities across the UK. London is just three hours by train.
  • Newcastle airport is six miles north of the city with regular domestic and international flights.
  • There is also a daily ferry from the International Ferry Terminal at North Shields (seven miles) to Amsterdam.