International Study

Quality and Excellence

Quality and Excellence

Study at a world-leading university ranked among the best for research and teaching

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World-leading

Newcastle University is in the top 1% of world universities (QS World University Rankings 2017).

A total of 27 subjects at Newcastle appear in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017, Newcastle is ranked in the world’s top 100 universities in 5 different subject areas, and within the top 200 for a further 13. 

These rankings reflect the world-class teaching and research across all of our three faculties. 

Research and teaching excellence

We are a research-intensive university and have a global reputation for research excellence. We are committed to research which has a significant impact on global society. 

We have a long tradition of excellence in teaching, recognised in many external surveys and assessments, but also by our own students. We have been awarded Gold status in the UK Teaching Excellence Framework, which recognises our undergraduate teaching as being of the highest quality in the UK.

Our international students rate us highly, and we had an overall satisfaction ranking of 94% in the International Student Barometer Survey, Autumn 2016. The results place us top 20 in the world and top 5 in the UK (among participating institutions).

We have an overall satisfaction level of 94% for our international students studying pathway and foundation courses at our INTO centre on campus. This is the highest level of all INTO’s 8 centres in the UK.

Student experience

Our city-centre campus is in the heart of the student-friendly city of Newcastle.

We are ranked 8th in the UK in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2017, placing us in the top 10 in the UK for the third year in a row. International students studying with us also give us a high rating of 93% for safety (International Student Barometer Autumn 2016).

Graduate success

At Newcastle we foster a culture of independent learning, critical thinking and enterprise, which means that our students go on to succeed after graduating.

Our award-winning careers service provides opportunities for personal and professional development. With strong employer links and industry relevant degrees we prepare our students for life after university.