Newcastle University London

Pre-arrival

Pre-Arrival Information

Congratulations on achieving a place to study at Newcastle University London.

Induction Week - important information

All students are required to attend Induction or ‘Freshers’ Week’, which will provide you with information about your first term at university and prepare you for student life in London. During Induction, we will also officially register you as a student and organise a variety of events and activities designed to help you make friends and explore the city.

Please ensure you are available all week to attend all talks, course introductions, tours and presentations.

Pre-arrival correspondence

All students will receive email correspondence from Newcastle University London in advance of induction. Around early September, you will receive a welcome email with important dates and times, pre-departure tips and a list of items that you must bring with you to Induction Week in order to officially register as a student.

What to expect during Induction Week

You will attend a range of talks, social activities and tours to help you prepare for your Newcastle University London adventure.
 
During induction week you will receive:
  • A formal welcome to Newcastle University London and an introduction to the services and support available
  • A tour of the campus including teaching and learning facilities
  • An introduction to your course lecturers/teachers
  • Welfare and healthcare advice, including information on how to register with a local doctor
  • Instructions on how to officially register as a full-time student
  • Advice on how to open a UK bank account
  • An invitation to social events especially designed for Newcastle University London students
  • Your course timetable

University English Language Assessment (UELA)

All new students whose native language is not English will be required to take a free University English Language Assessment (UELA). The test results may suggest that additional support should be put in place to help you with your assignments.

You may be exempt from participating in the UELA testing. A full list of exemptions can be found here.

Students will have several opportunities to take the UELA test during the first few weeks of term.

International Students

Visa Requirements

If you're not a national of the European Economic Area (EEA) or of Switzerland then you may require a visa or immigration permission to study in the UK. Visit our Visa and Immigration page for further information.

International Students and eGates

The Home Office expanded eGates in 2019, which enables nationals from Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and the United States of America to use eGates on their arrival.

Longer term students with a visa or a student biometric residence permit can use the eGates.
Short term students (up to 6 months) should not use the eGates and should instead see an officer for an authorisation stamp in their passport. 

The Student Charter

All new students should read the Student Charter prior to the commencement of their studies. The charter for 2020-21 will be available here in advance of the start of term and sent to students prior to arrival on campus.

Hard copies of the Student Charter are also available from Student Services on the 4th floor of campus.