International & Exchange Students

International and Exchange Students

Find out about our International Welcome Programme and how to prepare for your journey.

International students arriving at Newcastle Airport.

We're delighted that you will be joining us at Newcastle and look forward to welcoming you to the University.

All new international and EU students are invited to take part in the University’s International Welcome. These run in September & January and are designed to help and support new international students adjust to their new life in Newcastle. International Welcome consists of the following:   

Airport Meet & Greet Service

The Airport Meet & Greet Service assists all new international students to their accommodation from Newcastle Airport. Our Meet and Greet service for Semester 1 arrivals has now ended.

Due to the Government announcement on Jan 4th 2021 regarding the Covid-19 restrictions in the UK we have suspended our meet and greet service for students arriving for Semester 2 of the 2020-21 academic year. Students are asked not to travel to Newcastle unless they already have a flight booked that cannot be changed or they would incur additional costs to change the flight date. Students travelling to Newcastle under these circumstances can find more information on the support available on our Airport Meet & Greet page. 

Self-isolation on Arrival / Quarantine

You should familiarise yourself the quarantine requirements that have recently been introduced in the UK. If you are required to self-isolate upon arrival we have a two week support package available to help support you during this time. More information is available on our Self-isolation on Arrival page. 

Welcome Programme and Information Sessions

We provide a Welcome Programme and Information Sessions as part of International Welcome. This year the sessions will be online, on Canvas our Virtual Learning Environment. 


For information regarding University accommodation please see the Accommodation Arrival Information pages.



International Welcome Week involves a schedule of information sessions. We'll inform you about the practicalities of being a new student at Newcastle University and hold social activities to help you make new friends. It also includes our Meet and Greet Service from Newcastle International Airport.

If you are staying in 
University accommodation, please check when your tenancy agreement starts. If you wish to arrive before the tenancy agreement starts, then you will need to arrange alternative accommodation. If you have any questions, please contact us.

You will find additional pre-arrival and registration information, applicable to all students at Newcastle, on other sections of this website. Our international website also contains a range of useful information.

If you require any further information please contact us.