STUDY TABLE: New Castle University

New Castle University can trace its origins to a School of Medicine and Surgery (later the College of Medicine), established in Newcastle in 1834, and to Armstrong College, which was founded in the city in 1871 for the teaching of physical sciences.

These two colleges formed one division of the federal University of Durham, the Durham Colleges forming the other division. The Newcastle Colleges merged to form King’s College in 1937 and, in 1963, when the federal University was dissolved; King’s College became the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Sustained expansion since 1945 has resulted in the development of a modern University campus, around the original Armstrong College buildings, on a 45-acre site close to the center of Newcastle. A vigorous building programme over the past 30 years has created, among other additions to the campus Newcastle, where the University is located is one of the most exciting, friendly and cosmopolitan cities in the UK.

It’s a place of stylish shops, café-bars and enterprise, with great nightlife, sport and culture. There are loads of parks, which offer a more laid-back feel, and even host events like the ‘ Newcastle Hoppings’ - Europe’s biggest traveling fair.


The university of New Castle offers courses in Humanities and Social Sciences, Medical Sciences and Science Agriculture and Engineering in 34 different schools for different subjects. Newcastle University has a range of internationally renowned Research Institutes and Research Centers, and provides the backbone of research to support five new Centres of Excellence.


University of Newcastle upon Tyne offers a large number of partial scholarships to international students from all over the world. All international postgraduate students who are offered a place to study at Newcastle are eligible to apply for at least one of our university scholarships, provided they apply for a scholarship before 23 May 2006. All international undergraduate students who select the University of Newcastle upon Tyne as their firm choice with UCAS will be automatically considered for a partial scholarship.