Areas of Study:
Students have access to courses/modules in Newcastle's Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Business and Finance and the Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering. This includes agriculture, food & rural development, archaeology, art*, biology, business, chemistry, communications, computer science, economics, engineering (chemical, civil, computer, electrical, mechanical), English, geography, geosciences, Greek & Roman Studies, history, linguistics, math, marine science, media studies, music*, philosophy, political science, sociology, statistics and zoology.
*These areas are limited to majors in these areas and require extra application materials (portfolio/audition CD)
Languages: Chinese, French, German, Greek, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Spanish
Fine Arts: Please note that students wishing to take Fine Arts modules while at Newcastle can only do so in the 2nd semester (January - June).
Closed Programs: UCalgary students cannot take courses from Law or from the Faculty of Psychology and Biomedical Sciences.
Courses at Newcastle are called "modules". One UCalgary half course equivalent = 12 Newcastle credits. Students must take 60 credits per semester. Module descriptions can be found online. Please note that students should select their courses from Newcastle's exchange website only. Students cannot take more than 20% of the classes outside of their faculty/major.
The academic year is divided into two semesters. Semester 1 runs from late September to late January and semester 2 runs from late January to mid-June. In most cases, it is possible for students to make arrangements to finish semester 1 in December.
Exchange students pay their tuition and academic fees to the University of Calgary. Other expenses are paid directly to the service provider.
Newcastle recommends that students budget approximately £993 per month to cover your living expenses. For more detail, consult Newcastle's website.
Also, remember to include things like visas, insurance, vaccinations etc in your budget planning.
Did you know that you can take your UCalgary funding with you on exchange? Since you remain a degree seeking student at UCalgary while on exchange you remain eligible for any awards and scholarships you are eligible to receive from the university as well as student loans.
Our office administers several awards, including the Global Access Fund (based on a funding-first model where students apply prior to committing to a global learning program) and the Global Learning Award (students apply after being accepted to a global learning program; the amount varies year-to-year as the money is split among chosen recipients). Students may only receive these awards once. Please see the funding page, linked below, for more information.
Exchange students can choose to live in catered and self-catered accommodation. To learn more about which option is best for you, click here. University Accommodation is not guaranteed for exchange students, however, Newcastle will provide help and advice for students looking for off-campus accommodation.
Student Tips: "I lived in Park Terrace. The rooms are nice with their own bathrooms. It is about a 5-minute walk from the campus and library. It was about 15 minutes from the centre of town and grocery stores. Furniture, bedding (at an extra cost), pots/pans, individual plates and cutlery, and wireless internet were provided. There was a laundry room located downstairs that cost £1.10 per wash and dry. The building was new and clean, and a kitchen was available in each flat to cook our own food."
This exchange is open to regular, full-time students in any faculty at the University of Calgary, who have completed at least one full year (10 courses) at the post-secondary level, with a preferred cumulative GPA of 3.0 (B). Newcastle is willing to flex down as low as a 2.7(B-) in certain circumstances where students can show academic improvement in recent semesters.
Students apply to UCalgary first, then we nominate accepted students who have met the minimum requirements to our partners. Once you have been nominated to Newcastle, you will then apply directly to their exchange program. More information on Newcastle's application requirements can be found here.
Students traveling on passports from countries that don't have English as a first language must prove their English proficiency. For more information about Newcastle's language requirements click here.
What supports or services are available at Newcastle?
Newcastle provides disability support for students with disabilities.
The UK has laws protecting LGBT people from discrimination and is a marriage equality country. Newcastle offers many services around student wellbeing including LGBT+ student support in a number of areas from social and representation to health and well-being.
What's special about Newcastle?
Check out some videos about the City of Newcastle and the university campus.
Newcastle University gave an honorary degree to Dr Marin Luther King on November 13, 1967 (the only UK university during his lifetime). Newcastle University also has one of the largest research portfolios in the UK with focus on meeting societal challenges and sustainability.
Student Tips: "There are recreation facilities, libraries, computer labs, food vendors, and student clubs all available on or near campus. The university is in the centre of the city, so it is also easy to walk to a shopping centre etc. The facilities are similar to UCalgary, except they didn’t have a place like Mac Hall that had different food vendors. They has a university owned food store that had sandwiches and coffee in several locations on campus."