Quick Info

  • Newcastle Upon Tyne
  • Spring, Year (Fall and Spring)
  • : Exchange
  • : Biology, Business, Chemistry, Classics, Computing and Information Science, East Asian Languages, Literature, and Studies, Economics, Engineering, English Literature, Environmental Studies, French Language, Literature, and Studies, German Language, Literature, and Studies, History, Linguistics, Mathematics, Music, Physics and Astronomy, Political Science, Portuguese Language, Literature, and Studies, Sociology, Spanish Language, Literature, and Studies, Statistics
  • : 9/15/2019 - 6/15/2020
  • : Regular Pitt tuition and fees + living expenses + airfare. See details in Inclusions & Exclusions.
  • : Fall: Friday, 03/22/2019; additional information must also be submitted to this institution directly.
  • : 3.0 GPA, Pitt Students: Must have completed 24 credits on a Pitt campus, Clear Judicial Record, In Good Academic Standing


Newcastle University has the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences; the Faculty of Medical Sciences; and the Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering and offers a diversity of classes in subject areas spanning arts, sciences, and engineering. For a full list of areas and modules, please consult Newcastle's module listings

Student Life

Upon arrival to Newcastle, exchange students will participate in International Welcome Week, when they will be introduced to the new academic and social environment on campus. This also includes a Meet and Greet Service from Newcastle International Airport. Additionally, exchange students to Newcastle are required to attend an induction session. Details will be provided by Newcastle. 

Newcastle facilitates many activities and events on campus - many designed especially for international students. These present great opportunities to get involved in University life, and are a great way to build friendships with other students from the UK and around the world. In addition its Student Union, there are many other activities on-campus such as 65+ sports clubs and campus recreational facilities. 

Discover other opportunities here.


Applicants who wish to apply for University accommodation can apply online but only after they have been offered a place of study at Newcastle University. Full year students are guaranteed if they apply before Newcastle's published deadline. 

As Semester only housing is limited, Semester only students usually get housed but University accomodations are not guaranteed.  They must allow apply by the deadline. Semester-only students who are offered a place in University accommodation will be informed of their offer in early January. If Newcastle cannot allocate a place in University accommodation, they will provide information and guidance on how to look for accommodation in the private sector.

For further details on housing, please see here.  


Pricing And Dates

Arrive in Newcastle Depart Newcastle
Mid January Late May


Arrive in Newcastle Depart Newcastle
Mid September  Late December



Keep in mind that dates change.  You shouldn't book airfare until given confirmation from the exchange university.

Inclusions & Exclusions

You will pay regular tuition and fees to the University of Pittsburgh. If you have a tuition scholarship, please check with the entity providing the scholarship to confirm coverage for studying abroad. 

While you will pay Pitt tuition and fees (Student Activity Fee; Wellness Fee; Computer and Network Services Fee; Security, Safety, and Transportation Fee; International Services Fee (if applicable)), keep in mind that you are also responsible for the following:

  • Study Abroad Administrative Fee ($400.00)
  • Deposit ($350, to be credited to your PittPay account)
  • Airfare (roundtrip ~ $1,000-2,000)
  • Visa Fee
  • Room and Board 
  • Personal Expenses (depends on personal spending habits)
  • Meals and personal expenses ($500-$1,000 per month, depending on lifestyle and housing)
  • Books ($100-$300 per semester)

Personal expenses vary with individual students. Wondering about the cost of living? You can review the Newcastle website for more information. 

Remember that your lifestyle and spending choices can greatly affect the amount of money you'll need while abroad.  Visit our budgeting page for more information.

Special Information

Acceptance by Pitt Study Abroad does not guarantee acceptance by the exchange university. 

Health Insurance Requirements:  Full-time non-EU/EEA nationals studying at the University for a period of six months or more have to pay a ‘health surcharge’ as part of their Tier 4 Visa application. This allows you to receive medical treatment through the National Health Service. If you're a non-EU/EEA national studying here for less than six months we recommend that you take out medical insurance before arriving in the UK. You are advised to take out insurance to cover your personal belongings while studying abroad. This can be done either in your home country or with a local company.

Language Requirements: International students must submit a valid English Language certificate with a score of IELTS 6.5, PTE 62 or TOEFL iBT 90 (Overall Score). The English test must have been taken within 2 years of the course start date. 

Visa Requirementshttp://www.ncl.ac.uk/students/progress/visa/applying_student_visa/index....


Ready to get started on your application?  

Program Staff

Jessica Sun

Walk-In Advising Hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays: 2 - 4 p.m.

Hailing from the great state of Texas, I am the exchange program manager at the Study Abroad Office at Pitt.  I am so excited to be a part of your exchange experience, be it here at Pitt or over at another institution overseas.  I studied abroad in Tuscany, Italy, while I was in school and absolutely loved all the experiences that came with exploring fresh pasta, Renaissance art and new experiences.  I certainly hope that you will love your exchange experience just as much wherever you choose.  Outside of the office, I am all about cities, food, art history and tea.  Good eating and traveling!  Let me know if you should have any questions at jessicasun@pitt.edu or at +1 412-383-7165.