Newcastle University

A Russell Group university in the UK's favorite student city, Newcastle University is built on 180+ years of impactful education and research, with a global reputation for highly-employable graduates.

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This historic university is ranked in the world top 125 (QS World University Rankings 2023), and is located in Newcastle – the UK's favorite student city (Student Crowd Best UK Student Cities 2022).

For international students, Newcastle University offers a diverse community of 28,000 peers from 140 different countries. Students can handpick from more than 200 world-class degrees. So, whatever a student’s passion, there’s a degree for them with Newcastle. With 11 subjects in the world top 100 (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023), Newcastle University boasts a leading educational experience.


The INTO Newcastle Center

Established in 2007, the INTO Newcastle Center is located in the heart of the Newcastle University main campus. With over 120 dedicated teaching and support staff, the team is dedicated to providing an outstanding student experience through specialist teachers and a specialist student support team. As well as access to the center’s facilities, students also have access to a full range of teaching and support services on the main university campus. In 2019-20, the center hosted over 1000 students from over 50 different countries.

The INTO Newcastle Center is a modern, purpose-built center providing teaching and learning facilities in a convenient city center location. As well as contemporary classrooms and fantastic IT facilities, the center provides other specialist facilities, including two modern science laboratories, an architecture studio and lecture theatres. In addition to the teaching center, INTO Newcastle has over 450 student residences in two purpose-built buildings.

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The programs at INTO Newcastle University have been developed in partnership with Newcastle University and are validated by the university. They are designed to allow students to progress to a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in highly ranked subjects such as Architecture, Biomedical Sciences, Business, Engineering and Computing.

INTO Newcastle provides a range of Pathway programs with multiple entry points throughout the year.

INTO Newcastle Programs:

  • International Foundation: Designed to prepare students for progression to the first year of an undergraduate degree.
  • International Year One: Designed to prepare students for progression to the second year of an undergraduate degree.
  • Pre-Master's: Designed to prepare students for progression to a master's degree
  • Pre-Sessional English: 6- and 10-week courses for students intending to study at Newcastle University.
  • Academic English: Flexible English courses offered to students who need to improve their IELTS level.
  • International Undergraduate Engineering Degrees: Enables students to study their full Engineering program in 3 years on a single CAS, with no need for visa renewal and additional support during the first year.


Interior of Newcastle University library, with rows of books on level two and students working at computer desks on level one.

Career outcomes

One of Newcastle University’s greatest strengths is its ability to build careers for its students. As a research-intensive Russell Group university, Newcastle’s hands-on teaching ensures graduates walk away as highly employable young professionals.

That's why they've been rated 5+ QS Stars for Student Employability in 2023, with a global network of successful alumni and one of the best graduate employability records in the UK.  Not to mention, the expert Careers Team is on-hand to provide one-on-one careers guidance, simulated interviews, CV support and more for up to three years after students have graduated. Newcastle also houses a START UP team for bespoke one-to-one coaching, equity-free funding, co-working spaces and more to support students who want to start their own business.

Interior of Newcastle University library, with rows of books on level two and students working at computer desks on level one.

Contact the center

INTO Newcastle University
The INTO Building
Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne
United Kingdom

T: +44 191 208 7535

Center leadership

Kevin Conroy

Kevin Conroy

Center Director, INTO Newcastle University
Kevin Conroy

Kevin Conroy

Center Director, INTO Newcastle University

Kevin Conroy has been the Center Director of INTO Newcastle University since its launch in February 2007 and has spent the best part of his career in international higher education. Prior to INTO, he was the Director of the Language Center at Newcastle University and has been in Newcastle since 2000.

Kevin has taught and managed in international higher education for some 40 years in a wide variety of situations in the UK, US, Africa and the Middle East. During his career to date he has held posts in higher education as Senior Lecturer, Learning Resource Manager, Teacher Trainer, Head of Department, Academic Head and Director.

Since completing graduate studies in the UK and the US in the late 1970s, Kevin has taught widely at the tertiary level, run university programs and departments, managed projects in teacher education and course-book development for international universities, ministries of higher education and for the United Nations. His academic background is in English, Applied Linguistics and Educational Management (with a first degree in English and postgraduate degrees in three subjects: English, Education and Management).

Kevin has particular interests in educational management, international collaboration, curriculum design, assessment, teacher education and staff development. He has a passionate interest in international education… not surprising since he has spent most of his life in it! He believes that INTO plays a vital role in providing international students with a wonderful range of opportunities to access first class university education in the UK and internationally.

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