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Northumbria University

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Northumbria is one of UK's largest and most successful universities. With 33,000 students from over 125 different countries. Based in Newcastle Upon Tyne and voted as the Best Student City Life on numerous occasions. Newcastle is very safe and has a cosmopolitan feel. With an international airport only minutes from the City Centre and excellent transport links to cities around the UK with London only a 3 hour train journey away.

Northumbria is top 5 in the UK for accommodation with over 5000 study bedrooms and most accommodation only a 5 minute walk away from the City Campus. Northumbria is currently in 8th place in the British Universities & College Sports league table. Northumbria truly is a student focused university!

Areas of Expertise

Northumbria offers a variety of courses with over 450 degrees in; Business, Law, Computing, Engineering, Art, Design, Science, Health, Sport, Fashion and more, many carrying professional accreditation such as double AACSB accreditation for our Business School putting us in the top 1% of business schools worldwide. Northumbria's architecture course is ranked 12th nationally and the faculty works with some of the biggest names in the industry. Northumbria is in the UK top 50 for research power recognised by Times Higher Education and internationally recognised for our research by the Research Excellence Framework putting Northumbria 2nd amongst modern universities.

On Campus Housing

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Co-ed:5,000 bedsLowest: $10,000Highest: $12,000

Our accommodation has been voted second best in the UK. Our accommodation offer over 5000 study bedrooms and are within a 10 minute walk of the campus. The newest accommodation Trinity Square overlooks the beautiful Newcastle Gateshead Quayside and is approximately a 25 minute walk from campus.

Off Campus Housing

NU Lets - Northumbria's only recommended estate agents - is based in the Students' Union on campus. NU Lets is a free service for students looking for accommodation off campus. They do not charge any admin fees unlike some other student estate agents.

Incoming Students

Northumbria University wants our students to enjoy every minute during your time with us. We have ensured we provide the best services for our students with our Student Support and Wellbeing team being awarded the best team in the UK. We offer services ranging from visa advice, mental health support, disability, faith support and more.

Career Planning

98% of our students are in further education or employment within six months of graduating. Our Careers and Employment Service is one of the best services in the UK offering free advice from enrolment to graduation and beyond.


Sport Central - Northumbria's flagship sporting facility - offers state of the art faciltities including a six-lane 25m swimming pool, indoor sprint track, indoor climbing wall, squash and sport halls. Sport Central is currently ranked in the Top 10 for the most improved University in Sport in the British University and Colleges League. It is also home to the British Basketball League winners the Newcastle Eagles.


Sport Central offers over 37 sport clubs with competitive and non-competitive routes allowing all sporting abilities to take part in sport.


With 33,000 students on campus from over 126 countries, Northumbria recognises the importance of supporting all cultures. Our Students' Union has cultural, religion, sport and more societies which you can be a part of. As well as offering a multi-faith chaplaincy service.

Campus Tour

If you are in the UK and are not available for our Open Days please contact and we will be more than happy to arrange a time better suited fo you to visit the campus.


Our library, ranked 2nd in the UK, offers excellent services for all students from enrolment to graduation. With generous opening hours 24/7 during term time and 9am until midnight during the vacation period, we support all students in their studies. The library is staffed at all times with highly trained staff to help out with anything you may need.

Modified on October 24, 2017