International Undergraduate Merit Scholarships at Newcastle University in UK, 2017

Newcastle University is offering scholarships for international students.

newcasctle-universityThese scholarships will be awarded to students who have applied through UCAS and been offered a place on an undergraduate degree program or International Foundation programme at Newcastle University for entry in September 2017.




Newcastle University is a public research university located in Newcastle upon Tyne in the North-East of England. The university can trace its origins to a School of Medicine and Surgery (later the College of Medicine), established in 1834, and to the College of Physical Science (later renamed Armstrong College), founded in 1871.

If English is not applicant’s first language they will need to provide a recognized English language test or qualification.

Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing undergraduate and International Foundation programme at Newcastle University.

Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded to study the subjects offered by the university.

Scholarship Award: University offers 10 100% International Foundation scholarships and unlimited number of International Undergraduate Merit Scholarships (in 2014 they made 124 awards).

International Foundation scholarships: Each scholarship is to the value of £17,500, or £17,900 for the Architecture pathway. The first half of the scholarship, £8,750 (£8,950 for Architecture) will be deducted from your International Foundation tuition fees. Upon successful completion (and subject to achieving specified grades for entry), scholarship students entering degree programmes at Newcastle University as international students will receive a further scholarship valued at £8,750 (£8,950 for Architecture), towards Year 1 tuition fees.

International Undergraduate Merit Scholarships: Newcastle University rewards the academic performance of INTO Foundation students, with £1,500 scholarships for the first year of study in any undergraduate degree program at Newcastle University.

Scholarship can be taken in the UK

Eligibility: To qualify for these awards student must

  • (if applying to the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences [HaSS] and the Medical School) achieve 73% overall Academic Weighted Average, and a minimum English for Academic Purposes module of 65, or
  • (if applying to the Faculty of Science Agriculture and Engineering [SAgE]) achieve 70% overall Academic Weighted Average, and a minimum English for Academic Purposes module of 65,
  • Have applied through UCAS and been offered a place on an undergraduate degree program at Newcastle University for entry in September 2017, AND accepted Newcastle University as your first or firm choice university,
  • Be assessed as international/overseas for fee-paying purposes.

Nationality: International students can apply for these scholarships.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: University will consider all qualifications that are of a suitable academic level. These include

  • A/AS levels (including International A levels)
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Scottish Advanced Highers/Highers and Scottish Baccalaureate
  • Irish Leaving Certificate
  • Access to HE Diplomas
  • BTEC qualifications
  • Cambridge Pre-U
  • Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma
  • Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirement: If English is not applicant’s first language they will need to provide a recognized English language test or qualification. In most cases, you will need an overall score of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. Students will also need at least IELTS 5.5 or equivalent in each of the four sub-skills:

  • Writing
  • Reading
  • Speaking
  • Listening

How to Apply: Students must have applied through UCAS and been offered a place on an undergraduate degree program at Newcastle University for entry in September 2017.

Application Form

Application Deadline: Deadline for the majority of undergraduate courses is 15 January 2017.

Scholarship Link