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Pre Arrival Information

Great Choice!

We are so excited you have chosen to study at Northumbria University. We have produced this page to help you with all the stages between you getting your offer to when you arrive on campus. 

Make sure you check out our Get Ready for Northumbria guide.

Watch this short video to see what you can expect.

In this video international students discuss their first impressions of Northumbria.

Getting Here

Here are some useful links around getting to Newcastle Upon Tyne, and also Northumbria campus.

Meet and Greet Service – Northumbria offers a free meet and greet service from Newcastle airport to the campus.

Getting to Northumbria

Newcastle Airport          Metro                            

Newcastle Metro Service


All international students are required to enrol on campus. Details of the enrolment and induction events you are required to attend, will be sent to your email address but in the meantime you can find information here.

Visa & Immigration

If you are still in the process of your visa application

If you are applying for your visa in the UK, ensure you are following the process we recommend here

Here are some helpful websites, with information about visa and immigration policy.


British Council - Education UK  

Settle In

It is fantastic that you have decided to study at Northumbria University and we look forward to welcoming you. We know you will love it here but we understand it is a big step to study in a different country. There are steps in place to help all international students settle in when they arrive at Northumbria. 

This video, created by an international student, describes how studying at Northumbria helped her build her confidence.

Please visit our New Students page for information and guidance on what you need to do next and provide information about the range of services available during your time with us.

The University's Induction and Welcome week is a great opportunity to make new friends and learn about University services. As part of the University’s Welcome Week, Northumbria University Students' Union will be running a number of exciting social events for new international students. You will receive information on this nearer the time. You can keep up with Student Union events here.

The British Council have created a guide to make sure that your time studying in the UK is safe and enjoyable, check it out here.

International Blog

Make sure you keep up with the International blog for lots of tips about all things fun in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Blog Posts:

5 Places all Northumbria International Students Should Visit

5 Things all International Students Need to Know About the Tyne & Wear Metro

5 Tips on Seeing Live Sport While Studying at Northumbria University

5 Places to Buy Everything for University Life at Northumbria

5 of the Best Places to Eat on Campus  Settle In Pic 2

5 Amazing Pictures of Newcastle Upon Tyne 

5 Places to Eat Near Northumbria City Campus

5 Best Coffee/Tea House Spots in Newcastle

6 Cultural Hangouts in Newcastle

Considering a course at Northumbria? Here are some things to consider

6 Traditional Great British Pubs You Have to Visit in Newcastle

Taking a Summer Trip

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