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Student Accommodation in Newcastle:

Newcastle is one of the most iconic cities in the UK, receiving hundreds of students from several countries each year. The student flats available have prices ranging from GBP 80 to GBP 375 per week, inclusive of all the bills.

All these accommodations are pocket-friendly and can be found near the city’s prominent universities such as Newcastle University, Northumbria University, and INTO Newcastle University. With easy access to public transport, students can choose from an array of housing types like the university halls of residence, studio apartments, ensuites, student flats, shared apartments, and more.


About Newcastle:

The city has a significant economic sector and is very important in the country since it is the epicentre of England's commercial, transportation, and cultural commerce. Newcastle receives a large count of overseas students each year, making it one of the most popular global academic destinations in England. Newcastle is home to a significant number of advanced institutions offering popular courses ranging from science and engineering to arts, fashion, and psychology.


Where Are Students Coming From?

Universities in Newcastle have a 93% satisfaction rate among international students and are well-known for offering courses in medicine, science and engineering, social sciences, and the humanities. Newcastle is well-known for its friendliness and hospitality. In fact, many Newcastle graduates choose to stay in the city after finishing their studies! It is also one of the most affordable cities in the United Kingdom. This city is alive with local music, fascinating history, a captivating theatrical, arts, and literature scene, and a fervent sports presence.


Here’s A Breakdown Of Statistics For International Students In Newcastle


  Country  2019-2020    2020-2021 
  United Kingdom   20,455  21,165
  China   3,150  2,765
  Hong Kong     290  280
  India  245  205
  Greece  230  185
  Saudi Arabia  215  185
  Malaysia  195  155
  Lithuania  155  155
  Poland  150  175
  United States  145  120

These are the top 10 countries from which students travel to Newcastle for their higher education. Additionally, the city also receives students from Indonesia (125), Singapore (120), Thailand (120), Italy (100), Germany (100) and more. As we can see from the data above, several overseas students come in order to pursue their higher education. Students from different countries like China, India, Germany, the USA, Pakistan and more can find a wide variety of comfortable, luxurious, yet budget-friendly housing options in Newcastle. 


Best Properties for Students to Stay in Newcastle:

The bustling city center of Newcastle is home to both the city’s notable universities, namely, Newcastle University and Northumbria University. Some of the other prominent Newcastle places that overseas students soften prefer staying in would include Sandyford, Jesmond, Heaton, and many other areas.We have picked out the best among them and have them listed below -

  • iQ Stephenson House: This iQ Stephenson house is excellent for Newcastle University students. The property provides a variety of first-rate services and infrastructure to provide a vibrant but convenient student life. The Manors train station is the closest to Newcastle for students who desire to commute.
  • iQ Collingwood: This iQ Collingwood in Newcastle is popular among students looking for inexpensive but affordable rooms. While the apartment's closeness to Newcastle's leading colleges and the city centre is a great resource for students, it also has great public transit. In addition, there are a variety of restaurants, taverns, and pubs in the near vicinity of this property.
  • Market House: This Market House  property is near the city's universities, this residence has a lot to offer its occupants. Because the house is in a well-known student district, students may experience the amazing nightlife.
  • St. James’s Point: As a student, St James' Point in Newcastle is an excellent choice. It provides trendy en-suite rooms in shared apartments and studios. Each residence is stocked with a variety of facilities to make students feel at ease. There is free internet, a kitchenette, a study space, a wardrobe, a living area, a game room, a communal area, and much more.


Cost Of Living In Newcastle:

According to studies, the average cost of living in Newcastle for students is about 50% lower than in adjacent cities such as London or Birmingham. Despite its proximity to the urban elite, Newcastle is one of the most inexpensive cities in the United Kingdom. Whether it is expenditures related to student accommodation or other living costs, there are many expenses to consider. A breakdown of the average monthly expenditures associated with Newcastle students:

  Expense  Monthly Cost (GBP) 
  Off-Campus Accommodation   700
  On-Campus Accommodation   624
  Food (60 meals)     390
  Groceries  144
  Transportation  65
  Clothes  70
  Entertainment  32


"The accommodation costs are dynamic in nature and are based on property availability"


Newcastle Transportation-

When determining how to move around Newcastle, there are several alternatives to pick from; it couldn't be more convenient. 

Taxis: Taxis are abundant in the neighbourhood. It should be noted that there are various taxi services in Newcastle, including Blueline Taxis, Budget Taxis, and La Taxis. There are additional taxi ranks open 24/7 at Central Station, Grey Street, and Gateshead Bus Interchange.

Buses: They are well-connected across the city and run regularly. For those who want to go somewhere that isn't in the city centre, such as shopping malls like Intu Metrocentre, there are specialised buses that leave from the city.

Metro: The city also features the Tyne and Wear Metro, a light rail system that links Newcastle to the airport, the coast, and the neighbouring city of Sunderland. This method of transportation connects to key areas and landmarks including St. James' Park, Jesmond, Tynemouth, and Monument.


Newcastle Tourist Attractions-

Newcastle, an industrial city on the River Tyne, has several notable Victorian buildings and streets in its heart, as well as three huge retail areas. It's also well-known for its numerous intriguing museums and entertainment venues, including the famed Theatre Royal and City Hall, which serve as popular sites for theatre, events, and festivals, as well as pop and rock concerts. Most student accommodation in Newcastle is within easy reach of these Newcastle attractions.

1. Tyne Bridges:

In and around Newcastle, seven bridges span the River Tyne. Three of them are globally renowned for the novel method to bridge construction that they established. The Tyne Bridge, on the other hand, best represents the city's identity. It was the biggest arch of any bridge in the world when it was completed in 1925 and inaugurated by King George V in 1928.

2. Quayside District:

In the renovated Quayside district near the Tyne and High-Level Bridges, many of the former homes are now hotels, stores, and eateries. The 2.5-mile Victoria Tunnel, which passes through the city from the Town Moor to the Tyne, is a unique underground tourist destination.

3. Newcastle Cathedral:

The Cathedral Church of St. Nicholas is the official name of Newcastle Cathedral, which was constructed in the 14th and 15th centuries. But its lantern tower is its most outstanding feature. It was built in 1435, is over 197 feet tall, and is crowned with a magnificent Scottish Crown with crenellations. The tower is impressively floodlit at night.

4. Eldon Square:
Around Eldon Square, a sizable shopping complex that includes the Central Arcade, Eldon Garden, and the shopping mall of the same name has emerged. The neighbourhood is home to a multitude of lanes lined with shops, attractive arcades, upscale designer boutiques, eateries, and cafés, as well as some excellent antique shops on Vine Lane. When a little retail therapy is required, these are all great options to explore.


Best Universities in Newcastle-

Newcastle is one of the best cities to visit if you want to pursue higher education in the UK. It is home to some of the best universities that offer a variety of courses.Newcastle is regarded as one of the best places to pursue higher education. Apart from having some of the best universities in the world, Newcastle is a modern metropolis that integrates Georgian and industrial architecture with modern elements. Here is the list of universities in Newcastle with all the information you should know before pursuing a course:

1. Newcastle University:

Newcastle University is a public research university based in Newcastle, North East London. The university is also known as Red Brick University. This university, one of the finest in the city, is a member of the country's research-intensive Russell Group. The university provides a diverse range of undergraduate and graduate programmes in a wide range of fascinating subject areas. Newcastle University has an amazing history of placing graduates in gainful employment, for which it has received recognition. The university provides undergraduate and postgraduate courses in a variety of disciplines.

  • 2023 Acceptance Rate: 87%
  • 2023 QS World Ranking: 122
  • Programs Offered: Masters and Bachelors
  • Admission Requirements: GPA- 4; TOEFL- 610; IELTS- 6.5
  • 2023 Programme Fees (Yearly): £23,904

2. Northumbria University:

Northumbria University has a global reputation for academic achievement, with a greater emphasis on business and research. The university is regarded as one of the best in the vicinity of Newcastle. The University comprises two campuses, the City Campus and the Coach Lane Campus. The City Campus East, designed by renowned architect Atkins, houses the School of Law, Newcastle Business School (NBS), and School of Design. It has had an exceptional employment rate over the years, with a number of graduates trying to enter professional work after graduating. For groundbreaking research, the university provides cutting-edge research labs, prototype master classes, media labs, and technical assistance.

  • 2023 Acceptance Rate: 65%
  • 2023 QS World Ranking: 651-700
  • Programmes Offered: Postgraduate and undergraduate
  • Admission Requirements: GPA- 4.8; TOEFL- 87; IELTS- 6.5; PTE- 60
  • Programme Fees (Yearly): £19,300

3. Newcastle College:

Newcastle College is a top university with over 16,000 students, making it the biggest college in the North East of England. This is the best school in the UK for vocational courses. Newcastle College educates international students through higher education, apprenticeships, and continuing education. The Flying Academy, Newcastle College's pride and joy, is a 3.3 million academy where students can put their aviation knowledge to the test on one of their many training aircraft.

  • 2023 Acceptance Rate: 87%
  • 2023 QS World Ranking: 122
  • Programmes Offered: Under-graduate, Diploma, Master
  • Admission Requirements: TOEFL- 65; IELTS- 6.5; PTE- 51
  • Program Fees (Yearly): £25,000

Being the students’ favorite, Newcastle city has three prestigious universities: Newcastle University, Northumbria University, and Newcastle College. Overall, Newcastle is a student-friendly city that meets all of the student's personal and professional development needs. When selecting a college or university, make sure to take into account all of the important factors such as eligibility, reputation, ranking, admission criteria, and much more. 


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FAQs on Student Accommodation Newcastle

To find student accommodation in Newcastle Upon Tyne, compare properties using multiple filters. Once you have shortlisted your student accommodations, consult our property expert and make a final choice.

The type of student accommodation you choose will impact how much you pay. If you plan on living in some of the popular student areas in Newcastle Upon Tyne, the average weekly rent you might pay as a student is from 99£.

Yes, you can rent an apartment with your friends; but, depending on the property, you may be charged a small fee to do so. You can either share a room or rent a dual occupancy unit.

Students who are selected for the September intake may begin their search for accommodation between January and March or preferably 6 months prior to their intake.

Yes, all utilities bills are included with student accommodation of your choice.

As per local authority licencing schemes, dual occupancy properties are generally one or two-bedroom properties, as larger properties do not typically allow two people to stay in the same room.

Yes, you can! There is a wide range of private student accommodation in Newcastle Upon Tyne that you choose to live in. Pick the one that's perfect for you.