Live and study in the popular university city of Newcastle upon Tyne and attend classes at Northumbria University with British students. Join clubs and sporting teams, and experience the excitement of one of England's liveliest cities.
|Location||Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom|
|Term||Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer Session|
|Credit Type||Resident Credit|
|Sponsor||Learning Abroad Center|
|Student Type||UofM Students|
|Student Year||Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors|
|Language||No Language Prerequisite|
Newcastle/Gateshead is home to Northumbria University, located in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne, a regional capital situated less than three hours from London and just one hour from Edinburgh.
More than 50,000 university students live in the Newcastle metro area (15% of the total population), making for a vibrant student life. Newcastle upon Tyne is renowned for its nightlife, sports, festivals, entertainment, shopping, and friendliness.
Visit the At a Glance Comparison page to learn some quick facts about the Learning Abroad Center's other University Study in the UK programs.
You will live in one of Northumbria's on-campus student residences with other international and British students.
Northumbria's student union is one of the most active in the UK, offering several on-campus events each week. Northumbria has several student societies and organizations to help students integrate into campus life.
Students studying at Northumbria University will:
Learning Abroad Center programs are:
|Program Type||Host University Study|
15–18 credits per semester; 30–35 credits for an academic year; 4.5-9 credits for summer
Students are required to carry 50 credit units per semester (equivalent to 15 University of Minnesota credits). Most classes carry 10, 15 or 20 credits, meaning students will have between three and five classes per semester.
For more information, visit Northumbria's main study abroad page.
Northumbria offers 3-week and 6-week summer courses available to international students.
For more detailed information, visit Northumria's Summer School website.
Northumbria University offers coursework that has been identified as a strong curricular match for the following UMN degree programs and student populations:
Global Identity: Connecting Your International Experience with Your Future is an optional 1-credit online course that helps you process your overseas experience and apply what you've learned upon your return. The course assists you in marketing your study abroad experience for future goals, making you stand out from your peers upon return.
Because integrated-study programs like University Study programs provide less on-site support than other study abroad program models, Global Identity is offered at no additional cost (regular $200 tuition is waived for students on this program). Global Identity gives you the opportunity to work individually with a trained cultural mentor, helping you understand and articulate the skills you’re developing during your time abroad. Registration instructions will be sent by email by the Learning Abroad Center, or you can contact Eric Leinen for additional information.
Submit the online application and complete the assigned application checklist according to the appropriate deadline:
|Term||Program Dates||Application Deadline|
|Summer 2019 3-week||Jun 16, 2019 – Jul 6, 2019||Mar 22, 2019|
|Summer 2019 6-week||Jun 16, 2019 – Jul 26, 2019||Mar 22, 2019|
|Fall 2019||Late September - mid December||Mar 29, 2019|
|Academic Year 2019-2020||Late September 2019 - late May 2020||Mar 19, 2019|
|Spring 2020||Mid-January - late May||Oct 15, 2019|
*This posted application deadline is for the Learning Abrod Center Application only. The application deadline for the host university will fall a few weeks after the Learning Abroad Center deadline.
*Applications after this deadline may be considered. Contact Eric Leinen to inquire.
**If the deadline falls on a weekend, submit your materials on the following business day.
Orientation will be conducted in two parts: an online orientation, which is mandatory for all students, and an in-person, program-specific session. You will receive more information about the online orientation via email. Failure to complete the online orientation will impact your ability to go abroad.
See below for tentative dates and times for your in-person session. You will be notified of the official date and time via email. Participants will receive applicable orientation materials via email approximately one week prior to the in-person session.
The Total Program Fee reflects the host university’s international tuition rate converted into US dollars, plus the Learning Abroad Center’s APAAC ($1925 one semester / $2925 for Academic Year) and required UofM international health insurance.
If you do not see a budget estimate for the term you intend to go abroad, the fee has not yet been finalized. We strive to post fees for this program at least 30 days prior to the application deadline. The Learning Abroad Center will delay the posting of some fees until enrollments, inflation and exchange rates are determined. Note the average increase in fees will be 3–10%. Program fees are based on estimates and may change depending on international economic factors.
BUTEX offers scholarships specifically for students going to the UK.
Be aware: All programs require a $50 application fee. This fee will be charged to your student account upon submission of an online application.
To complete the online application for this program, you will need to select or provide the following information on the online application:
|Center Name||TC Learning Abroad Ctr|
|Education Abroad Term||See Program Dates and Fees for term options|
|Program Name||University Study in the United Kingdom|
|Track Name||Northumbria University|
After you submit your application, you will receive an email notification confirming that your application was received. Submitted applications are assigned an application checklist, which will include the following items:
In addition to completing the Learning Abroad Center's Online application checklist, you must also submit an application and supporting materials directly to Northumbria University. Once your application has been reviewed and endorsed by the Learning Abroad Center, instructions for how to complete your application with Northumbria will be sent to you.
Affiliate organizations and partner universities will not accept applications from UMTC students without the endorsement of the Learning Abroad Center. Students must participate in affiliate organization and partner university programs through the standard Learning Abroad Center application process.
For further information or questions about this program, send an email toEric Leinen or call at 621.625.9008.
The past participants listed here are available to answer your questions about the University Study in the UK program. Feel free to contact them to get a student perspective if you are considering this program or if you have been accepted to the program and have specific questions about student life in the United Kingdom!