Choosing to go to university is hugely exciting, but can also be a little scary, perhaps more so if you’re travelling to study from overseas, as you’ll be entering a completely different culture altogether.

But, when it comes to Newcastle, it’s a great place to be a student.

Being a North East Student

The North East is by far one of the best regions for international students. With a huge variety of activities and cultural sites, it’s a great place to go exploring.

Every year Newcastle is home to over 10,000 international students and this number is growing all the time.

From shopping to eating and drinking, musical and theatre events, or even seeing a football match, there’s plenty to do in Newcastle.

Living in the City

The city of Newcastle offers a wide selection of different student housing for international students.

Whether you’re looking to share student accommodation with others, or whether you’re looking to rent your own one bedroom flat or studio apartment, each comes with its own perks. But, whatever you want, Roseworth is sure to have it.

Studying abroad and living with other students is a fantastic way of making new friends, experiencing our culture and most importantly improving your language skills.

For those of you wanting to make an advanced improvement on your language skills, there are free classes held at the Star and Shadow Cinema in Byker on a weekly basis. Run by volunteers, this programme aims to be inclusive of all cultures and anti-discriminatory.

Having Fun in Newcastle

International students should also make great use of their Student Unions whilst at University.

Both Northumbria and Newcastle University offer a long list of societies which give you the opportunity to meet like-minded people, where you can get together to share and celebrate a common interest or activity.

Whether it’s a society based around your home country or whether it’s continuing on a hobby from home, the choice is yours.

Both universities also offer ‘International Community Day’, a free event for students to learn about ways to get involved with the local community.

`International Welcome Day` is also held at the start of the academic year. This is a great way to get involved with events designed specifically to help students to settle into university life.

Roseworth Students

At Roseworth we have a growing number of international students each year.

We understand that moving abroad can be a daunting experience. For some, this can be very simple, but for others, it can be a difficult process with lots of questions to ask.

With a friendly open-door approach, Roseworth likes to ensure that our international tenants feel welcome, and at home in our Newcastle student accommodation.

For more information please click on the links below:

  • Northumbria University: or try

  • Newcastle University: or try

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