As part of the Russell Group, Newcastle University ranks among the world’s top 150 universities in 2018. The city of Newcastle itself has often been ranked as students’ favorite UK city to study in. Most notable degrees at the university include Engineering and Urban Planning, to name a few. It’s Architecture program is accredited by the Royal Institute of British Architects. The university also offers a great way to experience different cultures in one city where everyone feels involved. Current students enjoy Newcastle for five main reasons: affordable city, legendary nightlife, city-center campus, fun and friendly atmosphere, and easy transportation within the city (everything is in walking distance!).

Durham University is England’s third oldest university offering a distinctive education with both ancient traditions and modern values. It is one of the UK’s leading universities ranking 5th in the UK and Top 100 in the world. In addition to its overall academic standing, it ranks in the world top 50 for employer reputation, guaranteeing a high employment rate for its graduates. It is further renowned for its excellent research-centered programs, modern research facilities, and a wide range of student activities including sports, theatre, and volunteering opportunities.  Durham University has a long history of welcoming students from all over the globe, ensuring an intercultural learning experience.