Our International Foundation Programmes are specifically designed to help develop your English language and academic skills.

Upon successful completion, and subject to specific requirements, you will be guaranteed a place on one of our undergraduate degrees at Northumbria University.

We offer different pathways depending on your chosen progression subject.

International Foundation Programmes

International Foundation Programme
International Foundation Programme

Entry requirements:
12 years of schooling or 5 GCSE/IGCSE passes at A-C, or equivalent

Leads to:
Undergraduate degrees in Computing, English Language, Law, Media Production, Psychology, Sport

English language requirements:
IELTS 5.0 (5.5 for students progressing on to Law) with no single element below 4.0, or equivalent, from a UKVI Approved centre

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Full-time
2 semesters (6 months)
International: £13,500
Start dates
Jan, Sep
International Foundation Programme - 3 Semesters
International Foundation Programme - 3 Semesters

Entry requirements:
12 years of schooling or 5 GCSE/IGCSE passes at A-C, or equivalent

Leads to:
Undergraduate degrees in Computing, English Language, Law, Media Production, Psychology, Sport  

English language requirements:
IELTS 4.5 (5.0 for students progressing to study Law) with no single element below 4.0, or equivalent, from a UKVI Approved centre  

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Full-time
3 semesters (9 months)
International: £16,750
Start dates
Sep
International Foundation Programme - Art, Design and Media
International Foundation Programme - Art, Design and Media

Entry requirements:
12 years of schooling or 5 GCSE/iGCSE passes at grade A-C, or equivalent, and a portfolio

Leads to:
Undergraduate degrees in Art, Design and Media

English language requirements:
IELTS 5.0 with no single element below 4.0, or equivalent, from a UKVI Approved centre

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Full-time
2 semesters (6 months)
International: £13,500
Start dates
Jan, Sep
International Foundation Programme - Art, Design and Media - 3 Semesters
International Foundation Programme - Art, Design and Media - 3 Semesters

Entry requirements:
12 years of schooling or 5 GCSE/IGCSE passes at A-C, or equivalent

Leads to:
Portfolio-based programmes: art, design, interactive multimedia (computer-based) programmes such an animation and graphic design

English language requirements:
IELTS 4.5 with no single element below 4.0, or equivalent, from a UKVI Approved centre (this varies depending on chosen route of study)

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Full-time
3 semesters (9 months)
International: £16,750
Start dates
Sep
International Foundation Programme - Business
International Foundation Programme - Business

Entry requirements:
12 years of schooling or 5 GCSE/iGCSE passes at grade A-C, or equivalent

Leads to:
Undergraduate degrees in Business

English language requirements:
IELTS 5.0 with no single element below 4.0, or equivalent, from a UKVI Approved centre

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Full-time
2 semesters (6 months)
International: £13,500
Start dates
Jan, Sep
International Foundation Programme - Business - 3 Semesters
International Foundation Programme - Business - 3 Semesters

Entry requirements:
12 years of schooling or 5 GCSE/iGCSE passes at grade A-C, or equivalent

Leads to:
Undergraduate degrees in Business

English language requirements:
IELTS 4.5 with no single element below 4.0, or equivalent, from a UKVI Approved centre (this varies depending on chosen route of study)

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Full-time
3 semesters (9 months)
International: £16,750
Start dates
Sep
International Foundation Programme - Engineering
International Foundation Programme - Engineering

Entry requirements:
12 years of schooling or 5 GCSE/iGCSE passes at A-C, or equivalent

Leads to:
Undergraduate degrees in Automotive Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mechanical and Automotive Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

English language requirements:
IELTS 5.0, with no single element below 4.0, or equivalent, from a UKVI Approved centre

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Full-time
2 semesters (6 months)
International: £13,500
Start dates
Jan, Sep
International Foundation Programme - Engineering - 3 Semesters
International Foundation Programme - Engineering - 3 Semesters

Entry requirements:
12 years of schooling or 5 GCSE/iGCSE passes at A-C, or equivalent

Leads to:
Undergraduate degrees in Automotive Engineering, Civil Engineering*, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mechanical and Automotive Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

English language requirements:
IELTS 4.5, with no single element below 4.0, or equivalent, from a UKVI Approved centre

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Full-time
3 semesters (9 months)
International: £16,750
Start dates
Sep
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“I heard a lot of positive things about Northumbria University from the agency back in my home country, Kuwait. I also received positive recommendations from close relatives who currently live in Newcastle.”

Abdulaziz J Y M Alyaqoub
International Foundation Programme

DATES AND FEES
DATES AND FEES

DATES AND FEES

We run start dates throughout the year depending on your chosen course. Check our application deadlines, tuition fees and payment plans we offer here.

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