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We understand that when you choose to study, you are investing in your future. We offer a range of scholarships, bursaries and payment plans for many of our programmes to support you through your studies.

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International Foundation Programmes

Dates and deadlines

We recommend that you apply as early as possible to allow you to complete all of the preparations needed to study in the UK, including making the necessary visa applications.

September 2017 January 2018
Application deadline 4 September 2017 16 December 2017
Enrolment week 11 September 2017 8 January 2018
Course start date 18 September 2017 15 January 2018
Start dates Tuition fee
International Foundation Programme September and January £12,500
International Foundation Programme: Art, Design and Media
International Foundation Programme: Business
International Foundation Programme: Engineering

If you are a self-funded student and need support spreading the cost of your tuition, we now offer a payment plan for many of our courses.

Please note, this option is not available for students studying our Pre-Masters. Payment plans are not available to students in conjunction with our early payment discount.

Step 1: When you make you application to study with us, you must request a payment plan in writing by emailing pathway.admissions@northumbria.ac.uk – we will store this against your application record and include the information in your unconditional offer letter.

Students without a payment plan in their unconditional offer letter will not be offered this option.

Step 2: Once you have an offer to study with us, you are required to pay a minimum deposit of £5,500 prior to your CAS being issued. This must be paid in advance of our advertised CAS deadlines.

Step 3: Pay the remaining fee balance in a further 3 equal payments (a payment plan) during the first semester of your course and before the below payment deadlines.

Course start 1st payment deadline 2nd payment deadline 3rd payment deadline
January 28 Feb 31 March 30 April
September 31 Oct 30 Nov 15 Dec

Students who fail to meet the payment dates and flexibility offered by the payment plans risk their right to attend their course and be sponsored to study in the UK.

We offer a fee reduction for International students to support you with your tuition fees.

Early payment discount

You will qualify for an early payment discount of £300 off your tuition fees if you pay your deposit for the academic year in advance of the following deadlines:

Start date Discount available Pay your deposit by
January £300 1 November
September  £300 1 July

Other conditions are:

  • You have already received an offer prior to payment
  • The tuition fee in your offer letter is more than £8,000
  • You are a self-funding student choosing to study an International Foundation Programme

Please note that as the discount is applied when the funds are processed in the UK, we recommend you allow at least 12 days before the dates above if you are paying via one of Northumbria’s Regional Offices.

You can now pay your tuition fees online via PaytoStudy, a foreign exchange company, which lets you make international payments to Northumbria University Pathway without incurring international banking charges, while receiving competitive foreign exchange rates.

How does it work?

  1. Register on the secure PaytoStudy domain and enter your payment details
  2. You’ll receive the exchange rate for that day, which you can choose to guarantee for 48 hours. You will have the option of choosing between a wire transfer, or credit card payment
  3. Once PaytoStudy receive your payment, the funds are immediately transferred to Northumbria University Pathway from the PaytoStudy bank account in the UK

You can find out more about PaytoStudy here.

How to pay online

  1. Confirm your Student Reference Number – this is your application number and begins with an A, followed by 8 numbers
  2. Visit the payment website and complete the brief registration form. Choose between wire transfer and credit card payment. Click ‘YES’ you are ready to pay today and then select ‘Process Transaction’.
  3. If you chose credit card payment just enter your details and if you chose wire transfer you will be asked to transfer the funds to the advised bank account.
  4. Email confirm@paytostudy.com with a copy of your passport, and your unconditional offer letter. If you have chosen wire transfer, please also include a copy of the payment receipt.
  5. Your payment will be made in your local currency and once PaytoStudy receive your funds and required documents, they will transfer the funds to us in GBP and email you confirmation of payment.
Pay online here

Before enrolment, you should receive instructions to the email address you provided for your application. The email will include information on the steps you need to take before arriving on campus and any documentation you will need to bring to enrolment.

To complete your enrolment, you MUST attend an enrolment session when you arrive at the University. The enrolment sessions run on 9 and 11 January 2017.

Monday 9 January 2017: Great Hall, Sutherland Building at 11.30 – 13.00
Wednesday 11 January 2017: Great Hall, Sutherland Building at 10.00 – 12.00

Any students arriving late can complete their enrolment on 13 January. There are two sessions available 10:00 – 11.30 and 14.00 – 15.30pm. These sessions will be in the SASC Office, Squires Building (entrance from Sandyford Road). The office can also be contacted on +44 (0)191 227 3414.

After the 13 January, any students arriving late will be directed to the Student Central Library dates and times to be confirmed.

What to bring to enrolment

When you enrol for your programme we will need to confirm a few important details, so please ensure you bring the following with you to the University International Enrolment sessions.

  • Passport – showing a valid visa issued for study at Northumbria
  • If you have a Tier 4 (General) Student Visa it should show the Northumbria Sponsor Licence Number which is 4NPV8B1G7
  • Fee information such as a letter from a sponsor, receipt or a bank transfer if you are paying your own fees
  • Your original qualification certificates
  • Your Confirmation of Acceptance of Study (CAS) letter

Welcome sessions

Attendance is expected at all welcome sessions, details of which are listed below. Please note this schedule may be subject to change and you are advised to check in advance for any amendments.

Event Date & time Venue What
International Foundation Programme Welcome and Induction Wednesday 11 January

09:30-13:00

Lipman Building: Room 031
  • 09:30-10:15 – Welcome to the International Foundation Programme with Mark Husmann
  • 10:15-11:15 – ‘Get to Know You’ session with Mark Husmann
  • 11:15-11:20 – Break
  • 11:20 – Campus Tour with staff
International Foundation Programme information sessions Friday 13 January

09:30-12:00

Lipman Building: Room 031
  • 09:30-10:00 – Mini programme welcome with Steven Herron / Mark Husmann
  • 10:00-11:00 – Specific programme information (including timetables) with Steven Herron / Mark Husmann
  • 11:00–12:00 – Guidance Tutors
Teaching Week One begins 16 January
Chaplaincy, SU, Library and Sport Centre Wednesday 25 January

14:00-16:00

Lipman Building: Room 303
  • 14:00-14:30 – Chaplaincy talk: Making friends in a new culture
  • 14:30-15:00 – Students Union talk
  • 15:00-15:30 – Library session – by attending this event, you will get further information about the library and its facilities
  • 15:30 – Visit to Sports Centre including information on how to book and join
International Foundation Programme information sessions Wednesday 1 February

14:00-16.30

Lipman Building: Room 303
  • 14:00-14:45 – Welcome and expectations on the IFP with Steven Herron
  • 14:45-15:30 – Cultural presentation with Chris Middleton
  • 15:30-16:30 – Avoiding academic misconduct and understanding university policy with Mark Husmann

All buildings can be located on the campus map.

If you have any problems please contact the following:

Jacqueline Glover: 0191 349 5969
Brian Lock: 0191 349 5969
Steven Herron: 0191 349 5971

International students are welcome to attend the Faculty of Arts, Design and Social Science International Welcome session on 10 January 17, 13.00-14.00 in Lipman Building, Room: LIP0026.

Pre-Masters courses

Dates and deadlines

We recommend that you apply as early as possible to allow you to complete all of the preparations needed to study in the UK, including making the necessary visa applications.

Newcastle

September 2017 January 2018
Application deadline 4 September 2017 16 December 2017
Enrolment week 18 September 2017 8 January 2018
Course start date 25 September 2017 15 January 2018

London

May 2017 September 2017
Application deadline 15 May 2017 18 September 2017
Enrolment week 25 May 2017 28 September 2017
Course start date 22 May 2017 25 September 2017
  Start dates Tuition fee
Graduate Certificate January (London only)
May (London only)
September
2016/17: £5,750
2017/18: £6,250
Graduate Diploma January
May (Starting May 2018)
September (Starting September 2017 – London only)
£12,500

You can now pay your tuition fees online via PaytoStudy, a foreign exchange company, which lets you make international payments to Northumbria University Pathway without incurring international banking charges, while receiving competitive foreign exchange rates.

How does it work?

  1. Register on the secure PaytoStudy domain and enter your payment details
  2. You’ll receive the exchange rate for that day, which you can choose to guarantee for 48 hours. You will have the option of choosing between a wire transfer, or credit card payment
  3. Once PaytoStudy receive your payment, the funds are immediately transferred to Northumbria University Pathway from the PaytoStudy bank account in the UK

You can find out more about PaytoStudy here.

How to pay online

  1. Confirm your Student Reference Number – this is your application number and begins with an A, followed by 8 numbers
  2. Visit the payment website and complete the brief registration form. Choose between wire transfer and credit card payment. Click ‘YES’ you are ready to pay today and then select ‘Process Transaction’.
  3. If you chose credit card payment just enter your details and if you chose wire transfer you will be asked to transfer the funds to the advised bank account.
  4. Email confirm@paytostudy.com with a copy of your passport, and your unconditional offer letter. If you have chosen wire transfer, please also include a copy of the payment receipt.
  5. Your payment will be made in your local currency and once PaytoStudy receive your funds and required documents, they will transfer the funds to us in GBP and email you confirmation of payment.
Pay online here
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“I like the mix of cultures on campus, the facilities and the staff. The staff are really friendly and helpful, which makes me feel comfortable even though I am away from home. It’s like a home away from home, I love it here!”

Ahmed Ali
International Foundation Programme – Business

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