Students from mainland China currently make up over 25% of our international student population on campus.

The information below covers entry requirements, information on scholarships and bursaries, contact details, travel information and extra suggestions for Chinese students thinking about studying with us at Northumbria University in Newcastle.

Meet your regional team

Carrie Yang
Regional Manager

Susan Su
International Officer

Wayne Liew
International Officer

Entry requirements

At Northumbria University we recognise a number of international qualifications held by Chinese students applying for our programmes.

Please see the details below for the current qualifications and the equivalencies we accept.

For entry to You will need Grade required English language requirement
International Foundation Programme Successful completion of Senior Middle School 2


Minimum average of 70% or higher Students not progressing to Law: IELTS 5.0 with no single element below 4.0, or equivalent, from a UKVI Approved centre

Students progressing to Law: IELTS 5.5 with no single element below 4.0, or equivalent, from a UKVI Approved centre

Successful completion of Senior Middle School 3 Minimum average of 60% or higher
Graduate Diploma Bachelor Degree (4 Year) 60% IELTS 5.5 with no single element below 5.5, or equivalent
Graduate Certificate Bachelor Degree (4 Year) 60% IELTS 6.5 with no single element below 5.5, or equivalent

Full entry requirements, by country, can be seen here.

Depending which pathway programme you choose to study at Northumbria University and your previous qualifications, you may be eligible for a bursary and/or scholarship.

All of our scholarships and bursaries are automatically applied when we process your application and one of our team will be able to confirm your eligibility. Check back here regularly to see the latest scholarships we have available.

Throughout the year our team travel to China for events and to meet with students.

Once dates are confirmed, the details of our trips will be available so you can arrange to meet our team in country. In the meantime, please feel free to contact us by using our enquiry form.

Our regional team make regular visits to China throughout the year and are able to help answer any questions you might have about our pathway programmes, studying with us, the application process and much more.

Carrie Yang Carrie Yang
Regional Manager
Tel: +44 (0)121 616 7427
Wayne Liew Wayne Liew
International Officer
Tel: +44 (0)121 616 7452
Cynthia Hsin Ya Su
Assistant International Officer
Tel: +44 (0)7828 515 455
Trudy Li
International Officer
Tel: +44 (0)203 954 3052

You can also contact our Regional Office in Beijing if you would like to discuss your course options in more detail.

Frank Wang
Northumbria University China Office Room 1503, Block B, Winterless Centre Jia 1, Xi Da Wang Road Chaoyang District Beijing 100026 P. R. China

Tel: (+86) 10 6538 8135
Fax: (+86) 10 6538 8136

Students from mainland China currently make up over 25% of our international student population on campus.

Students’ Union

Our Chinese students are involved in a wide range of clubs and societies through our Students’ Union, including our very popular Chinese Students and Scholars Association. You can see the full range of societies on the Students’ Union website.

Life at Northumbria University for Chinese students


Newcastle is one of only 5 cities in the UK with a Chinatown. Here you’ll be able to find a range of Chinese supermarkets and restaurants as well as the annual celebration of Lunar New Year. The Chinatown is located to the west of the city, in Grainger Town mainly on Stowell Street and is less than a 15 minute walk from the Northumbria University City Campus.


  • Palace Garden – traditional Chinese restaurant
  • Orchid – classic Chinese dishes (at the Quayside)


  • Wing Hong Supermarket
  • Tsang Foods


  • Red Diner – Stowell Street
  • Moji Restaurant – New Bridge Street

Newcastle has an airport operating international and domestic flights to/from cities including London, Birmingham, Dubai and Amsterdam. From the airport, you can take a taxi (about 20 minutes) or the Green Line Metro to South Hylton and then walk (the total journey will take about 30 minutes). Alternatively, Northumbria University also operates a meet and greet service at the airport – find out more here.

The city is also on a mainline train route with fast trains from London taking approximately 3 hours.

You can find out more about travelling to the campus here.

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We know that it is a big step to move to a new country and we offer a range of accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets. Whether you’re looking to socialise and meet new friends from the UK and around the world, or prefer a quieter environment, we have something for you.



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