China (People's Republic of)

29% of our international student population on campus at Northumbria University are from mainland China, studying a diverse range of programmes, from Accounting and Finance, Built Environment to Design, or Fashion.

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Please see the table below for country-specific entry requirements for our pathway programmes. If you are not sure if your qualifications will be suitable for entry, please contact us and one of our team will be happy to help.

You will need Grade required English language requirement
International Foundation Programme Senior Middle School 2 70% and above 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

Senior Middle School 3 60% and above
Graduate Diploma Bachelor Degree (4 years) 60% IELTS 5.5 with no single element below 5.5, or equivalent
Graduate Certificate Bachelor Degree (4 years) 60% IELTS 6.5 with no single element below 5.5, or equivalent

Please note that the above are general guidelines. Actual requirements will vary depending on your chosen course of study. Decisions will also be made on personal statements, additional application information, the actual institution where you studied, the courses you studied and not just your final course grading.

The below table details the bursaries that are available for Chinese students.

Tuition fee Bursary available
Graduate Diploma £11,500 £1,000

When we receive your completed course application our team will be able to confirm how much you are eligible to receive and this will be automatically applied so there’s no need to complete a separate application.

We also have a regional office in Beijing where you can find out more information about studying with Northumbria University.


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

Tel: +86 10 6538 8135 / 37 / 39


600x600 Susan Su


Susan provides recruitment advice and support for international students from East Asia. Susan is a native Chinese speaker and fluent in both Mandarin and English.

As an International Recruitment Officer, Susan is dedicated to delivering a professional service and helping every student achieve their personal goals. She deals with every aspect of international students, and she regularly holds open days, workshops and seminars for international students to make sure every step goes smoothly for applications.

Carrie Yang

Carrie is our Regional Manager for Chinese and East Asian students.

She has been working in the UK education industry for the past 5 years. She speaks native Mandarin and fluent English. She has counselled thousands of students regarding education options in the UK and is experienced in both Chinese and British education sectors.

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“I chose to study at Northumbria University because of its AACSB accreditation.”

Ahmed Ali
International Foundation Programme - Business

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