International Foundation Programmes

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
Full-time | 2 semesters | International: £15,000

Entry requirements

  • 5 GCSE/IGCSE passes at grade A-C, or equivalent
  • Minimum age 16
  • 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

Leads to undergraduate degrees in:

  • Computing, English Language, Law, Media Production, Psychology, Sport

Start dates: Jan, Sep

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International Foundation Programme - 3 Semesters
International Foundation Programme - 3 Semesters
Full-time | 3 semesters (9 months) | International: £18,250

Entry requirements

  • 5 GCSE/IGCSE passes at grade A-C, or equivalent
  • Minimum age 16
  • For students not progressing to Law: IELTS 4.5, with no single element below 4.0, or equivalent, from a UKVI Approved centre
  • For students progressing to Law: IELTS 5.0, with no single element below 4.0, or equivalent, from a UKVI Approved centre

Leads to undergraduate degrees in:

  • Computing, English Language, Law, Media Production, Psychology, Sport

Start dates: Sep

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International Foundation Programme - Art, Design and Media
International Foundation Programme - Art, Design and Media
Full-time | 2 semesters | International: £15,000

Entry requirements

  • 5 GCSE/iGCSE passes at grade A-C, or equivalent
  • Minimum age 16 years old
  • IELTS 5.0 with no single element below 4.0, or equivalent, from a UKVI Approved centre

Leads to undergraduate degrees in:

  • Art, Design, Media

Start dates: Jan, Sep

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International Foundation Programme - Art, Design and Media - 3 Semesters
International Foundation Programme - Art, Design and Media - 3 Semesters
Full-time | 3 semesters (9 months) | International: £18,250

Entry requirements

  • 5 GCSE/IGCSE passes at grade A-C, or equivalent
  • Minimum age 16
  • IELTS 4.5 with no single element below 4.0, or equivalent, from a UKVI Approved centre

Leads to undergraduate degrees in:

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

Start dates: Sep

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International Foundation Programme - Business
International Foundation Programme - Business
Full-time | 2 semesters | International: £15,000

Entry requirements

  • 5 GCSE/iGCSE passes at grade A-C, or equivalent
  • Minimum age 16 years old
  • IELTS 5.0 with no single element below 4.0, or equivalent, from a UKVI Approved centre

Leads to undergraduate degrees in:

  • Business

Start dates: Jan, Sep

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International Foundation Programme - Business - 3 Semesters
International Foundation Programme - Business - 3 Semesters
Full-time | 3 semesters (9 months) | International: £18,250

Entry requirements

  • 5 GCSE/iGCSE passes at grade A-C, or equivalent
  • Minimum age 16 years old
  • IELTS 4.5 with no single element below 4.0, or equivalent, from a UKVI Approved centre

Leads to undergraduate degrees in:

  • Business

Start dates: Sep

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International Foundation Programme - Engineering
International Foundation Programme - Engineering
Full-time | 2 semesters | International: £15,000

Entry requirements

  • 5 GCSE/iGCSE passes at A-C, or equivalent
  • Minimum age 16 years old
  • IELTS 5.0 with no single element below 4.0, or equivalent, from a UKVI Approved centre

Leads to undergraduate degrees in:

  • Automotive Engineering, Civil Engineering*, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mechanical and Automotive Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
*Please note that there are limited spaces on this programme

Start dates: Jan, Sep

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International Foundation Programme - Engineering - 3 Semesters
International Foundation Programme - Engineering - 3 Semesters
Full-time | 3 semesters (9 months) | International: £18,250

Entry requirements

  • 5 GCSE/iGCSE passes at A-C, or equivalent
  • Minimum age 16 years old
  • IELTS 4.5 with no single element below 4.0, or equivalent, from a UKVI Approved centre

Leads to undergraduate degrees in:

  • Automotive Engineering, Civil Engineering*, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mechanical and Automotive Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
*Please note that there are limited spaces on this programme

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.

Download a Prospectus

Download a Prospectus

Download our Northumbria University Pathway Programmes prospectus for more information about studying with us in Newcastle and the progression options available for you.

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