Dates and Fees

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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Find out more about our start dates, application deadlines, programme fees and payment plans below.

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Term Dates

9 Month International Foundation Programme & International Year One

Semester Dates What to expect
Monday 9 October 2023 – Friday 13 October 2023 Induction week
Semester One Monday 16 October 2023 – Friday 22 December 2023 Learning weeks
Monday 25 December 2023 – Friday 12 January 2024 Christmas break
Semester Two Monday 15 January 2024 – Friday 22 March 2024 Learning weeks
Monday 25 March 2024 – Friday 05 April 2024 Easter break
Semester Three Monday 08 April 2024 – Friday 14 June 2024 Learning weeks
Monday 08 July 2024 – Friday 12 July 2024 Reassessment week (face-to-face)

Please note: As reassessment week is face-to-face, please do not travel home until Saturday the 13th of July 2024.

 

12 Month International Foundation Programme

Semester Dates What to expect
Monday 9 October 2023 – Friday 13 October 2023 Induction week
Semester One Monday 16 October 2023 – Friday 22 December 2023 Learning weeks
Monday 25 December 2023 – Friday 12 January 2024 Christmas break
Semester Two Monday 15 January 2024 – Friday 22 March 2024 Learning weeks
Monday 25 March 2024 – Friday 05 April 2024 Easter break
Semester Three Monday 08 April 2024 – Friday 14 June 2024 Learning weeks
Monday 17 June 2024 – Friday 09 August 2024 Learning weeks
Monday 02 September 2024 – Friday 06 September 2024 Reassessment week (face-to-face)

Please note: As reassessment week is face-to-face, please do not travel home until Saturday the 7th of September 2024.

9 Month International Foundation Programme & International Year One

Semester Dates What to expect
Monday 15 January 2024 – Friday 19 January 2024 Induction week
Semester One Monday 22 January 2024 – Friday 22 March 2024 Learning weeks
Monday 25 March 2024 – Friday 05 April 2024 Easter break
Semester Two Monday 08 April 2024 – Friday 14 June 2024 Learning weeks
Semester Three Monday 17 June 2024 – Friday 09 August 2024 Learning weeks
Monday 02 September 2024 – Friday 06 September 2024 Reassessment week (face-to-face)

Please note: As reassessment week is face-to-face, please do not travel home until Saturday the 7th of September 2024.

6 Month International Foundation Programme

Semester Dates What to expect
Tuesday 02 April 2024 – Friday 05 April 2024 Induction week
Semester One Monday 08 April 2024 – Friday 14 June 2024 Learning weeks
Semester Two Monday 17 June 2024 – Friday 09 August 2024 Learning weeks
Monday 02 September 2024 – Friday 06 September 2024 Reassessment week (face-to-face)

Please note: As reassessment week is face-to-face, please do not travel home until Saturday the 7th of September 2024.

12 & 9 Month International Foundation Programme, International Medical Foundation Diploma & International Year One

Semester Dates What to expect
Monday 7 October 2024 – Friday 11 October 2024 Induction week
Semester One Monday 07 October 2024 – Friday 20 December 2024 Learning weeks
Monday 23 December 2024 – Friday 03 January 2025 Christmas break
Semester Two Monday 13 January 2025 – Friday 21 March 2025 Learning weeks
Semester Three Monday 24 March 2025 – Friday 11 April 2025 Learning weeks
Monday 14 April 2025 – Friday 25 April 2025 Easter break
Monday 28 April 2025 – Friday 13 June 2025 Learning weeks

9 Month International Foundation Programme, International Medical Foundation Diploma & International Year One

Semester Dates What to expect
Monday 13 January 2025 – Friday 17 January 2025 Induction week
Semester One Monday 13 January 2025 – Friday 21 March 2025 Learning weeks
Semester Two Monday 24 March 2025 – Friday 11 April 2025 Learning weeks
Monday 14 April 2025 – Friday 25 April 2025 Easter break
Monday 28 April 2025 – Friday 13 June 2025 Learning weeks
Semester Three Monday 16 June 2025 – Friday 15 August 2025 Learning weeks

6 Month International Foundation Programme

Semester Dates What to expect
Tuesday 17 March 2025 – Friday 21 March 2025 Induction week
Semester One Monday 24 March 2025 – Friday 11 April 2025 Learning weeks
Monday 14 April 2025 – Friday 25 April 2025  Easter break
Semester Two Monday 16 June 2025 – Friday 15 August 2025 Learning weeks

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.

January 2024 March 2024
Application deadline 08 December 2023 16 February 2024
Enrolment week 15 January 2024 02 April 2024
Teaching start date 22 January 2024 08 April 2024
Intake dates Tuition fee (2023/24) Tuition fee (2024/25)
International Foundation Programme: Applied Science January, March and October
  • 12-month: £20,500
  • 9-month: £16,500
  • 6-month: £11,000
  • 12-month: £20,750
  • 9-month: £16,750
  • 6-month: £11,250
International Foundation Programme: Art, Design and Media
International Foundation Programme: Business and Law
International Foundation Programme: Computing
International Foundation Programme: Engineering
International Foundation Programme: Humanities and Social Sciences
International Medical Foundation Diploma January & October
  • 9-month: £22,000
  • 9-month: £22,250

All students must pay the remainder of their tuition fee balance by the deadlines below:

  • October start: 1st working day of January
  • January start: 1st working day of April
  • March start: 1st working day of June

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.

Step 1: When you make your 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.

You can now pay your tuition fees online via TransferMate, formerly 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 TransferMate 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 TransferMate receive your payment, the funds are immediately transferred to Northumbria University Pathway from the TransferMate bank account in the UK

You can find out more about TransferMate 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 a wire transfer, please also include a copy of the payment receipt.
  5. Your payment will be made in your local currency and once TransferMate receives your funds and required documents, they will transfer the funds to us in GBP and email you confirmation of payment.
Pay online here

International Year One

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.

January 2024 March 2024
Application deadline 08 December 2023 16 February 2024
Enrolment week 15 January 2024 18 March 2024
Teaching start date 22 January 2024 08 April 2024
Start dates  2023/24  2024/25
International Year One – Business
  • 9-month: October and January
  • 9-month: £16,500
  • 9-month: £16,750

All students must pay the remainder of their tuition fee balance by the deadlines below:

  • October start: 1st working day of January
  • January start: 1st working day of April

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.

Step 1: When you make your 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.

You can now pay your tuition fees online via TransferMate, formerly 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 TransferMate 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 TransferMate receive your payment, the funds are immediately transferred to Northumbria University Pathway from the TransferMate bank account in the UK

You can find out more about TransferMate 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 TransferMate receives your funds and required documents, they will transfer the funds to us in GBP and email you confirmation of payment.
Pay online here

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.

January 2024
Application deadline TBC
Enrolment week 22 January 2024
Teaching start date 29 January 2024
  Start dates Tuition fee 2023/24
Pre-Masters in Business
Pre-Masters in Computing
Pre-Masters in Engineering
January
May
September
1 semester (Graduate Certificate): £6,750

2 semesters (Graduate Diploma): £10,000

All students must pay the remainder of their tuition fee balance by the deadlines below:

  • September start: 1st working day of January
  • January start: 1st working day of April

You can now pay your tuition fees online via TransferMate, formerly 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 TransferMate 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 TransferMate receive your payment, the funds are immediately transferred to Northumbria University Pathway from the TransferMate bank account in the UK

You can find out more about TransferMate 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 a wire transfer, please also include a copy of the payment receipt.
  5. Your payment will be made in your local currency and once TransferMate receives your funds and required documents, they will transfer the funds to us in GBP and email you confirmation of payment.
Pay online here

Public Holidays

Please see a list of UK statutory bank holidays below.

Most banks, Post Offices and office-based businesses are closed on those dates; shops and supermarkets remain mostly open but may be subject to reduced opening hours. Please note that there is no teaching on these days.

2024

  • New Year’s Day: Monday 1 January 2024
  • Good Friday: Friday 29 March 2024
  • Easter Monday: Monday 1 April 2024
  • Early May Bank Holiday: Monday 6 May 2024
  • Spring Bank Holiday: Monday 27 May 2024
  • August Bank Holiday: Monday 26 August 2024
  • Christmas Day: Wednesday 25 December 2024
  • Boxing Day: Thursday 26 December 2024

2025

  • New Year’s Day: Wednesday 1 January 2025
  • Good Friday: Friday 18 April 2025
  • Easter Monday: Monday 21 April 2025
  • Early May Bank Holiday: Monday 5 May 2025
  • Spring Bank Holiday: Monday 26 May 2025
  • Summer Bank Holiday: Monday 25 August 2025
  • Christmas Day: Thursday 25 December 2025
  • Boxing Day: Friday 26 December 2025
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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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