How to Apply

We strongly recommend that you submit your application as early as possible to allow you to complete all the preparations needed to study in the UK.

After receiving an offer it can take time to arrange your finances and apply for your visa and it is important that you arrive in good time to enrol onto your course. Please refer to the Dates and Fees page.

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Using the Apply online button on our course pages is the preferred option for pathway applications. This method allows you to upload your supporting documents at the time of application and automatically receive your student application number.

When you apply for a pathway programme, you must state which undergraduate or postgraduate degree you are intending to progress on to, upon successful completion of your programme.

If you are accepted you will receive one offer letter for the International Foundation Programme or Pre-Masters, followed by the appropriate degree programme. Once you have successfully completed the International Foundation Programme or Pre-Masters and achieved the required grades, you can gain direct admission on to your chosen degree at Northumbria.

If you are planning on applying through an agent, we recommend you first refer to the student guide for finding the right education agent from the British Council guide here:

Student guide for choosing the right UK agent

Supporting documents

In order for us to assess your application in a timely manner, it is important that you provide us with the following:

  • Fully completed application form – your personal email address must be included on the application form
  • Transcripts and/or certificates (including a certified translation if not in English)
  • Passport – copy of personal details page
  • Proof of financial sponsorship if applicable
  • Reference
  • Confirmation of immigration history including copies of previous and current visas if applicable

You can upload all relevant documents at the point of application.

Application forms and guides

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“I chose Northumbria University because my sister currently lives in Newcastle. I love the environment and the way that the teachers interact with me. I receive a lot of support from my tutors who are very attentive and highly knowledgeable.”

Farida Nasir Kuliya
International Foundation Programme

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