PARENT’S GUIDE TO
INTERNATIONAL STUDY

As a parent or guardian to a prospective student, we understand that you may have some questions before you commit for your child to come and study with us. To help make this transition easy, we have gathered everything you need to know, to support your child at every stage of their higher education journey.

Student Support

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Ask4Help Desk

Our Ask4Help service desks are based in student central locations on campus are available 24/7 during term-time.

The ACE Team

The ACE team is dedicated to providing expert guidance and support to help students excel in all aspects of their academic journey (e.g., assistance with study strategies, time management, academic resources, etc.).

SafeZone App

Northumbria University has a SafeZone app and we recommend that all students download it for free onto their phone. The app makes it easy for our students to contact university security or the emergency services.

Student Life and Wellbeing

We have a wide network of specialist support teams available to assist our students with every aspect of academic and personal life whenever they need it.

Scholarships and Bursaries

We understand that sending your child to the UK for undergraduate studies is a big financial commitment. We would like to help you explore potential scholarship options which may be available based on your child's academic performance and country of origin.

Learning Coaches

Our students are assigned a learning coach who provides valuable guidance and support about what to expect when living in the UK and throughout their studies. They will also make sure your chid is enrolled onto their chosen course smoothly.

Accommodation

At Northumbria, there are range of options available with guaranteed accommodation for all our students, including ensuite rooms and catered accommodation, with all bills included and no hidden costs.

For your peace of mind, we have on-site support, maintenance, and security teams to ensure your child can experience university life, safely. Our accommodation offers great social spaces to relax, study and have fun within an exclusive student community.

All our residences are within walking distance of the campus and are easily accessed through local transport links. We also have NU emergency accommodation reserved
for under 18 students to make sure the safety of our students.

Course Information

Why our Pathway Programme?

Our pathway programmes are specifically designed to develop our students’ skills to a level where they can successfully study one of our degree courses, in their chosen subject. We have several options for your child to choose from when studying with us, including International Foundation Programmes and International Year One. It’s important to note, each programme has different entry requirements, and your child can choose which is most suitable for them.

Our Foundation Programmes:

How Does it Work:

Living Cost

Aside from course fees, there are additional costs your child should consider when budgeting for university, such as:

  • Student Accommodation / Rent – £418* per month.
  • Household Bills – £42 per month*.
  • Transport – £41 per month*.
  • Groceries – £121* per month.
  • Takeaways / Eating Out – £66* per month.
  • Socialising / Going Out – £111* per month.

*Estimated costs as of 01/09/2023.

Course Dates and Fees

We provide various intakes throughout the year, tailored to meet your child’s individual needs.

To explore the available intakes and access additional valuable details such as tuition fees, enrolment deadlines, and term dates, simply click on the link below.

Parent's Guide

Key information to guide you through your under 18 child’s journey to university.

Money and Support

There are two main expenses Pathway students have, tuition fees and living costs. We have a number of measures in place to help make your child’s study more affordable.

Money and Support

There are two main expenses Pathway students have, tuition fees and living costs. We have a number of measures in place to help make your child’s study more affordable.

Regional Contact Information

If you have any questions about your child's application to study with us, please contact our dedicated regional team:

How to Apply

Please visit the web page of the programme you wish to apply for and
click on ‘’Apply Online’’to start the online application.

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