Pre-Arrival and Welcome Arrangements

  • Meet and Greet is a friendly and welcoming free service offered to new Northumbria University students arriving into Newcastle International Airport prior to the start of their course.
  • All international students are required to enrol on campus; the Welcome Week and University Induction provide a great opportunity to make new friends and learn about university services.
  • The university and the Students’ Union also run a programme of trips and social events for all students called Fast Friends to help students make the most of their time at Northumbria.

English Language Requirements

  • All applicants must meet the minimum English Language requirements for the course of study they wish to undertake.
  • Northumbria offers an International Foundation Programme (IFP) and Summer Schools to help international students develop their English language skills, all accredited by the British Council.
  • Northumbria also provides in-sessional support to international students.
  • Please refer to the university website for details.

Accommodation for International Students

  • Northumbria University offers over 5,000 rooms, most within a 10 minute walk of the main City campus and Newcastle city centre, with a range of options to suit all tastes and budgets including catered, non-catered, en-suite and standard.
  • Northumbria is the top 3 for national student housing awards (2016).
  • Students can book accommodation online within 10 minutes, selecting the exact room, floor and residence based on real-time availability and flat occupancy. Rent includes high speed Internet, utility bills and contents insurance.

Tuition Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for overseas students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2016–2017):

Type of Course Undergraduate Taught Postgraduate
Classroom £12,000 £12,000
Mixed - -
Laboratory £13,000 £13,000
Clinical - -
Classroom
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Mixed
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Laboratory
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical
Dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine are the clinical subjects.

What Do International Students Study?