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Entry and Scholarship Requirements

For details on our English Language Requirements and Pre-Sessional Courses run by our English Language Centre please click the relevant links (the links will open in a new window).

Although some courses have specific requirements for entry, Northumbria will consider any qualification for entry to its courses.

For Entry to: You will need: Grade Required 
1st Year Undergraduate Brunei/Cambridge Overseas Advanced Level Examination 3 A levels or equivalent (to meet the required UCAS tariff points) 
Advanced Entry Undergraduate Programmes 

Qualifications from recognised institutions ie:

University of Brunei Darussalam

Institute of Technology Brunei

Laksamana College of Business

College of Nursing Pengiran Anak Puteri Rashidah Sa'adatul Bolkiah

Jeffri Bolkiah College of Engineering

University Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UniSSA)

Maktab Duli

International School Brunei

Jerudong International School

Postgraduate Programmes An Honours Degree from a recognised institution

Minimum of Second Class Honours - Lower division for courses requiring a UK 2:2 equivalent
Minimum of Second Class Honours - Upper division for courses requiring a UK 2:1 equivalent 

Please note these are general guidelines. Actual requirements will vary depending on your chosen course of study. Decisions will also be made on personal statements, additional application information, the actual institution where you studied, the courses you studied and not just your final course grading. Northumbria courses have specific requirements, full details of which can be found by clicking our Course link.


Academic Scholarship Requirements

For full details of our Academic Scholarship scheme please see the International Scholarships page.

The following table gives details of the criteria and minimum grades required to be awarded an academic scholarship if you originate or studied in Brunei. If you have any queries relating the scholarships or the information below please contact

For Undergraduate Study (level 4 unless otherwise stated)  

Qualification Required

Grade Required for £1500 Scholarship

Grade Required for £2000 Scholarship 

UK A Levels 320 UCAS points 360 UCAS points 
Edexcel/BTEC National Diploma 2 Distinctions, 1 Merit 3 Distinctions 
Edexcel / BTEC HND - for entry to year 2 /3 Distinctions in 5 or more out of 16 unitsDistinctions in 8 or more out of 16 units
Northumbria International Foundation Programme 70% average 80% average 

International Baccalaureate

27 Points

29 Points

For Postgraduate Study

Qualification Required 

Grade Required for £1500 Scholarship 

Grade Required for £2000 Scholarship 

Bachelor degree

GPA 3.0 / upper 2nd class honours

GPA 3.5 / 1st class honours

UK Bachelor degree with honours Upper 2nd class honours 1st class honours