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Further Information for English Language Programmes at Northumbria

How to Apply

Using the Apply Now function on the course listing is the preferred option for applications. This method allows you to upload your supporting documents at the time of application and automatically receive your student application number.

Please indicate in your personal statement which course you wish to undertake upon completion of the English Language Programme.

Click here for a step by step guide to applying online. Further information can be found on our How to Apply pages.

Useful Forms & Guides

Our Application Forms & Guides page has relevant downloads to aid you in your application.

Minimum Entry Criteria 

  • The minimum entry requirement for ELSS programmes at Northumbria is IELTS 4.5 with no component below 4.0
  • If you are studying on a Tier 4 visa, you must have a UKVI approved IELTS
  • Offers will be based on applicants achieving 1 IELTS point per semester or 0.5 points for 6 weeks summer school*

 *Please note this is a guideline for offer purposes and not a guarantee of results that will be achieved. 

Key Dates


2018/19 Academic Year



Start Date (Induction and Enrolment Week)

 End Date (Assessment Week)

 Semester 1 2018-19 (12 weeks) Monday 24 September 2018 Friday 21 December 2018 

Semester 2 2018-19 (12 weeks)



Monday 21 January 2019 Friday 10 May 2019

Pre-Sessional 2018-19 (11 weeks)



Monday 17 June 2019  Friday 6 September 2019

Pre-Sessional 2018-19 (6 weeks)

Monday 22 July 2019 Friday 6 September 2019 


2019/20 Academic Year 


 Start Date (Induction and Enrolment Week)

 End Date (Assessment Week)


Semester 1 2019-20 (12 weeks) 


Monday 24 September 2018


 Friday 21 December 2018 

Semester 2 2019 - 20(12 weeks)



Monday 20 January 2020


Friday 8 May 2020

 Pre-Sessional 2019-20 (11 weeks) Monday 15 June 2020 Friday 4 September 2020 

 Pre-Sessional 2019-20 (6 weeks)

 Monday 20 July 2020

Friday 4 September 2020 


Additional enrolment and induction information can be found here.


Course fees can be found here.

What to Expect

For an idea of what to expect on one of our English Language Programmes, download an example of a student's timetable.

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