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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

Semester 1 2016/17 (12 weeks including assessment week)

Induction Week

Monday 12th September – Friday 16th September

Teaching Starts

Monday 19th September

Last date of Entry

Monday 3rd October

Semester 2  2016/17 (12 weeks including assessment week)

Induction /Enrolment

Monday 9th January – Friday 13th January 2017

Teaching Starts

Monday 16th  January 

Last date of Entry

Monday 30th January

Summer School Block 1 2016/17 (11 weeks  including assessment week)


Monday  5th June – Friday 9th June

Teaching Starts

Monday  12th June

Last date of Entry

Monday   19th June

Summer School Block 2 2016/17 (6 weeks including assessment week)

Induction /Enrolment

Monday   10th July - Friday  14th July

Teaching Starts

Monday   17th July

Last date of Entry

Monday  24th July

For details of non teaching days and bank holidays please refer to the university Academic Calendar for 2016/17, here you will also find information relating to Public Holidays.

Additional enrolment and induction information can be found here, and you may also find it useful to refer to our Key Dates Page for application deadlines.


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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