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How to Apply


There are lots of steps to consider before you apply to study abroad at Northumbria;  

  • Meet and discuss your plans with your advisers at your home institution.  This will ensure you get the correct information on what their selection criteria is and also if our universities have an agreement allowing you to come on a fee-free exchange or if not coming on a Study Abroad fee paying programme.

  • Decide if you will be coming for one year or one semester and in which semester you will attend. You must be here for the whole year or semester, check out the academic calendars.  Your home university can advise you on this.

  • Check out our pages on the Academic and English Language Requirements to ensure you meet the requirements of Northumbria.

  • Check the Constructing your Programme pages to ensure that their are modules you can and want to study at Northumbria.  Please note you can only select pre-determined modules and from departments only within the university agreements - your home institution will be able to advise.

If you meet the requirements and are accepted on to the programme by your home institution then the next steps to take are;

  • Nominated by your home university to study through the Erasmus+ or Bilateral exchange programme.

  • Accepted as a Study Abroad fee-paying student applying independently or through an agent. Please contact the team directly ( if your home university and Northumbria do not have an agreement in place.

How to Apply

After we have received the nomination from your home university the team will contact you directly with information on the application process.  

You will receive a Unconditional or Conditional offer based on your academic and language requirement.  Please note for some design programmes you will be required to submit a portfolio for consideration before any offer can be made.

Application Deadlines

Semester 1 and Yearlong from September: April of each year

Semester 2 from January : October of eaxh year

What's Next

  • Choose your modules that you would like to study during your stay at Northumbria.  Your conditional/unconditional offer is to the University and does not guarantee acceptance onto modules you have chosen.  Timetables will be available to view on the Student Portal during induction week.
  • The accommodation team will contact you directly with instructions on how to secure student accommodation during your time at Northumbria.  Accommodation is available for one or two semesters.
  • Depending on how long you will study at Northumbria you may require one of two documents from our team. If you are studying for the full year the team will produce a CAS letter for your Tier 4 General Student Visa application.  If however you will study for only one semester then you will be issued a pdf confirmation letter to help support your application for a Short Term Study Visa.
  • This further information will only be sent to you after you have accepted your offer and provided all necessary supporting documents as outlined in your offer. 
  • There are various other things to consider before accepting your offer to study at Northumbria - information can be found on our Terms and Conditions.

Arriving at Northumbria

Now you have your offer and you have booked your flights to Newcastle Upon Tyne...what is next? Check out the pre-arrival information.


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