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Fees, Entry Requirements and Credit Transfer

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NISS courses are full-time, intensive programs and include 45 contact hours across the three-week period, comprising of lectures, seminar classes and field trips

Programme dates:  

NEWCASTLE Programme June 16th - July 6th 2019

NEWCASTLE and ALNWICK Programme  : June 16th - July 7th, 2019 (Newcastle)

    July 7th - July 26th, 2019 (Alnwick)


The fee for Northumbria International Summer School are detailed below:

Newcastle Summer School (June 17th - July 6th 2019)


Cost: £2,990

Newcastle and Alnwick Summer School (June 17th - July 6th, 2019 (Newcastle) and July 7th - July 26th, 2019 (Alnwick Castle))

Cost: £6,490

The course fees include:

  •  £250 Application fee (non-refundable, to be deducted from full fees)
  • Tuition for one Summer School Module (equivalent to 3-4 US Credits; 7.5 ECTS)
  • Meet & Greet from Newcastle International Airport including transportation on to your accommodation
  • Welcome Evening reception and meal
  • On-site orientation: a comprehensive introduction to the city of Newcastle and Northumbria University, including campus and city tours
  • Programme excursions – two full-day excursions to local places of interest
  • Accommodation for the duration of the programme (20 nights) in Northumbria University residence for Newcastle programme.  Accommodation includes single-occupancy en-suite rooms in self-contained flats; 100MB high-speed internet access; launderette; 24-hour security support
  • 3-week stay in Alnwick castle, including meals Monday - Friday
  • Northumbria University Sport Central membership
  • University Library Access Card and access to all University facilities
  • Module fieldtrips (subject related experiences, course dependant)
  • Social Programme
  • Farewell reception and meal
  • Academic transcript and certificate of completion
  • Northumbria Alumni Network opportunities*
  • Note – Visa fees, Travel Insurance, meals and other personal expenses are not included in the programme fee

Payment and Deadlines

  • 29 March 2019 - Deadline for applications and deposit payment (£250) to be made*

*The full fee payment must be made before 30 May 2019

Programme Requirements

Programme requirements include:

      • Minimum 2.5 GPA (B-) or equivalent
      • Open to current university students (freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors)
      • Complete NISS application form
      • One letter of recommendation
      • Official transcript
      • Contact information for one academic reference
      • Valid passport and supporting documents (more information provided post-acceptance)
      • Experience of studying in English at university level (minimum 2 semesters)
      • Language: A native speaker of English or hold IELTS 6.0 or equivalent

Academic credit

If you wish to receive credit for your studies on the NISS we recommend that you contact your Study Abroad Office. All students are advised to do this prior to application.

It is up to your home institution to decide how much credit is awarded for NISS courses as credits are not listed on NISS Summer School transcripts. The NISS courses are equivalent to one semester-long course from an undergraduate degree at Northumbria and each include 45 hours of contact time.

Generally we recommend that our courses receive 3 or 4 credits in the US system and 7.5 ECTS in the European system.

Certification & Transcripts

All students will be provided with a certificate and Northumbria University transcript that will include their name, course and grade*, upon completion of the programme.

*Alumni discount

If you successfully complete the NISS you will automatically receive a 20% discount on the annual tuition fees* of most postgraduate programmes.

This discount applies to full-time and **part-time taught postgraduate, and postgraduate research programmes and is available to students studying at any of our UK campuses or via distance learning.

The discount is paid pro-rata for each year of study; it should be deducted from the course fee and applied before any other discounts, such as early payment discounts. The discount applies to the tuition fee only, and not to exam, writing-up, or professional registration fees. 

* N.B. – the award levels used are those recognised and published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA)

**please ensure that you obtain the correct entry clearance to allow you to study in the UK via part-time mode.

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