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Entry Requirements

For details on our English Language Requirements and Pre-Sessional Courses visit our English Language Centre pages.

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:
International Foundation Programme  Certificate of Higher Education 70% / distinction
Diploma in Higher Education 65% / satisfaction
1st Year Undergraduate  Certificate of Higher Education 80% / grande distinction
Diploma in Higher Education 75% / distinction 
Advanced Undergraduate Advanced Diploma in Higher Education  80% / grande distinction
Postgraduate Programmes  Bathelor Degree (Hons) 70% / distinction for courses requiring a 2:2

80% / grande distinction for courses requiring a 2:1
Bachelor Degree (ordinary) 75% / distinction for courses requiring a 2:2

85% / grande distinction for courses requiring a 2:1
Graduate Certificate Bathelor Degree (Hons) 50% / Satisfaction

Please note these are general entry guidelines. Actual requirements may vary depending on your chosen course of study and certain courses may have specific or additional entry requirements, full details can be found on our course directory. Decisions for entry will also be based on personal statements, previous study information and not just your final course grading.

Rwanda Country Bursary

From September 2018, students from Rwanda who do not meet the requirements for an Academic Scholarship will receive an automatic Country Bursary of £1000 for their first year of study at Northumbria.

Please note there are a number of restrictions:

  • If you receive any discount on the full published overseas tuition fee (with the exception of Alumni Discount and/or Early Payment Discount) you will not be eligible for a Country Bursary.
  • You cannot be in receipt of both an Academic Scholarship AND a Country Bursary.
  • The Bursary is only available to students who are new to Northumbria. Northumbria alumni who return to take another degree programme would not be eligible for a second country bursary, however, they would qualify for the alumni discount.

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