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The university has a long history of accepting students from Uganda on to a range of courses.

Students who join Northumbria University will enjoy teaching that is both research informed and practice led, with strong links to industry and professional bodies. Many of our programmes are professionally accredited and give students opportunities to directly engage with real world projects and challenges. Our campuses are designed to provide you with a vibrant and friendly environment in which to study and live so that you have the support you need in order to make the most of your time with us.

Entry Requirements and Scholarship Information

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:

Grade Required for £2500 Scholarship

IFP Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) grades 1-2 (distinction)  
A Levels / International Baccalaureate May be considered if requirements for target course are not met. Applications will be assessed on a case by case basis.  
1st Year Undergraduate Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE)/East African Advanced Certificate of Education/Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate (COHSC) As per course A Level Requirements  AAB
A Levels / International Baccalaureate Varies from course to course. Please see course information, available here  
Postgraduate Bachelor Degree (from Ugandan University) 3.0-3.9 GPA / B / Honours Lower for courses which require a UK 2:2 equivalent

4.0 GPA / B+ / Honours Upper for courses which require a UK 2:1 equivalent
 Top honours / 4.4 GPA / A
Graduate Certificate Bachelor Degree GPA 2.0 / C / General Pass  

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.

Uganda Country Representatives

For further enquiries, help submitting your application and interviews in your area please contact your local Northumbria University representative whose details are listed below.

Uganda Country Bursary

From September 2018, students from Uganda 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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To find out when we are visiting your country, please visit our Where are we visiting page

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