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The university has a long history of accepting students from Japan 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.

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:
IFP High School Leaving Certificate (Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho) Successful completion 2.0 GPA
1st Year Undergraduate Upper Secondary Leaving Certificate and a recognised Foundation Programme 3/5 in USLC and relevant IFP grades inc IELTS
Associate Degree 70% / Good / C
Postgraduate Programmes Bachelor Degree 4 yrs from a recognised University 65% for courses requiring a UK 2:2 equivalent

70% for courses requiring a UK 2:1 equivalent
Graduate Certificate Bachelor Degree 4 yrs 60%

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.

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


5th Floor | Forecast Shinjuku South Building | 3-4-17 Shinjiku | Shinjuku-ku | Tokyo 160-002

SI-UK Osaka

2F, Nissei Building East | 2-2-13 Shibata | Kita-ku | Osaka | 530 0012

SI-UK Tokyo

5th Floor | Boulevard Building | Jinnan 1-163 | Shibuya | Tokyo | 150 0041

To find out more events for international students, please view our International Events page.


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