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Northumbria University, Newcastle has a long history of accepting students from Chile on to a range of foundation, undergraduate, postgraduate and research courses.

Students who join us from Chile will enjoy teaching that is both research-informed and practice-led, with strong links to industry and professional bodies. 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.

Want more information? Register your interest in studying with us now.

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

General entry criteria for qualifications from Chile is given below but Northumbria will consider other qualifications for entry onto its courses:

For entry to: You will need: Grade Required:
International Foundation Prgramme High School/Licencia de Educación 4.5/7



Level 4: Chilean Bachelor Year 1 'Bachillerato'


Level 6: Titulo de Bachiller/Bachillerato



Yr 1 - 5.0/7




Licenciatura (Bachelor's Degree)

Grado de Licenciado en [*****]

4.5/7 for 2:2 equiv.

4.5/7 for 2:2 equiv.

Graduate Certificate Licenciatura/Grado de Licenciado 4.0-4.5/7


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.

The Becas Chile scheme started in 2008 as the Chilean Government’s main funding to support Chilean students to study postgraduate courses at overseas universities, with the objective of contributing to Chile’s “Innovation and competitiveness”. The scheme will cover all postgraduate courses with the exception of  the LLM and MBA or any other Master’s degree with “Finance” in the title.

The Scholarship covers full international tuition fee, return flights, stipend for books, stipend for living expenses, health insurance, settling and returning allowance and up to 1 year language course in Chile if necessary.

All students selected for this scholarship are required to return to Chile after the course finishes and upon return, Santiago residents must stay in Santiago for double the time they were abroad for, or the same amount of time if a non-Santiago resident.

For more information on dates and application procedures please visit the Becas Chile website:

If you need further assistance with application to Northumbria University and Becas Chile, please feel free to contact out Country Manager for Chile Alejandra Vicencio-

Ale (as she likes to be called) is originally from Santiago de Chile and moved to Newcastle in November 2013. She participated in the Amity Institute exchange programme in South Carolina, USA as an undergraduate student at Universidad de Chile and then became an academic of TESOL and Linguistics at Universidad Católica de Chile.Alejandra Vicencio - Brazil , Latin America

Ale has been working in international education since 2004 and founded a Spanish immersion school in Santiago in 2008. For Northumbria she is in charge of partnerships and collaboration in terms of student and academic mobility, international agents and sponsored students.  Ale is also the leader on the Brazilian Science without Borders programme and recruitment activity in Latin America.

Ale has been promoting links with Latin America in the UK for 5 years and participates actively in different groups, such as The Latin America Community of Practice with the International Unit. She is a member of Northern Counties Club in Newcastle and Northern Lead for the Anglo-Chilean Society in the UK.

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

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