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For details on our English Language Requirements and Pre-Sessional Courses run by our English Language Centre please click the relevant links.

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 A levels taken in Canada  May be considered if entry requirements for target course are not met. Applications will be evaluated on a case by case basis
1st Year Undergraduate A levels taken in Canada  As per course A Level Requirements
Canadian High School/Secondary School Diploma from: 
Alberta  70% in five acceptable grade 12 courses 
British Columbia 5 B grades in acceptable grade 12 courses 
Manitoba 70% in five acceptable grade 12 courses
New Brunswick 70% in five acceptable grade 12 courses
Newfoundland 70% in five acceptable grade 12 courses 
North West Territories 70% in five acceptable grade 12 courses 
Nova Scotia 70% in five acceptable grade 12 courses 
Ontario Advanced level with six grade 12 courses
Prince Edward Island 70% in five acceptable grade 12 courses 
Quebec (Diplome d'Etudes Collegiales (DEC)) Pass
Saskatchewan 70% five acceptable grade 12 courses 
Yukon Territory 5 B grades in acceptable grade 12 courses 
2nd Year Undergraduate Associate Degree  3.0 GPA / B / 73%
Postgraduate Programmes  Bachelor Degree (Honours)  B / 3.0 GPA / 73% for courses requiring a UK 2:2 equivalent

B+ / GPA 3.3  / 77% for courses requiring a UK 2:1 equivalent
Graduate Certificate Bachelor Degree  2.0 - 2.9 GPA 

English language – Quebec is the only French-speaking province – students from Quebec would need evidence of English Language ability before an offer was made.

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.

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

Iain has enjoyed living in Newcastle for fourteen years both as a student studying Human Geography, and as an employee at both Newcastle University and Northumbria University.Iain Harris - Canada , USA

After working in Europe post-graduation he returned to Newcastle to start his career and found a passion for helping inform prospective students of the incredible opportunity Higher Education presents.

Not originally from Newcastle, Iain has fallen in love with the City and surrounding region. He enjoys playing football (soccer) and taking time out to explore the beautiful local coastline, its historic castles, and delicious seaside fish and chips!

Newcastle provides such contrasting pleasures, from partying in one of the UK’s best nights out to walking along Hadrian’s Wall, the World Heritage Site.

His favourite past time is sharing all the City and region has to offer with new visitors who quickly become lifelong fans.  For several years Iain worked with many US students, including Fulbright students, whilst managing a Summer School.  They all keep in touch and have fond memories of the local delicacy, Gregg’s, and cheering on Newcastle United the City's Premiership football team!

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