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Incoming Students

The information available in these pages will help you through the application process and with associated practical arrangements, for example, accommodation, induction, academic calendar.

The Northumbria University Erasmus+ Programme gives you an unmissable opportunity to spend an unforgettable semester or two in England.

Northumbria University is based in Newcastle upon Tyne; a popular University city bustling with life and cultural activity, located in one of England's most beautiful and historic regions. Our campuses offer you a welcoming environment, a taste of British University life and a varied academic programme that meets your interests and academic needs.

The information available in these pages will help you through the application process and with associated practical arrangements.

Whether you’ve already been accepted as an Erasmus student, or if you’re just thinking about it at the moment, these pages and linked sites will help you with your plans. 

Please note that if you are a European student from a University that we do not have an agreement with you can consider the option of a fee-paying study abroad student (Study Abroad Student - from any other institution).  Further details can be found here.

English Language

All European and International students at Northumbria have an opportunity to study in-sessional ESAP (English for Specific Academic Purposes) programmes to help develop your academic and English language skills in your Faculty and in your subject area.

You can find out more about these programmes visit our English Language Centre pages.

Incoming Erasmus students are required to have a minimum English language proficiency of CEFR B2. We rely on our Erasmus+ partner institutions to confirm this fact when nominating their students.

Please note that Erasmus+ students who will be travelling on a non-EU passport are subject to UKVI Immigration requirements and therefore will need to submit a University recognised English language test as proof of language proficiency alongside their Erasmus+ application.

Details of Northumbria's English Language Requirements can be found here.

How to apply

Erasmus+ Nominations and Applications must be sent via your institution’s Erasmus+ Coordinator, or International Office, as Northumbria can only accept applications from institutions with which we have a signed agreement.

Nominations should be received from partners ahead of the following application deadlines.

  • September (Semester 1 or for the full academic year) - 1 May (except for applications to Nursing which is 15 April)
  • January (Semester 2) - 1 November (except for applications to Nursing which is 15 October)

If your Erasmus+ programme is in any other subject area than Business and Law please complete the following form electronically (not handwritten) Northumbria University Learning agreement

Please include the following with your completed form:

  • Transcript of previous studies
  • Copy of your passport or ID
  • Modules - Please use the list of modules that your institution’s Erasmus+ Coordinator will have been provided with from the relevant department within Northumbria University

Completed application forms can be returned by email to er.study-abroad@northumbria.ac.uk or by post to Study Abroad and Exchange Team, International Development, Ground Floor, Library Building, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8ST, United Kingdom

If your Erasmus+ programme is within the Faculty of Business and Law please use the following email address to request subject specific application information from the Faculty of Business and Law’s Study Abroad team: nb.nbs.study.abroad@northumbria.ac.uk

Accommodation

As soon as your Erasmus+ application has been accepted you can apply for University accommodation or obtain information on how to find private accommodation by visiting our Accommodation web pages.

Please note that you can only apply for accommodation once you receive your user name and password which can be nearer to your start date.


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