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Northumbria University

  • Public University, Estd 1969
  • Newcastle upon Tyne, England
  • 50 Courses

University Highlights

  • Established in 1969 as Newcastle Polytechnic
  • Received university status in 1992
  • Two campuses in Newcastle, one in London, and one in Amsterdam
  • Four academic faculties with 16 departments
  • More than 32,000 students with 3,300 international students
  • Seven university-managed halls
  • 215,000 alumni members across 175 countries
  • A library with more than 900,000 e-books and 85,000 e-journals
  • 69th in the UK for research (Scimago Institutions Rankings 2021)

University at a Glance

  • International
  • Male/Female
  • UG/PG Course
  • Faculty/Student
  • No. of
  • Yearly Hostel &
    Meals Expense
    £3.1K - 5.7K


Northumbria University is a reputed university in Northern England. Established in 1969, its history goes as far back as 1880. It became a university in 1992.
It has two campuses in Newcastle and one in London. It also has an overseas campus in Amsterdam. Northumbria has invested £250m on campuses since the last decade.
There are four academic faculties with 16 departments. These offer more than 400 courses across all programs. Popular courses include Engineering, Physical Sciences, Health, and Arts. This institution has around 90% course satisfaction every year, according to the National Student Survey.
Over 32,000 students attend Northumbria every year. Around 3,300 students are international. The university has an 85% student satisfaction rate.
The university manages seven halls. These are both catered and self-catered. En-suite and standard rooms are available in studio flats. Kitchen and common living space facilities come with all-inclusive rent. The contract period ranges from 39 weeks to 43 weeks.
Several funding options are available for all students. International students enjoy this benefit as well. They can seek external bursaries too. The varsity website lists detailed information.
The university accepts various test scores to prove English skills. IELTS is the most common one. Other tests include PTE, ISE, ESOL, and TOEFL. Country- and subject-specific information is available on the varsity website.
Being research-focused, 14 departments of this university have research units. This university is 69th in the UK for research (Scimago Institutions Rankings 2021).
This university has 215,000 alumni members across 175 countries. It has a library with 900,000 e-books and 85,000 e-journals. The campuses work towards sustainability. These features make Northumbria University popular among students worldwide.

Fees & Admissions Requirements

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Admission Requirements

Recognized English Language Tests:

  • IELTS Academic/IELTS Indicator
  • Trinity College English ISE
  • LanguageCert International ESOL
  • PTE Academic
  • TOEFL iBT/TOEFL iBT Home Edition
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Duolingo

Subject-specific requirements: https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/international/international-admissions/english-language-requirements/

Application feesGBP 20 - 20
  • Undergraduate
    Duration: 4 Years - 4 Years
    1st Year Tution Fees: £16.5K
  • Postgraduate
    Duration: 1 Year - 2 Years
    1st Year Tution Fees: £16.5K


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Northumbria University through our handy list of options below!

On campus accommodation :
  • Seven university-managed halls
  • Both catered and self-catered
  • En-suite and standard rooms in studio flats
  • Kitchen and common living space
  • All-inclusive rent
  • Internet service, laundry, and 24/7 security services
  • 39 weeks to 43 weeks contract period
  • Estimated pricing range is £3,079.44 - £5,686.75 (USD 4,260.40 – USD 7,867.61)

For more information: https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/study-at-northumbria/accommodation/


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Campus & Contact

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Main Campus
  • Address:
    Northumbria University Sutherland Building Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE1 8ST
  • Email:
  • Phone:
    +44 (191) 232 6002

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