Northumbria University is the largest University in the North East of England with 35,000 students. It is a firmly established and respected public university and can trace its roots back to1880. Northumbria's campus has won many awards and has exceptional student facilities. It is very popular with Indian students and Northumbria has a regional office in Delhi to help students and to prepare them before they depart. Northumbria offers a full range of very high quality undergraduate, postgraduate and research programmes. Business (including MBA), Engineering, Computing, Biological Sciences, Design and Physiotherapy are extremely popular with Indian students and in many postgraduate programmes Northumbria offers January start options as well as the more typical September starts. Fees are very competitive and there are scholarships for the best international students.
Why is Northumbria so popular with international (and UK) students?
Watch our international video to get a flavour of Northumbria.
. A very modern campus and student facilities located in Newcastle, which was voted "Britain's Best University City" by MSN Travel 2009
. We look after international students, for example, we will meet you at the airport and transport you to your University Accommodation
. A huge choice of programmes, many with professional accreditation or recognition, which means our graduates are demanded by leading global employers
. Flexibility of January and September start dates
. A safe environment with much lower living costs than the South of England and particularly compared to London
. Great external and internal transport links due to Newcastle International Airport which Emirates fly directly to. By train Newcastle is less than 3 hours from London and only 1.5 hours from Edinburgh
. We have a British Council Accredited Language Centre on our Campus
. We are one of the UK's best universities for sport and will be opening a massive new sports facility on campus in September 2010 for our students
Location & Facilities
Northumbria is based in Newcastle, the regional capital of the North East of England. View our video about the region. Newcastle is extremely popular with both UK and international students and is known as a very friendly and safe student city.
Northumbria University offers some of the best student facilities available. Our new City Campus East which opened in 2007, has won numerous awards and our students absolutely love it. Our Business School, School of Design and School of Law are located here and enjoy state of the art facilities.
"Northumbria consistently ranks among the leading new universities and the £136 million pound investment is producing facilities to match. The next phase which will take until 2010, will turn the main site into the first fully pedestrianised, green campus in a city centre" Times Good University Guide 2009
"Northumbria is one of the leading lights in the UK Higher Education arena, an expanding multicultural learning community with unrivalled links with industry and commerce"The Guardian
Newcastle offers low cost of living compared to other parts of the UK. The university offers its own accommodation which is safe and secure and conveniently located. All international students are able to live here in their first year provided they have applied for this accommodation before 1st August (if starting in September). There is a choice of self catering with shared kitchen facilities, single rooms with catered facilities or flats and houses for groups wanting to share. There is also plenty of affordable private sector accommodation for students. www.northumbria.ac.uk/accommodation
List of Departments / Schools / Faculty / College
All Northumbria students belong to one of our 9 Academic Schools. Schools have their own sections on the Northumbria website where you can get more detailed information about facilities and programmes. Most of our Schools have international sections where you can find student profiles of international students and other relevant information.
Northumbria's academic schools
. Health Community and Education Studies
. Applied Sciences
. Newcastle Business School
. Computing Engineering and Information Sciences
. Arts & Social Sciences
. Built Environment
. Psychology and Sports Sciences
Northumbria awards a range of Scholarships to outstanding international students. In most cases the amount of scholarship given will be in the range GBP 500-1000. If you are awarded a scholarship, your tuition fees in your first academic year of study will be reduced by the relevant amount. Further information on Scholarships is available here. We would suggest you contact our India Office for more specific Information.
The largest intake of both home and international students is in September. Our September 2010 terms starts on 20th September, however international enrolment is several days earlier from 17th September 2010 and students should arrive in time for this.
To offer postgraduate students more flexibility Northumbria has many Masters level programmes which start in January. This January page outlines the programmes on offer, and there are January courses available for most disciplines.
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