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Northumbria University: Rankings, Fees, Acceptance Rate & Admissions 2024

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Year of establishment1969
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Accepted Exams
Total International Students8500
UG/PG Course Ratio1.29
No.of Campuses3
Accommodation expenses5422 Pound for 1 sharing (UG),6807 Pound for 1 sharing (PG)
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Q:   What are some helpful tips for students starting their first year at Northumbria University?


Northumbria University is a popular university in UK and students across the world desire to study in this university. For students starting their first semester at Northumbria, listed below are some useful tips, to make their experience worth it:

  • Participate in group activities;
  • Make friends and try to practice group study;
  • Make use of online library;
  • Get in touch with Student Union Representative; and
  • Work on your social skills and be active outside classes as well.

Q:   Is Northumbria University better than Coventry University?


Northumbria University as well as the Coventry University are two well-known institutions in UK and great study abroad options for students. When it comes to rankings, Northumbria University beats Coventry University with the rank #548 in QS World University Rankings for the year 2024. The latter has been ranked #571 in the same category. In US News & World Report University Rankings 2024, Northumbria again has an upper hand with rank #708 in Best Global Universities. Whereas, Cobventry is has been ranked at the spot #1080 in this category.

Mentioned below is the comparison between both the universities on the basis of some other parameters that can help you choose the better university for you:


Northumbria University

Coventry University

Acceptance Rate

Between 63% - 85.5%


Average GPA/Grades Required

3.0 GPA


Annual Tuition Fee (MS)

INR 11 L - 20 L

INR 15L - 25L


Q:   How can I apply for admission to Northumbria University?


Given below is the method to submit Northumbria University application:

  • Undergraduate Application: The applicants can apply to Northumbria University undergraduate courses via any one of the 3 routes namely the university’s website / UCAS / one of the regional offices located in India
  • Postgraduate Application: To complete Northumbria University application for postgraduate courses, students can apply at the university’s website OR via one of the university’s regional offices located in India

Q:   What is your review of Northumbria University?


Northumbria University is one of the largest universities in UK and is a professional institution that values research and is well known for its high caliber of education. More than 31,500 students studying undergraduate, graduate, and other courses at the university come from more than 134 different countries. Additionally, a varied and inspiring faculty from more than 55 countries is drawn to Northumbria. Northumbria University is ranked among the top 100 universities in the UK and holds the rank #548 in Best Global Universities - QS Rankings 2024. Additionally, Northumbria University maintains connections with more than 150 organizations globally, including, but not limited to, Airbus, Unilever, Bank of England, Newcastle United, and TUI UK. Furthermore, they work with a number of international brands like Tommy Hilfiger, Nissan, Marks & Spencer, Renault, Nestle, General Motors, and others, as well as top research partners like Google, Pfizer, IBM, Microsoft, and Rolls-Royce. This guarantees that all of the candidate's internship and placement concerns are handled even before they get enrolled in Northumbria University.


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Q:   Does Northumbria University provide scholarships for international students?


Yes, Northumbria University offers a few scholarships to international students such as:

  • UG International Scholarship: This scholarship is offered to international undergraduate students of Northumbria University. Through this scholarship, students are going to get a discount of £3,000 in their first-year of their undergraduate degree.  
  • Bar Course Scholarship: This scholarship is applicable to students who are applying to Bar course programs at Northumbria University. Holders of Bar Course scholarship will get a full waiver of the fees of the Bar course. This scholarship is awarded as per the merit alone
  • PGT International ScholarshipThis is for international students joining postgraduate taught courses in January 2024. This scholarship offers £2,000 fee discount.

Read: Popular Scholarships to Study in UK for Indian Students 


Northumbria University Admission Dates 2024

  • Application fees :No Fees
  • Type of deadline :Depends on course
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Q:   Do you require a CAS to study at Northumbria University?


In order to apply for a UK Student Visa (Tier 4 Student Visa), students must have a CAS from Northumbria University. A CAS is a unique reference number that students are required to put on the visa application. Once all the conditions required for a CAS have been met, a CAS statement is issued by Northumbria University that contains the CAS number.


Q:   What is the acceptance rate for Northumbria University for international students?


According to the unofficial sources, Northumbria University acceptance rate is in the range of 63% and 85.5%. The acceptance rate is proof that admission to Northumbria University is moderately simpler to get into. So, to get admission to Northumbria University, the applicants must meet all the eligibility conditions and submit the application before the application deadline.


Q:   How can I apply to Northumbria University MSc Business with Business Analytics course?


To submit Northumbria University application, students are required to apply online directly at the university’s website. Also, students can apply via regional offices of Northumbria University located in India. Supporting documents and information that are required to submit Northumbria University application are:

  • Fully completed application form
  • Personal email address must be there on the application form
  • Academic transcripts and / or certificates
  • Proof of financial sponsorship (if applicable)
  • Passport – a copy of personal details page
  • Reference
  • Confirmation of immigration history including copies of previous and current visa (if applicable)
  • Any other additional document (if applicable)

Northumbria University Fees, Duration & Entry Requirements 2024

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Courses1st Year Tuition FeesDuration & Eligibility
MS(42 courses)
INR 12 L - 21 L
Duration12 months-2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 - 6.5, PTE: 54 - 62
MBA/PGDM(45 courses)
INR 12 L - 24 L
Duration12 months-2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, PTE: 62 & Above
MIM(45 courses)
INR 12 L - 24 L
Duration12 months-2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, PTE: 62 & Above
B.E. / B.Tech(25 courses)
INR 17 L
Duration3-4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 5.5 - 6, PTE: 51 - 54
M.A.(27 courses)
INR 16 L - 34 L
Duration12 months-2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 - 7, PTE: 62 & Above
LL.M.(7 courses)
INR 10 L - 17 L
Duration1 year
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above
BBA(18 courses)
INR 13 L - 17 L
Duration3-4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 & Above, PTE: 54 & Above
B.A.(33 courses)
INR 17 L
Duration3-4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 - 7
B.Sc.(18 courses)
INR 13 L - 17 L
Duration3-4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 - 7, PTE: 54 - 62
BSN(7 courses)
INR 17 L
Duration1 year-3 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 - 7
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Q:   How can I get admission to Northumbria University?


Northumbria University admission requirements for Indian applicants are given below:

International Foundation Program

Entry into


Grade Requirement

International Foundation Program

Class 11



Class 12


Undergraduate Program

Entry into


Grade Requirement


Class 12 from CBSE, CISC

65% and above

Postgraduate Program

Entry into


Grade Requirement


Undergraduate degree

  • 55% (52% from Pune / Delhi / Mumbai Universities) for One-Year courses requiring 2:2
  • 60% (60% from Pune / Delhi / Mumbai Universities) for One-Year courses requiring 2:1
  • 60% (60% from Pune / Delhi / Mumbai Universities) for all Two-Year courses requiring a 2:1 or 2:2


Master’s degree


Graduate Certificate

Entry into


Grade Requirement

Graduate Certificate

Undergraduate degree

45% and above


Q:   What IELTS score is required for Northumbria University?


Northumbria University requires students to submit English language test scores of IELTS, PTE Academic or equivalent. IELTS score requirement for Northumbria University varies from course to course.

  • The range of IELTS score for undergraduate courses is 5.5 – 7.0. Note that for most of the undergraduate programs, IELTS requirement is 6.0
  • For admission to postgraduate taught programs, the IELTS score range is 6.0 – 7.5. For the majority of the postgraduate taught programs, the IELTS score required is 6.5

Q:   What is the cost to study Northumbria University MSc International Business Management?


For 2023/24 entry, the full international fee to study Northumbria University MSc International Business Management course is £19,000. The duration of this course is one year. Students applying for this course will be eligible to receive Postgraduate Taught Scholarship that offers a £2,000 fee discount.


Q:   How much is Northumbria University fee for international students?


Northumbria University fees for international students for some of the courses can be checked from the table given below:


1st Year Tuition Fees

MIM (44 Courses)

INR 13.89 L - 23.53 L

MS (37 Courses)

INR 15.44 L - 20.07 L

MA (23 Courses)

INR 15.95 L - 32.93 L

BBA (18 Courses)

INR 12.86 L - 16.98 L

BE / BTech (25 Courses)

INR 16.47 L - 16.98 L

MSN (7 Courses)

INR 16.47 L - 16.98 L

MEM (3 Courses)

INR 15.95 L - 19.55 L

BSc (16 Courses)

INR 12.86 L - 16.98 L

BA (25 Courses)

INR 16.98 L

M.Arch (1 Course)

INR 16.98 L

Cost of Living: The actual amount that will be required to cover the living expenses will depend on the students’ lifestyle. However, the estimated minimum amount required to cover the basic living expenses such as food, accommodation, heating, etc. is around £1,023 in Newcastle and £1,334 in London.

Read: Cost of Living for International Students in UK


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Vibe of Campus
  • Academically oriented
  • Multi-dimensional
  • Friendly
  • Sporty
Student Views
  • 100% students never faced discrimination in this university
Part time work3
Post study jobs3.5
Quality of faculty4
Student Life4
Value for money4
Public transportation4.5
Indian Food4.5
Permanent Immigration4
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BSc (Hons) in Computer Science - Batch of 2025
PlacementsInfrastructureFacultyCrowd & Campus LifeValue for Money
The best college I have seen in my life.
Tips: Students should know that you should have some certificates if you are joining through sports. You should have around £20000 in your bank account. They should’ve at least 80% in their 10 and 12 classes examination for admission. They have to speak good English .
Likes (Post study jobs): The student life is good because there is an area for us to chill where we can play games like sneaker, Table tennis, Fusball and eat or watch television. We can hang out with our friends in university. No ragging in university and all the students work together.
Dislikes (Value for money): All the professors are quite good they all help us to do our work. If we are stuck somewhere they help us to do that thing. They give us 1:1 ratio also. They don't yell at the students instead they teach students in good manner and we all understand everything that they teach.
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BSc (Hons) in International Business Management - Batch of 2025
PlacementsInfrastructureFacultyCrowd & Campus LifeValue for Money
Dull country, good education
Tips: My life has not experienced any huge transition in cultural experience because I tend to stay at home all the time. This might be because I am introverted but whoever goes outside can have the enjoyment whatever. I got a 3000 pound scholarship from my university and it is a general scholarship anyone can get. I am satisfied with the studies they provide but the country seems to be a bit dull.
Likes (Indian Food): I actually prefer cooking myself because I like home food, I tried eating out but they are all bland options. So, I started cooking for myself. As I am living in a flat with other Indians, we share the cooking responsibilities and most of the Indian cooking items are available here.
Dislikes (Part time work): There are not many on-campus part-time jobs available, I tried applying for off-campus as well but no luck. It's been a year since I came here but I still have not secured one. But few of my friends are working and they get paid a minimum of 10.42 if you are more than 21.
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Q:   How much do graduates of Northumbria University earn?


Northumbria University placements are one of the major reasons why students across the globe desire to study in this university. MBA is one of the most popular programs offered in the university and sisted below are the Northumbria University & Business School Graduates and alumni salary:

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Other Degree


Bachelor of Science


Bachelor (Other)


Masters in Science


Masters of Arts



Northumbria University Rankings 2024

B++Overall University Grade
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Electronics EngineeringC++
Business EconomicsB
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Q:   What is Northumbria University ranking among UK universities?


Northumbria University is one of the top-ranked universities in the United Kingdom and it is clearly visible from its national rankings. As per the US News & World Report 2023, the University is ranks 708 in the world and 51 in the Best Global Universities in the United Kingdom. According to The Complete University Guide 2024, the Northumbria University Newcastle ranking is 36 in the UK, which improves from 43 in 2023. The Guardian also release the Northumbria university london ranking in UK and rank it at 46 in the UK. Times Higher Education Awards in academia is equivalent to the “Oscars of higher education”. The university is also recognised for its quality and strength of research across the universities.

Check the list of Top Ranking Universities in the UK for International Students in 2023


Q:   What is the rank of Northumbria University in the world?

Northumbria University world ranking is impressive as it ranks among the top 1000 universities in the world by major ranking sources like QS, US News, and Times Higher Education.
Listed below are the Northumbria University rankings as mentioned in the prominent rankings:
Ranking SourcesCurrent Ranking
QS - Best Global Universities (2024)#548
THE - World University Rankings (2024)#501-600
US News - Best Global Universities (2023)#706

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Q:   What are some of the top-ranked universities in UK?


Some of the University universities in the UK are the University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, Imperial College London, University of Warwick, etc. Check the table given below to know about the ranking of these top-ranked universities.


QS World University Rankings 2024

THE World University Ranking 2024

University of Cambridge



University of Oxford



Imperial College London






The University of Edinburgh



The University of Manchester



King’s College



London School of Economics and Political Science



University of Bristol



The University of Warwick




Q:   How can I get a UK student visa?


International students who want to pursue higher education in the UK must have a UK Student Visa, previously called as Tier 4 (General) Student Visa or Tier 4 Student Visa. The fee for UK Student Visa is Pound 363 (Approx INR 37,000). The documents required to apply for a UK Student Visa are a completed student visa application form, proof of parent’s or guardian’s consent, original mark sheets / provisional certificates, proof of funds, etc.


Q:   Do universities in UK offer scholarships for international students?


Various universities in the UK offer scholarships to international students. Given below is a list of the scholarships offered by the UK universities.

Scholarship Name

Offered by

Scholarship Amount

Rhodes Scholarship – MBA

University of Oxford

Around INR 90L

Felix Scholarships - MBA

University of Oxford

Around INR 75L

Kent Graduate Scholarship

University of Kent

Around INR 3L

Gates Cambridge Scholarship - MBA

University of Cambridge

Around INR 87L

WBS Scholarship

University of Warwick

Around INR 25L

Also Read: UK Scholarships for Indian Students


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Northumbria University is not known for providing medical degrees or a traditional medical school. Instead, it is recognised for its expertise in fields such as business, engineering, computing, and the built environment. If you wish to study medicine, look at universities that offer approved degree


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Answered a month ago

Yes, Northumbria University is known for providing a warm and supportive atmosphere for international students. The institution provides a variety of services to help international students settle in and make the most of their time in the UK. This includes assistance with visas, accommodations, and


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Answered a month ago

You should submit test scores whenever possible, however Northumbria University will consider applicants who were unable to take or have access to standardised examinations. Applicants without test scores will be considered for first-year admission with a minimum overall High School Diploma CGPA of


Rashmi Gupta

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Answered 5 months ago

Originally, Northumbria University was known as Newcastle Polytechnic. Northumbria University was founded in 1969 by the amalgamation of three regional colleges; Rutherford College of Technology, the College of Arts & Industrial Design, and the Municipal College of Commerce. It became a major centre



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We have below mentioned the Northumbria University fees for International students:

CoursesDuration1st Year Tuition Fees
MS (37 courses)
12 months-2 years
INR 15.9 L - 20.6 L
MIM (44 courses)
12 months-2 years
INR 14.3 L - 24.2 L
MA (23 courses)
12 months-2 years
INR 16.4 L - 33.9 L
BE / BTech (25 courses)
3-4 years
INR 16.9 L - 17.5 L
BBA (18 courses)
3-4 years
INR 13.2 L - 17.5 L
BSc (16 courses)
3-4 years
INR 13.2 L - 17.5 L
MEM (3 courses)
1 year-2 years
INR 16.4 L - 20.1 L
BSN (7 courses)
1 year-3 years
INR 17.5 L
LLM (8 courses)
1 year
INR 10.1 L - 17.5 L
Others PG (10 courses)
12 months-1 year
INR 12.2 L - 18.3 L
Others UG (10 courses)
3 years
INR 14.3 L - 17.5 L
BJMC (8 courses)
3 years
INR 17.5 L

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