Over 120,000 Chinese people live in London ensuring that there is a vibrant sense of Chinese culture in the capital.

The information below covers entry requirements, information on scholarships and bursaries, contact details, travel information and extra suggestions for Chinese students thinking about studying with us at our Northumbria University London Campus.

At Northumbria University we recognise a number of international qualifications held by Chinese students applying for our programmes.

Please see the details below for the current qualifications and the equivalencies we accept.

For entry to You will need Grade required
International Year One (Business) Good High School Grades or equivalent IELTS 5.5 with no element less than 5.5
Undergraduate Programmes Senior High School Certificate 80%
Academy of Art and Design, Tsinghua University 65%
China Central Academy of the Arts (CAFA) – Design Courses only Two semesters full transcripts including H&C Assessment and Studio Assessment with average 70%
Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology (BIFT) – Design Courses only All modules with Pass + P in final major project
2nd or 3rd Year Entry (depending on course and subjects taken) / Undergraduate Top-Up 3 Year Diploma 70%
211/985 University 70% average in undergraduate studies
Non 211/985 University 75% average in undergraduate studies
Postgraduate Programmes (for courses requiring a 2:2 equivalent) Bachelor Degree (4 Year) 70% for courses requiring a 2:2.
75% for courses requiring a 2:1
Graduate Certificate Bachelor Degree (4 Year) 60%

Full entry requirements, by country can be seen here.

Depending which programme you choose to study at the Northumbria University London Campus and your previous qualifications, you may be eligible for a bursary and/or scholarship.

All of our scholarships and bursaries are automatically applied when we process your application and one of our team will be able to confirm your eligibility.

Merit scholarships

The following merit scholarship will automatically apply if you have not already received a country bursary.

Grade Scholarship
1st Class 20%


Throughout the year our team travel to China for events and to meet with students.

Once dates are confirmed, the details of our trips will be available so you can arrange to meet our team in country. In the meantime, please feel free to contact us by using our enquiry form.

Our regional team make regular visits to China throughout the year and are able to help answer any questions you might have about our London programmes, studying with us, the application process and much more.

Email: QAHE.China@qa.com

If you would like to speak with our in-country officer, please use the details below.

Northumbria University
China Office, Room 1610, Block B,
Winterless Centre,
Jia 1, Xi Da Wang Road,
Chaoyang District Beijing 100026 P. R. China

Tel: (+86) 10 6538 8135
Fax: (+86) 10 6538 8136

Our Accommodation Team understand that moving away from home to study at university is a huge part of the student experience. Finding the right accommodation may seem like a big task, but we are here to help support you every step of the way.

London is home to a wide range of accommodation; from ensuite, top-of-the-range residences, to traditional student housing –there’s something to suit all tastes and budgets.

Find out more

Over 12,000 Chinese people live in London ensuring that there is a vibrant sense of Chinese culture in the capital.

There are many Chinese community centres across the city, they can be found in: Chinatown, Barnet, Camden, Hackney, Islington, Lambeth, Haringey and Tower Hamlets. In addition, there are large organisations such as the London Chinese Community Centre, London Chinatown Chinese Association and the London Cultural Centre which all organise regular community events that you can attend.


Chinatown plays a large part in London’s Chinese community and can be found on Gerrard Street, near Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square underground stations.

Here is where you can find a large range of Chinese restaurants and supermarkets, including:


  • Four Seasons – known for Hong Kong-style Cantonese roast duck and their specials menu
  • Barshu – spicy Sichuan specialities (on nearby Frith Street)
  • Feng Wei Shi Tang – authentic Sichuan food
  • Little Lamb Hotpot – cook meat, seafood and veg in hot stock (on nearby Shaftesbury Avenue)


  • New Loon Fung
  • New Loon Moon
  • SeeWoo Supermarket


For those avid karaoke fans, London has lots of places to choose from, including:

  • Kirin Chinese Restaurant – near Cannon St station
  • JinLi KTV – near Chinatown
  • Sanxia Renjia Chinese Restaurant and Karaoke – Goodge Street
  • Sichuan Restaurant – Greenwich

London also has the Westminster Chinese Library in the Charing Cross Library. The Library is home to one of the UK’s biggest public collections of Chinese materials. Users of the library can choose from the collection of over 50,000 Chinese books available, music and films.

Our Campus can be easily reached from many of London’s airports via public transport.

From London Heathrow:

Option 1 – 50 mins

  • Get the Heathrow Express train to London Paddington
  • Take the Circle or Hammersmith & City underground to Liverpool Street station
  • The campus is a 5 minute walk from the station

Option 2 – 1 hr 10 mins

  • Get the Piccadilly underground eastbound to Holborn station
  • Change to the Central line going eastbound to Liverpool Street station
  • The campus is a 5 minute walk from the station

From London Gatwick:

  • Get the Gatwick Express to London Victoria station
  • Take either the Circle or District underground eastbound to Liverpool Street station
  • The campus is a 5 minute walk from the station

The address for the campus is:

110-114 Middlesex Street
E1 7HT

View more information on the campus and directions here


If you’re thinking about studying at Northumbria… don’t worry! The first day when I arrived everything was so new and unfamiliar. I used to record the class and listen to it when I got home, but over the last few months my language skills have improved so much I don’t need to do this anymore. The teaching methods include teamwork, presentations and independent learning so this is a good variety which will help develop further skills.

Xiaoming Li

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