Our London Campus is located in Central London and provides a friendly and supportive learning environment.

At Northumbria University we aim to provide you with access to outstanding Higher Education, no matter where you’re from. Therefore, we provide aid in finding a suitable course for you, help and support in possible finance options and advice in finding the perfect accommodation for you.

Meet your regional team

Lanre Kesiro Regional Director Contact
Magdalena Restrepo Country Manager Contact
Maria Fernanda International Assistant Contact

At Northumbria University we recognise a number of international qualifications held by Colombian 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
Advanced Undergraduate / Undergraduate Top-Up Tecnólogo en [subject area] / Título de [subject area] a nivel tecnológico 3.5/5
Tecnólogo Especializado en [subject area] 3/5
Postgraduate Programmes Licenciado / Título de [subject area] 3/5 for courses requiring a 2:2

3.5/5 for courses requiring a 2:1

Maestro en [arts subject area] 3/5 for courses requiring a 2:2

3.5/5 for courses requiring a 2:1

Graduate Certificate Licenciado / Título de [subject area] 3 / 5 or Sufficient
Maestro en [arts subject area] 3 / 5 or Sufficient

Click to view further information on entry requirements.

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

Country scholarships

We offer up to 50% scholarship to our students.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Personal statement
  • Undergraduate GPA
  • Work Experience ideal but not mandatory

As a Colombian student, you have access to financial support, where loans (dependant on the institution) are available to help cover some, if not all of your fees. There are three main institutions providing this financial aid. For further information click on the individual links below:

  • ICETEX: Up to 25,000 USD.

For more information visit portal.icetex.gov.co

  • Colfuturo: Up to 25,000 USD per year.

For more information visit colfuturo.org

The following items of documentation are required to apply to Northumbria University London Campus:

  • Copy of your passport (expiration date 6 months from start of chosen course)
  • A personal statement. A minimum of 250 words detailing why you have selected your particular course, why you have chosen to study in the UK and your future career aspirations.
  • Academic certificates and transcripts
  • CV
  • Any previous UK visas (if you have studied or worked in the UK before)
  • A completed Application Form

*All documents must be provided in English or official translations.

Throughout the year our team travel to Colombia 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 Colombia 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.

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

​Email: QAHE.Americas@qa.com


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

Mobile: (+44) 7367 193 956
Tel: (+57) 312 361 9711

Email: juliana.cortes@northumbria.ac.uk


Our London Campus is located in Central London and provides a friendly and supportive learning environment.

London is an exceptionally diverse city, where there is always something to do or a new place to visit. Our London Campus has its own Students’ Union who regularly organise events for students to take part in, and each London Campus student also has membership to International Students’ House (ISH). ISH is located near Regent’s Park and also holds regular social evenings and organises group trips.

As one of the biggest cities in Europe, London is also served by multiple airports with regular short-haul flights to the continent making it a great city to use as a base to see more of Europe. You can also travel by train to cities such as Paris and Brugge via Eurostar.

UK Visa and Immigration (UKVI) requires you to have a budget of at least £1,334 per month to study in London (in addition to your tuition fees).

We understand that you need to be able to budget properly during your studies in London. To help give you an idea of costs you can expect, here are the average living costs in London:

  • Rent: £450-£550 per month
  • Food: £120 per month
  • Social life: £140 per month
  • Travel: £50 per month
  • Phone: £50 per month
  • Books and equipment: £25 per month

The above costs are a rough indication and will vary for each individual. For further information we recommend visiting studylondon.ac.uk .

Where is the University located?

The University is located in central London, only a short walk from Liverpool Street station.

How long will it take to receive my offer?

A conditional or unconditional offer may be issued within one week, however, during busy periods offers could take up to three weeks.

Do I have the right to work in the UK while I’m studying my degree?

It is important that you allow sufficient time for your studies while you are in the UK. If you are a Colombian student entering the UK with a Student Route Visa, the maximum number of hours you can work is 20 hours per week during term time.

What accommodation options do I have?

There are a number of different options available for students choosing to study in London, including private housing and private student halls. You can find more information about the options available to you on our Accommodation page.

“I chose Northumbria because the AACSB double accreditation for the Business School was attractive to me. The ability to develop my language skills was another element which I liked, I wanted to improve my English and work with a diverse group of people. I most enjoy being in an environment which is so diverse as it gives you more vocational skills. Participating in group work has encouraged me to adapt my learning style and ability to work with a wider range of people.  The teachers here are very open and encourage us to keep in touch with them regarding our work.”

Anabel Castillo


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