Studying in a city such as London opens up new opportunities and experiences for students from the European Union.

The information below gives information specifically for students from the EU about important things to consider such as entry requirements, contact details, and more information for EU students looking to study in London.

At Northumbria University we recognise a number of qualifications held by students from the European Union applying for our programmes.

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

We also have an International Year One course available that offers progression onto a range of undergraduate degrees. For this, you will need good High School grades or equivalent, and IELTS 5.5 with no element less than 5.5.

Country For entry to You will need
Denmark Top-Up Please contact us to check your eligibility
Postgraduate degrees Bachelors degree with grade 7
Finland Top-Up Please contact us to check your eligibility
Postgraduate degrees Kandidaatti / Kandidat (Bachelors degree) with grade 1 on a 1-3 grading scale and 3 on a 1-5 grading scale.
France Top-Up Please contact us to check your eligibility
Postgraduate degrees Licence degree with grade 12.
Germany Top-Up Please contact us to check your eligibility
Postgraduate degrees Bachelors degree/Diplom with grade 3.0 or above
Greece Top-Up Please contact us to check eligibility
Postgraduate degrees Pytchio from  AEI with grade of 6.5 or 7.0 if awarded by a TEI
Italy Top-Up Please contact us to check eligibility
Postgraduate degrees Laurea with grade of 95/110
Netherlands Top-Up Please contact us to check eligibility
Postgraduate degrees Bachelor degree with grade 6.5
Norway Top-Up Please contact us to check eligibility
Postgraduate degrees A Post 2003 Bachelor Degree OR pre 2003 Candidatus Magisterii grade C/2.7
Spain Top-Up Please contact us to check eligibility
Postgraduate degrees Licenciado/Título de Ingeniero/ Título deArquitecto/Título de Graduado with grade 6.0/10 or 1.5/4
Sweden Top-Up Please contact us to check eligibility
Postgraduate degrees Successful completion of a Bachelors degree (Kandidatexamen) with grade godkänd

All our scholarships are awarded on a case by case basis. Full entry requirements, by country, can be seen here.

We do have scholarships and bursaries available for students applying from the European Union. These are awarded on a discretionary basis and are dependent on your academic background. If you are looking to study a Top-Up degree, we offer £1,000 off your tuition fees. Furthermore, students wishing to study a postgraduate degree can receive a scholarship of up to £3,000, awarded on a case by case basis.

Please contact our team to find out more about the scholarships and bursaries we offer.

Postgraduate scholarship application form

London Cost of Living Bursary

Eligible international students will receive an automatic bursary for £1,334, covering one month’s living costs in London*, applied at the Conditional Offer as a fee discount. This bursary is effective for intakes in May 2024, September 2024, January 2025 and May 2025. This offer excludes Pre-sessional English, standalone Graduate Certificate programmes and sponsored applicants.

If you receive this bursary, you may still be eligible for additional bursaries and scholarships, these will be confirmed at the Unconditional Offer stage. Full maintenance costs still need to be evidenced when applying for your visa.

This bursary is only available for international students from specific countries**.

*As defined by UKVI

**Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, DR Congo, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, North Macedonia, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, Samoa, Sao Tome & Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, St. Vincent & Grenadines, Sudan, Suriname, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

If you are in London and want to meet with us, please contact our team and we can arrange a face to face meeting to show you around our campus.

Our regional team make regular visits to Europe 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.


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.

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London is a global hub of tourism, business and culture. Its popularity is far-reaching, with students from all around the world seeking to come and study in this amazing city.

The wide range of attractions available in London offers a unique student experience unmatched anywhere in the world. Some of London’s most popular attractions include famous shopping streets such as Oxford Street or Regent Street, as well as contemporary markets like Shoreditch or Petticoat Lane.

Elsewhere, football and other sporting venues are well visited by many students. With Premier League teams such as Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur, London can cater for the more sport-minded student. Aside from football, there is still plenty of opportunity to see world-class sporting events in this city, rugby, cricket and tennis all host major tournaments and matches in London throughout the year.

The diversity of London is another big attraction for students across the world. With such a variety of cultures making up the city, students are able to find a flavour of home whilst embracing life in the UK.


“I really like the smaller classrooms at the London Campus, as it helps me easily communicate with my tutors”

Natwara Paenkong
MSc Business with International Management

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