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

This page aims to provide you with information regarding the admissions process, scholarships, courses and entry requirements, student visas and living in London. If this page does not answer any of the questions you may have regarding Northumbria University London, please contact your regional team.

At Northumbria University we recognise a number of international qualifications held by Russian 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 Grade required for £2500 Scholarship
International Year One (Business) Good High School Grades or equivalent IELTS 5.5 with no element less than 5.5 N/A
BA (Hons) International Banking and Finance (Top-Up) A completed Bachelor Degree 4/Good  N/A
Specialist Diploma 4/Good  N/A
BA (Hons) Business (Top-Up) Completed Bachelor Degree 4/Good  N/A
Specialist Diploma 4/Good  N/A
BA (Hons) Business Enterprise, Creation and Management (Top-Up) Completed Bachelor Degree 3/Satisfactory  N/A
Specialist Diploma 3/Satisfactory  N/A
Graduate Certificate (Pre-Masters programme Completed Bachelor Degree 3/Satisfactory or above  N/A
Postgraduate Courses (Masters programme) 5 year University Diploma or New-style 4 year Bachelor Degree Average 3.8 Average 4.4

Depending on the programme you chose to study at the Northumbria London Campus, and your previous qualifications, you may be eligible for a country bursary or a scholarship.

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

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.

There are certain steps that must be taken before your application to a course, we aim to ensure a straightforward admissions process for students. You can apply through entering your details via our enquiry form and a member of our staff will contact you, via UCAS or by sending your application to your regional representative.

The following items of documentation are required to apply to the 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 travels around Russia for education fairs 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 your country. In the meantime, please feel free to contact us by using our enquiry form.

Our regional team make regular visits to Russia 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.RCA@qa.com

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

Student T4 visa

Firstly, please ensure you allow yourself enough time to process and prepare all supporting documents for your student visa. Information on your documentation, credibility interview, application costs and processing times can be found at the official gov.uk website as well as at ukcisa.org.uk.

Living costs

We understand that you need to be able to budget properly while completing your studies in London. Therefore, we have located the average living costs for student 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 .

Transport For London provide student Oyster cards for those studying in London, available to use in the London Underground, London Overground and bus services at a discounted rate. We’d also advise getting a 16-25 Railcard that you will find useful when travelling around the UK.


As an International student you have many different options on choosing where to stay while studying in London. View our student accommodation page for further information.

Leisure and entertainment

London has endless fantastic experiences to offer students, from recreational activities to top festivals and night clubs. Our campus is situated very close to main capital attractions such as Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square, The Houses of Parliament and many others.

Approximately 30% of the city is covered with beautiful parks where you could sit down and pause in the midst of a busy London schedule. Our London campus has its own Student’s House (ISH). ISH is located near Regent’s Park where it often holds regular social evenings and organises group trips.


Northumbria University London is based in the heart of the city, right in middle of the business and financial district and is only a short walk from the Liverpool Street station . This is a small, modern campus with a professional and welcoming environment specialising in the industry-focused Business, Design, Computing, IT and Project Management courses. Our academic and student support teams are committed to equipping students with a real-life commercial experience via provision of Advanced Practice as a part of postgraduate courses.


“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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