London is an exciting and diverse city to study in and home to many Vietnamese. There are particularly large Vietnamese communities in Lewisham, Hackney and Southwark.

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

At Northumbria University we recognise a number of international qualifications held by Vietnamese 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
Postgraduate Programmes University Degree 6/10 (or 60%) for 2:2 courses

7/10 (or 70%) for 2:1 courses

Graduate Certificate University Degree 5/10 (or 50%)

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 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.

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.

Throughout the year, our team travel to Vietnam 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 Vietnam 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 an exciting and diverse city to study in and home to many Vietnamese. There are particularly large Vietnamese communities in Lewisham, Hackney and Southwark.

Places to eat

If you are looking for bánh mì, pho, or another taste of home, there are a growing number of Vietnamese restaurants nearby located on Kingsland Road (a 15 minute walk from the Campus) or Mare Street (a 15 minute bus ride away). See TimeOut’s list of the best Vietnamese restaurants in London.

You can also find several Asian supermarkets in nearby if you are looking to cook for yourself.


To travel around London, you can buy an Oystercard from any train station, travel and information centre or most newsagents will sell them too. As a full-time student you’ll be eligible to buy an 18+ Student Oyster photocard, which will make your travel around the city cheaper.

Your Oyster card will cover you to travel on buses, tubes, trams, the overground and selected mainline trains within zones 1-9. For more information on Oyster cards visit the TfL website.

We also recommend downloading one of the many available travel apps for your smartphone to help you plan your routes. One of our favourites is CityMapper.


The weather in the UK can be changeable but London can often be a degree warmer than the rest of the UK.

Winter: December-February

Generally the city sees temperatures between 3ºC – 8ºC and the days can see a mix of cold and sunny, or rain and fog.

Spring: March-May

Early March can still see rain, but the days get longer and there by May the temperatures are more likely to be between 4ºC – 18ºC.

Summer: June-August

Summer is when London sees its busiest period with the summer holidays in the UK. The days are longer and usually temperatures range from 11ºC – 23ºC

Autumn: September-November

Autumn can be very pleasant in London with sunny, dry days – September temperatures can still reach 20ºC. Towards the November, days get shorter and cooler. Temperatures usually are between 5ºC – 20ºC.

Staying connected

London is a busy business city and also home to a number of universities and colleges. Unsurprisingly, this means that people want to stay connected to the internet wherever you are. Many cafes, coffee shops, libraries and stores now have free Wi-Fi for customers to use. So if you want a change of scenery while working on your latest assignment you will still be able to connect your laptop to access our online library resources.

“I chose the London Campus for my Pre-Masters and Masters because it meant that I could have a change of city and study environment. The option of a January intake was ideal for me, allowing me to continue my studies after completing my Engineering undergraduate degree. I really like the small and friendly feel of the campus, it means that it’s very easy to speak with the lecturers and other students a lot.”

Phuc Huynh (Kelvin)
Graduate Certificate, MSc Business with International Management


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