At the University of Northampton, we offer a unique combination of benefits for international students that make us hard to beat when it comes to deciding where to study for your UK degree. This includes work placement options, International Short Study programmes and our attractive International Scholarship scheme. In our new International Video, ‘Messages from Northampton’, some of our students talk about their individual experience of these key aspects of life at UON.
We are now accepting applications for courses starting in January and in June 2023.
NOTE: UKVI is prioritising Ukraine Visa Scheme applications and as a result other visa applications are taking longer to process. We are now closed for international applicants for the September 2022 intake. Please see the Key Dates page for further information.
How do I apply?
We have detailed guidance to help you through the application process on our how to apply page.
When do I apply?
We have intakes in September, January and June. Please visit our Key Dates page to see the application deadlines and full details.
Do you accept my qualifications?
What visas will I need to study?
What documents and visas you need may change depending on your course and length of study. Please visit our required documents for visa applications page for more information on what visas are required, CAS letters, and required documents.
When do I receive my CAS?
We will issue a CAS as once your offer is unconditional, and we have received your tuition fee deposit.
Once you have received the CAS, please apply for your visa immediately in case visa processing times are delayed. This is particularly important if you are a Masters student, planning to bring dependants.
Do I need to have an IELTS test?
We do not accept Medium of Instruction letters and you can find the tests we accept on our How to Apply page.
Can I apply to a postgraduate course with a HND?
No, you need a bachelor’s degree.
How many days a week do I need to be on campus?
You will not normally be on campus on more than 3 days per week but individual subject timetables may vary.
When should I arrive?
Please arrive in the UK at the start of term or as soon as possible afterwards. This is to ensure you do not miss your first weeks of classes.
You should not use the last date of arrival on your CAS as your arrival date.
How do I enrol?
You will need to complete an online pre-enrolment prior to your arrival at UON. Details on how to do this will be emailed to you closer to the time. For more information on enrolment, please visit our enrolment page.
How can I see what the campus is like?
If, like most international students, you cannot visit us in person, you could take our virtual tour.
How can I talk to current students?
You can ask questions of current students on our Unibuddy platform. They all have a short profile telling you about themselves, so you can choose who best to talk to.
Do you have other virtual events that I could join?
We list all our virtual events on our web site – there are lots to choose from, including lectures, webinars and virtual tours.
Do you have Social Media channels for international students?
Yes, we do and we would love to hear from you on our international Facebook account, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok accounts. Once you have applied you will also be invited to join the Applicants Facebook page for your year of entry.
Can I ask a question at a time that works for me in my time zone?
Yes, you can contact our automated Whatsapp assistant at any time. Any questions that the assistant can’t answer will be picked up in person when we are open.
Can I meet a representative of UON in my country?
We have several Regional Offices and they can give you expert advice about living and studying with us. You can book a one-to-one session direct with them or, if we do not have local representation, you can book a counselling session with one of our International Officers. We also attend many virtual events and, subject to ongoing travel restrictions, we may be attending education fairs near you.
How can I get a scholarship?
Scholarships are available to our International students to help meet the costs of tuition fees.
Explore your options on the International Scholarships page.
What are the International tuition fees?
The cost of your fees will depend on the course you are studying and length of study. You can read more information on our International tuition fees page.
Your tuition fee will be included in your conditional offer letter.
How do I pay tuition fees?
There are a few options which are outlined in your unconditional offer letter.
Further details on payment methods can be found on our International Fees page
How do I pay my deposit?
You will need to pay a minimum deposit of £5,000 before a CAS letter can be issued to you. Detailed instructions on how to pay the deposit, including Payment Methods, will be provided in your unconditional offer letter. This will include guidance on completing an Acceptance and Financial Guarantee Form online.
What support is available?
We offer an extensive support throughout your studies. We have a range of support and services available to help ensure that your time at the University is as enjoyable and rewarding as possible. Our services offer support in many areas including academic, mental and physical health, disabilities, and general student support.
Visit our Support Hub to find out more.
Does the University have Halls of Residence?
We have on-campus, town centre and suburban off-campus options. Visit our Accommodation pages to find out more about the types of accommodation offered at each location and the prices.
Can my dependents live with me in Halls?
Can I live in private accommodation?
Yes, private accommodation is available and is the only option if you are bringing dependents, as they cannot live with you in halls of Residence. Please refer to our Guidance for international students thinking of living off-campus and to the UKCISA website for helpful information and advice.
How do I apply for accommodation?
Our Accommodation page has information on how to apply, accommodation fees and what accommodation is available.
You can apply for accommodation after you have accepted our offer and paid your deposit. Further details are included in your unconditional offer letter.
You can also visit the accommodation FAQs for more advice about accommodation.
What is the social life like at UON?
UON has an active Students’ Union, which offers a range of sports and societies, as well as an active town near-by. You can visit our Social Life and Living on Campus page for more information.
Can I work while studying?
International students can work up to 20 hours per week in term time and full-time during University vacations. UKCISA has an excellent information section.
What employability support is there?
From the Northampton Employment Promise, to our Work-Placed Learning Placements and UniTemps support, we want to support your employability.
Visit our Work and Employability page to find out more.
How can I get my University transcript/certificate?
Please contact the Certificates and Transcript Team for information on requesting documents, copies or verifications of certificates and transcripts.