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International Short Study Programmes

Why choose the University of Northampton for a Study Abroad Programme?

Study in the UK, explore British culture and enhance your career prospects with our International Short Study Programme. You will be taught alongside our current UK and international students, meaning you’ll be fully embedded in UK university culture.

Each of the modules included in our International Short Study Programme has specific aims and learning outcomes, allowing you to apply the skills and knowledge you develop with us to your degree at your home university.

85% of students have gone on to achieve a 2:1 degree or above on their return to their home university. As a full student of UON you will have full access to all of our learning and support services and, should you progress to a degree programme with us, you may be eligible for a tuition fee discount.

Short Study Programme Entry Requirements

IELTS 6.0 overall with no Band below 5.5. and a pass grade or 60% in your current year of study at your home university. Certain courses require an online chat and or a portfolio.

Short Study Programme Fees and Funding

The fees for 1 term are £4,500 and for 1 year the fees are £8,750.

We offer a small number of free places to partner university students from Kansai University, Showa’s Women University Japan. Please get in touch with the study abroad team at your university for more information.

We do not offer scholarships to Short Study Programme students.


You can choose between 1 term (3 months), 2 terms (6 months) or one academic year (9 months).

How to apply

Please apply online and type ‘International Exchange Programme’ in the search box. Choose the correct duration and upload the following documents:

  • Personal statement
  • Current year transcript
  • Reference
  • Passport
  • A portfolio if required


September 2021 only currently but there are plans to open January and May 2022 intake. We will update this once it is confirmed. You can choose either a full academic year or one semester.

Gaining credits and transcript

International Short Study Programme is designed for students to gain experience only but it is possible to gain credits depending on the course you have chosen and subject to tutor’s approval. Please get in touch and we can confirm on an individual basis.


If you choose to gain credits you will be assessed. If you choose not to gain credits, you will not be formally assessed. However, the tutors will require you to prepare for class, complete the necessary reading for class discussions and take part in group work and presentations, to make the most of your experience.

Am I eligible?

You must be a current university student in your home country and meet the entry requirements.

Can I choose any subject to study under International Short Study Programme?

Yes, you can choose from over 200 courses. See below for our full list of courses.

What our students think:

“During my four-month study in the UK, I have not only broadened my horizons, but I have enriched my professional knowledge. I have also made many good friends from around the world. I would like to thank the University of Northampton and Shanghai Business School for providing me with the opportunity to visit and experience life in the UK. In these past four months, I have participated in various activities which helped me to integrate into the local life. My trip to the UK has left me with incredible memories.”

– Study abroad student from Shanghai Business School.

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