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Key dates and information for International Applicants

Important dates and information.

At the University of Northampton we offer three start dates a year; in January, June and September, so you can start your studies at time that suits you.

For information on the additional support we can offer you as an international student, please visit our international student support pages.

If you are required to self-isolate while studying at the University, please see our Self-isolation for International Students FAQs page.

  • Applications

    All applications and offers to study with us in January and February are now closed. If you have made an application and are yet to hear from us you should consider our June and September intakes.

    If you are an MBA or MSc Project Management candidate and would like to be considered for our June intake please email If known please include your Student ID number.

    If you are an applicant for any other course you should consider reapplying for our next available intake.

    Unconditional offer holders

    If you are holding an unconditional offer for a course starting in February you should pay your deposit by 3 January 2022 to accept your place with us. If you are unable to accept you offer by this date then you should consider deferring or reapplying for the next available intake. Information on how to defer is provided above.

    Arrivals and Enrolments

    Enrolment for January 2022 starters will take place online. You will also need to book a face to face enrolment session when you arrive at the University.

    All Undergraduate Top-Up Courses and Leather Technology MSc
    • 6 January 2022 – Arrival, orientation.
    • 10 January 2022 – Classes start
    • 31 January 2022 – Last date of arrival
    Advanced Occupational Therapy MSc
    • 21 January 2022 – Last date of arrival. Orientation
    • 25 January 2022 – Teaching starts
    Social Work MA
    • 17 January 2022 – Arrival and orientation
    • 24 January 2022 – Last date of arrival
    All other programmes
    • 3 January 2022 – Acceptance deadline
    • 31 January – 4 February 2022 – Arrival and orientation
    • 7 February 2022 – Classes start
    • 28 February 2022 – Last date of enrolment.


      • Students on all courses should arrive in the UK and enrol at the University as soon as they are able to do so
      • Any student unable to arrive in the UK by 31 March at the latest will need to defer to May or re-apply for September
      • Any student who has not enrolled online and commenced study by 28 February will have their CAS/sponsorship withdrawn for that intake
  • Three courses will start in June 2022:

    Key dates:

    • 4th April – Application Deadline*
    • 2nd May – Acceptance Deadline
    • 13 June – Teaching starts

    *conditional offer holders must have met their conditions by this date, as we will only process complete, unconditional applications from this date on

How to apply

It is important to make sure you send all available documents when you apply. This will help us make a decision more quickly.

These are:

  • Copies of all educational certificates and transcripts achieved to date
  • Evidence of your English language competence
  • A personal statement (SOP)
  • A reference

Delay in sending any of these documents may prevent you from joining us on your preferred start date.

Further information on the application process and documents required can be found on our how to apply pages.

If you live outside of the UK and are successful in your application it is important you give yourself enough time to complete the application process, confirm your place, apply for a student visa and travel to the UK.

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