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 a time that suits you. Please be aware that courses may close once full, so early application is recommended and you should check for updates posted on this page.

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

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

  • Applications for May/June 2024 intake are now closed and we are issuing CAS. If you apply via a Principal Representative or recognised agent, please contact them for updates.

    If you are a new student for a course starting in June 2024, please see the key dates below, and please complete the Arrivals form in the section below.

    • Arrival week: 28 – 31 May 2024
    • Teaching starts: 3 June 2024
    • Last date of arrival and enrolment: 21 June 2024

    We look forward to welcoming you to the University of Northampton soon!

  • Please fill out the below pre-arrival form ahead of your June start to let us know when you are arriving:

  • Applications for September 2024 intake are open. If you apply via a Principal Representative or recognised agent, please contact them for updates.

    If you have received an offer for a course starting in September 2024, please secure your place by submitting your conditions and paying your deposit at your earliest convenience. This is to allow time for you to apply for your visa and prepare to travel to the UK.

    • Welcome weekend: 14 – 15 September 2024*
    • Welcome and Induction week: 16 – 20 September 2024
    • Teaching starts: 23 September 2024
    • Last date of arrival and enrolment: 7 October 2024

    *If your CAS states an earlier arrival date, and you would like to move into your University accommodation before Welcome Weekend, please email accommodation@northampton.ac.uk

  • Arrival and Enrolment – UG Top-Up Programmes
    • Arrival week: 6 – 10 January 2025
    • Teaching starts: 6 January 2025
    • Last date of arrival and enrolment: TBC
    Arrival and Enrolment – BA Business Management (three year course)
    • Arrival week: 6 – 10 January 2025
    • Teaching starts: 6 January 2025
    • Last date of arrival and enrolment: TBC
    Arrival and Enrolment – Master’s Programmes
    • Arrival week: 20 – 24 January 2025
    • Teaching starts: 27 January 2025
    • Last date of arrival and enrolment: TBC

How to apply

If you are a resident of China, India, Pakistan, Malaysia, Nigeria, Thailand or Vietnam, you MUST apply via the Principal Representative, or one of our recognised representatives in your country. Residents of Bangladesh must apply via the Pakistan Regional Office. Residents of Nepal must apply via the North India Regional Office and residents of Sri Lanka must apply via the South India Regional Office. Any direct applications received from residents of the countries listed will be forwarded by our Admissions Team to the relevant Regional Office, causing unnecessary delay to the processing of your application.

For residents of other countries, our recognised representatives are also our preferred method of application and you should take advantage of their services whenever possible. They can provide application and visa advice, general information about the University and a number of other support services.

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

Please be aware that applications may close at short notice for any intake.

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