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 and Acceptances

    Applications and deposit payments for January are now closed. If you deferred from an earlier intake, whilst every effort has been made to prioritise your application, programmes are now full. If you applied via a Regional Office, you may contact them regarding your study options.

    CAS Issuing

    If you have already paid a deposit for January 2023, our team will be starting to process your CAS. We are aware of visa processing times and are issuing CAS to January 2023 students as a priority. Once you have received yours, please apply for your visa immediately.

    Please note that this is a very busy time of year and responses to emails and calls may be delayed.

    Arrival and Enrolment

    Note: You must travel and enrol at the earliest opportunity. Students arriving or attempting to enrol after the latest date of arrival and enrolment will be refused enrolment and will have to return home.

    Undergraduate top-up courses
    • Arrival and enrolment: TBC
    • UG teaching starts: 9 January 2023
    • Last possible date of arrival and enrolment: 20 January 2023
    Postgraduate courses
    • Enrolment opens: 2 February 2023
    • PG teaching starts: 6 February 2023
    • Last possible date of arrival and enrolment: 27 February 2023

How to apply

If you are a resident of China, India, Pakistan, Malaysia, Nigeria, Thailand or Vietnam, you MUST apply via the Regional Office, or one of our recognised representatives in your country. Residents of Bangladesh must apply via the Pakistan Regional Office and residents of Sri Lanka must apply via the North 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.

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