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Americas

Canada, Colombia, and Mexico

What level of English do I need?

If English is not your first language, you will also need to demonstrate that your level of English is adequate to succeed on your course. For Bachelor degrees, you will normally require IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with no score below 5.5, For Master’s programmes you will normally require IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) with no score below 5.5. Some courses may have different requirements and you should check on the Course Information pages for your chosen programme. See full details of English language equivalences on our English Language Requirements webpage.

What if my qualifications are lower?

If you apply for a Bachelor degree but your qualifications fall below the required level for year 1 entry, we may offer you a 4-year option, including Foundation Study Framework Year, or we may recommend a pathway programme with University of Northampton International College (UNIC).

If your academic qualifications are satisfactory but your English is below the necessary standard we offer Pre-sessional English programmes to prepare you for undergraduate or postgraduate study.

Does the University offer Scholarships or Bursaries?

Students from Canada, Colombia and Mexico are eligible for the University of Northampton International Scholarship, worth up to 30% reduction in tuition fees. Many University-wide scholarships are also open to International students and we offer what we believe to be the most competitive Student Benefits Package of any university in England. Full details can be found on our scholarships and bursaries page.

Funding Opportunities for Canadian students

The University of Northampton is currently working with funding providers in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario to provide financial support to students from these regions in Canada. For further information, please visit the following websites:

How can I get more help?

Our approved representatives in Canada, Colombia, and Mexico listed in the accordions below, will give you information about our University, our courses and entry requirements and can provide help when it comes to applying.

  • Qualifications

    What do I need to join an undergraduate course at the start of year 1?

    We accept the following qualifications:

    • High School Graduation,
    • International Baccalaureate Diploma,
    • International Baccalaureate Certificate with good results,
    • Successful completion of a Foundation programme from a UK awarding body,
    • A Levels

    Please contact us or check the Course information pages for the specific grades or points you will need or if you have a qualification not listed above.

    What do I need to join a postgraduate taught course?

    We accept the following qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree (Honours) from a recognised university,
    • Bachelor’s degree / Baccalaureat,
    • First Professional Degree / Grade Professionnelle,
    • Successful completion of a recognised pre-Master’s programme.

    Please contact us or check the Course information pages for the specific grades or points you will need or if you have a qualification not listed above.

    Representatives

    Katharine Temple is the International Officer responsible for Canada.

    Student Story

    “Studying abroad taught me a lot about myself and equipped me with life skills that I would not have gained if I studied at home. At Northampton, the small classes, where you as a student aren’t just a number in a sea of people and your lecturers know you, made me comfortable. It was an amazing, all-round educational experience in a warm, welcoming, fun place that has everything you need!”

    Nuriyah Pochee, BSc Occupational Therapy and MSc Advanced Prof Practice, 2014-2017

  • Qualifications

    What do I need to join an undergraduate course at the start of year 1?

    We accept the following qualifications:

    • Bachiller Académico plus ICFES,
    • In exceptional circumstances, we will consider Bachiller Académico with a high score,
    • International Baccalaureate Diploma,
    • International Baccalaureate Certificate with good results,
    • Successful completion of a Foundation programme from a UK awarding body,
    • A Levels

    Please contact us or check the Course information pages for the specific grades or points you will need or if you have a qualification not listed above.

    What do I need to join a postgraduate taught course?

    We accept the following qualifications:

    • Licenciado (4 year),
    • Successful completion of a recognised pre-Master’s programme

    Please contact us or check the Course information pages for the specific grades or points you will need or if you have a qualification not listed above.

    Representatives

    Ksenia Terekhovskaya is the International Officer responsible for Colombia.

    Student Story

    Mauricio Rojas Rodríguez – LLM International Commercial Law, 2018

    Mauricio Rojas Rodríguez, LLM International Commercial Law Graduate

    Mauricio is a Negotiation and Commerical Law Consultant and member of MR Consulting Group.

    “Due to the different scholarships that the University of Northampton provide – it’s a very good option. Not only because it’s near to London or because Northampton is a very nice place to study, but also because as The University is growing, it allows students grow in the same way.

    The LLM that I took was very helpful for my personal life, my professional life, for my company, so I will encourage everyone to go ahead and study at Northampton university.”

    Sofia Pineda – BA International Development

    BA International Development student Sofia Pineda

    “I picked the University of Northampton because it is one of the two universities that offer the programme of International Development. It is a great programme which I love. We were able to travel all the way to China and explore a completely different city that I’ve never even heard about before. We got to see how the city developed across the years.

    The University of Northampton offers great facilities, one of which is the Changemaker Hub which allows students to develop their skills, that they struggle with. The other great facility is the uni library which has an online portal that allows us to search for the books online and also check their availability to rent out in physical format.

    The University of Northampton has given me personally a set of skills which will set me apart from all the other graduates back home and it will therefore allow me to get a better job.”

  • Qualifications

    What do I need to join an undergraduate course at the start of year 1?

    We accept the following qualifications:

    • Título Acadénuci de Bachiller / Diploma de Bachiller
    • International Baccalaureate Diploma,
    • International Baccalaureate Certificate with good results,
    • Successful completion of a Foundation programme from a UK awarding body,
    • A Levels

    Please contact us or check the Course information pages for the specific grades or points you will need or if you have a qualification not listed above.

    What do I need to join a postgraduate taught course?

    We accept the following qualifications:

    • Título de Licenciado (4 year)
    • Bachelor’s Degree
    • Successful completion of a recognised pre-Master’s programme

    Please contact us or check the Course information pages for the specific grades or points you will need or if you have a qualification not listed above.

    Representatives

    Ksenia Terekhovskaya is the International Officer responsible for Mexico.

    Student Story

    Oscar Gilberto Limon Mariscal , MA Social Innovation

    MA Social Innovation student Oscar Gilberto Limon Mariscal sitting in a chair

    “I decided to come to UON because this programme is a unique programme not offered in many parts of the world. Another factor was affordability, because this programme is not as expensive as in other parts of the world. I also saw that they offer the opportunity to get involved in the Changemaker Hub which can connect students to different initiatives and organisations that are working to try and tackle different social problems around the community.

    My [university] experience so far has been amazing! The staff and the lecturers helped me adapt really easily because they provide me with all the information, and besides that having a multicultural environment is also helpful to feel confident that you are not the only foreigner studying here.

    So, at the end this programme I think has helped me develop different skills and I am confident that when I come back to Mexico I will get a better job.”

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