Americas

Canada and Colombia

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 and Colombia 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.

How can I get more help?

Our approved representatives in Canada and Colombia, 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.

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