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Europe and Western Asia

Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Portugal, Romania, and Turkey

A guide for students from the EU

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 Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Portugal, and Romania may be eligible for the University of Northampton EU Scholarship, worth £1000 per year for a maximum of 3 years. 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 Bursaries and Scholarships pages.

Students from Turkey and other non-EU European countries (Albania, Serbia, Montenegro, Norway, and Switzerland) may be eligible for the University of Northampton International Scholarship, worth up to 30% reduction in tuition fees.

How can I get more help?

Our approved representatives in Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Portugal, Romania, and Turkey are 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.

  • Guide for Bulgaria

    View our guide for students from Bulgaria.

    Qualifications

    What do I need to join an Undergraduate course at the start of Year 1?

    We accept the following qualifications:

    • Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie,
    • Diploma za Sredno Spetsialno Obrazovanie / Svidetelstvo za Profesionalna Kvalifikasia,
    • 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:

    • Diploma da Zavarsheno Visshe Obrazovanie,
    • Bakalavr 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 Bulgaria.

    Student Stories

    “There is great support for international students here – whenever you need the help you can find it.

    My course is related to the field I want to work in so everything has been useful so far. Every year we get the chance to organise an event, so the practical and hands on experience is so valuable.

    In my placement, I am working as Events Coordinator with BI Worldwide, where I support the events teams in the Event Planning Department using my experience of organising events from first and second year. We were taught attention to detail and logistics which have come in handy in this role. We also were taught document sharing so everyone is aware of who has what role and this is something I use even more so for this placement and have learnt tips to take back to UON for my final year. I even use my lecturers advice on managing relationships.”

    – Iva Vuchkova, BA Events Management with Placement

  • Qualifications

    What do I need to join an Undergraduate course at the start of Year 1?

    We accept the following qualifications:

    • Vysvedceni o maturitni zkousce (Matura),
    • 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:

    • Bakalář
    • 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 Czech Republic

    Student Stories

    Radka’s fashion collection was selected as one of London Graduate Fashion Week’s top 25 collections and she was nominated for the Graduate Fashion Week’s People’s Choice Award:

    “I chose UON because I liked that Northampton was close to London but was smaller and safe.  Also, the class sizes here are smaller which allows for one to one attention from tutors. This meant I had extra help to develop my design skills – I learnt everything from nothing. It helps that our tutors have real industry experience and are always approachable.

    There are lots of opportunities to travel and attend industry events. UON teaches you to promote yourself and you’re exposed to different elements of the fashion industry which allows you to network, too. London Fashion Week was great and as a finalist I received wide media coverage.

    I feel all my hard work as paid off. My time at UON has helped me to mature, make great friends and become the person I am today.”

    – Radka Blažíčková, BA Fashion (Textiles for Fashion)

  • Guide for Lithuania

    View our guide for students from Lithuania.

    Qualifications

    What do I need to join an Undergraduate course at the start of Year 1?

    We accept the following qualifications:

    • Brand
    • 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:

    • Bakalauras,
    • 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 Lithuania.

  • Guide for Portugal

    View our guide for students from Portugal.

    Qualifications

    What do I need to join an Undergraduate course at the start of Year 1?

    We accept the following qualifications:

    • Certificado de fim de Estudos Secondarios,
    • Diplma Nivel Secundário de Educação,
    • Certificado Nivel Secundário de Educação with good results,
    • 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:

    • Diploma de Estudos Superiores Especializados (DESE),
    • 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 Portugal.

  • Guide for Romania

    View our guide for students from Romania.

    Qualifications

    What do I need to join an Undergraduate course at the start of Year 1?

    We accept the following qualifications:

    • Diplomă de Bacalaureat,
    • 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:

    • Diplomă de Licentă,
    • Diplomă de Inginer,
    • Diplomă de Architect,
    • 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 Romania.

    Student Story

    raluca clotan, international student from romania studying ba english with education studies case photo

    “I really enjoyed my course and the different ways of studying. My lecturers were so inspirational and motivating and were there for me until the end of my degree. I really appreciated the support and the fact that I had a personal tutor from the start to end. We had so many extracurricular activities and I took on many volunteer roles, including as a Student Representative for Romanian students. I signed up with Unitemps and it was a great opportunity for me that you could work without having to interrupt your studies, as the roles would fit with my timetable. I managed to finance myself without any help throughout my three years of studies.”

    Raluca Clotan – BA English with Education Studies, 2014 – 2017.

  • Qualifications

    What do I need to join an Undergraduate course (Foundation Study Framework or Year 1)?

    We accept the following qualifications:

    • Devlet Lise Diplomasi (Turkish High School leaving Certificate)
    • 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 qualification(s):

    • Bachelor’s degree with a 2:2 a equivalent from a public or private Turkish university.

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

    Representatives

    For application and scholarship enquiries please contact Ksenia Terekhovskaya who is the International Officer for Turkey.

  • We have International Representatives in countries across Europe. Please see the below list for representatives in Albania, Croatia, Northern Cyprus, Southern Cyprus, Estonia, France, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Slovakia, and Spain.

    Katharine Temple and Ksenia Terekhovskaya are the International Officers responsible for Europe.

    Albania

    Croatia

    Cyprus

    Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus

    Republic of Cyprus

    Estonia

    France

    Greece

    Italy

    Latvia

    Poland

    Slovakia

    Spain

    View our guide for students from Spain.

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