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South Asia

Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka

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 Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan 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 India, Nepal, and Pakistan 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:

    • Higher Secondary Certificate / Intermediate,
    • Year 1 of Bachelor’s degree in Bagladesh from an institution listed on UKNARIC,
    • 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:

    • 4-Year Bachelor’s degree in Bangladesh from an institution listed on UKNARIC,
    • Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Bangladesh from institutions listed on UKNARIC,
    • 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

    Gintare Stankeviciute is the International Officer responsible for Bangladesh.

  • Guide for India

    View our guide for students from India.

    Qualifications

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

    We accept the following qualifications:

    • Standard 12,
    • 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:

    • 3-Year or 4-Year Bachelor’s degree – dependent on the awarding institution and final grade,
    • 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.

    India Regional Office

    Our official Regional Representative can provide in-country help with your course application, accommodation, entry requirements and scholarships.

    Representatives

    Gintare Stankeviciute is the International Officer responsible for India.

    Student Stories

    “I chose UON because I liked the course content very much. It had a good faculty and the option to do assignment only, which suited me as I am a working professional who took the MBA to upskill myself.

    I am now Project Manager with Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, project managing different projects that help improve the business and our digital projects. When I heard I had got the job I was ecstatic! It was a great way forward after a period of static for five years.

    My advice to potential students is to take the plunge as it is worth every effort. It will not only make a difference in your working life but your social life too!”

    – Nikhil Ashref, MBA

    “Finding a one-year fixed term contract can be challenging but one of my professors suggested to look out for maternity cover jobs. I had worked as a part-time Graduate Tutor at UON and I knew I wanted to pursue a career in the education sector. The job I found was Team Leader for Student Services at South Essex College. I knew I had some transferable skills from my role as Graduate Tutor so I did not hesitate to apply.

    My main duty is to manage 10 members of staff including 8 Students’ Union staff members, an Enrichment Associate and a Sports Associate across all 6 Campuses. Daily tasks also include leading on the planning of events/activities, supporting the Enrichment Team to improve engagement with other departments at the College and producing reports and feedback for the Senior Leadership Team.

    The opportunity to do a work placement is so valuable. I am able to apply the modules I had taken on the MBA course previously and this has helped them to make more sense. I have been able to put what we have learnt in a real-world scenario and that has really helped my overall understanding.” You can read Shivka’s blog in full here.

    – Shivika Gupta, Jamshedpur, MBA

  • Qualifications

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

    We accept the following qualifications:

    • Higher Secondary Education Board Examination,
    • 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:

    • 3-Year or 4-Year Bachelor’s degree from a recognised university in Nepal,
    • 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

    Gintare Stankeviciute is the International Officer responsible for Nepal.

    Student Stories

    “Being an international student, I chose UON to strengthen my knowledge and skills in management, to learn about different cultures through the international student society. I made so many new friends from different parts of the world and the lecturers are very good at explaining the topics and issues.

    On my placement I am working as Client Account Manager with Planet Solutions Ltd, which helps me to enhance my skills and knowledge in a practical way. UON provides real; career-oriented education.”

    – Nabin Joshi, MBA (Pre-experience Placement)

  • Qualifications

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

    We accept the following qualifications:

    • High School Certificate,
    • 2-Year Bachelor’s degree in Pakistan from an institution listed on UKNARIC,
    • 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:

    • 4 or 5-Year Bachelor’s degree from a recognised University,
    • Master’s degree in Pakistan from a recognised university,
    • 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.

    Pakistan Regional Office

    Our official Regional Representative can provide in-country help with your course application, accommodation, entry requirements and scholarships.

    Representatives

    Gintare Stankeviciute is the International Officer responsible for Pakistan.

    Student Story

    international student safeena saleem from pakistan studying msc project management placement route in front of office

    “I chose the University of Northampton because it offered a paid placement year along with one year of study. This was a great opportunity to learn practical skills in the field and to develop a knowledge of the UK business market which I hope will help me get a better job in the future. The University offers provides lots of support in finding a placement, and the Changemaker Hub will help you to write your CV and network. I recommend you engage with the Student Union and take advantage of the volunteer opportunities too.”

    Safeena Saleem – MSc Project Management (Placement Route), 2017-2019.

  • Qualifications

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

    We accept the following qualifications:

    • A Levels (Sri Lanken or UK)
    • International Baccalaureate Diploma,
    • Successful completion of a Foundation programme from a UK awarding body

    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:

    • Successful completion of a 3-yr or4-yr degree in Sri Lanka from an intuition recognised by UKNARIC,
    • A Second Class Honours degree from a UK institution or equivalent

    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

    Gintare Stankeviciute is the International Officer responsible for Pakistan.

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