International Students

You will be in great company, as you will join more than 1,000 international students from over 100 countries that choose Northampton every year. Because of our experience, we know the sort of questions and concerns you might have, and will make sure your time with us is everything you hoped it would be. You can also be assured we will help you every step of the way with everything that you need to comply with to study here in the UK.

You can apply directly to the university through the details on our website, or by talking to our representatives in your country. We accept qualifications from around the world and are happy to provide country-specific guidance on request. We may need to ask you to take a test to make sure that your English is at a level where you will be able to keep up with the course before we can accept you – but if you need to improve a little we are able to help develop your language skills too.

On 21 April 2017 the UK Government announced that European Union students applying for university places in the 2018 to 2019 academic year will remain eligible for financial support, and have access to student loans and grants, even if the course concludes after the UK’s exit from the EU in 2019.

EU students are eligible for home fee status, which means they are charged the same tuition fees as UK students. EU nationals will also remain eligible to apply for Research Council PhD studentships at the University for 2018 to 2019 to help cover costs for the duration of their study.

This might be your first time in the UK, so to ensure that you settle in quickly and receive all of the advice and guidance you need, you will be invited to join our International Welcome Programme, which takes place just before the beginning of your course. During this week you will be given detailed information about all the practical things you will need to do – like opening a bank account and registering with a doctor. We also organise activities during this week to help you to relax and to meet new friends. For more information about life as an international student, the support on offer from the University of Northampton, along with details of how to apply, fees and scholarships, please contact the International Office on +44 (0)1604 892546/892134 or

Learn more about joining us as an international student at or to hear about the experiences of our current international students, watch our short video: