International students

You'll be in great company, as you'll join more than 1,000 international students from over 100 countries who choose Northampton every year.

We'll use our experience to help you every step of the way and ensure your time with us is everything you hoped it would be, whatever your concerns or worries.

You can apply direct to the University through our website, or by talking to our representatives in your country. If you need to take a test to show that your English is at the right level for your course, we can advise you – but if you still need to improve, we can offer you a Pre-Sessional English Programme to help you develop your skills.

To ensure that you settle in quickly and receive all of the advice and guidance you need, you'll be invited to join our International Welcome Programme. This takes place just before the beginning of your course. During this week you'll be given detailed information about all the practical things you'll 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:

T: +44 (0)1604 892546 / 892134


For details of the international scholarships that may be available to you, please visit the international scholarships pages of our website.

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: