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For details on our English Language Requirements and Pre-Sessional Courses visit our English Language Centre pages.

Although some courses have specific requirements for entry, Northumbria will consider any qualification for entry to its courses.

For entry to: You will need: Grade Required:
IFP General Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level) 75% / A / Distinction
General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) May be considered if entry requirements for target course are not met. Applications will be evaluated on a case by case basis
1st Year Undergraduate General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) As per course A Level requirements
National Certificate 65% / B / Very Good Pass
Postgraduate Programmes Bachelor General Degree B+ / 3.3 / Second Upper
Bachelor Special Degree / Professional Degree B / 3.0 / Second Lower for courses requiring a 2:2

B+ / 3.3 / Second Upper for courses requiring a 2:1
Graduate Certificate Bachelor General Degree C+ / 2.3 / Pass
Bachelor Special Degree / Professional Degree C / 2.0 / Pass

Please note these are general guidelines. Actual requirements will vary depending on your chosen course of study. Decisions will also be made on personal statements, additional application information, the actual institution where you studied, the courses you studied and not just your final course grading. Northumbria courses have specific requirements, full details of which can be found by clicking our Course link.

To find out more events for international students, please view our International Events page.

For further enquiries, help submitting your application and interviews in your area please contact your local Northumbria University representative whose details are listed below.

Business Management School

591 Galle Road | Colombo 6

  • Email:
  • Phone: 94 112 504 757
  • Fax: 94 112 504 758
  • Mobile: 94 71 480 6193


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