Northumbria University

Northumbria University's international reputation as a leading British university is the result of a distinctive combination of outstanding academic research and teaching, innovative programmes, traditional values and social and cultural diversity. Located in the extremely popular student city of Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumbria is the largest teaching and research university in North East England. It has a student population of 35,000 with around 3,300 students from over 100 countries outside the EU. There are a further 3,000 students studying Northumbria University programmes in their own countries. Northumbria has a rich history going back through its constituent colleges to the late nineteenth century. Today Northumbria is both research-engaged and business focused, enjoying excellent links to industry and professions. Every year, close to a hundred Sri Lankan students choose Northumbria University to jumpstart start their career success. Not only is Northumbria University able to offer them the highest possible levels of education by combining the best of curriculum, alumni and support services, but it also offers them a 'home away from home'. Ensure yourself a successful future with Sri Lanka's favourite British University. Consistently ranked amongst the UK's best modern universities, Northumbria University offers a high standard of teaching, excellent facilities and a supportive environment for international students.

Admissions and Information

Northumbria University Regional Centre


+94 71 480 6193


591, Galle Road, Colombo 06, Sri Lanka



About Northumbria University

Things you'll love about Northumbria - from our excellent city centre location, to our student support, there are many reasons why you should choose Northumbria

Life at Northumbria - for information about the Students' Union, sport clubs and facilities, Newcastle and the surrounding region, etc

Simply the best! - don't take our word for it; our results speak for themselves

Radius 5 - key attractions within a 5-km radius of City Campus

Talking Heads and Northumbria Friends - video interviews with some of Northumbria's staff and current students

Northumbria Shortlisted for Best university in the UK

Academic Excellence

High-quality teaching and world-leading research

The university has been awarded five National Teaching Fellowships in recognition of excellent teaching

Unbeatable Facilities

£165 million campus investment including £30 million Sport Central

Northumbria boasts one of the best city centre campuses in the country


Northumbria graduates are highly regarded by employers and have the highest graduate employment rate of any university in the region. Careers and Employment Service offers dedicated support.

Student City

Newcastle has been repeatedly voted ‘Best Student City’ by MSN travel and has a lower cost of living than many other UK cities.


Many courses are professionally accredited and Northumbria enjoys great industrial links.


Available for high achieving students, and tuition fee savings for early payment and alumni.

Student Support

Free airport Meet and Greet and a wide range of support services to help students settle in and enjoy their time at Northumbria.Northumbria’s award-winning Student Support Services offer a comprehensive range of information, guidance and support to make sure students receive the best possible care, right from the minute they arrive.

North East England

Beautiful surroundings, famous for its fabulous beaches, countryside and rich history.


Many of Northumbria’s Master programmes have both September and January start dates which allow students to choose when they would like to begin their degree programme. Additionally, there are a wide range of courses available through. distance learning.

Huge Choice

Over 450 undergraduate and postgraduate degrees available

Northumbria offers courses in most major subjects through its eight schools

Why study at Northumbria?

  • It's hard not to find a course to suit you at Northumbria University – there are nine schools with around 250 undergraduate degree programmes, part-time courses, postgraduate opportunities and distance learning options as well as exciting research areas. And with quantity comes quality – Northumbria is recognised as a top university for teaching, with over 93% of graduates in work or further study after six months.

  • We realize that not all students can always make it in time to begin their degree programme in September which is the traditional start date in the UK. For that reason, Northumbria University offers many of its postgraduate programmes with the option of a January start date. These are publicized on our website, and cover the majority of our course offerings..

  • Newcastle is ideally located on the UK's East Coast Mainline which offers extremely fast train transport to other major cities within the UK such as Edinburgh (just 1.5 hours from Newcastle) and London (under 3 hours from Newcastle). This is one of the very best ways to explore the UK when you are not studying. Students can apply for a discount rail card which reduces the cost of train travel substantially.

    Low cost of living compared with many parts of the UK. The city of Newcastle offers a huge choice of accommodation for students. The University has its own student accommodation and there is also plenty of choice in the private sector for those who decide to find their own place to live. Prices are competitive compared to many other cities. University accommodation includes single room flats in halls of residence. Some halls offer up to two meals per day, while others are self-catering, The university also offers managed accommodation, flats and houses for people sharing, located off campus. The least expensive University accommodation starts from around £60 per week. International students are guaranteed University accommodation provided that we receive your application by the deadline.

  • We want you to get here with minimum fuss and stress. Northumbria offers all new international and EU students a free Meet and Greet service, which includes a free pick-up from Newcastle International Airport. Students must book for this service at least three working days before their arrival. We would encourage you to register for this in good time before the start of term.