Study on our high-quality acupuncture courses at the Northern College of Acupuncture


BSc in Acupuncture (weekend and weekday options) – our next courses start end of September/early October 2019. Find out more by joining us for our online presentation and Q&A evening or on our next full days acupuncture introductory event on Saturday 16th February  - click here to book your place  

How to apply

To apply for our acupuncture course (weekend or weekday) you will need to complete the online application process, following the instructions on our website. We will acknowledge receipt of your application. If your application is successful we will contact you to organise your interview, which is the next stage in the process. If you wish, you can ask to be interviewed in the afternoon after attending one of our introductory events. Please let us know when you apply.



Beth Fairweather - Year 3 Northern College of Acupuncture student

Beth Fairweather - Year 3 student

I transferred from another University to start my second year at the NCA. The transfer process was made as easy as possible by the College. The courses were compared and I was given extra sessions where I needed it to make up for gaps in my knowledge. I’m now in my third year and I’m loving it - I feel very nurtured and supported here.

If you are applying for the BSc in Acupuncture and are eligible for a student loan

Please note:

Due to the government cap we only have a limited number of places for students who are eligible for a student loan. Places will be allocated as applications are received and processed and we advise you to apply to us as soon as possible.

If you are applying for the BSc in Acupuncture and are not eligible for a student loan

We are not subject to a government cap on student numbers for the BSc in Acupuncture course for students who are not eligible for a student loan. However the total numbers on our courses are still limited and early application is advisable.

Closing Date

The closing date for applications in 2019 is the 31st August. Late applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis, depending on availability.


If your application is successful, we will contact you to arrange an interview. Our interviews have been designed to enable us to explore in more detail your interest in studying here, and how the skills and experience you have will support you in successfully completing the course. Your interview will last around 45 minutes and you will be interviewed by two senior members of staff in a friendly and informal atmosphere and you will also have plenty of opportunity to ask questions. If you are successful we will offer you a place shortly after your interview.