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If your application is successful you will be offered a place to study at NTU. Here are the steps you need to take to get your visa on time and secure your place on the course. While we aim to make our deadlines as flexible as possible, we know that getting a visa and making arrangements to travel takes time.
The following video shows you how to accept your offer and meet your conditions on the NTU application portal.
What to do next:
- Review and accept your offer as soon as you receive it. Conditional offer means there's at least one requirement you need to meet before you can be sure of a place on the course. The most common examples of conditions for international students are English language, providing qualification documents and / or making a payment of £3,000 (this is called the advanced payment or sometimes the deposit). You can now apply for one of our international scholarships and join our social media groups to start networking.
- It's really important to upload any documents to support your conditions as soon as you have them through the My Documents section of the NTU application portal or UCAS website. These include qualification transcripts / certificates from your home school / university which show your grades (including your language test certificate, e.g. IELTS). We can't give you a CAS (Certificate of Acceptance for Studies) statement until you have met all your conditions and have uploaded all the necessary documents to support them.
- Start to plan where you would like to live. There's plenty of accommodation to choose from on and off the campuses and it's available to book online from March.
- Usually the final condition you need to meet is to make an advanced payment of £3,000 and upload a copy of your passport. When we've received payment and all your supporting documents we'll make your offer "unconditional" which means you have a confirmed place on the course.
- For your visa application you need to show that you have enough money to study in the UK. You must provide evidence of at least £800 for every month of your course, up to a maximum of nine months, plus any outstanding tuition fees (for the first year of your course). This must be held in a bank account in your name or your parent's name for at least 28 days before you apply for your visa.
- A really important time for your application is approximately three months before the start of your course. This is when we send you a CAS (Certificate of Acceptance for Studies) statement which allows you to apply for your visa. So, in most cases this will be around the end of June through July. If your course starts in January, it will be around the end of September through October. We can only send the CAS when your offer is unconditional so check steps 2 and 4 again to make sure you've sent us everything we've asked for. Apply for your student visa as soon as you receive the CAS statement.
- Plan your journey to Nottingham. You may like to use our free airport pick-up service from Heathrow which takes place in September. It's really important that you arrive in time for Welcome Week and to attend your course induction before your course starts. For most students this is in September. For students on January-start courses the course induction will take place in January.
- There's plenty of help and advice available to you in the International Students' Welcome Guide for when you arrive. For example, you may need to complete your enrolment, or may have final accommodation arrangements to make. Welcome Week is a great time to settle into the University, find your way around Nottingham and make lots of friends on and off your course.