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How to apply

There are plenty of university places available up and down the country, and Clearing is an opportunity to find the right one for you. However, the sooner you apply the more choice you will have.

What do I need to apply?

Firstly, you’ll need all your results available including GCSEs or equivalent so we can match with our course entry requirements. You’ll need to provide us with your contact details including telephone and email.

Have your UCAS personal ID number and UCAS Clearing number ready. You can still apply without your Clearing number but you will need this issued by UCAS to accept your offer on UCAS Track.

How do I apply to NTU?

There are two simple ways to apply. You can apply online or by calling our Clearing hotline on +44 (0)115 848 6000.

UK students will be able to search NTU courses that are in Clearing and check availability on our website. Course availability may differ for international students. Call our Clearing hotline on +44 (0)115 848 6000 to check courses that are open for international applications.

How to apply through the Clearing hotline

When you call +44 (0)115 848 6000 you’ll speak to one of our Clearing Advisers who’ll work with you to try and find a suitable course for you. They’ll ask a series of questions to find out more about your results and any relevant experience.

Remember: It's important that you call us yourself. We can’t discuss your application with a parent / carer or teacher as this will breach the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

If you meet the entry criteria and there are vacancies on your chosen course, then our Clearing adviser will complete an application for you. In most instances we will be able to tell you if your application has been successful straightaway.

An email will follow confirming the offer and instructions on how to respond via UCAS Track.

For some courses you may be asked to attend an online interview, provide a portfolio or talk to a tutor, as part of the application process. Don’t worry, the Clearing adviser will talk you through this and progress your application to the next stage.

How to apply online

If you know which course you want to apply for and don’t need to speak to anyone you can apply online.

You’ll need to complete all the fields required and submit your application. This will be assessed and if successful an email confirming the offer and instructions on how to respond via UCAS will follow.

If we are unable to process your application we’ll email you. For some courses you may be asked to attend an online interview, provide a portfolio or talk to a tutor, as part of the application process. We’ll email you if this is required. You will need to complete this stage to progress your application.

If at any time you need help with your application you can call our Clearing hotline on +44 (0)115 848 6000.

What happens when you get an offer from NTU?

We will send you confirmation of the offer by email. You need to check to make sure all the details and results are correct. If you need to make any changes it is important that you contact our Clearing hotline +44 (0)115 848 6000 straightaway as this may affect the offer which has been made to you.

You will need to log on to UCAS Track and select ‘Add Clearing choice’. You then need to select the following for your chosen course:

  • UCAS course code
  • Select the campus where the course is delivered (as shown on your offer)
  • Institution code name is NOTRE
  • Institution code is N91

You will need to click 'submit', which will refer your application to NTU on UCAS track. Our Admissions team will then check the qualifications you have declared on your UCAS application with your Clearing application and your place will be confirmed.

If your results are not showing on UCAS Track then we will contact you to send us evidence before we can confirm your place. Once your place is confirmed we will send you further information on enrolment and starting your course at NTU.

How many offers can I have?

You may receive multiple course offers through the Clearing and Adjustment process, and it's important that you make the choice that's right for you. You can only accept one, so research the course and university in detail before you respond.

What if I need accommodation?

Our Accommodation team are here to help you find your new home – whether it's in University-owned halls of residence, halls of residence run by our partner providers or private companies, or accredited shared housing. After making NTU your first choice, it can take two working days for your NTU ID number to be generated – you'll need this to book NTU accommodation.

Once you’ve received your NTU ID number and you’re ready to book, visit our how to book pages.

If you need any help or advice with booking your accommodation, please call +44 (0)115 848 2894 or email to get in touch.

I need to apply for student finance

This information applies to full-time UK home undergraduate students only.

You need to apply as soon as you’ve accepted the course and can apply for a tuition fee loan, maintenance loan and NTU Bursary online in one application. Applying at this late stage may delay your student finance so you are advised to have some money to cover your expenses in the first few weeks of university. Our Student Financial Support Service can help if you experience prolonged funding delays.

Visit the student finance website.

I need to amend my student finance

This information applies to full-time UK home undergraduate students only.

If you have already applied for student finance and will be studying a different course, and / or will be attending a different university, you need to update this on your application.

You need to submit these changes as soon as possible so you can enrol and received your loan payment. NTU will also assess your eligibility for our NTU bursary scheme.

If you applied to Student Finance England, you can log in to your account and update ‘Your details’. Contact Student Finance England on 0300 100 0607.

If you are from Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, you will need to telephone your student finance service.

Visit our Fees and Funding pages.

See UCAS’ advice pages on Clearing and Adjustment for more information.

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