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School Counsellors

Welcome to counsellors all over the world. We want to support you guide your students through the process of applying to a UK university. Below you will find lots of useful resources to support you and your students. The NTU team are always here to help, so please get in touch and we can guide you through the process personally.

Meet the team International Student Guide

Arrange a tailored workshop or visit for your school

Please get in touch if you would like to visit Nottingham Trent University (NTU) or would like one of the team to deliver a virtual workshop for your school. Whether you need a session on researching universities or developing a personal statement, the team will be happy to help. Please contact us through the school counsellors inbox.

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Introducing the UCAS process

Most of our international students apply online through the Universities and Colleges Admissions System (UCAS). Read on to follow our step by step guide on the UCAS process.

Developing stand-out personal statements

A student's personal statement is their chance to tell us about their ambitions, skills and experience. They have 4,000 characters to tell us their story – here’s how to make their words count.

How to build the best portfolio

If you're applying for a practice-based undergraduate courses in the School of Art & Design or the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment, your portfolio will be a key part of your application.

Frequently asked questions

In the UK, if a student intends to apply to more than one University, they will need to submit their application via the Universities and Colleges Admissions System (UCAS).

The first UCAS deadline is 31 January 2024. International students have until the 30 June 2024 to make their application and can apply for up to 5 courses.

Depending on when your student applied and received all their offers from the various institutions, they will be given a decision deadline. This is the date they are required to select their ‘firm’ and ‘insurance’ choice.

If your student is not holding an offer or didn’t apply by the deadline, they could look for a suitable vacancy in Clearing from the start of July.

Further advice on making an application can be found on NTU's international application webpages.

If your international student is applying to Nottingham Trent University only, and does not apply to any other UK university in the same year, they can apply online using our NTU applicant portal.

However, if your student is studying for their A levels and their results are pending, their application should be submitted via the UCAS system. Students with their A level results can apply directly; however they need to meet the above criteria of only applying to NTU in that application year.

From July 2024 international students can make an undergraduate application to NTU through UCAS Clearing.

Clearing may be suitable for your student if, for example, they have received their grades, and:

  • they have not met the results or grades required for their firm or insurance choice; or
  • they decide that they want to make a late application for September 2024.

NTU offers a range of competitive scholarships for new international and European students. Scholarships up to 50% of a student’s tuition fee are available.

To apply for a scholarship, a student must be holding an offer to study a full time undergraduate or postgraduate course in September 2024.

Top tips on submitting a successful application and further terms and key deadline dates on the scheme can be found on NTU's international scholarship webpages.

Applying for a visa can take time and can even seem a bit scary for students. We have a team of visa advisors that can support you and your students. You’ll find step by step information and guidance on our visa application page.

If you are a national of the EU, EEA or Switzerland and are coming to study at NTU please visit our dedicated visa information pages for EU, EEA and Swiss students.

A students fee status determines whether they pay home or international fees.

If your students have been granted Settled or Pre-settled status in the UK, they may qualify for home fees.

To see whether your students are eligible for home fee status, please refer to the set criteria on our fees and funding pages.

Following an application, students should upload evidence of their Settled or Pre-settled status, along with a Share Code, to their applicant portal or email They may also need to complete a Fee Assessment Form.

Further guidance on fee status can be found on the UKCISA website.

We welcome applications from students who are studying a wide range of academic qualifications. On each course page you will find our entry requirements. We recommend you look closely at the specific requirements in case the course asks for a particular subject area. Typically, our entry requirements are based on the UCAS tariff. You can find out how this equates to the qualification your students are studying on our international qualifications webpage.

If your student is studying the International Baccalaureate or European Baccalaureate, please check our specific entry requirements.

We are delighted that your student has applied to us. They will receive lots of useful information over the next few months to help plan for their arrival.

On our offer holder webpages you can find detailed guidance on what to do after being made an offer, accommodation options and visa guidance.

The team are always available to support you and your students, so just get in touch via the school counsellors inbox if you need any help.

University Language Programme

Your students can learn a language for free while they study at NTU.

That’s right! Students can learn a new language (or improve their existing language skills) in: French, Spanish, Italian, German, Arabic, Japanese and Chinese through our University Language Programme.

Students pay a refundable deposit so there is no extra cost, and they practise with students and staff from across the University, and members of the public.


We’re good at what we do. With quality teaching, numerous University of the Year awards and awards for support, accessibility and diversity, NTU have plenty to shout about.

NTU Sport

In the past 10 years NTU have made significant strides up the BUCS league table and are now ranked in the top 15 in the UK.

NTU is committed to attracting, training and developing elite athletes in a range of sports. We have a strong support system in place to help with academic and sporting development, and superb facilities across our campuses.

We also offer a number of scholarship awards each year to high-performing student athletes from a range of different sports for undergraduate and postgraduate study. Each award is tailored to the needs of the athlete to ensure that everything is put in place to help them to achieve both academic and sporting success while at NTU.

Join NTU on social media

We welcome you to join our international online communities. This is a good way to keep up-to-date with latest news, ask us questions and meet fellow NTU applicants, current students and alumni.

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