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Parents and families of international students

Studying in the UK is a fantastic adventure! We're honoured that a member of your family is considering studying at NTU.

To best support your relative, find out more about student life and get advice from our specialist international teams.

Meet your NTU Country Advisor

Who to talk to for advice

Your NTU Country Advisor from our International Office can give you and your family member advice on any aspect of studying at NTU so you can fully support them with their study plans. Another option would be to speak to one of our NTU Education Counsellors. These are external agencies based all over the world, with whom we have a very good relationship. They can give your family advice on the application process, and they are best placed to advise on the visa applications in your country.

If you are a student planning to bring your spouse and/or family with you when you study, please read our information below.

How much does it cost to study at NTU?

Find a breakdown of living costs on this page, advice on money matters, and hear from our international students on their experience of what student life at NTU costs per month.

What happens after getting an offer to study at NTU?

The best place to find out what happens next is to visit our web page for offer holders. This contains advice about the next steps on your family member's application, and also has lots of advice on how you can help to prepare them for studying at NTU.

Welcome to the NTU family

International student support

We are very fortunate to have a dedicated international student support team at the University. They can help with any problem and offer truly excellent services, including:

  • Visa application advice (including Student visa, Graduate route and Student visa extension).
  • Help with settling in and advice on living and working in Nottingham.

Making friends and settling in

Our international students love our peaceful Global Lounges for relaxing and socialising. These are dedicated social spaces and great places to take part in cultural events or to discover other opportunities at the University, such as volunteering or learning a new language.

Your son, daughter or other family member will also be a member of the NTU Students' Union which offers many opportunities for students to relax and make new friends.

My true advice to all parents would be that the UK is a very safe country to study and there is a sense of security. I took a wise decision to send my daughter Kamakshi to study here.

Mr Tarun Marwah, father of Indian alumni, Kamakshi Marwah

Safety, health and wellbeing

Safety of our students and staff is our top priority

  • We operate a 24/7 security team on all of our campuses. We also offer a 'safe taxi scheme' for all students.
  • All University accommodation has a Warden and Student Accommodation Support Officers (SASOs) who offer support and deal with any emergencies. There is also a range of security measures, including CCTV, door entry systems and on-site or on-call security staff.

Read more about NTU Safety and Student Support. If there's something you are concerned about please let us know so that we can advise you further.

Health and Wellbeing

Your guide to understanding how to access free health care in the UK through the NHS. Also advice for your young adult to stay healthy while studying, including information about NTU Medical Centres and how to register.

The security of Clifton campus and the accommodation reassured us that my daughter Ajengruni had chosen the right university.

Rani Jahnaz, mother of Indonesian undergraduate alumni, Ajengruni Larasati.


Join international student, Hana Ragaii, as she shows you what it's like to live in her student accommodation on NTU City Campus.


Because our accommodation can book up quickly, the best advice we can give to support your family member in finding the right place to live is to consider the accommodation options with them as early as you can.

Research our accommodation.

Application advice

Here you'll find lots of advice so you can support your family member in the best way through the application process. If you have any particular questions about applying, you may like to contact the international team.  Please note, if your young adult has already applied and you have questions about their application, they must write to the Admissions team first to give permission for them to discuss any application related information with you.

Did you know....

NTU International on social media – it's not just for students!

Get the latest information about the University and a real sense of what student life is like here by following us.

You can also ask questions through the chat and talk to your young adult about any of the information that's posted. We would also encourage you to join our international online communities.

Students can learn a language for free while studying at NTU

That’s right! As a student at NTU, your son or daughter can learn a new language (or improve their existing language skills) in: French, Spanish, Italian, German, Arabic, Japanese and Chinese.

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.

Contact us on family@ntu

You may like to read our frequently asked questions by students and families. If you have any other questions you'd like to ask our team, we'd love to hear from you. Just email and we'll get back to you.

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