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Ways to study at NTU

Nottingham Trent University welcomes over 500 visiting students every year. Through our study abroad initiatives, you could spend one or two semesters studying with us either on a fee-paying basis or on an established exchange programme. Find out what study abroad options are available to you if you are interested in coming to NTU.

Will NTU still be offering study abroad and exchange programmes this year?

NTU will continue with all study abroad and exchange arrangements for incoming students where possible for academic year 2020-21. However, we do not know what travel restrictions may still be in force or to what extent the current constraints will have been eased or removed prior to your arrival. If you are coming to the UK from a country where you're required to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival, please read more information about support for students who need to self-isolate.

All our courses will be taught through a mixture of study on campus and online. It is therefore important that you aim to be in Nottingham for the start of term. We recognise, however, that for some students starting your studies and coming to Nottingham may be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Any student who is unable to attend campus for the start of term will have access to some teaching online and other study resources. You'll also be able to enrol online and join virtual induction and welcome events.

We will support you if you are delayed in arriving to Nottingham, although it will not be possible to provide you with the full teaching experience through study online only so we would encourage you to attend as soon as you're able to or you may want to consider changing your study abroad or exchange programme with us to semester 2 if possible.

We want you to make the most of the opportunities available to you at NTU and we're preparing to make sure everything is as safe as possible. Whatever your interests – sport, music, social or cultural - there will be many clubs and societies you can join with a range of activities, some virtual, some in person. From libraries, to cafés, to travelling between campuses - we're working hard to make sure our students stay safe on campus and you can enjoy your time at NTU.

So, whilst we hope you will be able to join us in Nottingham in the autumn, please note that your study abroad cannot go ahead without the approval of NTU and your home university. Given the uncertainty of the situation, it is important for you to think carefully about your plans to study at NTU this year. We urge you to speak with your university’s Exchange Coordinator about what you need to consider when deciding whether to proceed with your study abroad plans.

NTU is here to support you so please do not hesitate to contact your NTU Exchange Coordinator or NTU Global if you have any questions.

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International exchanges

You can apply for an international exchange if you are currently enrolled at a non-European university that has an international exchange agreement with NTU.

Fee-paying study abroad

NTU welcomes applications from students who want to spend a period of time studying in the UK, earning credits to transfer back to their home institution.

Fee-paying students are able to apply from any university. An agreement between NTU and your home university is not necessary.

Students can choose to study for one semester or the full academic year. Modules are available across most disciplines and are part of the regular undergraduate curriculum enabling study abroad students to study alongside UK-based home students.

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Erasmus+ exchanges

The Erasmus+ student mobility programme is available to students currently studying at one of our European partners. In order for you to apply, your home university must have an active Erasmus+ exchange agreement with NTU.

The duration of international and Erasmus+ exchanges is 1 or 2 semesters, depending on the exchange agreement we hold with your home university. In order to take part in an exchange your home university must nominate you so please contact the International or Study Abroad Office in your home institution for more details.


You can also apply to our study abroad programme for 1 or 2 semesters via the International Student Exchange Programme (ISEP) network. Please contact ISEP for more information on the options available to you.

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Global Summer School

If you’re not able to spend a semester or year-long period at NTU, you can also apply for our Global Summer School programme and stay for 2 to 4 weeks in July and August. Our Global Summer School is an excellent way to explore a particular topic in more depth and at the same time experience the best of what NTU, Nottingham and the United Kingdom have to offer.

Postgraduate Taught Exchange

You can study with us on exchange as a postgraduate level taught student only if your home institutions has an exchange agreement with NTU in the relevant field of study.

Options are available in Nottingham Business School and School of Science and Technology. Please contact the International or Study Abroad Office in your home institution for more details.

Exchange partners (A-Z by location and Institution name)

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