Starting at NTU
Coming to NTU as a study abroad or exchange student? Find out what you need to do before you arrive, including accepting your offer, securing your visa, enrolling, and finding accommodation.
After you’ve successfully applied and been accepted to do your study abroad period at NTU we will send you additional information about what to do next. Here's a few things to get you started:
- Students are not issued with an acceptance letter unless you require one for visa or financial purposes. If your application is successful, you will receive an email confirmation and your NTU user ID. If you require an acceptance letter please contact us.
- You will need to enrol online before you start at NTU. You can visit our enrolment page for further information and a full step-by-step guide of how to enrol as an international student. You need to ensure you have completed enrolment within 14 days of your course start date.
- You may need a short-term study visa if you’re staying for up to 6 months, or a student visa if you’re staying for more than 6 months in the UK. You can check which visa you need and our International Student Support team will send you the necessary documents, or help you with your visa application.
You can also view our Student Hub which contains invaluable information about starting at NTU.
We have a dedicated accommodation office who will assist you in finding suitable housing. Once your study abroad place is confirmed, you can contact the accommodation team and start the booking process. There are a number of options available, for a range of budgets, both on and off campus as well as private rentals, and the team can help find the best match for you. Please note that unfortunately we are unable to guarantee a place in university accommodation. In addition, our most popular residences get booked up quickly so it’s a good idea to apply as early as possible.
NTU Global Welcome Event
When you arrive at NTU you’ll be invited to an induction session at NTU Global. This is your chance to meet and connect with other exchange students from around the world, and get to meet your Student Exchange Buddies. These sessions are also useful as you’ll have the opportunity to ask us questions about anything to do with your stay.
You can also join Welcome Week which is a varied and vibrant programme of activities and events designed to welcome you to Nottingham Trent University. It’s a great time to settle in, make some friends and have some fun before your course starts.
If you are not able to arrive in time for our Welcome Week, get in touch with the Global Student Experience team or pop into our Global Lounges at any time for information on upcoming events and to meet other people.