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How to apply

Discover how to apply to NTU as a study abroad student.

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It’s really important to plan your application carefully and give yourself plenty of time, especially if you need a visa to study here.

Here is some useful information about entry requirements, tuition fees and how to apply to get you started.

Entry requirements

To enrol on our exchange or study abroad programme you must have completed at least one year of study and be in good academic standing at your home university. Some subject areas, for example art and design, will expect to see a portfolio of work as part of the application process onto particular modules.


If you are applying to spend a semester or year studying abroad at NTU you must ensure you meet our standard English language requirements. Language requirements vary according to which teaching school you wish to take modules in.

If you intend to apply for a Student visa (tier 4), you will be required to submit evidence with your supporting documents that you have met our standard language requirements. If you have been nominated via the Turing Scheme and are applying to be at NTU for less than 6 months, you may be able to apply for a Standard Visitor visa.

Find out more about visa and immigration requirements and alternative English Language tests accepted by NTU.

Tuition fees

If you're an exchange student coming from one of our international exchange partners you will not pay any tuition fees to NTU in most cases. If you are required to pay fees you can find full details below.


Study abroad students

If you're an exchange student coming from one of our international exchange partners you will not pay any tuition fees to NTU in most cases. If you are required to pay fees you can find full details below.

If you're from a university that does not have a formal exchange agreement with us, we'd welcome you to do a period of study abroad with us. In this case, you'd be responsible for paying your own tuition fees, listed below:

2021 entry full year

  • £15,200, or
  • £15,800

Please check your undergraduate course page for confirmation of your fee.

2021 entry half year / semester

  • International students: £7,600 or £7,900.

You'll need to pay these fees in full before you start your course.


Turing Scheme

The UK government has confirmed that the UK will not be part of the next Erasmus+ programme (2021 to 2027). The UK’s participation in Erasmus+ will be replaced by a new programme called the Turing Scheme. This begins in September 2021. We expect to receive further information about the Turing Scheme during January 2021. We'll share this information with you once it's officially confirmed.

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We welcome applications from students who:

  • are nominated by one of our European partner universities
  • are nominated by one of our International partner universities for a place on the exchange programme
  • are applying via the International Student Exchange Programme (ISEP)
  • will pay the NTU tuition fee themselves, applying either independently or through an agent.

Please check with staff at your home university if you are unsure whether your university has an international exchange or agreement with NTU.

You should discuss your application fully with advisers at your home university before you apply. They will help you ensure you meet our requirements and will provide advice about your module selection and credit transfer.

Applications from partner universities or ISEP

  1. Nomination sent to us by your home university or ISEP
  2. You will receive an email with an application form and further application guidance
  3. You submit your application form and required supporting documents, including your module choices
  4. If successful, confirmation of acceptance is sent by email with advice about applying for accommodation, visas, etc.

Applications as a fee-paying student

  1. Contact us by email with the following details: You full name, home university, course, year, which subject area you are interested in, when you would like to begin your studies at NTU and duration of your stay.
  2. You will receive an email with an application form and further application guidance
  3. You submit your application form and required supporting documents, including your module choices
  4. If successful, confirmation of acceptance is sent by email with advice about applying for accommodation, visas, etc.

Application deadlines and semester dates

Nomination deadlines

  • Semester 1 and full year: 30 April
  • Semester 2: 30 October

Application deadlines

  • Semester 1 and full year: 31 May
  • Semester 2: 15 November

The structure of the academic year

The academic year runs from September to June and is divided into three terms or two semesters, depending on your choice of study:

Year-long exchange

  • Welcome Week: 25 September to 4 October 2020
  • Term One: Monday 5 October to Friday 11 December 2020
  • Term Two: Monday 11 January to Thursday 1 April 2021
  • Term Three: Monday 19 April to Friday 11 June 2021

Semester exchange

  • Semester one: October to February
  • Semester two: February to June

Term and semester dates may vary by course.

If you would like to apply for a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate degree, please visit our main international application web page.

Services and Support

As a student at NTU you will have access to a range of support services that covers everything from helping you to get to Nottingham to supporting you with your studies.

Still need help?

NTU Global
+44 (0)115 848 2226