When you arrive
Coming to NTU for a study abroad programme? Here you’ll find all the information you need for when you arrive on campus.
Complete your enrolment
In order to complete your enrolment you must show a valid visa (if applicable). If your stay in the UK is longer than 6 months, this will be on your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP).
You must collect your BRP within 10 days of arriving here.
Collect your BRP from the place shown on your visa decision letter. This will be the University or a post office in Nottingham.
The enrolment process is a little different for each so please check this information carefully.
If you have any questions about collecting your BRP you can email our Academic Registry.
Collecting your BRP from NTU
You can collect your BRP from our City Campus.
You'll need an appointment to do this.
Our Academic Registry will email you to confirm when your BRP has been delivered to the University and will arrange a date and time for you to collect it. They'll also complete your visa checks.
Please take the following documents and information with you:
- your passport
- your visa decision letter from UKVI
- your full address in Nottingham, including your postcode.
You'll then need to visit the Student Support Centre to collect your NTU Student Card to complete your enrolment:
Collecting your BRP from the post office
Take all the above documents with you to collect your BRP from the post office.
The address will be in your visa decision letter.
When you’ve collected your BRP you'll need to take it to our Student Services Centre together with all your other documents.
Our staff in the Student Services Centre will complete your visa checks.
You can then collect your NTU Student Card to complete your enrolment.
Check your fee payment arrangements
If you’re coming to NTU as a fee-paying study abroad student, make sure you've made arrangements to pay the rest of your tuition fees in full, or by instalments.
Check you've completed any pre-arrival course tasks
Make sure you've completed any pre-arrival tasks for your course. Your Academic School will email you any pre-arrival course tasks you have. You can also check on our course induction web pages.
Attend 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.
Attend your course induction
It's really important that you attend your course induction.
This is where you'll meet your classmates, teachers and other staff on your course. Find your course induction.
Welcome Week 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.
You can also use some of this time to finalise any practical matters, like moving in to your new home, for example.
Details about our 2018 Welcome Week will be available in the summer.
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.
Register with the police (if required)
If you're on a course of more than 6 months, you may need to register with the police within 7 days of arriving in the UK as a condition of your visa.
Check your passport to see if you are required to do this as it's very important.
You can get advice from our international student support service team about this when you arrive. More information on registering with the police
Open a UK bank account
If you’re staying in the UK for 6 months or more, we recommend opening a UK bank account.
With a UK bank account you'll be able to manage your money more easily. It is necessary for paying your rent and bills, transferring money from overseas, and if you decide to work part-time during your studies your employer will probably pay your wages into your bank account.
You can get advice from our international student support service team about this when you arrive.
Register with a doctor
We advise you to register with a medical practice when you arrive.
There's a health centre on the City and Clifton campuses.
If you're going to be studying at Brackenhurst Campus you can register at the nearby Southwell Medical Centre.
Log in to NOW
NOW is the NTU online workspace where you'll find most of your course material, assignments and activities.
It's really useful to get used to this before you start your course so you're well prepared. More information about NOW
Meet our study abroad and international student support teams
Make sure you make some time soon after you arrive to meet our international student support service and study abroad teams – we're looking forward to welcoming you to the University.
We'll be organising the welcome activities and support sessions for international students and can answer any questions you may have about visas, enrolment and living in the UK. More information about international student support