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Applying to NTU as an International Student

Planning your application

Student at computer

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

We try to make our deadlines as flexible as possible for international students; our advice is always to apply as soon as you've chosen your course.

Useful links to get started include:

For step-by-step advice on applying to the University as an undergraduate or postgraduate student, please see the information below.

Step by step application guides

Undergraduate course direct application

Applying directly

If you're applying to Nottingham Trent University only, and do not apply to any other UK university in the same year, you can apply online using our applicant portal.

Before you apply please read the following information:

Please note - if your qualification is A level and you're waiting for the results ('pending') at the time you apply you must apply through UCAS.

Uploading documents to support your application

Upload any supporting documents to your application on the applicant portal as soon as you have them, using the 'my documents' screen. Supporting documents include qualification transcripts and certificates (an IELTS certificate, for example).

You don't have to upload your documents all together - upload those that you have already and the others when they are available.

We'll contact you on the email you used in your application if there is more information we need from you in addition to your supporting documents.

What to do after you've applied

If we have emailed you to ask for further information to help us consider your application, please follow the instructions in the email to upload your documents directly onto our system. This will be quicker than emailing the additional information to us.

We hope your application is successful and if it is, we will contact you with a conditional (or unconditional) offer to study here.

If you need to do a Pre-sessional English (PEAP) course to meet our English requirements, please apply for this on our applicant portal.

There is a 10-week course starting 20 June 2022, and a 6-week course starting 18 July 2022.

Undergraduate courses through UCAS

Please apply online through the Universities and Colleges Admissions System - UCAS.

Key information

  • The application deadline for international students is 30 June.
  • Our institution code name is NOTRE.
  • Our institution code is N91.

Before you start your application please read the following information:

You may find also find a translated UCAS guide useful.

Uploading documents to support your application

If you’ve applied through UCAS please email your supporting documents to us.

Supporting documents include qualification transcripts and certificates (an IELTS certificate, for example).

You don't have to upload your documents all together - upload those that you have already and the others when they are available.

We'll contact you on the email you used in your application if there is more information we need from you in addition to your supporting documents.

What to do after you've applied

If we have emailed you to ask for further information to help us consider your application, please follow the instructions in the email to upload your documents directly onto our system. This will be quicker than emailing the additional information to us.

We hope your application is successful and if it is, we will contact you with a conditional (or unconditional) offer to study here.

If you need to do a Pre-sessional English (PEAP) course to meet our English requirements, please apply for this on our applicant portal.

There is a 10-week course starting 20 June 2022, and a 6-week course starting 18 July 2022.

Please read our advice on what to do after you receive an offer.

Undergraduate course through UCAS Clearing (from July)

UCAS Clearing

From July 2022 international students can make an undergraduate application to NTU through UCAS Clearing.

Clearing may be suitable for you if, for example, have recieved your grades, and:

  • you have not met the results or grades required for your firm or insurance choice; or,
  • you have exceeded the requirements of your firm choice, and are considering alternative universities to apply to; or,
  • you decide that you want to make a late application for September 2022.

Details of our Clearing application arrangements will be published on this page in early summer.

Postgraduate courses

Apply online using our applicant portal.

When you've created your application you can log back in as many times as you like to add information or upload supporting documents.

Before you apply, please read the following:

Uploading documents to support your application

Upload any supporting documents to your application on the applicant portal as soon as you have them, using the 'my documents' screen. Supporting documents include qualification transcripts and certificates (an IELTS certificate, for example).

You don't have to upload your documents all together - upload those that you have already and the others when they are available.

We'll contact you on the email you used in your application if there is more information we need from you in addition to your supporting documents.

What to do after you've applied

If we have emailed you to ask for further information to help us consider your application, please follow the instructions in the email to upload your documents directly onto our system. This will be quicker than emailing the additional information to us.

We hope your application is successful and if it is, we will contact you with a conditional (or unconditional) offer to study here.

If you need to do a Pre-sessional English (PEAP) course to meet our English requirements, please apply for this on our applicant portal.

There is a 10-week course starting 20 June 2022, and a 6-week course starting 18 July 2022.

Please read our advice on what to do after you receive an offer.

Foundation and Pre-Masters courses at Nottingham Trent International College (NTIC)

If you need help achieving the entry requirements to do a degree at the University you may like to apply for a Foundation or Pre-Masters course. We offer university preparation courses through our partner Nottingham Trent International College (NTIC), Kaplan International.

You'll progress directly to your undergraduate or postgraduate course after passing the preparation course at the required level, with good attendance. NTIC is ideally located on our City Campus. As an NTIC student, you’ll already be part of the University student community, with access to all facilities.

Please apply directly to NTIC for these courses, you can contact NTIC for more advice before you apply.

Undergraduate preparation courses 

We offer Foundation Certificate courses in these subjects:

  • Art and Design
  • Business, Law and Social Sciences
  • Computing
  • Media and Communications
  • Science and Engineering

We offer International Year One (progressing to the second year of undergraduate courses) in these subjects:

  • Business
  • Computing

Find out more about Foundation and International Year One courses

Apply online

Postgraduate preparation courses 

We offer Pre-Masters in these subjects:

  • Business
  • Computing
  • Legal Studies
  • Social Sciences and Humanities

Find out more about Pre-Masters courses

Apply online

Pre-sessional English courses

Please use our online applicant portal to apply for a pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes (PEAP) course.

There is a 10-week course starting 20 June 2022, and a 6-week course starting 18 July 2022.

Research degrees

If you'd like to apply for a PhD or further research you need to make an application directly to our Doctoral School.

You'll first need to download an application form and notes to help you complete it.

Fill in the form with all your personal details and information on your qualifications, employment and any research training or experience you have. You will also need to tell us your source of funding.

Get more step-by-step advice on making a making a research application.

Personal statements and portfolio advice

Extra support with your application

Katie, Laura, Chukwuka and Shweta

International enquiries team

Katie, Laura, Shweta and Chukwuka.

If you have any questions about making an application, please contact our international enquiries team.

You can email us at international@ntu.ac.uk.

You may also want to contact an official NTU education counsellor or representative. They can answer questions you may have about studying here and can advise on visa application in your country.

If you have questions about an application you've already made, please ASK NTU.