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Your Offer Checklist

Now you've got an offer to study with us as an international student, here's what to do next. Follow our step-by-step advice to confirm your place at NTU.

Understanding your offer

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Conditional offer

This means that you must still meet some requirements, or criteria, before you can be officially accepted on to the course. An example of this would be demonstrating that you have achieved the required grades in your qualifications.

Unconditional offer

This offer means we are satisfied that you've already met all the entry requirements, and that we can accept you on to the course with no further requirements.

As an international student, you are most likely to get a conditional offer from the University.

Accepting your conditional offer means that you’ve reserved a place on the course. It does not mean your place is guaranteed – you'll need to meet the conditions of the offer, make your payments and upload documents before we can officially confirm your place.

How to guarantee your place on the course

In order to officially confirm (guarantee) your place on the course, we need you to accept your offer and meet any conditions.

Please follow the advice in the checklist below, and we encourage you to accept your offer as soon as you receive it.

Please contact us if you need any advice, we're always happy to help.

Your offer checklist

How to accept your offer

  • If you've applied directly to us (postgraduate courses or single undergraduate applications) you can view and accept your offer on the applicant portal.
  • If you've applied to us through UCAS, you can view your offer on UCAS Track. Once you've received decisions from all the universities you've applied for, you should reply to these offers by selecting a firm (first) and insurance (second) choice. You’ll then need to decline any other offers you’ve received.

Meeting the conditions of your offer

Examples of conditions for international students include:

  • English language requirements.
  • Qualifications and other supporting documents.
  • Making an advanced payment.
  • Uploading a copy of your passport.

What you need to do

  • Take action to meet your conditions as soon as you can. This is especially important if you’re applying for a visa because you’ll need a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) number from us before you can make a visa application. We can’t produce a CAS number until you’ve uploaded your supporting documents and met your conditions.
  • Upload documents that support your application as soon as you have them. These include qualification transcripts and certificates from your school or university which show your grades, including your English language certificate (e.g. IELTS), if appropriate. We'll also ask for a copy of the photo page of your passport. You don't have to send your documents all together. Upload those that you have, and the others when they are ready.
  • Check your email regularly for our messages. We'll contact you on the email you used in your application we require any further information to support your application.

Uploading documents

  • If you applied to NTU directly, upload your supporting documents to our applicant portal using the 'my documents' screen.
  • If you applied through UCAS, please upload your documents to our Admissions Query form. Please confirm on the form whether you are an international student, whether you are holding an NTU offer and whether or not you are making a Clearing application.

If we have emailed asking you 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.

English language requirements

You can meet your English language condition by either:

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

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Making your advanced payment 

As an international student you'll be required to make an advanced payment of £3,000 to the University towards your tuition fees. You'll need to pay this to meet the conditions of your offer.

You can make your advanced payment through WU® GlobalPay for Students or through our online store.

When we receive your advanced payment and all your supporting documents we'll make your offer unconditional, which confirms your place on the course.

For more information on making secure international payments to the University, please visit our how to pay web page.

Preparing for your visa application

If you’re applying for a visa you’ll need to plan carefully, it can take a lot longer than you expect!

For a Student visa for example, one of the things you’ll need to do is show that you have enough money, and you’ll need to save this money in a bank account for at least 28 days before you apply.

Getting started

Ready to accept your offer?

Frequently asked questions

I've changed my mind and want to apply for a different course, is that possible?

Yes. You’ll need to make a new application. Log into the portal – you can make as many applications as you would like with no charge. Once you have a new offer you can choose which one to accept or decline.

Can I defer my offer?

If you've applied directly, yes. You can request to defer your application for one academic year (only) by emailing our Admissions Team. If you're delayed longer than this you'll need to apply again.

Is there a deadline to meet my conditions?

We strongly recommend you meet conditions as soon as you can. When you've met all your conditions your place at NTU will be confirmed and we can issue your CAS.

What should I do if there's a mistake on my CAS?

If you find any incorrect information on your CAS, please contact Admissions.

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Scholarship winners at the awards celebration


One of the really great things about getting an offer is now you can apply for one of our international scholarships.

You'll find more about these on our scholarships pages.

Go for it!


Get expert visa advice

Teresa, one of our international students, introduces you to our international student support team who can advise you on your visa application.