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Applying to NTU as an international student

If you’re considering applying to us, you’ll find all the information you need on this page.

Student studying

Planning your application

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

How to apply directly for an undergraduate course 

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.

You don't have to upload them all together. Upload those that you have, and the others when they are ready.

Supporting documents include qualification transcripts and certificates, like an IELTS language test certificate, for example.

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. If it is, we will contact you with a conditional or unconditional offer to study with us.

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 are online courses starting 4 May 2021 and 21 June 2021, and a 6-week course starting 19 July 2021 which is available online or on campus.

Please read our advice on what to do when you've received an offer.

How to apply for an undergraduate course through UCAS Clearing (after 5 July)

UCAS Clearing

From 5 July 2021, international students can make an undergraduate application to NTU through UCAS Clearing.

Clearing is suitable if you have already achieved your grades, i.e. you have your final transcripts or results, 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 through a process called 'Adjustment'; or
  • you have only just decided you want to make an application for September 2021.

Making a Clearing application

To make a Clearing application you can either apply online or call the Admissions team from 5 July 2021.

If you are successful and receive an offer through Clearing, the University will send you an offer email detailing how to accept your offer by adding a Clearing choice on UCAS Track and further guidance to help plan for your arrival.

You may need to submit evidence of your qualifications. When these have been verified by the Admissions team and you have accepted your offer on UCAS Track, your offer will become 'unconditional firm'.

If you require a Student visa, we will issue a CAS statement to support your visa application when your Clearing offer becomes unconditional firm.

How to apply for a postgraduate course

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:

Please note - you can apply directly to the University on our applicant portal if you'd like to do an undergraduate course with us and do not to apply to any other UK university in the same year.

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.

You don't have to upload them all together. Upload those that you have, and the others when they are ready.

Supporting documents include qualification transcripts and certificates, like an IELTS language test certificate, for example.

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. If it is, we will contact you with a conditional or unconditional offer to study with us.

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 are online courses starting 4 May 2021 and 21 June 2021, and a 6-week course starting 19 July 2021 which is available online or on campus.

Please read our advice on what to do when you've received an offer.

How to apply for a Foundation or Pre-Masters course at NTIC

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

How to apply for Research

If you'd like to apply for a PhD or further research you'll 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 research application.

How to apply for a Pre-sessional English course 

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

If you're applying through UCAS for an undergraduate course, you'll need to contact Admissions explaining that you would like to apply for PEAP.

There are online courses starting 4 May 2021 and 21 June 2021, and a 6-week course starting 19 July 2021 which is available online or on campus.

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Extra support with your application

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 contact Admissions.

Still need help?

International Development Office
+44 (0)115 848 8175