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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. We are processing applications for September 2021 as normal.

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 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.

Here are some useful links to get started:

For step-by-step advice on applying to the University please see the information below.

Step by step advice

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 as soon as you have them.

You don't have to wait until you have all of the documents together at the same time.

Supporting documents can include qualification transcripts and certificates, including your IELTS language test certificate, for example.

Upload your documents on our applicant portal using the ‘My Documents’ screen.

What to do after you've applied

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.

We hope your application is successful. If it is, we will contact you with a conditional or unconditional offer to study with us.

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

How to apply for an undergraduate course 

Universities and Colleges Admissions System (UCAS)

Please apply online through UCAS.

Key information is as follows:

  • application deadline is 30 June for international students;
  • 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.

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

Please upload your supporting documents as soon as you have them.

You don't have to wait until you have all of the documents together at the same time.

Documents can include qualification transcripts and certificates, including your IELTS language test certificate, for example.

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

If you've applied directly to us please upload your documents on our online applicant portal using the ‘my documents’ screen.

What to do after you've applied

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.

We hope your application is successful. If it is, we will contact you with a conditional or unconditional offer to study with us.

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

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 Foundation or Pre-Masters course at 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), which is part of 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 and as an NTIC student you’ll already be part of the NTU 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 at NTIC

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 at NTIC

We offer Pre-Masters in these subjects:

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

Find out more about Pre-Masters courses

Apply online

Applying for Pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes (PEAP)

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

Extra support with your application

If you have any questions about making an application contact our international enquiries inbox team; Laura, Katie and Stella.

You can email them 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.

And if you've already applied and have questions about your application please contact Admissions.

Still need help?

International Development Office
+44 (0)115 848 8175