Preparing to come to NTU

There’s a lot to think about before you start your studies here. You’ll also want to find out a little more about where you’ll be studying and living. You’ll find lots of information on this page to help you prepare, including how to start your NTU enrolment online.

Advice and support before you leave your country

Our International Development Office staff regularly offer pre-departure information sessions all over the world to meet with future students and families.

You can contact your NTU country representative about these, email us or check the visit schedule.

Our International Student Support Service team can also advise you on any questions you may have about living and studying in Nottingham.

You can download our International Welcome Guide which contains invaluable information about living in the UK.

We really recommend that you read this guide before you leave for Nottingham.

We’ll also send a hard copy of this guide to you in July – please email us if you do not receive this for any reason.


Enrolment is when you officially register as a student with Nottingham Trent University.

It also officially confirms that you have arrived in the UK and are ready to start your studies.

You’ll need to start the enrolment process online before you leave your country.

Please follow these simple steps to start your NTU enrolment online.

As part of the enrolment process you’ll need to arrange for the payment of your fees, or the remainder of your fees if you’ve paid an advanced payment, before your course starts.

You’ll need to pay your fees in full or arrange to pay in instalments.

You can set up an instalment arrangement directly with our finance office.

Your course start date is on your offer letter and in your course induction information. You’ll complete your rest of your enrolment (fully enrol) when you’re in Nottingham.

Your course

Course pre-arrival tasks

Check your email that you used in your application regularly for messages from us.

Some courses have tasks that you'll need to complete before your course starts.

Your Academic School will email you if you need to do a course related task.

You can also check on your course induction information.

Term One - important dates to note

Term One starts (12 weeks): Monday 1 October 2018 *

Term One ends, start of Christmas holidays (four weeks): Friday 14 December 2018

*Please note that some of our Art & Design, Education and Business courses start before this date.

Your journey

You can travel by coach, train or taxi to Nottingham from UK airports.

We also offer a free airport pick-up service from Heathrow that you can book on to.

We’ve prepared all the information you need for planning your journey.

City Campus

You’ll be studying at City Campus if you’re with one of these Schools and centres:

  • Nottingham Business School
  • School of Art & Design
  • School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
  • Nottingham Law School
  • School of Social Sciences
  • Centre for Broadcasting & Journalism
  • Nottingham Language Centre (Pre-sessional English)

City Campus map

Clifton Campus

You’ll be studying at Clifton Campus if you’re with one of these Schools:

  • School of Arts and Humanities
  • School of Science and Technology
  • Nottingham Institute of Education

Clifton Campus map

If you’re based at Clifton you can travel to and from the city on our number 4 Unilink bus.

Brackenhurst Campus

You’ll be studying at Brackenhurst Campus if you’re with the:

  • School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences.

Brackenhurst Campus map

If you’re based at Brackenhurst you can use the number 100 bus.


It’s time to start thinking about where you’re going to live.

And there’s so much choice we recommend that you plan early to make the best choice for you.

There's plenty of accommodation available at the University on campus or you could choose to live in private accommodation in Nottingham.

You can get help and support from our accommodation services team.

So, to begin, start researching your accommodation options.

Still need help?

International Development Office
+44 (0)115 848 8175