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What to do next

Congratulations on your offer. Follow our step by step advice on what to do next to confirm your place at NTU. You’re now also eligible to apply for one of our scholarships, you'll find details on this page.

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Understanding your offer

Your offer to study with us will be either 'conditional' or 'unconditional' – check this information first.

Conditional offer

As an international student, you are most likely to get a 'conditional' offer.

This means that you must 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 the requirements, or criteria, and that we can secure your place on the course.

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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 section.

Go for it!

How to guarantee your place on the course - step by step

We encourage you to accept your offer right away.

Remember, accepting your conditional offer only 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 confirm your place.

Ready? Here's what to do.

And just email us if you need any help with anything!

  • How to accept your offer

    Direct applications

    • If you've applied directly to us you can view and accept your offer on the applicant portal

    UCAS applications

    • If you've applied to us through UCAS, when you've received all of your decisions you can review these on UCAS Track. 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.

    Deadlines for accepting offers 

    Your reply dates are determined when UCAS get the last decision from the universities you've applied to. Check Track to see your personal deadline:

    • If you receive your last decision on or before 31 March 2020, your reply date is 5 May 2020 (if your postal address is in the EU).
    • If you receive your last decision on or before 6 May 2020, your reply date is 4 June 2020 (includes applicants with a postal address outside the EU, but not applicants using Extra to find a place).
    • If you receive your last decision on or before 4 June 2020, your reply date is 18 June 2020 (except if you're using Extra to find a place).
    • If you receive your last decision on or before 13 July 2020, your reply date is 20 July 2020 (including Extra choices).

    Remember: accepting your conditional offer means you’ve reserved a place on the course. It does not mean it's guaranteed – you’ll still need to meet all the conditions of your offer.

  • Meeting the conditions of your offer

    The most common examples of conditions (requirements) for international students are:

    • English language
    • providing qualifications and other documents
    • making an advanced payment

    What to do

    • upload any documents that can 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 English is one of your conditions. Please note that we also accept Kaplan International Test of English (KITE) for offer holders who are unable to get to a test centre in person.
    • 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 CAS number from us before you can make a visa application. And we can’t produce a CAS number until you’ve met your conditions and uploaded your supporting documents.
    • check your email regularly  – the one you used in your application – for messages from us.

    How to do it

  • Making your advanced payment

    Usually the final requirement is to make your advanced payment to the University and to upload a copy of your passport.

    You can make your advanced payment through Western Union or through our online store.

    You can upload a copy of your passport on the applicant portal using the 'my documents' screen, or, if you've applied through UCAS, email it to us at

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

  • 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 Tier 4 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

Get expert advice on your visa application

Teresa, one of our students, introduces you to our international student support team.

Still need help?

International Development Office
+44 (0)115 848 8175