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
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.
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.
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 CAS number from us before you can make a visa application. We can’t produce a CAS number until you’ve met your conditions and uploaded your supporting documents.
- 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. You don't have to send your documents all together. Upload or email 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 if there is more information we need from you in addition to your supporting documents.
- Upload your supporting documents to our applicant portal using the 'my documents' screen. Or, If you applied through UCAS, please upload your supporting documents to our Admissions Form.
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.
English language requirements
You can meet your English language condition by either:
- successfully completing our pre-sessional English (PEAP) course for an agreed length of time; or
- submitting an IELTS test certificate at the appropriate grade (or alternative test accepted by the University).
If you choose to do a Pre-sessional English (PEAP) course, please apply for this on our applicant portal.
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 upload a copy of your passport on the applicant portal using the 'my documents' screen.
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.
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?
No, there’s no official deadline. However, we strongly recommend you do this 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.
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.