What To Do When You Arrive as an International Student
We've summarised the 10 most important things international students need to do when arriving at the University on this page.
1. Follow government self-isolation and testing guidelines
There are self-isolation and testing requirements in place for all international arrivals to the UK depending on whether you are fully vaccinated or not fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Please keep up-to-date with the latest government guidelines for your country.
If you are required to isolate upon arrival, complete the NTU Coronavirus Tracking form so that we know you have arrived and can support you through your isolation period. You'll need to have completed online enrolment to access this form.
2. Pay your fees and open a UK bank account
Make sure you've made arrangements to pay the rest of your tuition fees in full, or have set up a plan to pay your fees in instalments.
When you arrive, we recommend that you open a UK bank account. You can use this account to pay your rent and bills, transfer money from overseas and, if you decide to work part-time, your employer will probably pay your wages into this account. If necessary, you can change the payment details on your instalment plan. You can get advice on student bank accounts from our International Student Support team.
3. Complete your enrolment
You must complete your enrolment when you arrive in the UK. Please read the information and follow the instructions on how to enrol.
Come along to the International Enrolment Event at City Campus from Monday 10 January – Friday 4 February 2022. You can talk with staff from our finance, registry and student support teams who can help you. You can also collect your Biometric Residence Permit if required and your NTU student card. Please email our enrolment team at email@example.com if you have any questions.
4. Attend your course induction
It's really important that you attend your course induction, right from the first day, so check your timetable.
If you miss these you risk falling behind and missing key opportunities to: meet course staff and fellow students; explore facilities and learning resources you’ll use; be introduced to the first modules of your course.
5. Register with a doctor
We strongly recommend registering online with a doctor when you arrive at NTU. There are medical practices at both City Campus and Clifton campuses where you can register.
If you’re aged 18 or over and study in the UK you’ll be eligible for a free COVID-19 vaccination, regardless of nationality or immigration status. You’ll need your NHS number which you’ll get when you register with a doctor. You may also be encouraged to have a Meningitis ACWY vaccination and can ask about this when you register.
7. Meet our Student Support Services
Our friendly International Student Support Services Team are based in the Student Services Centre in Newton Building. If you need advice on working in the UK, have immigration questions or feel homesick and just want someone to talk to, they are there to help you.
If you have a diagnosed disability, require specialist support or need practical adjustments, we can provide advice and guidance throughout your transition to NTU.
8. Log into NOW
NOW is the NTU online workspace where you'll find most of your course material, assignments, timetable and activities. Use your university username and password to login to NOW.
It's really useful to get used to this before you start your course so you're well-prepared. We also encourage you to check your student emails and NOW regularly.
9. Attend Winter Welcome events
Throughout January and February there are lots of events on offer to help welcome you to the NTU community, the Nottingham Trent Students’ Union (NTSU) and the city itself.
Our Winter Welcome schedule includes city tours, free lunches, games afternoons, movie nights and more! These are all a great opportunity to get to know your new surroundings, meet other students and to start making lasting friendships.
10. Follow us on social
There are many ways to keep up-to-date with all that is going on around the University. You can join us on social to get the latest news and meet new friends. There are groups if you want to meet people in your accommodation, or on your course, pages for the numerous clubs and societies as well as the central NTU and NTU international channels. Come and join us.