What to do when you arrive

We've summarised the 10 most important things to do when you arrive on this page. Ask if you need any help at any stage and you'll soon settle in.

Nottingham Trent Students on Newton steps

1. Check your fee payment arrangements

Make sure you've made arrangements to pay the rest of your tuition fees in full, or set up a plan to pay your fees in instalments.

2. Complete your enrolment – collect your Biometric Residence Permit and your NTU student card

In order to complete your enrolment you must show a valid visa.

If your course is longer than 6 months, this will be on your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP).

You must collect your BRP within 10 days of arriving here.

Collect your BRP from the place shown on your visa decision letter; this will be the University City Campus or a Post Office in Nottingham.

The enrolment process is a little different for each so please check this information carefully.

  • Collecting your BRP from NTU

    Academic Registry will email you when your BRP is ready to collect. Once you have received this email you can collect your BRP from the international enrolment point in Newton building, City Campus. This will be open from Friday 20 - Friday 27 September 2019.

    When you attend to collect your BRP you will need to bring:

    • your passport
    • your Visa Decision Letter from UKVI
    • the same documents for your family (if they are with you)
    • your full address in Nottingham, including your postcode.

    You will also be able to complete your enrolment here and collect your student ID card. Our finance, international student support and admissions teams will also be available at the enrolment point to answer any questions you may have.

    If you will be arriving outside of these dates, please email Academic Registry regtier4@ntu.ac.uk to ask about an appointment. Please do not attempt to collect your BRP without an appointment if you will be arriving outside of the enrolment sessions.

  • Collecting your BRP from the Post Office

    If you chose to collect your BRP from a Post Office, the address will be in your visa decision letter.

    You must take the following documents with you when you collect your BRP:

    • your passport
    • your visa decision letter from UKVI
    • your full address in Nottingham, including your postcode

    To complete your enrolment, you will then need to take your BRP and the above documents to the international enrolment point in Newton building, City Campus. This will be open from Friday 20 - Friday 27 September 2019.

    Our finance, international student support and admissions teams will also be available in at the enrolment point to answer any questions you may have.

    If you will be arriving outside of these dates, please visit the Student Services Centre to ask how to complete your enrolment.

  • Are you under 18?

    Collecting your BRP from a Post Office

    If you've chosen the Post Office, a member of NTU staff needs to collect your BRP with you.

    Please contact Registry at regtier4@ntu.ac.uk to arrange this.

    Please include the following information in your email: name, N / T number (ID), date of birth and a copy of your visa letter .

    Collecting your BRP from NTU

    You can collect your BRP from the international enrolment point in Newton building, City Campus. This will be open from Friday 20 - Friday 27 September 2019.

    You must bring these documents with you:

    • your passport
    • your visa decision letter from UKVI
    • your full address in Nottingham, including your postcode

    You will also be able to complete your enrolment here and collect your student card. Our finance, international student support and admissions teams will also be available at the enrolment point to answer any questions you may have.

    If you will be arriving outside of these dates, please contact the Academic Registry on regtier4@ntu.ac.uk to ask about an appointment.  Please do not attempt to collect your BRP without an appointment if you will be arriving outside of the enrolment sessions.

3. Complete any pre-arrival course tasks

Make sure you've completed any pre-arrival tasks for your course.

Your Academic School will email you if these are needed and you can check on our course induction web pages.

4. Go to your course induction

It's really important that you attend your course induction, right from the first day.

This is where you'll meet your classmates, teachers and other staff on your course.

Nottingham Trent Students Welcome Week

5. Join in with Welcome 2019

Welcome 2019 will provide a varied and vibrant programme of activities and events designed to welcome you to NTU. It is a great time to settle in, make some friends and have some fun before your course starts.

You can also use some of this time to finalise any practical matters, like moving in to your new home, for example.

6. Register with the police (if required)

If you're on a course of more than 6 months, you may need to register with the police within 7 days of arriving in the UK as a condition of your visa.

Check your passport to see if you are required to do this as it's very important.

You can make an appointment at the Student Services Centre desk to register with the police, or you can make an appointment during an enrolment session.

7. Open a UK bank account

Opening a UK bank account is one of the first things most international students do after arriving in the UK, and it's something we recommend for all students who plan to be in the UK for six months or more.

With a UK bank account you'll be able to manage your money more easily. You can use your new account to pay your rent and bills, transfer money from overseas, and if you decide to work part-time during your studies your employer will probably pay your wages into your bank account.

If you have arranged to pay your fees in instalments, you can also update the payment information to your new, UK bank account at our Student Financial Support Services in Newton Building.

You can get advice from our International Student Support team about this when you arrive.

8. Register with a doctor

We advise you to register with a medical practice when you arrive.

There's a health centre on the City and Clifton Campuses. If you're going to be studying at Brackenhurst Campus you can register at the nearby Southwell Medical Centre.

In your first few weeks here you will be encouraged to have a Meningitis ACWY vaccination. When you register with a doctor please ask about this.

9. Log on to NOW

NOW is the NTU online workspace where you'll find most of your course material, assignments and activities.

It's really useful to get used to this before you start your course so you're well-prepared.

10. Meet our international student support team

Please make some time soon after you arrive to meet our International Student Support service team.

We're looking forward to welcoming you to the University.

Still need help?

International Development Office
+44 (0)115 848 8175