Skip to content

Arranging your Funding

Before you arrive at NTU it’s important that you make sure your funding is in place. Here we explain how to arrange your student finance and how your student finance payments are released.

Paying your tuition fees

You’ll need to arrange payment of your tuition fees to fully enrol on your course.  You can pay your fees in one go, or use our online payment system to pay in instalments. You can do this before you arrive.

If you haven't made payment arrangements before your course starts, you'll only get "temporary enrolment" status and will be given notice to arrange your payment.

If you are an international student, you can find more information on your tuition fees – plus advice on how to make your payments – on our International pages.

If you have set up an instalment arrangement prior to enrolment and your card details have changed then please contact the Finance Office on +44 (0)115 848 6500 or email to let us know. The Finance team will be available at enrolment to update your card details.

Postgraduate funding (UK students)

If you have applied for a UK postgraduate loan, it will not be released until you have made a payment arrangement for your tuition fees and are fully enrolled. The loan is paid in three termly instalments. If the course lasts two or more years, the loan is spread over its duration.

It is essential to plan your finances before you start your postgraduate studies, to make sure you have enough money to cover both your tuition fees and living costs. The postgraduate loan offers a contribution towards these costs, but will not cover everything, so you will need to look at what additional income you may need and how you can raise it. Our advisers can offer financial planning appointments and look with you at your income and costs, month by month for the duration of your studies.

Seek advice early

If you've had confirmation of your student finance funding, but your enrolment status is still showing as “in progress”, contact the Student Financial Support team on email or by calling +44 (0)115 848 2494. To avoid problems, we advise that you contact us as soon as possible, we suggest you have copies of letters with you and the login details for your student finance account, so that any issues can be quickly resolved.

Contacting our student financial support team

If you have any issues relating to your student finance application, contact our Student Financial Support team by emailing or calling +44 (0)115 848 2494 with your query.

If you’re studying at the Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies, email or call +44 (0)115 952 2075 for financial support.

Bring money with you

Even if everything goes to plan, most students do not receive their first payment until the end of their first week at university, so you should bring enough funds to cover your expenses for a week. How much you spend is up to you, but we recommend you bring at least £200. If you applied late for your funding, you will need more.

Plan a budget

In most cases you will not get another payment until January, so think about managing your money and planning a budget to make sure you have enough to last you all term. Here are a few suggestions:

  1. Divide your termly income across the number of weeks it needs to last to give yourself a weekly budget.
  2. Set up a second bank account and transfer yourself a weekly or monthly amount so you are not in danger of overspending.
  3. Create a budget plan, detailing how much you will spend on each living cost and track your spending as you go.

The Student Financial Support team are running virtual "Money Ready for NTU" sessions on Wednesdays at  2 pm over summer. These 30 minutes sessions are designed to help you prepare financially for university. The sessions will look at what costs you might have as a student and provide you with useful tools to help you manage your money – sign-up today to join a session online.

You can also sign up to Blackbullion for free, to help you get confident about managing your finances.

Further information can be found on the NTU StudentHub.

Tips on how to make your money go further


Beware of scam emails

The University and Student Finance will never email you to confirm your login or bank details. If you receive an email asking you to confirm your details, don’t respond or follow the links. If you think the security of your account has been compromised, change your password immediately and forward the email to the security team at to ensure your details are not at risk.