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How to Enrol

To officially register as a student with NTU, you will need to enrol at the start of every academic year. Once your course has started, you have 14 days to complete the enrolment process, but we encourage you to complete your enrolment as soon as possible.

Why it's important to complete your enrolment

Completing your enrolment will:

  • release your student funding – if you're a UK student, this will happen when you are fully enrolled and have received and activated your NTU Student Card
  • give you access to NOW – your online learning portal, which holds your timetable and course information
  • give you access to University buildings and your student email
  • confirm your eligibility for council tax exemption (for full-time, fully enrolled students only)

A step-by-step guide to completing your enrolment

Whether you’re new to NTU, returning or on placement, please follow these steps to complete your enrolment with us.


New students

Step 1: Find your NTU ID and set your password

Your NTU ID number is in the email that you will receive when your place at NTU is confirmed.

Your NTU ID will look like this: N0123456.

Your password 

Follow the "get or reset password" link on our enrolment page to get your password. If you’re an international student, when prompted to input a postcode, use NG1 4BU.

Step 2: Enrol online

Once you have your password, log in using this along with your NTU ID to complete your online enrolment.

Step 3: Check your enrolment summary page

You will be able to see any outstanding enrolment actions and advice on how to resolve these on your enrolment summary page. Make sure all elements of your enrolment are ticked as ‘complete’, including your fee payment and any holds you may have applied to your record.

For international students, the 'Passport and Visa check' and 'UK Entry Check' can only be completed when you arrive in Nottingham. For these you should attend the International Enrolment Event.

Step 4: Pay your tuition fees

International students

You’ll need to pay your tuition fees in full, or have set up an instalment payment plan to fully enrol on your course. You can do this before you arrive. If you chose to set up an instalment plan, no money will be taken out of your account until  the first instalment date,  Monday 24 January 2022.

We recommend that you set up a UK bank account when you arrive. If you wish, you can then amend which bank account you use to pay your instalment plan.

You'll also find payment advice for international students and advice and guidance for sponsored students online.

UK students

If you’ve arranged to pay your tuition fees through Student Finance, make sure that your funding is approved. Take a look at our funding checklist for more information.

If you're paying your tuition fees directly to the University, you'll be able to make payment arrangements for your fees and check your instalment dates after completing your online enrolment.

Step 5: Order your NTU Student Card

Head to our photo upload portal to complete the process of ordering your NTU Student Card. You’ll find a link to the portal once you get to the enrolment summary page.

Your photo must be:

  • A head and shoulder shots
  • Unaltered by computer software
  • In colour
  • Well lit (not too bright, not too dark)
  • Taken against a neutral background
  • Taken recently (within the last three months)
  • Clear and in focus

Once you've successfully uploaded your passport-style photo, your NTU Student Card will be printed and posted to you within 7 to 10 working days (UK addresses only). For international and EU students without a UK address, you'll be able to collect your card from the Student Services Centre in the Newton building on the City Campus.

Once you receive your NTU Student Card, you will need to activate it – please do this as soon as possible.

Step 6: Activate your NTU Student Card

Instructions on how to activate your NTU Student Card will be provided to you with your card. Please activate your card as soon as you receive it.

Your card gives you access to:

  • University buildings
  • printers and photocopiers, and
  • can be used as a cash card across NTU’s campuses.

If you’ve applied for a maintenance loan from your UK national Student Finance Service, you’ll need to be fully enrolled and have activated your Student Card in order for the University to confirm your registration to the Student Loans Company to release your payment – so make sure you’ve done everything you need to!

View the full list of Card Services FAQs together with the Terms and Conditions.

Step 7: Register with a Student Health Centre

When you complete online enrolment, confirm if you wish to register with a University Student Health Centre. We strongly recommend that you register with a Doctor in Nottingham:

Or with a local medical practice for:

Check that you are up to date with all your vaccinations such as Meningitis ACWY, which is recommended and free for all new students under the age of 25, we also encourage you to have the COVID-19 vaccine.

For more information about registering with a doctor, and to search for a local doctor if you are living in other areas of Nottingham, visit the NHS website.

Step 8: Register with the police (international students only)

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

International Student Enrolment Event

All international students must attend our International Enrolment Event to complete enrolment, provide relevant immigration documentation and collect their Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) if required. There will also be an opportunity to pay or discuss your fees, meet our student support team and collect your student ID card.

This event will take place in Newton Building, Central Gallery from Monday 10 January – Friday 4 February 2022. It will be open weekdays from 10am -  2pm.

Returning students

Step 1: Enrol online

You’ll receive an "invitation to enrol" to your NTU email address. Go to our enrolment portal and log in using your NTU ID and password.

Please ensure that your personal contact details and emergency contact information is up to date.

Step 2: Pay your fees

If you have arranged to pay your tuition fees through Student Finance, make sure your funding is approved. Take a look at our funding checklist for more information.

If you're paying your tuition fees directly to the University, you'll be able to make payment arrangements for your fees and check your instalment dates after completing your online enrolment.

Advice for DSB and FTP eligible courses

If your course requires you to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) or Fit to Practice Occupational (FTP) check, you must do so before you get here. If you haven’t, you won’t be able to fully enrol on your course. Check our list of DBS and FTP eligible courses to find out if this applies to you.

Please email if you have any questions about DBS and FTP-eligible courses.

Share the details of your emergency contact with us

It's essential that you give us an emergency contact, such as a relative, friend or trusted person, who can provide you with support in a crisis situation. We will use this contact if we assess that there is a risk to your wellbeing or if we have substantial worries about your engagement with NTU.

Update your emergency contact information

MyNTU app

Once you have completed your enrolment you will be able to log on to the MyNTU app. Free to download from your preferred app store, it gives you instant access to:

  • Your emails
  • NOW – your online learning portal
  • Office 365
  • Register your attendance
  • The Library, Student Support and Employability services
  • Book regular COVID-19 Lateral Flow Tests
  • The Student Newsroom – so you can keep up to date with University news
  • Find an available PC or study space
  • StudentHub – your online resource for accessing support and guidance

Plus, direct access to opportunity and events, and much more.

Timetables and term dates

If you’re new to NTU it’s important that you attend your course induction, check your course start date on your course induction information.

Whether you’re new or returning to your studies, visit StudentHub – your online resource for accessing support and guidance, to find out: