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Postgraduate Courses

Applying for a postgraduate course at NTU

How to apply

You can apply for all of our postgraduate courses directly through our applicant portal.

This can also be accessed by clicking on the "Apply" button on the top right corner of the relevant course page.

Deadline for applications

There are no official deadlines for our postgraduate courses, however we recommend applying no later than one month before the course start date.

We would recommend applying as soon as you are able as we may close the course if it is full.

Updating personal details

You can update your personal details through the applicant portal.

If for any reason you are unable to do this, please contact us. We will need to see proof of ID to change sensitive data.

Course entry requirements

You can find all of our entry criteria on our course pages.


Academic references should be from your last school or college on headed paper.

Employer references should include details of your role, duties and length of employment. This can be sent to us directly by the organisation or on headed paper.

If you want to change the course you applied for

If you want to change the course you applied for, you need to make a new application.

Log into the applicant 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.

Your offer

Receiving an offer

Applications can take up to 10 working days to process, or longer during busy periods.

Updates are shown on the applicant portal. If we require further information to support your application we will contact you for this, which may delay an offer being made.

Please note, courses which require an interview or portfolio submission take longer to make an offer.

Accepting an offer

You have approximately eight weeks to accept your offer and you will receive a reminder email four weeks after the original offer was made.

If the offer is not accepted in this timescale the application is automatically withdrawn. Offers can be reinstated after withdrawal if requested, as long as there is still space on the course.

Scholarships and alumni discount


We offer a number of scholarships for prospective students to help fund your postgraduate study. You need to have been made an offer to study with NTU on an eligible course before applying for a scholarship. Find out more and apply.

Alumni discounts

We’re happy to be able to offer a 20% discount to most recent NTU alumni.

This discount is currently available for those starting an eligible postgraduate taught, postgraduate research or professional course and is automatically applied at enrolment if you're eligible.

Full terms and conditions, as well as a list of excluded courses, can be found on our fees and funding page.