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How to enrol

Follow these steps to enrol at NTU, whether you’re a new or returning student. You should arrive at the University in time for your course start date. Once your course has started, you have 21 days to complete the enrolment process – and if you don’t, your student status will be deactivated.

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What is enrolment?

Enrolment is when you officially register as a student with us. This process is conducted online through our online enrolment page:

  • Step 1: Enrol online

    Follow the “get or reset password” link on the online enrolment form to get your password. Use this and your NTU ID to log in to online enrolment. You'll find your NTU ID number in the email you received to confirm your place.

  • Step 2: Check your enrolment summary page

    When you’ve completed the enrolment form, including your fee payment and any holds on your record, you’ll see any outstanding enrolment actions on your enrolment summary page. If you have any outstanding actions, please complete them as soon as possible.

Biometric residence permit (BRP) collection – international students

Appointments will be made for all international students collecting their BRP at NTU. You must only collect it when you have been contacted with a specific time slot.

Why enrol?

You need to enrol because:

  • it releases 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
  • it gives you access to NOW, which holds your timetable and course information
  • it’ll give you access to University buildings and your student email
  • it can confirm your eligibility for council tax exemption (for full-time, fully enrolled students only)
  • for international students, it confirms that you’ve arrived in the UK and are ready to start your studies.

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 able to fully enrol on your course. Check our list of DBS and FTP-eligible courses to find out if this applies to you. Email disclosures@ntu.ac.uk if you have any questions about DBS and FTP-eligible courses.

If you’re a new or returning student, follow the relevant steps and we’ll guide you through the enrolment process.

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. Use this and your NTU ID to log in to online enrolment. 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 and complete your online enrolment.

  • Step 3: Check your enrolment summary page

    Complete all elements of your enrolment, including your fee payment and resolve any holds on your record. You will be able to see any outstanding enrolment actions and advice on how to resolve these on your enrolment summary page.

  • Step 4: Pay your fees

    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.

    If you're an international student, you’ll need to pay your tuition fees in full to fully enrol on your course – or alternatively, set up instalment arrangements before arriving in the UK.

    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.

    How to open a UK bank account:

    • Compare available accounts and decide which is going to be best for you.
    • Visit your Academic School office and request a “letter of introduction for UK banking facilities”. This confirms your UK address and course, which you’ll need before you can open your account.

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

  • Step 5: Upload your photo

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

    Once you've successfully uploaded your passport-style photo, your Student Card will be printed and posted to you within 7 to 10 working days (UK students only). For international and EU students, you'll be able to collect you card when you arrive in the UK.

    When you receive it, you will need to activate your card.

  • Step 6: Activate your NTU Student Card

    When you have completed your online enrolment and successfully uploaded a passport-style photo, your Student Card will be printed and posted to your specified address (UK students only).When you receive your card, you’ll need to activate it using the link included with your card in the post.

    For international and EU students, you'll be able to collect your card when you arrive in the UK and will be provided with instructions on how to activate it.

    Please activate your Student Card as soon as you receive it. It gives you access to university buildings, allows you to use our 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!

  • 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 at either the City or Clifton Campus – register online with Radford Medical Practice (City Campus) or Sunrise Medical Practice (Clifton Campus).

    Currently, the Student Health Centres are consulting patients by telephone, video chat or email. You will also be able to attend the surgery for vaccinations such as Meningitis ACWY, which is recommended and free for all new students under the age of 25.

    We strongly recommend that you register with a Doctor in Nottingham and check that you are up to date with all your vaccinations. 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.

    Students who are based at Brackenhurst can register with the nearby Southwell Medical Centre. We recommend that you contact them directly for registration instructions.

  • Step 8: International students

    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.

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.

  • 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.

View your timetable and access your emails

When you’ve finished your enrolment, log on to NOW to get your full timetable and access your University email inbox.

Term dates

Term One starts on Monday 5 October 2020. We will welcome new students to NTU from Friday 25 September 2020. Make sure you check your course start date and arrive in time for this, as some courses will start as early as Friday 25 September.

While all courses will be taught through a mixture of face-to-face and online teaching, we recognise that due to restrictions on travel from overseas, self-isolation and the shielding issues associated with COVID-19, there may be some students who are unable to be on campus. From September, we are launching a new blended learning approach to ensure that each one of our students gets the best possible experience.

Our course teams are working hard to ensure that students who are unable to be on campus will have access to learning resources and to teaching online. Read the latest information on Term One to find out more.

View the full list of 2020/21 term dates.

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