Thinking About Going to University?
Gain new experiences
Universities don’t just build academics – they build people. Look forward to making new friends, busy days, and long nights – you’ll live and work with people from around the world and share some incredible moments.
From clubs and societies, to studying abroad and work placements with global business leaders – at university, the opportunities are endless.
Enhance your job prospects
Today's job market is more competitive than ever. To stand out you'll need the whole package: a strong qualification, industry experience and the skills to properly market yourself.
With a degree, employers will see you as skilled, versatile, and valuable – an expert in your field. University helps to lay the foundations for better job security, higher wages, and more opportunities.
Every single NTU undergraduate course includes work-like experience — whether that’s a placement, professional project, or volunteering opportunity.
We have a top-10 ranking for the number of year-long placements offered – NTU is one of the UK’s most employment-focused universities (HESA 2019/20) — great news for your future prospects.
Get a taste of independence and freedom
If you choose to stay in university accommodation, it’ll be a big part of your experience. You’ll make new friends and great memories as you enjoy the freedom and opportunities of independent living.
University is also a great opportunity to move to a new city, experience new cultures, discover new favourites and find your home away from home.
What university can do for you
We explore where higher education can take you and current NTU students tell us what university has done for them.
Picking a course
When thinking about your course, there are a few things to consider. What are you passionate about? What’s your dream job? University’s a chance to learn on your own terms – whether that’s taking your favourite subject to the next level, or trying your hand at something completely new. Whatever your choice, you’ll be in the driving seat, working with staff and students who share your passion.
There's nothing like seeing something for yourself, especially with a life-changing decision like going to university. With so many factors affecting your choice, visiting in person could completely change your mind.
Attending our open days and events is the perfect way to see for yourself what makes life and learning at NTU so special.
How did they choose?
Current NTU students explain how they chose the right course and university for them.
How much does university cost?
Covering the cost of a university education can be much more manageable than you think. Here are just a few of the reasons why:
Tuition fee loans – covering the cost of your studies
All full-time students are entitled to a tuition fee loan, which covers the full cost of their studies. You can also apply for a maintenance loan to support your living costs. All students are entitled to a set amount – this can be topped up even further depending on where you’re studying, and your household income.
For more information, visit the Student Loans Company's website.
You won’t be out of pocket when it comes to the repayments
You’ll only start paying back your loan when you can afford to – once you’re earning an annual salary of over £27,295. From then on, it’s more like a tax than a debt, and it’s deducted from your wages. For example, the monthly repayments for an annual salary of £28,800 is only £11. On a salary of £34,000, it’s £50.
Simply – you’ll only start paying back your university education once you’ve got a good job, and your studies have proven themselves worthwhile.
Student loans won’t affect your credit rating in the future
Student loans don’t appear on your credit file – whilst you’re paying them back, they won’t affect your rating.
Get in touch
If you have any questions about applying to NTU, or you'd like to talk through your options, our Admissions team are here to help. Complete our enquiry form and one of our team will get back to you.