Applying for taught courses
Our postgraduate taught courses aim to equip you with a curiosity-driven and deep understanding of your subject, as well as a critical approach and skills relevant to your future career.
Once you've found the right course, you're ready to apply. This step-by-step guide will take you through the application process.
Before you apply
Deadline for 2023 September entry (International and HMT students only): 30 June 2023
English language test scores and/or diploma certificates should normally be received by the Admissions Office before 15 July 2023. If your results are released after this date please get in touch with us.
Please note that applications can be made pending final results or during your final year of university education. Conditional offers will be made where appropriate and students will normally have until 15 July 2023 to provide their results.
Late applications will be considered subject to place availability. If you would like to check in advance, please feel free to email us at email@example.com.
For domestic applicants, please email us at PGTAdmissions@nottingham.edu.cn.
Prepare your application documents
For China domestic PGT applicants, please go to this PGT how to apply page for details.
For international applicants and Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan applicants:
Your application should also include:
*Please note you should not submit any supporting materials (including essays) that you would like to be returned to you. It is the University's policy not to return application materials.
For Hong Kong students, please provide a copy of Hong Kong Permanent Identity Card.
For Macau students, please provide a copy of Macau Permanent Identity Card.
For Taiwan students, please provide a copy of both sides of Mainland travel permit for Taiwan residents.
For any further enquiries please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Submit your application online
For 2023 entry, please submit your application on our Online Application System. Email or post application is not accepted.
After you apply
What happens next?
Once we’ve received your completed application, and all supporting documentation, it takes approximately 4 to 6 weeks to process complete applications.
- If you are successful in gaining a place at the University, you will receive an email. Please read the materials in the package carefully – it will outline your next steps and any conditions on our offer of admission.
- If you are not admitted into your first choice of degree, we will automatically consider you for the second choice you applied for.
If you choose to defer your place
Deferral requests made after the registration start date of the year will no longer be considered. Applicants must make their request to defer before the registration start date during the admissions cycle. Students can apply for a deferral by contacting Admissions Office with details of offer holders requesting deferrals. Deferral requests can only be made once and will be approved at the discretion of the academic school or department. The maximum period allowed for deferral is one academic year. Please note that the academic qualifications must be valid at applicants’ revised start date. For offer holders whose first language isn’t English, the English Language qualifications/tests must also be valid at the revised start date.
Applicants whose request to defer is approved, will be asked to confirm that they still intend to take up their place and for an update on certain personal details, closer to the start of their course, (for a September entry course, we will contact all applicants before the end of March).
For further information on this please contact the Student Recruitment and Admission office.
*According to changes in the finance policy, UNNC will no longer open the choice to defer, except to international and HMT applicants who cannot start on-site study due to Covid-19 or other force majeure.