Study at Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent International College runs university preparation courses offering international students entry to undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at the University. 24,000 students from 90 different countries currently study over 160 degree courses at Nottingham Trent University’s three campuses.

Are you an international student?

Our preparation courses offer entry routes to a wide range of degrees in areas as diverse as business, computing, journalism, law and psychology. Progression to Nottingham Trent is guaranteed on successful completion of your course.

To apply and read more, visit our Nottingham Trent International College website.
Find out about the ranking of Nottingham Trent University.

Award-winning teaching staff

Nottingham Trent International College has award-winning Tutors! Read more about Simon Aldcroft, the recipient of an  Outstanding Teacher Award from the University.

On successful completion of a preparation course at NTIC to the required level, students are guaranteed progression to either a one year master’s course at Nottingham Trent University, or (if having undertaken a Pre-Master’s course at NTIC) progression to the second year of a Bachelor’s degree.

Foundation certificates
Foundation certificate courses prepare students for studying an undergraduate degree at the University. The following Foundation Certificates are available:

International Year One
International Year One courses allow international students to fast-track their progression to year two of an undergraduate degree.  The International Year One is available for:

Pre-Master’s courses
Our extensive range of Pre-Master’s courses provides essential preparation for international students looking to study a postgraduate degree at the University. Choose from Pre-Master’s courses in:

Students will also benefit from the academic and language support that is integrated into all of NTIC’s university preparation courses.


Excellence in media, art and design
Nottingham Trent is ranked in the top 20 UK universities for Art and Design and for Communication and Media Studies (The Times / Sunday Times University Guide 2015).

Great work opportunities
A highly respected record for student employability – The University has links with more than 6,000 companies, with many courses offering year-long work placements in the UK and abroad.

Superb facilities
Since 2004, more than £130million has been invested in Nottingham Trent University’s three campuses, including 24-hour IT suites, lecture theatres, laboratories, and sporting/social facilities.

All students who achieve 70% or above in their NTIC programme and progress to Nottingham Trent University automatically receive a scholarship of £750.

  • Dr Christian Gerstner

    Dr Christian Gerstner
    College Director

    “I am passionate about creating successful learning and teaching environments that help students to achieve their goals and succeed at Nottingham Trent.”

  • Damian Frendo

    Damian Frendo
    Manager of Compliance Services

    “I enjoy interacting with students and seeing them grow in independence throughout their time in the UK.”

  • Becky Thomas

    Becky Thomas
    Programme Leader for Science and Creative

    “The rewarding part of my job is seeing students progress to Nottingham Trent with new skills and a sense of achievement.”

  • Rina Karaishi

    Rina Karaishi
    Operations Administrator

    “I help students with tuition fee queries.  I really enjoy meeting students and seeing them fulfil their education dreams.”