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Admission

How do I contact the Admissions team?

You can contact the Admissions team at this number +44 (0) 2038461730 or e-mail them at admissions@nciul.ac.uk

You can also book an appointment for a visit at the campus.

When is the admission deadline?

Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes:

October intake – 1st September (UK based students)

January intake – 1st November (UK based students)

Am I eligible to apply?

ADMISSIONS
In order to enrol to any of our Bachelor Degrees you will need to apply first through UCAS, by following this link. This is the most painstaking step of the whole application process, and should you need support, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Additionally you will need do send across also our Application Form, along with all supporting document listed on page 4.
In order for us to prove your suitability to the course of your choice, in the first instance, the most important supporting documents are:

  • Valid Passport
  • Educational History (all Degrees / Certificates awarded)
  • English Proficiency Certificate (if you are an International student)

Please see our Entry Level section for more details about the criteria upon which we base applicants` suitability.
The Admissions Panel, which will take into evaluation all applicants, will be followed by the delivery, to students that have met the entry level criteria, of the Offer Letter for a place into the programme. Ultimately this must be either accepted or refused by the applicant and this is the final step, setting your enrolment as finalised and official.
The Offer Letter could be either:

  • Unconditional – Fully Successful Application
  • Conditional – Subject to the students meeting any outstanding requirements within a few weeks after the course has started.

ENTRY LEVEL REQUIREMENTS
FOUNDATION
NCIUL decide the suitability of all applicants on the basis of several factors, such as academic and professional history, as well as purpose of your study and confidence in bringing a positive contribution to the Institution.
In the case of Foundation Degree applications, candidate are selected on their individual merits and offers can vary. We allow you flexibility in meeting our entry requirements, and all professional or academic qualifications that you have already gained, or are working towards, will be considered when reviewing your application.

International Students:

  • In order to proof the suitability of your achieved degree you will need to proof the authenticity and UK equivalent level of the certificate you were awarded with. This can be done by requesting a Statement of Comparability that the National Academic Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) releases.
  • Additionally, you will need you to proof your language proficiency level. In order to do so you must achieve a minimum of an Upper B1 level at Cambridge Proficiency Test, which is equivalent to an overall band score of 5 of the IELTS Test. Any alternative English Language certificates that is awarded by an authorised centre will be accepted.
    If for 2 of the last three years you can proof your residency in the UK or attendance to any academic or professional Institution where English is the language of communication, you won`t need to meet this requirement
    At the present moment we are not yet able to provide Tier4 Visa, therefore if you are a Face to Face prospective student you will also be required to proof your own right to live and study in the UK.

In the case you are applying to an Undergraduate Degree, you will have to apply through UCAS.
In order to do so please find our page HERE

For support or any additional information about admission and enrolment procedures please email admissions@nciul.ac.uk

BACHELOR
NCIUL decide the suitability of all applicants on the basis of several factors, such as academic and professional history, as well as purpose of your study and confidence in bringing a positive contribution to NCIUL.
However, the Admissions Panel mainly take decisions based on entry level criteria deemed as the minimum level of academic proficiency  necessary to successfully pursue and conclude your study career with NCIUL. These are as following:

  • Home Students : we require a minimum of three A levels at grade C or above, or five GCSE/IGCSE, or 3 BTEC Level 3 Extended
  • International Students: we require the attainment of any qualification equivalent to Level 3. However, in order to proof the suitability of your achieved degree you will need to certify the authenticity and equivalent level of the qualification you were awarded with. This can be done by requesting a Statement of Comparability that the National Academic Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) releases.Additionally, we will need you to proof your language proficiency level. In order to do so you must achieve a minimum of a B2 level at Cambridge Proficiency Test, which is equivalent to an overall band score of 6 in the IELTS Test. Any alternative English language certificates that is awarded by an authorised centre will be accepted.
    If for the last three years you can proof your residency in the UK or your attendance to any academic or professional institution where English is the language of communication, you won`t need to meet this requirement.

    At the present moment we are not yet able to provide Tier4 Visa, therefore if you are a Face to Face prospective student you will also be required to proof your own right to live and study in the UK.

In the case you are applying to an Undergraduate Degree, you will have to apply through UCAS.
In order to do so please find our page HERE

For support or any additional information about admission and enrolment procedures please email admissions@nciul.ac.uk

MASTER
NCIUL decide the suitability of all applicants on the basis of several factors, such as academic and professional history, as well as purpose of your study and confidence in bringing a positive contribution to the Institution.
However, the Admissions Panel take decisions mainly based on entry level criteria that are deemed as the minimum level of academic proficiency necessary to successfully pursue and conclude your study career with NCIUL. These are as following:

If you are applying for a Postgraduate programme you will need to proof the achievement of

  • Home students: a Bachelor Degree, awarded with a minimum of a 2.1 upper second class level.
  • International students: any International qualification equivalent to Level 6 will be deemed suitable, however, if you have been previously studying abroad, in order to proof the validity of your achieved degree you will need to certify the authenticity and equivalent level of the qualification you were awarded with. This can be done by requesting a Statement of Comparability that the National Academic Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) releases.

Additionally, you will need to proof your language proficiency level. In order to do so you must achieve a minimum of an upper B2 level at Cambridge Proficiency Test, which is equivalent to an overall band score of 6.5 of the IELTS Test. Any alternative English language certificates that is awarded by an authorised centre will be accepted.
If for the last three years you can proof your residency in the UK or attendance to any academic or professional Institution where English is the language of communication, you won`t need to meet this requirement.

At the present moment we are not yet able to provide Tier4 Visa, therefore if you are a Face to Face International prospective student you will also be required to proof your own right to live and study in the UK.

For support or any additional information about admission and enrolment procedures please email admissions@nciul.ac.uk

How do I apply?

Applying to NCIUL is very simple, just complete and return the Application form to our Admissions Team (admissions@nciul.ac.uk), who will get in touch within 3 days.

Do I need to apply through UCAS?

NCIUL is a brand new Institution and accepts applications through UCAS for its undergraduate programmes.

Simply get in touch with our friendly Admissions team who will guide you through the admission process.

Register online: admissions@nciul.ac.uk

Which documents do I need to provide?

• You will need to provide a certified copy of your passport (see how to certify a document following this link https://www.gov.uk/certifying-a-document)
• You will need to provide a proof of address not older than 3 months

Do I need to take an English test before applying?

In case language requirements are not met immediately (i.e. IELTS 5.5), NCIUL reserves the right to provide or request the student to participate to an intensive full time course before the beginning of the first term (see our English courses available……)

Foundation course: IELTS 5.5, or TOEFL 46/59 (internet-based test) or 453/497 (paper-based), Cambridge Advanced Certificate level B2, GCSE/IGCSE English grade C or above, or international equivalent. These English language requirements are not necessary if for two of the last three years students have attended an institution where English is the language of instruction.

Level 4: evidence of English language ability (e.g., Toefl min 78 (internet-based) or 540 (paper-based); IELTS min 6.0).

Level 7: IELTS 6.5, or TOEFL 85 (internet-based test) or 550 (paper-based), Cambridge Advanced Certificate, GCSE/IGCSE English grade C or above, or international equivalent.

What happens if I do not meet the English requirements before the programme starts?

Every application is carefully analysed and each case will be taken in consideration by the Associate Dean.
However, in certain cases students will be advised to defer their entry to the following semester.
For further information please contact the Admissions Team at admissions@nciul.co.uk or at these numbers:
Landline: +44 (0) 2038461730 (selecting option 2)

Do you recognise prior learning (RLP)?

At the application stage, let the Admissions Team know if you wish to apply for a RLP – admissions@nciul.ac.uk . You may be able to use your previous studies to reduce the time to complete your degree.
Please bear in mind that this process may take up to 4 weeks.

 

Are my European Credits transferable?

Since they are based on the learning achievements and workload of a course, a student can transfer their ECTS credits from one university to another so they can added up to contribute to an individual’s degree programme or training.
Some ECTS may be awarded depending on the assessed work outside the academic experience

 

Finance

Can I pay with instalments?

There are 2 ways of paying the tuition fees:
1. In full at the beginning of each A.Y.
2. Yes, you can pay by instalments. Please contact Admission to discuss the payment plan.

Are scholarships available?

NCIUL has a wide range of scholarships available. Click here