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The online application fee for postgraduate taught courses is £25.
The deadline for International applications to 2013 postgraduate taught courses has now passed. Any applications received after this time will be automatically considered for the next available intake for the course.  Applicants in this situation will be contacted in late October to confirm the start date for which they will be considered.

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Important information for applicants

Deposits for taught postgraduate courses

This message only applies to non EEA nationality, overseas applicants starting a full time taught postgraduate course (MA, MSc, PG Dip, PGCert etc.).

For 2013 entry, all postgraduate taught course applicants are required to pay a tuition fee deposit of £1,000 before a CAS (confirmation of acceptance for studies) can be issued. This deposit must be paid before the start of your course. For details please take a look at our deposits FAQs. You also need to have an unconditional firmly accepted offer to qualify for a CAS.

We cannot issue a CAS after the course start date. 

Please note that from 2014 entry onwards our tuition fee deposit will be £2,000 and must be paid before a CAS can be issued. All non EEA nationality or overseas applicants, who wish to defer starting a full time taught postgraduate course (MA, MSc, PG Dip, PGCert etc.) from 2013 to 2014 entry, will be required to pay the £2,000 deposit before their deferral can be processed. Requests to defer must be made within three months of the original start date of the course.

CAS deposit waiver for sponsored students

The University will waive the deposit requirement for students who are fully sponsored by a recognised sponsor.

If you are fully sponsored for your course fees, you must submit a copy of your sponsorship letter in order for the deposit to be waived.

Submit your sponsorship letter to:
helen.rylands@nottingham.ac.uk quoting your full name and application ID number.

Please note that if a sponsorship letter is not received, you will be required to pay the deposit before a CAS can be issued (for unconditional offer holders).

The University will only accept sponsorship letters from recognised sponsors (overseas governments, international businesses, universities, trusts and charities etc) and not from friends/family members. For any questions relating to your sponsorship and deposit requirements, please contact: helen.rylands@nottingham.ac.uk

Key dates for non EEA nationality, overseas applicants

Monday 12 August 2013 - deadline for postgraduate taught course applications (international fee status applicants only)

Sunday 8 September - deadline for applying online for the Welcome Programme and coach pick up service

Friday 13 September - deposits must be paid by this date 

Friday 20 September - final date a CAS can be issued (postgraduate taught courses only - international fee status students only)

Monday 14 October (midday) - latest date for registration for postgraduate taught students

Monday 21 October (midday) - latest date for registration for postgraduate research students (Autumn starters only - further start dates in January 2014 may be available, please check with your Admissions Office contact)

Friday 13 December - latest date for postgraduate taught students to request a deferral

Applicants for courses run by Institute of Work Health and Organisations (IWHO)
Please note that some applied psychology courses have now moved from the Division of Applied Psychology, to being offered by the School of Medicine. 

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