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You must arrive in Nottingham to complete in-person registration to be able to start your course.

As a new student you will need to register online and complete in-person registration (this cannot be completed remotely).

What are the arrival and registration deadlines?

If you are studying a presessional English course, you must register in-person within one week of your course start date. For all other courses, you must register in-person within three weeks of the course start date. Late arrival is permitted up to these deadlines after your course start date. 

If you cannot arrive and register within these times, you will not be able to join your course.

Who should I notify if I am late? 

If you will be late but are arriving before the registration deadlines as stated above you do not need to notify the university. This includes your school, department and the visa and immigration team (or the UK Home Office).

Late arrival cannot be considered as an extenuating circumstance. You will be responsible for catching up on any work missed.

You may want to consider contacting your accommodation provider to tell them your expected arrival date.

What should I do if I cannot make it to start my course by the stated deadlines? 

If you will be late but are arriving after the registration deadlines you should not attempt to travel to the UK as you will not be allowed to join your course. Please use this enquiry form to ask any question about undergraduate or postgraduate courses at the University of Nottingham, including where you would like to request deferral of an existing offer of study. 

How do I register?

  1. Register online first, using our online registration form
  2. When you have registered online, you will then need to complete in-person registration at the start of your course

How to confirm your attendance

Next steps

See our welcome information for travel guidance and details of what you need to do before and after you arrive.




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