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Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is a public university located in the UK city of Nottingham. The university dates back to 1843 when it opened as the Nottingham Government School of Design. It became a polytechnic in 1970, and was granted university status in 1992.

The university prides itself on its global outlook, with almost 7,000 of its students studying overseas at partner colleges and around 2,600 international students enrolled at its Nottingham sites.

Fast Facts


  • Nottingham, England.

Number of students

  • 27,000

International students

  • 2,600


  • School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences
  • School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
  • School of Art & Design
  • School of Arts and Humanities
  • Nottingham Business School
  • Nottingham Institute of Education
  • Nottingham Law School
  • School of Science and Technology
  • School of Social Sciences

Notable Alumni

  • Dave Lewis, former CEO of TESCO
  • Simon Starling, Artist

Key strengths in teaching and research

  • Agriculture and Forestry – 2nd in the UK
  • Forensic Science – 4th in the UK
  • Librarianship and Information Management – 4th in the UK
  • Land Property Management – 5th in the UK
  • Art and Design – 8th in the UK
  • Building – 9th in the UK


Almost all of their activities are classed as world-leading, internationally excellent, or of an internationally-recognised standard. In fact, the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 – the system for assessing the quality and impact of research in UK higher education institutions – judged 90% of their research to fall within these top three categories.

NTU has been especially successful in the fields of Psychology, Biomedical Science and Business and Management Studies.

in the UK for Forensic Sciences

The Complete University Guide 2019

in the UK for Agriculture and Forestry

The Complete University Guide 2019

in the UK for Art & Design

The Complete University Guide 2019


Outside of the university grounds, Nottingham is a vibrant city known for its shopping, rich culture and history, nightlife and sport.

A £350 million investment in recent years has led to significant developments in NTU’s estate, including the regeneration of two Grade II* listed buildings, Newton and Arkwright, which include a glazed centre court with walk-round balcony, cafes, deli-bars and student services.

The quadrangle on campus, located next to the building where silicone was invented by Frederick Kipping, provides a quiet space for students to work and relax.

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With the motto ‘shaping futures’, NTU offers over 500 different degree programmes to around 27,000 students across three campuses (City, Clifton and Brackenhurst), overseen by nine different academic schools.

NTU has been awarded Green Flags for the sustainability of its Brackenhurst and Clifton campuses while the People & Planet Green League recently ranked it one of the most environmentally friendly universities in the UK.

Scholarships and Funding

Nottingham Trent University has various funding and scholarship arrangements in place for international students. Scholarships may be offered by the university itself, some by the British Government, whilst others are country-specific scholarships or study loans, part of an agreement with funding bodies across Latin America. Below is an overview of opportunities available to Latin American students interested in Nottingham Trent University.

For further information please do some research directly with these funding bodies, or contact the Inova Education team and we can assist you identifying opportunities available in your country. Note that in most cases you cannot apply for scholarships or study loans until after you have secured a university offer.

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