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How do I contact the Admissions team?

You can contact the Admissions team at this number +44 (0) 2038461730 or e-mail them at

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?

Foundation course: 5 GCSEs (including English) at grade A-C or equivalent and a pass in GCSE Maths or equivalent

Level 4: A minimum of three passes at GCE A level at grade C or above, and five passes at GCSE/IGCSE at grade C or above including English and Maths. The following qualifications are also accepted: Five Scottish Highers; Five Irish Leaving Certificate; Italian Maturità; German Abitur; French Baccalaureate; Swedish Slutbetyg; US High School Diploma with 3 APs at grade 3 or 2 APs at grade 4; International Baccalaureate Full Diploma or Other equivalent international qualifications as outlined by the National Academic Recognition Centre (NARIC).

Level 7: The minimum entry requirements are an honours degree at the 2.1 / upper second class level or higher or equivalent (e.g. B / 3.0 GPA in the undergraduate degree)

How do I apply?

Applying to NCIUL is very simple, just complete and return the Application form to our Admissions Team (, 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:
Pre-enrolment consultant – Ms Marianna Pusceddu
Telephone +44 (0) 7983576721; Skype: marianna.pusceddunciul (for international students only)
Pre-enrolment consultant – Ms Eleonora Santoro
Telephone +44 (0) 7983576725; Skype: eleonora.santoro.nciul (for international students only)

Is there any application fee?

NCIUL does not charge any applications fee. You will only pay a deposit of 10% to secure your place after registration.

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
• 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 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 – . 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



Do I need to pay a deposit?

New students are expected to pay a 10% deposit at the time of enrolment, to secure their spot at NCIUL .

Can I pay with instalments?

There are 2 ways of paying the tuition fee:
1. In advance before the commencing of the programme
2. In three instalments.

When are the payments deadline?
  • For course start date in September: 1st November; 1st January; 1st March
  • For course start date in January: 1st March; 1st May; 1st July
Are scholarships available?

NCIUL has a wide range of scholarships available. Click here


How to get there?

We are in:

Northern & Shell Tower (Ground and First floor)
4 Selsdon Way
E14 9GL

Is there any parking space?

Unfortunately there are no sparking space available.

Tube: Canary Wharf station (10 minutes away)

Do I need a Visa?

If you apply for a distance learning programme you do not need a Visa as you can assess the exams from your own Country and study at your own pace.

If you apply for a blended or face2face programme, please bear in mind that NCIUL does not sponsor TIER 4 Visa for International students, therefore, if you are planning to come to the UK for more than 6 months, you need to apply for it through the British embassy in your own Country.