CLEARING & ADJUSTMENT 2021 Get in touch

Prospective Students

We know that these are difficult times for students; schools closing, learning online, cancelled exams, shifting deadlines, and uncertainty about results, are all worries as you prepare to start your university education.

Small by design, NCH can provide you with certainty about an offer to study, and a more personal approach to supporting you in the transition from school to university.

Our carefully considered application process and interviews mean we can be sure that those who have successfully completed our rigorous selection process will thrive at the College, and that means that we can be flexible if your final results are not what you were hoping for.

Our friendly and approachable Admissions Team are on hand to help you through every step of your application to NCH, and to answer any questions you may have. Contact our Admissions Team at +44 (0) 20 7637 4550, via email, or via our website live chat with any questions you may have.

1. I am thinking of applying to NCH and wanted to attend an event (open day, taster sessions etc.), are these events still running? 

Yes! We are currently hosting all our events virtually. Please see here for a full list of events

2. Can I still apply to NCH for September 2021 entry? 

Yes! We are still accepting applications for September 2021 entry. Please apply directly on our website here or via UCAS.

The UCAS equal consideration deadline of 29 January 2021 has already passed; however, you can submit a UCAS application after this, if you wish, and NCH will consider your application equally. Please note, however, that other institutions you apply to are not obliged to consider your application equally if you apply post-29 January 2021.

3. If I have any questions regarding my application or offer, what is the best way to contact the College?

You can contact our friendly recruitment and admissions team via email at They will typically respond Monday to Friday between 9:00 am and 5.00 pm BST.

Our team can also be easily reached via the online chat function on our website. They will typically respond Monday to Friday between 9:00 am and 5.00 pm BST.

4. Will the coronavirus pandemic impact my application?

Our Admissions Team continues to process all applications within our usual timescales, and interview dates are available in the coming weeks.

We process all of our applications as soon as possible. Any delays that might arise may be for one of the following reasons: a delay in receiving your academic reference from your academic referee if your are a direct applicant, if we require further information from you in order to further supplement your application, or if you are looking to transfer into the second year and we need to cross-credit your modules in order to see if you are eligible for transfer. In these circumstances, one of our Admissions Team will be in contact with you to ensure that everything is in hand and to answer any queries you may have.

5. Will I be able to come and study on campus?

The College is continually monitoring the development of the COVID-19 pandemic. We consider a range of factors in our planning and the decisions we make relating to it. These include – but are not limited to – guidance from the UK government, Public Health England and the NHS, Northeastern University, and best-practice among peer institutions in the UK, including those in the local area, combined with logistical requirements and operational continuity.

We hope to return to in-person teaching and events by September 2021, however this will depend on national guidelines and safety regulations at the time

6. Will I have to visit NCH for my interview?

No. We are currently conducting all our interviews virtually. Please note that if you are applying during clearing we will not be conducting interviews.

7. I've just had my interview! When will I know the outcome?

We aim to communicate the outcome of the interview within 48 hours, but it might take up to five working days. If you are successful, your formal offer will be issued within a fortnight.

8. When is the deadline for me to respond to my offer?

If you have applied to study with us through Clearing, the deadline for you to respond to your offer will be noted in your email confirmation from us and detailed in your official offer letter.

If you applied to study with us via UCAS before Thursday 1 July, the deadline for you to respond to your offer from us is the response deadline date in your UCAS Track. This is because students who apply via UCAS have to wait until they have received decisions from all of the universities they have applied to before they can make their final decisions regarding their ‘Firm’ and ‘Insurance’ choices. The exact date will be detailed in your UCAS profile once you have received all your decisions.

If you have applied to study with us via the Common App or via our direct application form outside of Clearing, the deadline for you to respond to your offer from us is detailed in your official offer letter.

9. I would like to defer my offer until next year, can I do this?

You can defer your year of entry by one year – for example, if you made an application in 2021, you could defer your place to begin your studies in 2022. You can do this on initial submission of your application, or later in the cycle should your plans change. Please be reassured that your decision to defer does not impact your application negatively. Please also note that we can only defer your place by one-year maximum, after this, you will be required to submit a new application.

10. I need a student visa to study in the UK. In light of COVID 19 have there been changes to the application process of which I should be aware?

The information regarding student visas and international students is frequently changing. The most up-to-date information can be found on the following sites:

Our Visa & Immigration Team are always on hand to answer any questions or queries you may have, they can be reached via email at

11. Can I apply for accommodation for September 2021 now?

Yes! Our halls are open and accepting applications for September 2021 entry. Please see a full list of our accommodation providers here.

If you require assistance with accommodation or you have specific requirements for your accommodation, please contact the Residence Life Officer, Natalie Kumah at

Teaching Update September 2021

We plan to recommence face-to-face teaching for the College’s undergraduate and postgraduate academic timetable in September 2021. In addition to face-to-face teaching, students will be able to access, via Canvas, a wide range of online tools and resources to support and enhance their learning, including expanded faculty drop-in hours via Zoom.

We expect to be starting the next academic year on Saturday 18th September 2021, at the College’s new home at Devon House, St Katharine Docks, with a welcome event, followed by what we hope will be a hugely successful Freshers’ and Welcome Back week.

Our space within Devon House is over six times the size of our current building and is currently undergoing construction to deliver an exceptional teaching and learning environment, with state-of-the-art facilities. We will continue to update you on developments over the coming months and are excited to welcome you to the new building when you return from the summer break.

We will continue to be guided by the UK government’s regulations and sector best practices alongside our goal of providing an outstanding educational experience to our students. If any changes become necessary we will post any updates to the plan on our website.