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Flexibility and support for students considering studying at NCH from this September

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.

Meanwhile, 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.

Will I be attending face to face classes in September?

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’ week.

Our space within Devon House is over six times the size of our previous registry 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 in September.

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

We will continue to be guided by the UK government’s regulations and sector best practice alongside our goal of providing an outstanding educational experience to our students. If any changes become necessary, we will let you know of any updates to the plan by email.

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

Yes. For the time being, we will be hosting all scheduled events virtually. To view the events currently running, please see here

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 on They will typically respond Monday to Friday between 9:00 am and 5.00 pm BST.

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.

I need a Tier 4 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?

For the latest information on visas applications please contact our Visa & Immigration Team via email on

Will the two-year post-study work visa be in effect next year? (Graduate Immigration Route)

The UK Government has announced the creation of a new immigration route which will enable international students to remain in the UK for two years after they have completed their studies. 

The Graduate Route will be available to international students who have successfully completed a degree at undergraduate level or above at a Higher Education Provider with a track record of compliance and who have a valid Tier 4 visa at the time of application. 

The new route will be launched in the summer of 2021, meaning that any eligible student who graduates in the summer of 2021 or after will be able to apply for the route. This includes students who have already started their programme and therefore includes students starting in the 2020/21 academic year. 

This new graduation immigration route has not become a law and likely to be included in the set of new immigration rules the government is planning to publish later this year.

Further information about the new graduate immigration route can be found here.