Returning to Education

It's never too late to start your degree.

UCAS defines a mature student as any student who is over the age of 21 when they commence their studies, but whether you’re 18 or 80, you have the potential to thrive at NCH.

Our holistic and personalised admissions process means that we consider your whole journey, not just your grades from school or university, but your personal statement, professional experience, and interview performance. For further information about applying as a mature student, please contact our Admissions Team, who would be happy to answer any queries you may have.

Support for mature students

If you have been out of education for a while, you may have concerns about returning to your studies. At NCH, we will do our best to ensure your transition into (or back into) university life is as smooth as possible. We have a dedicated Student Wellbeing Team to support you with any other concerns you have during your time here.

When you receive your offer to study at NCH, you are assigned a buddy, who is a current student and can answer any questions you might have on student life in London and your degree.

After you matriculate, you are assigned a personal tutor, who is a member of faculty at the College (but not your major subject faculty) to discuss anything and everything, from College life to academic advice.

Read more about our student welfare support here.

Still Unsure?

Why not talk to one of our Recruitment & Admissions Advisers

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