Step 1 | Choose your degree
First, take a look around our degree programmes and choose what you would like study as your major and minor. If you’re not sure which course is for you, then apply for the course you are most interested in and we can provide you with the information to make a final decision later in the process. In particular, you may be considering which minor course is right for you, and our advisers are happy to help you choose.
Step 2 | Complete your application form
Complete our application form or apply through UCAS*. This will ask for some basic information about you and your education to date, and for a personal statement telling us more about your passion for your subject. If you need further information, you can save your form halfway and return to finish it at a later date. For those applying to NCH directly, we will also request an academic reference in support of your application. Your referee should be someone who has taught you or can liaise with your teachers on your behalf. This can be provided at a later date if you would like to speak to them first.
Your personal statement should cover the following areas:
- Why do you want to study your chosen course?
- What are your interests and how do they relate to your subject area (you might want to mention books you have read or ideas you would especially like to explore)?
- Why is NCH the right place for you to study?
- What are your future plans and career aspirations?
You can write up to 4,000 characters showing us why you would be a great student at NCH.
Step 3 | Your interview
An admissions adviser will review your application, reference, and will decide if they would like to invite you for an interview. Interviews are an opportunity for us to get to know you, your reasons for wanting to study your chosen subject and if you would flourish in the tutorial system and for you to ascertain whether you enjoy this method of teaching. Most students find the interview to be enjoyable and an excellent opportunity to discuss a subject you are passionate about with a university lecturer. Before your interview, there will be an opportunity to talk with current students and administrative staff. You will also enjoy a tour of the Registry and meet other potential students. We encourage you to bring your parent or guardian along with you.
Step 4 | Your offer
We will let you know informally, within a week of your interview, if we are going to make you an offer. A formal offer pack, with full details of your offer, will follow after this. The Admissions Team is here to help you through the application process, so if you would like any assistance or to discuss your options, please get in touch.
There is no deadline for applying to NCH. However, as places are limited and are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, we recommend you apply as soon as possible. In addition, we have a limited number of academic scholarships, and you may be more likely to be awarded one if you apply earlier.
Here to help
Once your application is submitted, it will be reviewed by an admissions adviser who will be appointed as your contact to answer any questions you may have. Please take the opportunity to ask anything, no matter how complicated or trivial it may seem; we want to make sure that you have all the information you need to make the right decision for you. If you like the prospect of studying at NCH, we would love to give you an even better flavour of the atmosphere at the College by welcoming you to one of our Open Days. You will find out more about the courses on offer and our teaching methods by meeting students and faculty, who will be more than happy to offer guidance and answer any of your questions.
Start your application here
If you have already started your application you can resume it here.