New Starters 2020 Entry - Northern School of Contemporary Dance
 

New Starters 2020/21

We look forward to welcoming you to NSCD this September.  We'll post key information here for you to look over as we get closer to your start date. We'll also email you as and when we update this page, so you won't miss a thing!

Update 26/03/2020 – Frequently asked questions

1. If I accept my offer but find that in September it is impossible to start my course, can I cancel my contract without paying the tuition fees?

We fully anticipate that the 2020-21 academic year will start as planned in September. If the World Health Organisation/ UK Government issues advice in September which prevents you from enrolling then we would consider this ‘exceptional circumstances’ and not hold you to your contract. The first instalment of Tuition Fees are payable on enrolment, either through a student loan or self-funded* (See our Tuition Fee Policy for full details).

*Students who plan to self-fund are currently required to pay a Tuition Fee Deposit by 13th July 2020. However, this will be reviewed nearer that date.

2. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic is it possible to defer my entry to 2021?

In line with our standard practice, we do not offer an option to defer places, due to the practical nature of our courses. Should you wish to be considered for 2021 entry we can carry your application over, but we would need to request re-submission of audition footage, which would then be considered alongside new applicants. This would need to be submitted in March of the year of entry.

3. I received an offer before the current COVID-19 restrictions and want to know if the response deadline can be extended?

We understand that this is a difficult time to make a decision on your continued studies in September. Please contact our Admissions Team admissions@nscd.ac.uk who will make every effort to provide an extension. However please be aware that we have a reserve list of applicants waiting to hear from us, who are also wanting to make decisions about their future study.

4. What will happen if my required entry qualification results are delayed?

All our offers are based on a rigorous audition process which gives us assurance that selected candidates would achieve a successful outcome from their course. Therefore we do not anticipate withdrawing offers should there be any complications in relation to entry qualifications.

We do not usually request these to be submitted until August and therefore advise awaiting further announcements. We will continue to monitor advice provided by the UK Government and our course validators; The University of Kent, and provide further information when issued.

5. (Overseas students only) IELTs tests are currently suspended – how can I submit my English Language qualification?

We do not usually request English Language qualifications to be submitted until June/July and therefore advise awaiting further announcements in relation to this. We will continue to monitor advice provided by UK Visa and Immigrations and our course validators; The University of Kent, and provide further information when issued. Visit the IELTS website for the latest from them

6. What will happen regarding accommodation?

We fully anticipate that the 2020-21 academic year will start as planned in September and so will provide our usual support for incoming students regarding accommodation. We work with Unipol to support students in this process. Throughout May/June Unipol collates information from local landlords and current NSCD students to produce a list of properties and rooms that will be available from September. Unipol then provides details of these properties on their website. We usually hold a House Hunting Day mid-June, in partnership with Unipol, and will provide further details here in due course.

Find out more: nscd.ac.uk/study/student-life/accommodation/