New Starters 2020 Entry - Northern School of Contemporary Dance

New Starters 2020/21

We look forward to welcoming you to NSCD this autumn.  This page will be updated with key information as we get closer to your start date.

Last updated: 13/09/20


We’ve put together a pack for students starting with us this September, which contains guidance surrounding COVID-19

Read the NSCD COVID-19 Guide

Frequently asked questions - updated 16/06/20.

What is the latest information about course delivery in 2020/21?

All New Starters have been sent an Offer Update Letter (dated 8 June 2020) which provides full details in line with our commitment to keep you informed of whether there will be a change to our normal planned delivery.

A live Q&A session was held on 10 June via zoom. A link to this session will be emailed to all New Starters as soon as possible.

When do I need to confirm my Acceptance / Re-acceptance by?

All New Starters, including those who had already accepted prior to the Offer Update Letter (dated 8 June 2020)  have been asked to accept or re-accept by 21st June 2020.

When is the Virtual House Hunting Event?

This will take place on Wednesday 24 June at midday. The zoom meeting link and the full agenda of the Virtual House Hunting Event will be emailed to you on Tuesday 23 June (the day before the event).

The event includes a UNIPOL presentation about selecting a property and signing contracts and a Q&A with UNIPOL, landlords and 2 current students. Virtual tours and photographs of properties will then be made available.

Most NSCD students share accommodation with students on other NSCD courses or other year groups. For more information see here

UNIPOL have confirmed that property advertisements will state whether broadband is included in the rent (all bills included) and are asking landlords to update their advertisements with details of minimum broadband width. Some properties require occupants to arrange a broadband contract themselves (bills not included).

I will be travelling to the UK from another country; what is the latest information about entering the UK?

Current regulations may change prior to your travel so you are advised to consult information provided in your current country of residence and through this link:

We are expecting further announcements in June and will update this page when we have further news.

(International students only) I will be applying for a UKVI Tier 4 Visa; what is the latest information about visas?

All International students have been sent full details about the process of applying for a UKVI Tier 4 Visa. Please contact if you have further questions. We are continuously monitoring the available guidance, which you can read below:

Advice for UK Visa Applicants and temporary UK resident (

Coronavirus-Covid-19-info-for-international-students ( – Council for International Student Affairs)

What do I need to do next?
  1. Submit entry requirement documents as listed in the conditions of your offer letter. For most people, this means waiting for exam results in July or August. You will be sent an Unconditional Offer letter when we have received your documents. During week commencing 22 June the Admissions Team will send you a link to an online form to submit your documents.
  2. Complete a Registration Form. In late July/early August you will be sent a Registration Form to complete and submit. Within this you will be required to let us know your term-time address to enable us to plan our grouping of students on site.
  3. Enrol on your course. Enrolments for all courses will take place on Monday 14 September via an online form. Postgraduate students, whose programmes start in October, do not need to be based in Leeds at this point. Further details will follow.
  4. Join us for Induction Week. The induction week for CertHE & BA students will take place week commencing 14 September and for VERVE and DaCE students in week commencing 26 October.  Induction for PPS students will vary depending upon their placement schedule.

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