Deferring a place
What is deferring?
Each year thousands of applicants choose to defer from university. Many use it as an opportunity to enjoy new experiences and learn new skills. Deferring your place from university for one year can often be described as taking a gap year.
How do I defer?
Deferring entry is becoming increasingly common and won't put you at a disadvantage with NTU. If you're considering taking a gap year and would like to talk to someone about your options, then contact the relevant NTU Admissions Team.
What is a gap year?
A gap year is a twelve-month break from education. It's your chance to try something new and really get to know yourself. For instance, why not consider one of the following options?
- Travel the world: Have you always wanted to backpack around Europe or experience all that Thailand has to offer? You can choose to work while travelling or make it a long holiday.
- Add to your skill base: Training in a new area and gaining more qualifications are both good ways to make your gap year as productive as possible.
- Get ready for next year: We all know that university is expensive, so why not spend a year earning some money? Extra money can go a long way during your time at university and the work experience will look good on your CV.
- Give something back: Your gap year can be a fantastic opportunity to volunteer your time and skills to a charitable cause. Many charities are desperately in need of people like you to help them to make a difference.
- Discover who you really are: You have probably been in full-time education from the age of five, so why not take a break? There are plenty of adventures to be had whilst gaining new skills and experiences that cannot be gained in the classroom. The world is your oyster!