Welcome to the NFTS

歡迎來到NFTS | Bem-vindo às NFTS | NFTS 오신 것을 환영합니
NFTSへようこそ | NFTS में आपका स्वागत है | Bienvenido a los NFTS
NFTS مرحبا بكم في | به NFTS خوش آمدید | Bienvenue à la NFTS

About the NFTS

The Hollywood Reporter named the NFTS the top international film school in the world. After all, our graduates include 12 times Oscar nominee and BAFTA winner cinematographer Roger Deakins, BAFTA winner and Harry Potter director, David Yates, and‎ Oscar winning animator Nick Park, creator of Wallace & Gromit.

The NFTS is 25 minutes from Central London and an hour from historic Oxford. Surrounded by a multitude of prestigious film studios including Pinewood, (home of James Bond, Superman, and Star Wars), Leavesden (where every one of the Harry Potter films was based), Ealing (The Ladykillers, Shaun of the Dead, The Theory of Everything, The Imitation Game) and Shepperton (Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange, Ridley Scott's Alien, David Lynch's The Elephant Man). We have access to the very best of British cultural industries.

All NFTS courses offer students a great balance of practical and theoretical studies. The courses are run by industry experts at the top of their game, ensuring that we have a world-renowned reputation for offering the very best in tuition and bridges into the industry. 

As an international student we understand the challenges you face in applying. To ensure this process runs as smoothly as possible we’re here to help. Our registry team can answer any questions you have at a time that’s convenient to you. For more information please email registry@nfts.co.uk or call +44 (0)1494 731351

Fees and Funding for International Students

Funding opportunities and other financial advice are available on the UKCISA website:


Many countries have scholarship programmes for students wanting to study abroad and it’s worth investigating these in your home country.  Additionally there are British Government-funded scholarship schemes available through the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Overseas Development Administration or United Nations. You can find out more from the British Council, Embassy or High Commission in your own country or from:



The application deadline for these scholarships may fall before our selection process is over, so you should ask if you can make an application in principle even though you may not yet have been offered a place at the School.

Students from the US

Students studying on NFTS courses qualify for US Federal Loan support.

Any further funding enquiries can be sent to info@nfts.co.uk and enquiries about submitted applications, workshops and interviews can be addressed to registry@nfts.co.uk

Quotes from international Students:

‘The NFTS has a brilliant creative atmosphere. It actually feels like the staff and students are dedicated to being the best film school in the world.‘
Anthony Chen (Singapore) Director

‘The NFTS has enabled me to follow my dream into Games Development.’ 

Ana Ribeiro (Brazil) Games

‘The NFTS has really helped my career. I now have a network of contacts within the industry and among my fellow students from around the world.’

Reabetswe Moeti (South Africa) Producing and Directing Television

The NFTS is an exciting place to learn with brilliant tutors - it provided me the essential first step into the industry.'
Nandita Jain (India) Directing Animation

I will really miss my time at the NFTS, it was one of the most productive and rewarding experiences of my life.’ 
Sandra de Silva de la Torre (Mexico) Cinematography

In any industry, but especially the creative industries, it really helps to learn from the best people.’
Tariq Elmeri (Libya) Directing Documentary

The tutors are world class in their fields.’ 
Debanjan Nandy (India) Directing Animation

The NFTS has inspired me to achieve great things in my career.’
A.a.v. Amasi (Zimbabwe **) Directing Documentary

The school is totally inspirational.’
Min Ha Kim (Korea) Directing Animation

Digital Effects is really competitive, but the NFTS has given me the best start in the industry.’
Xi Zhao (China) Digital Effects