University of Nottingham



Nottingham’s first civic college was opened in the city centre in 1881, four years after the foundation stone was laid by former Prime Minister, W E Gladstone.
The University of Nottingham’s position as a world-class University is confirmed by its ranking in the global league tables. It is ranked in the UK and European top 30 and in the top 1 per cent of all universities worldwide.

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All applicants should consult the module guidance and FAQ list and the School module information which includes information on modules and Academic Schools at Nottingham with limited availability or specific requirements. Please note that students are permitted to select modules from a maximum of two academic Schools/Departments.
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All applicants must be a current student at an overseas university or college of higher education and have completed at least one year of study at their home institution. The minimum academic requirement is a GPA of at least 3.0 (or equivalent).
Applicants from non–English speaking countries must submit evidence of English language proficiency at the time of application. Our minimum entry requirements are shown in the following table. These requirements are for September 2014 entry.
For most schools, the minimum English language entry requirements of IELTS is 6.5 ((no less than 6.0 in any element) or 65 of PTE Academic (Minimum 55)

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Number of semester placements: under discussion

Any student wishing to study in one of the following Schools must be nominated by April 30 and must apply online by 31 May whether intending to apply for September or January entry:
Department of Architecture and Built Environment
Nottingham University Business School
Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering
School of Chemistry
Department of Culture, Film and Media
School of English
School of Law
School of Politics and International Relations

The nomination deadlines for all other Schools are:
30 April for September entry
30 September for January entry

The online application deadlines for students are:
31 May for September entry
15 October for January entry

Step 1 – Nomination by home university (includes sending supporting documents)
Step 2 – International Admissions Team process the nomination and supporting documents
Step 3 – Student is invited to complete the online form
Step 4 – Confirmation of acceptance, issue of offer letter and advice about applying for accommodation, visas, etc.
Step 5 – Information is sent about module enrolment, registration, orientation, arrival, etc.
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Our University Health Centre provides medical and dental care for students. Full-time students of any nationality who are studying at the University for at least six months can receive medical treatment through the National Health Service (NHS) by registering with the University Health Centre upon arrival. Once registered, most treatment is free but charges are made for prescriptions, dental care and optical checks. The situation with regard to treatment for pre-existing medical conditions is changing and charges will be made for such treatment so such students are strongly advised to take out health insurance before leaving their home country.

Please note for students on study periods of less than six months: Non-EU students from countries with no reciprocal health agreement must ensure that they take out appropriate medical insurance before departure for the UK.

Insurance Cover- All students should take out insurance to cover their personal belongings – particularly if you are bringing expensive equipment e.g. a computer. Insurance companies in the UK will also sell students insurance once they have arrived in the UK, one example being the Endsleigh Insurance Company,


As soon as you receive your student ID number you should apply for university arranged accommodation. Please note that a variety of accommodation is available at Nottingham and so you may be offered on or off campus accommodation which may or may not offer catering options.
Information about university-allocated accommodation can be found here:

We strongly recommend that Autumn or Spring semester students consider university-allocated accommodation as private landlords usually prefer one year study students.

If you decide to choose private accommodation please wait until you arrive in Nottingham to find a place as we strongly discourage choosing accommodation and paying any kind of rent or deposit before you see it in person and are able to have the contract checked by a qualified person.

Please note that one semester students renting private accommodation from a landlord are responsible for all bills including gas, electricity and water rates. The law has changed regarding Council Tax, now all one semester and one year full time registered students are exempt from Council tax from the start of their official dates in September to June in any academic year.


A single student living in Nottingham will need a minimum of £820 per month to cover basic living expenses.


Non EU students joining the University for a period of less than 6 months will need to apply for a student visitor visa using the hard copy offer letter sent to them once their application has been completely processed.
Students joining the University for longer than 6 months will be provided with details relating to their Tier 4 visa application once accepted. Information on this can be found online here: 


International Exchange students are exempt from paying any tuition fees to The University of Nottingham, provided that they have been formally nominated to study at The University of Nottingham by their home university and that Nottingham has a current formal Exchange agreement specifying the numbers of exchange students per year.