The University of Nottingham

The University of Nottingham has a global reputation for academic excellence, pioneering research and employability. Over 44,500 students from over 150 countries study at campuses in the UK, China and Malaysia, and the university has a global network of over 270,000 graduates. Nottingham is ranked in the world's top 100 universities by the latest QS World University Rankings (2018).

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

TEF Gold is awarded to institutions that consistently deliver outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for their students. Find out more about TEF.

International Student Statistics

7,875 international students in 2016–17

Welcome Arrangements

  • International students can be sure of a warm welcome within the university's diverse student community and by the friendly, multicultural city of Nottingham.
  • The university provides information and support for its international students, including dedicated social media channels, detailed visa guidance, pre-departure events in many countries, and the option of a telephone call from one of its International Student Ambassadors.
  • New students arriving in September attend an International Welcome Programme, with social activities and practicalities to help them settle into campus life before their course begins.
  • The University of Nottingham Students' Union hosts a week of welcome activities for all new students during the first week of the academic year.

English Language Requirements

English language entry requirements vary depending on the level of study and course chosen. The university's dedicated International Relations Officers can advise on qualifications and entry requirements for students worldwide.
Typical minimum entry requirements are:

  • Foundation programmes: IELTS 5.5 (no less than 5.0 in any element).
  • Foundation courses: available on campus and at the University of Nottingham International College to prepare students for degree level study. Foundation courses for international (non-EU) applicants provide extra language support for students whose first language is not English.
  • Integrated foundation courses: IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element).
  • Undergraduate/postgraduate degree courses: IELTS 6.0 to 7.5.
  • Please refer to the university's website for full details of English language entry requirements.

Accommodation for International Students

  • The University of Nottingham guarantees university-arranged accommodation to all international undergraduate students for three years (one year for postgraduate students), if they firmly accept their offer and apply before the deadline. Terms and conditions apply.
  • There is a wide range of student accommodation from catered halls to self-catered student villages managed by external providers. The university has several accommodation sites, all either on or within easy walking distance of campuses and with Internet access.
  • If students are looking for accommodation in the private rented sector, the university can provide advice.
  • Self-catered halls offer longer contracts that allow students to stay in their room over vacation periods if needed. Catered halls require students to move out at the end of each term, although rooms where students can stay or keep their belongings during vacation periods are available for an additional cost.

International Tuition Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for overseas students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2018–2019). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Undergraduate (£) Taught Postgraduate (£)
Classroom 16,350 16,695
Mixed 17,970 16,695
Laboratory 21,060 21,285
Clinical 38,580 26,550
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical subjects can include dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine.