The University of Nottingham

Pre-Arrival and Welcome Arrangements

  • International students can be sure of a warm welcome in the university's diverse student community and in the friendly, multicultural city of Nottingham.
  • The university provides information and guidance for international students throughout their preparations for study at Nottingham.
  • Wherever possible we the university aims to arrange a telephone call from one of its current students for international applicants with a Nottingham offer.
  • A Welcome Programme for new international students is held each September before the start of our academic courses; this includes accommodation, social activities and practicalities to help students settle into life in the UK.
  • 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 chosen course of study. 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 neighbouring 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 5.5 (no less than 5.5 in any element).
  • Undergraduate/postgraduate degree courses: IELTS 6.0 to 7.5.
  • The university's dedicated International Relations Officers can advise on qualifications and entry requirements for students worldwide.
  • 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 3 years and postgraduate students for 1 year 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.

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 2017–2018). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Undergraduate Taught Postgraduate
Classroom £15,570 £15,885
Mixed £17,100 £15,885
Laboratory £20,070 £20,250
Clinical - £25,290
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.
Dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine are the clinical subjects.

What Do International Students Study?