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We currently have 365 students* from Germany studying at The University of Nottingham - find out how you can join them here.
* Source: Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) 2010/11
Your country contact is Katja Durkin-Sommerhalder - please don't hesitate to contact Katja if you have any questions.
Below is an approximate guide to entry requirements for students from Germany for admission to The University of Nottingham at the following levels.
Applicants from Germany are normally not required to complete a foundation course.
For further information about our foundation options, please visit our undergraduate prospectus.
Find out how to apply.
Students should hold the Abitur (or Reifezeugnis or Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife).
You should hold the Abitur with an overall average mark of at least 1.3 for the most competitive courses and 2.5 for the least competitive courses. Some courses may ask for a specific subject, and we recommend you should consider taking this as a LK subject.
A typical Abitur requirement for a course with a BBB A level entry requirement is an overall average grade of 2.
Students with the European Baccelaureate are asked for an average grade between 85% and 70%, depending on how competitive the course is.
Students taking A levels or the IB should refer to the online undergraduate prospectus for entry requirements.
Students taking APs or SATIIs should refer to entry requirements for the USA.
A Bachelor degree, Diplom, Magister or higher qualification from a recognised university will be considered for masters entry.
Law students applying for a LLM may apply before they have taken their Erstes Staatsexamen as long as they have completed the academic parts.
A Vordiplom / Zwischenzeugnis is considered comparable to Certificate of Higher Education standard and are not acceptable for Masters entry.
Typical minimum requirements from German universities are an average grade of at least 3 to 2 depending on the course applied for.
For more information, please see our postgraduate prospectus.
A masters and bachelors degree from a recognised university are usually required for PhD entry.
Holders of the Magister Artium / Diplom / Erstes Staatsexamen and other exceptional students may be considered for PhD entry without a masters qualification.
Typical minimum requirements from German universities are an average grade of at least 3 to 2, depending on the course applied for.
For all research degrees, we recommend that you make initial enquiries with a potential supervisor or the relevant University of Nottingham school / department before applying. A research proposal is required when submitting your application.
To study at Nottingham, you will need to demonstrate a required level of English language proficiency. In addition to the more common language qualifications - such as IELTS, TOEFL, (I)GCSE, O level, IB and A and AS level English - the University also considers a number of other English language qualifications for admission.
Our Centre for English Language Education (CELE) offers a range of English language courses.
These courses are designed to prepare international students with the required language skills for academic study at The University of Nottingham.
Staff from the University of Nottingham make regular visits to your country. Come along and meet us, and we'll be happy to discuss any questions you have about living and studying in Nottingham.
For details of upcoming visits, see our meet us page.
We work with a number of appointed representatives (agents) in many countries who can help you with the application process and all of the next steps to your arrival at Nottingham.
List of overseas representatives
List of overseas representatives
The British Council’s website and in-country offices can also be a useful source of information.
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