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We currently have 40 students* from Japan 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 Sarah Vande Velde - please don't hesitate to contact Sarah if you have any questions.
Below is an approximate guide to entry requirements for students from Japan for admission to The University of Nottingham at the following levels.
Holders of the Japanese Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate are normally required to take a foundation programme.
Students require grades of at least A or B (or 5 or 4) including relevant subjects (such as Maths and Physics for the Engineering foundation programme).
For further information about our foundation options, please visit our undergraduate prospectus.
Find out how to apply.
Normally applicants from Japan are required to successfully complete a foundation programme.
Alternatively, applicants who have undertaken at least one year of study at a University in Japan, and those who have completed a Vocational Degree (Senmonshi) or an Associate Degree (Jungakushi) could be considered for Year One entry. Typical minimum requirements are 65% (C+) to 75% (B+).
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 bachelors degree from a recognised university will be considered for masters entry.
Typical minimum requirements from Japanese universities are 65% (C+) to 75% (B+).
For more information, please see our postgraduate prospectus.
A masters degree from a recognised university is usually required for PhD entry.
Applicants are usually expected to have achieved a good grade from their masters degree.
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 in our overseas offices are happy to meet you and family or friends at any time – just email them or phone to make an appointment.
Our overseas office staff can also verify documents and send them to the UK on your behalf.
Sarah Vande Velde and Lily Ma
East Asia Office
Room 502 Maxdo Centre
No 8 Xingyi Road
P R China
telephone: 0086 21 5208 2001
fax: 0086 21 5208 2002
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.
Get in touch with our Japanese society for a pre-view of what life in Nottingham as a Japanese student is really like: https://www.facebook.com/groups/uonjapan/?fref=ts
Please see our profile in Japanese for further information: http://www.nottingham.jp/
C Floor, YANG Fujia Building The University of Nottingham Jubilee Campus, Wollaton Road
Nottingham, NG8 1BB, UK
telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 5247
fax: +44 (0) 115 951 5155