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We currently have 15 students* from South Africa 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 Leo Cutting - please don't hesitate to contact Leo if you have any questions.
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Below is an approximate guide to entry requirements for students from South Africa for admission to The University of Nottingham at the following levels.
Applicants from South Africa are not usually required to take a foundation programme.
For further information about our foundation options, please visit our undergraduate prospectus.
Find out how to apply.
Students that have taken the National Senior Certificate and obtained passes in five or more subjects (with a minimum of three at grade 6 and two at grade 5) could be considered for 1st year entry.
For high demand subjects (ABB/BBB offers at A-level) we would usually ask for 77666 in relevant subjects; other disciplines may consider applicants with 66666 grades.
We do not consider Life Orientation when making offers.
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.
Bachelor degree classifications are similar to those in the UK and so the same requirement is needed: at least a 2.1 or second class upper, depending on the course you are applying for.
For students that have an ordinary degree and want to begin a masters, a further qualification should be taken to upgrade a standard bachelors to a bachelors with honours.
For more information, please see our postgraduate prospectus.
A masters and bachelors degree from a recognised university are usually required for PhD entry.
Exceptional students may be considered for PhD entry without a masters qualification, but this is rare and would be more suitable for New Route PhD applicants.
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 ensure that you can fully benefit from your studies at Nottingham, you will need to demonstrate a required level of English language proficiency.
Students who have completed a recognised degree, or completed the whole of their secondary education in one of these countries within the last 10 years are not normally required to take a separate English language test.
Otherwise, 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 coures 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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