International students


International Exchange Programme

Students from outside the UK who would like to spend part of their degree at Nottingham may be able to do so through the International Exchange Programme.

The International Exchange Programme is designed for undergraduate students from our partner universities worldwide, including members of the Universitas 21 network, who wish to spend a period of time studying in the UK, earning credits to transfer back to their home university.

Modules are available across most disciplines and are part of the regular undergraduate curriculum, enabling international exchange students to study alongside UK-based home students.

International Exchange

Tuition fees

International Exchange students are exempt from paying any tuition fees to The University of Nottingham, provided that they have been formally nominated to study at The University of Nottingham by their home university.

How to apply

For all the information you require on how to apply, please see our online presentation Applying to Nottingham

You must be nominated by email by your home university in order to take part in the International Exchange programme. Please check with your home university to confirm whether a current International Exchange agreement is in place between your home university and The University of Nottingham.

Once you have been nominated by your home university, you will be sent a link to our online application form by email. Your home university is then responsible for sending the supporting documents to complete your application.

Early application deadlines

Any student wishing to study in one of the following Schools:

  • Nottingham University Business School
  • School of English
  • Department of Architecture and Built Environment
  • Department of Culture, Film and Media

must be nominated by April 30 and must apply online by 31 May whether intending to apply for September or January entry.



Application deadline

The nomination deadlines (for programmes other than those mentioned under "early application deadlines") are:

  • 30 April for September entry
  • 30 September for January entry

When nominating students, partners must submit an official transcript and English language qualification where applicable.

The online application deadlines for students are:

  • 31 May for September entry
  • 31 October for January entry

Entry requirements

All International Exchange applicants must be current students at an overseas university or college of higher education and have completed at least one year of study at their home university. The minimum academic requirement is a GPA of at least 3.0 (or equivalent). 

English language requirements

All students are required to meet the University's minimum English language requirements by taking either an IELTS or Pearson Academic PTE test or another recognised English language qualification at an appropriate level (see our English language requirements page for more information), unless they are a native of an English-speaking country. Some universities in non-English-speaking countries teach and examine in the medium of English language and in certain cases there may be a possibility to waive the requirement to take an English test. 

Choosing modules at Nottingham

The Module Catalogue is available online. All applicants should consult the module guidance and FAQ list and the School module information This file is in Adobe PDF format  which includes information on modules and Academic Schools at Nottingham with limited availability or specific requirements. Please note that students are permitted to select modules from a maximum of two academic Schools/Departments.



International Office

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The University of Nottingham
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Nottingham, NG8 1BB, UK

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