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International study

The School of Life Sciences has a large and diverse community of international students and staff.

Each year we welcome around 90 international students on undergraduate and exchange programmes from the Americas, the Middle East, South East Asia, Africa, China and Australia.

We also offer opportunities for UK based students to study abroad as part of our BSc Tropical Biology and MSci Neuroscience courses, as well as field trips on other courses such as zoology and biology.

International study


Opportunities for UK based students to study abroad

School of Biomedical Sciences in Malaysia

Our sister school based at our Malaysia campus has opportunities for students to study for a degree in Biomedical Sciences.


Nottingham-Monash Joint PhD in Molecular Pharmacology and Drug Discovery

This is a joint 4-year PhD degree run by the School of Life Sciences in Nottingham and Monash University in Australia, for research into molecular pharmacology and drug discovery. Students have the opportunity to study in the UK and in Australia and are awarded a doctorate from both The University of Nottingham and Monash University. For further details please visit the Nottingham-Monash webpage.

Marie Sklodowska-Curie
Training Networks

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action currently offers the following funded opportunities for research students to study abroad:


This is a new Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Innovative Training Network (ITN) based at Centres of Excellence in Lisbon, Helsinki, Paris, Wageningen, Abingdon and Nottingham. Our industrial partner in the UK is Green Biologics. For further details visit the CLOSPORE website.


This Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Innovative Training Network (ITN) is looking to recruit 15 early stage researchers to work with leading research scientists in labs across Europe with an interest in G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs). For further details visit the ONCORNET website.


Opportunities for international based students to study in the UK

Brazil BBSRC Partnership and The Synthetic Biology Research Centre Nottingham

The Synthetic Biology Research Centre (SBRC) has been awarded funding by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) to develop collaborations with Brazilian universities and companies involved in synthetic biology, through workshops and researcher exchanges.

These exchanges will provide future Nottingham Doctoral Training Programme (DTP) students with the opportunity of spending time during their PhD studies to work in leading Brazilian research labs, enhancing their skills with an international dimension. For further details visit the BBSRC DTP webpage.


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