How to apply


Your application

Unlike the undergraduate application procedure in the UK, postgraduate course admissions are not centralised for all UK universities – each university has its own application form and process.

Our aim is to make the postgraduate application process as simple and efficient as possible, and with this in mind we have an online application procedure.

If you prefer, you can request a paper form by calling  +44 (0)115 951 4224.

Select your postgraduate course or research area

There are two broad categories of postgraduate study:

Entry requirements

The entry requirements for our postgraduate programmes vary depending on the course.

Online application procedure

The online application is the quickest and easiest way of applying to The University of Nottingham and also allows you to follow the progress of your application for postgraduate study.

The online postgraduate application system:

  • enables you to fill out a standard application form online
  • submit your application to the University immediately
  • ensures that your application is not delayed or lost in the post
  • issues an automatic acknowledgement of receipt of your application

In addition, when you have submitted your postgraduate application, you can:

  • view its progress by using the online tracking system
  • access extra information about Nottingham and the University

Apply online now

Other ways to apply

You can either:

When you have completed your application form, return it to the Admissions Office.

The Admissions Office
The University of Nottingham
University Park
+44 (0)115 951 4749
Enquiry Form

Closing dates

The majority of postgraduate taught courses start in late September, and there is generally no second point of entry during the year for these courses. Entry onto research degree programmes can take place at almost any time of the year.

Although most postgraduate courses do not have formal closing dates, you are advised to apply as early as possible and up to a year in advance of the start of your course.

A note to international students on closing dates

International students are particularly advised to submit applications as early as possible. An offer of a place is needed for many of the scholarships available to international students and closing dates can often be early in the year.

Furthermore, you will need to have an unconditional offer of a place on your course and be able to demonstrate that you have secured funding before you can apply for your student visa. Please see the International Office website for details of scholarship deadlines.

Contact us

The Enquiry Centre
The University of Nottingham
Kings Meadow Campus
Lenton Lane
+44 (0)115 951 5559

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