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International Students

An international community of scholars

The School of Life Sciences has around 200 international students at any one time, joining us to study, do research and further their careers. Many arrive from the same institutions as our former students who continue to share the positive experiences of their studies in biological, clinical and health sciences in our school.


International students make an important contribution to the groundbreaking research in the school and faculty, as well as pursuing their own higher degree studies. The research possibilities in the school are extensive and you can look at our research opportunities to identify a project supervisor whose expertise align with your own research interests. Potential project supervisors are happy to discuss a research proposal with you before making a formal application to study with us. See our postgraduate research page for information about the types of degree on offer, entry requirements and how to apply.

Scholarships and fellowships

The majority of our international students have fully funded scholarships from their native country or home institution. The University of Nottingham also offers a number of scholarships each year to excellent students from overseas including:

  • The Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship for Research Excellence
  • Islamic Development Bank Scholarships
  • PhD Scholarships for Research Excellence from Brazil
  • China Scholarship Council Research Excellence Scholarships

Find out more about our scholarships and fellowships

Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future Fellowship

The Faculty for the Future program awards fellowships to women from developing and emerging economies to pursue PhD or postdoctoral studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines at leading universities worldwide.

Applications for 2017-18 fellowships are now open. For further details please visit

Commonwealth Scholarships

Applications for Commonwealth Scholarships for 2017-18 for citizens of developing Commonwealth countries are now open. For further details please visit the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship webpage.

Further information about applying and funding is available from the International Office.

Student support for international students

As a fully international institution, the University of Nottingham offers an excellent support structure for international students. We can offer advice and help with a range of issues including:

  • scholarships
  • funding
  • visas
  • accommodation
  • travel
  • health

In the school, you will find that you are joining a friendly and welcome group of staff and students who will help and encourage you to achieve your full potential in your studies.

Life Sciences international alumni

We want to help you to continue with your career in science when you return to your home country, because we know that many of you will be returning to faculty jobs in your home university or institution.

Stay in contact with us by letting us know your home email address and contact details before you leave, and join our Facebook group.



School of Life Sciences

University of Nottingham
Medical School
Queen's Medical Centre
Nottingham NG7 2UH

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