School of Mathematical Sciences

International students

student in mathematical sciences building

Students welcome from all over the world



Information for international applicants

We welcome applications from international students and we have students from many parts of the world studying in the School of Mathematical Sciences.

Applications to study for an undergraduate degree in the United Kingdom should be made through UCAS.

Entry requirements

Detailed qualification requirements for individual countries can be found on the International Office pages. These are dedicated pages outlining the qualifications accepted from international applicants.

Language requirements

All courses in the School are taught and assessed in English so it is important that international students have a good command of the English language.

We ask international students to achieve 6.5 overall in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), with no less than 6.0 in each element

Our Centre for English Language Education (CELE)  runs a number of preparatory English programmes each summer and, for extra support during your degree, you can attend the free language classes it runs, which cover a wide variety of needs from spoken English to academic writing.


Funding opportunities

International Orientation Scholarship

The International Orientation Scholarship is awarded to the best international (full-time, non EU) applicants to the School's courses. The scholarship is awarded in subsequent years to students who perform well academically (at the level of a 2:1 Hons degree or better).

The scholarship value is £2,000 for students on single honours mathematics courses (G100, G103, G104, G120).

Students on all other joint honours courses (GL11 and GN12) in the School of Mathematical Sciences receive £1,000.

Please note that the scholarship will be paid once for each year of study, so if you repeat a year for any reason, the scholarship will not be paid for that repeated year.

The scholarship will be paid by cheque in December each year, provided you have registered with the university and the school, are on a relevant course on the 1 December census and have paid the first instalment of your fee.

You might also be eligible for one of the many scholarships managed by the International Office.

International Office

The University of Nottingham is an international community of students and our International Office has an experienced team who can advise during the application process.

Our International Office provides dedicated support for:

  • Arranging cultural, social and sporting events
  • Queries about immigration
  • Queries about work permits / visas 
  • Queries about personal or academic issues


Academic support

Every student is allocated a personal tutor with meetings each week during the first year. Tutors take an interest in personal and academic development. He or she can answer queries, as well as offer guidance and encouragement in studies.

Teaching Support Officer

The School has a dedicated Teaching Officer, to help students in their first year cope with the transition to studying mathematics at university. Our Teaching Officer is available to help with any aspects of the core mathematics program as well as being available to help with general, study-related issues, including adapting to university life and coping with being away from home. The Teaching Officer also helps overseas students to manage the cultural issues that sometimes emerge when mathematics is studied in a new environment and lanuage.

All new international students are invited to get together at the beginning of term and again during the Christmas vacation.


All new undergraduate international students who are from countries outside the European Union are guaranteed university accommodation for three years of study. 

School of Mathematical Sciences

The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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