School of Physics & Astronomy

International Applicants



With over 35,000 students from more than 150 countries Nottingham is truly an international institution.

Physics & Astronomy recruit a number of high calibre international students to our postgraduate training programme each year. Most register for our three-year PhD programme but we also welcome applications for our Masters programmes.

Our International Office is dedicated to the needs of our overseas students and will ensure you have all the information you need for living and studying in Nottingham.




For details please visit here.

If you are an international student, the University guarantees that if you accept a place and register here, you will pay the same fee for each year of your programme.

You can use the online funding database for details of funding you may be eligible for. 

External awards

Potential international students are advised to consult their local British Council Offices and to identify funding through the relevant directories.

English Language Qualification

For students whose first language is not English one of the following English Language qualifications is required which must not be more than 2 years old:

    • IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element)
    • CELE pre-sessional course final assessment of "Pass with Merit"

Advanced English Language Skills training is provided through the University of Nottingham’s Centre for English Language Education (CELE) to which our international postgraduates have full access. CELE offers a wide range of courses to support students with language and study skills demands of the research degree course in Physics & Astronomy. Courses focus on specific skills areas in the English language such as academic writing skills, academic reading and listening skills, grammar and vocabulary, academic and conversational speaking and pronunciation.  For full information visit CELE.




School of Physics and Astronomy

The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham NG7 2RD

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