The University of Nottingham is one of the top universities in the world and a truly global university. The campus is amazing and offers everything you could want from university life.

In spite of the weather, Nottingham is such a vibrant and unique city. It combines its proud heritage and history with cutting-edge culture, shopping, sport and nightlife. There’s a lot of Robin Hood memorabilia, and a trip out to Sherwood Forest is a must for anyone who comes to Notts but there are also a lot of cool cafes, vintage shops, and diverse bars and clubs that make this city so great to live in.

It’s the sort of town where you are never stuck for something to do, but it’s also a great place to explore the rest of the UK from. On the weekends I try to travel as much as I can, visiting places such as York, Bath, Birmingham, London, the Lake District, and even Amsterdam when I had reading week! Travel really isn’t too expensive with a 16-25 rail card, and special bus and plane fares if you book early enough.

Lena Carlson (pictured)
a student from Australia on a study abroad placement at The University of Nottingham


The University of Nottingham has an estimated 100 students from Australia studying at our UK Campuses, based on 2012/13 data from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).

Oz Soc is the Students’ Union’s society for students from Australia or with an interest in Australia, and organises social events throughout the year. Oz Soc also has a Facebook group.

If you want to know what studying at Nottingham is really like, our International Student Life blog is a must-read. Whether they’re writing about societies and support groups, applications and accommodation or shopping and sight-seeing, our international students, from a range of countries around the world, are here to help both current and future students get the most out of your time here throughout your Nottingham journey.

What Australian students are saying about Nottingham

Below is an approximate guide to entry requirements for students from Australia for admission to The University of Nottingham at the following levels.

  • Foundation

    Applicants from Australia do not normally require a foundation programme.

    Australian senior secondary certificates with relevant Australian University Matriculation grades are normally accepted for undergraduate entry.

    For further information about our foundation options, please visit our undergraduate prospectus.

    Find out how to apply


  • Undergraduate

    Australian senior secondary certificates with relevant Australian University Matriculation grades are normally accepted for undergraduate entry.

    A typical ATAR requirement for a course with an ‘AAB’ A level entry requirement is an ATAR of 92. For Queensland this equates to Band 1 – 6 in OP.

    Students taking A levels or the IB should refer to the online undergraduate prospectus for entry requirements.

    Students taking APs or SATIIs should refer to entry requirements for the USA.

    Find out how to apply


  • Masters

    A bachelors degree from a recognised university will be considered for masters entry.

    For honours degrees, requirements are the same as those for UK bachelors degrees (honours). For ordinary degrees, requirements are typically 70% for courses requiring a UK 2:1, and 60% for course requiring a UK 2:2.

    For more information, please see our postgraduate prospectus.

    Find out how to apply


  • PhD & research

    A masters and bachelors degree from a recognised university are usually required for PhD entry, although exceptional students may be considered for PhD entry without a masters qualification.

    Applicants are usually expected to have achieved a good grade from the masters degree.

    For all research degrees, we recommend that you make initial enquiries with a potential supervisor or the relevant University of Nottingham school / department before applying.  A research proposal is required when submitting your application. 

    For more information, please see our postgraduate prospectus.

    Find out how to apply


The University of Nottingham has an extensive scholarship portfolio, which aims to reward excellence and promote diversity among our student body. Below are a number of our scholarships for students from Australia. 

Details of all of our available scholarships

The University of Nottingham also works with a wide-range of external funding agencies, who offer scholarships. Please visit our External sources of funding page for more information

Staff from The University of Nottingham make regular visits to countries around the world. Come along and meet us, and we'll be happy to discuss any questions you have about living and studying in Nottingham.

Details of upcoming visits.

For further contact details, please see our International Office Contacts page.

You can also connect with us through social media:

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Your International Officer


Our International Officer for Australia is Luke Atkins.

Use our online enquiry form to make an enquiry about studying at the University for 2016 entry.

For any other enquiries, you can contact the Australasia Team by email on:

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On this website:

Other useful resources:

International Office

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Jubilee Campus, Wollaton Road
Nottingham, NG8 1BB, UK

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