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Information for students from Austria

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Entry requirements

Foundation courses

Applicants from Austria are normally not required to complete a foundation course.

Our foundation courses

We offer foundation courses for students who are not qualified for direct undergraduate entry. 

  • Arts and Humanities with Foundation Year, taught in our Faculty of Arts
  • Engineering and Physical Sciences, taught in our Faculty of Engineering
  • Science with Foundation Year, taught in our Faculty of Science 

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Undergraduate courses

Full-time courses across our five faculties typically last for three to four years, although some degrees such as medicine and architecture have a longer duration.

Undergraduate entry requirements

Students should hold the Reifeprüfungzeugnis or Matura/Maturazeugnis with an overall average mark ranging between 1.3 for the most competitive courses and 2.5 for the least competitive courses. You may also be asked to achieve a certain score (e.g. 2) in specific subjects.

A typical Reifeprüfungzeugnis or Matura requirement for a course with a BBB A level entry requirement is an overall average grade of 2.

Our Undergraduate Prospectus lists entry requirements for A levels and International Baccalaureate students for each course.

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

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Masters courses

We offer a wide range of postgraduate masters degree programmes across our five faculties. Full-time masters courses typically last for one year.

Masters entry requirements

Applicants should hold a bachelors degree or Fachhochschuldiplom / Diplom (from a Fachhochschule) or Diplomstudium / Magister.

Check course details in our Postgraduate Prospectus to see whether your chosen course requires the equivalent of an Upper Second Class (2:1) or Lower Second Class (2:2) degree.

Our entry requirements for degrees from Austrian universities vary depending on the university where you have studied and the course you are applying for at Nottingham. The summary below is provided as guidance but requirements may vary for individual courses. 

Grading System

Upper Second Class (2:1)

Lower Second Class (2:2)

Broadly same as UK

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Degrees from selected universities in Austria can be accepted as meeting our  English language requirements.

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Research courses

Our PhD courses, available across a wide range of subject areas, typically include three years of full time research followed by an optional writing-up period of one year to complete your thesis.

PhD entry requirements

A masters (Diplomstudium/Magister) and bachelors from a recognised university are usually required for PhD entry.

Exceptional students may be considered for PhD entry without a masters qualification.

See the masters section for guidance on the grades we typically require from Austrian universities. These will vary depending on the university where you have studied and the course you are applying for at Nottingham.

Degrees from selected universities in Austria can be accepted as meeting our English language requirements

You should identify possible supervisors at Nottingham before applying and prepare a research proposal to submit with your application.

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English language requirements

Scholarships and funding


Student life at Nottingham

  • A vibrant multi-cultural community with over 150 different nationalities represented in our student body
  • Over 200 societies on campus offering celebrations, festivals and social events throughout the year
  • Outstanding  sports facilities and support with over 70 sports clubs
  • Exchange programmes and study abroad links with more than 200 partner universities worldwide
  • Excellent  careers support including work placements,  part-time work opportunities and regular careers fairs on campus
  • The Nottingham Advantage Award offers students the chance to get involved in a wide range of extra-curricular and co-curricular modules designed to enhance employability, personal and professional development
  • A range of  Support Services for students, including  Chaplaincy and Faith Support and prayer facilities on campus
  • A wide selection of cuisine available in Nottingham, vegetarian and vegan diets are catered for in the city and on campus
  • Museums, theatres, art galleries, music venues and a wide range of sports venues, the city of Nottingham is vibrant, affordable and only 15 minutes from campus

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Jelena Markovic

Jelena-MarkovicInternational Relations Manager for Austria

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Meet us 

At our overseas events

We regularly travel to countries around the world to meet with prospective students and their families, visit schools and to attend education fairs and other events.

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In Nottingham

You are also very welcome to visit our campuses in Nottingham for an open day or an independent visit.

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International Student Recruitment

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

+44 (0) 115 951 5247
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