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Students who have taken Intermediate/Higher Education Secondary School Examinations are usually required to take a foundation course.
We offer foundation courses for international students who are not qualified for direct entry to our undergraduate degree courses.
These courses are available at the University of Nottingham International College, just next to University Park Campus, in partnership with Kaplan International Colleges.
Find out more about the courses, entry requirements and progression options on Kaplan's website:
Applications and enquiries for these courses are handled by Kaplan and the college.
International foundation 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.
Our Undergraduate Prospectus lists entry requirements for A levels and International Baccalaureate students for each course.
Students with three or four year bachelor degrees awarded from recognised institutions may be considered for entry to undergraduate programmes at year one or two respectively.
Students taking APs or SATIIs should refer to entry requirements for the USA.
We offer a wide range of postgraduate masters degree programmes across our five faculties. Full-time masters courses typically last for one year.
Students must have completed a relevant degree from a recognised University in Bangladesh. This should be equivalent to at least a UK ‘Upper Second Class (2:1)’ or ‘Lower Second Class (2:2)’ degree. Take a look at our Postgraduate Prospectus to check the requirements of your chosen programme.
The summary below is provided as guidance for degrees from Bangladesh. We may require higher grades than listed below, this depends on where you have studied and the course you are applying for at Nottingham. If you are unsure, please contact us for further information.
Upper Second Class (2.1)
Lower Second Class (2.2)
CGPA out of 4.0
Percentage Scale (in Masters)
CGPA on a 4.0 scale (in Masters)
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.
Applicants should hold a masters degree of a good standard from a recognised university in a relevant subject area.
See the masters section for guidance on the grades and GPAs we typically require from universities in Bangladesh. These will vary depending on the University where you have studied and the course you are applying for at Nottingham.
You should identify possible supervisors at Nottingham before applying and prepare a research proposal to submit with your application.
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Our official representatives in Bangladesh can assist you with applying for our courses, visa processes and preparing to study with us.
About our overseas representatives
We regularly travel to Bangladesh to meet with prospective students and their families, visit schools and to attend education fairs and other events each year.
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