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The information on this page is for students from mainland China interested in studying at our campuses in the UK. Students from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan should refer to our separate pages for these regions.
Interested in studying at our campus in Ningbo? See the University of Nottingham Ningbo China.
Chinese Senior High School Leavers are normally required to take a foundation programme.
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.
You may need to complete a foundation course for entry to our undergraduate programmes. As well as our own foundation courses, we accept foundation certificates from selected providers in the UK and China.
If you have taken one or two years of university study, we can typically accept grades ranging from 80% to 88%.
This summary is provided as guidance and requirements may vary for individual courses, which often require high grades in relevant subjects.
Students taking A levels or the IB should refer to the online undergraduate prospectus for entry requirements
Students taking APs or SATs should refer to our entry requirements for the USA.
We also accept the Aptitude Scholastic Test (AST) for entry to our undergraduate courses. Applications will be considered on a case by case basis.
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We offer a wide range of postgraduate masters degree programmes across our five faculties. Full-time masters courses typically last for one year.
Applicants should hold a bachelors degree of a good standard from a recognised university, usually in a relevant subject area. Check our postgraduate course pages 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 Chinese 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 and we do require higher grades from some universities.
Upper Second Class (2:1)
Lower Second Class (2:2)
75 - 90%
70 - 83%
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 we typically require from Chinese universities. 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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