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Students who have taken Bachiller Académico (Secondary School) are usually required to take a foundation course.
We offer a range of one-year foundation courses for international students who are not qualified for direct entry to our undergraduate degree programmes.
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 taking the Bachiller Académico (Secondary School Certificates) are required to take a Foundation course.
Students who have successfully completed the first year at a recognised University may be exempt from tthe Foundation programme and considered for admission to year 1 of the Bachelor’s degree, if relevant subjects have been studied and strong grades achieved – grades ranging from 3.5 to 4.0.
This summary is provided as guidance and requirements may vary for individual courses, which often require high grades in relevant subjects.
Students taking APs or SATs should refer to our 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.
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 Colombian 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)
Licenciatura or Titulo de/Profesional (4 years or more) - Bachelor degree standard
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.
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.
See the masters section for guidance on the grades we typically require from Colombian 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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Our official representatives in Colombia can assist you with applying for our courses, visa processes and preparing to study with us.
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We regularly travel to Colombia to meet with prospective students and their families, visit schools and to attend education fairs and other events each year.
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