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Applicants from Finland are normally not required to complete 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.
Students are required to hold the Ylioppilastatkinto or Studentexamen (National Matriculation). We typically accept an overall average grade of at least 4.
In some cases we may also consider the Nordic Folk High School exams.
This information 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 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.
A bachelor degree, kandidaatti/kandidat, lisensiaatti/licenciat, proviisori/provisor or higher qualification from a recognised university will be considered for masters entry.
Our entry requirements for degrees from Finnish 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)
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 (or kandidaatti/kandidat, lisensiaatti/licenciat, proviisori/provisor) degree from a recognised university are usually required for PhD entry.
Qualifications considered equivalent to masters degrees: master’s degree / maisteri / magister, ylempi ammattikorkeakoulututkinto (ylempi AMK) / högre yrkeshögskoleexamen.
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 Finnish 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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