International students

Information for students from France

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Entry requirements

Foundation courses

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

Our foundation courses

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


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

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

If you have taken the Baccalaureate de l’Enseignement du Second Degré (also known as the French Bac) or the Option International du Baccalauréat (OIB), we can typically accept the following average grades:

  • Baccalaureate de l’Enseignement du Second Degré: an overall average grade of at least 14/20
  • Option International du Baccalauréat: an overall average grade of at least 12/20

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.

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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 of a good standard from a recognised university, usually in a relevant subject area. 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.

Diplôme d'Etat de Technicien, Licence , Licence Professionnelle,Diplôme d'Ingénieur / Architecte Diplômé d'État, Diplôme from an Ecole Superieure de Commerce / Gestion / Politique, Maîtrise or higher qualification from a recognised university will be considered for masters entry.

Our entry requirements for degrees from French 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.

Entry requirement

Upper Second Class (2:1)

Lower Second Class (2:2)




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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 maîtrise / masters and bachelor degree (or licence, Diplôme D’Ingénieur, diplôme from an école supérieure) from a recognised university are usually required for PhD entry.

Qualifications considered equivalent to Masters degrees: Diplôme d'Etudes Approfondies, Diplôme d'Etudes Supérieures Specialisées or Grade de Master.

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

Typical minimum requirements from French universities are an average grade of at least 11 to 14, depending on the course applied for.

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

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Scholarships and funding


French students 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, including the French and German Society
  • 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, halal, 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 - France

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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 each year.

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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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Official representatives

Our official representatives in France can assist you with applying for our courses, visa processes and preparing to study with us.


International Student Recruitment

C Floor, YANG Fujia Building
Jubilee Campus, Wollaton Road
Nottingham, NG8 1BB, UK

+44 (0) 115 951 5247
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