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Applicants from France 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.
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:
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 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.
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 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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