International students
Germany

Information for students from Germany

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Entry requirements

Foundation courses

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

Our foundation courses

We offer foundation courses for students who are not qualified for direct undergraduate entry. 

  • Arts and Humanities with Foundation Year, taught in our Faculty of Arts 
  • Engineering and Physical Sciences, taught in our Faculty of Engineering
  • Science with Foundation Year, taught in our Faculty of Science

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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 Abitur / Reifezeugnis / Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife, we can typically accept grades ranging from 2.1 to 1.0.

Students with the European Baccelaureate are asked for an average grade between 85% and 70%, depending on how competitive the course is.

This summary is provided as guidance and requirements may vary for individual courses, which may require specific 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.

Our entry requirements for degrees from Germany 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)

Bachelor Degree (180 ECTS)   
Diplom (3-4 years) 
 

 1,6-2,5 gut

2,6-3,5 befriedigend 

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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

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 Germany 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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Scholarships and funding

 

German 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, 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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"My first reason to study at the University of Nottingham was the amazing offer of courses, including exactly the one I wanted: the American Studies Department at the Uni is the biggest in Europe. Secondly, I chose this Uni because studying in Nottingham would put me in the heart of the UK, with excellent links to every major city in the country. Studying at the University of Nottingham also meant studying at one of the top institutions worldwide.

My favorite thing about the University of Nottingham is the balance between student and social life you can achieve while at Uni. Next to the vast offer of courses, there are many on- and off-campus activities to choose from, including societies, sports clubs, and volunteering opportunities."

Deborah Beatrice Pirchner from Germany, who studied MA American Studies.

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Jelena Markovic

Jelena-MarkovicInternational Relations Manager - Germany

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Overseas

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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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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