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Applicants from Germany 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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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"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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