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Information for students from Italy

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Entry requirements

Foundation courses

Applicants from Italy 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. 

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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 Diploma di Esame di Stato (formerly Diploma di Maturita), we can typically accept grades ranging from 80% to 100%.

This summary is provided as guidance and requirements may vary for individual courses, which often require high grades in relevant subjects. Some courses ask for a certain grade in a certain subject during the last two years of your school exams.

Students who have completed at least one year at a university in Italy and achieved good grades can be considered for direct entry to our undergraduate degree courses.

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

We accept the following qualifications from Italy for Masters entry:

  • Diploma accademico di primo livello
  • Diploma di Laurea (Triennale, Nuovo Ordinamento, Vecchio Ordinamento
  • Licenza
  • Licenza di Accademia di Belle Art
  • Corsi di Specializzazione di primo livello
  • Laurea di Dottore
  • Masters degree
  • Diploma di perfezioamento o Master
  • Diploma di Perfezionamento
  • Diploma di Specialista
  • Corsi di Laurea Specialistica
  • Diploma accademico di secondo livello
  • Diploma di Master Universitario di primo livello
  • Diploma di Master Universitario di secondo livello
  • Diploma/Corsi di Specializzione
  • Diploma di formazione alla ricerca
  • Dottorato di Ricerca

Typical minimum grade requirements would be 90 to 102 out of 110.

Our entry requirements for degrees from Italian 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.

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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 Italian 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


Italian 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 an Italian 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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“When I first came here I thought the campuses were amazing (I am a big fan of the green spaces) and the city was perfect for students. It is not too big and not too small, and most importantly has many lovely restaurants to visit and treat myself.”

Vivina from Italy, studying MSc Occupational Psychology

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Jelena Markovic

Jelena-MarkovicInternational Relations Manager - Italy

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Official representatives

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

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In Italy

We regularly travel to Italy 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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