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Holders of the Japanese Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate are normally required to take a foundation programme.
Students require grades of at least A or B (or 5 or 4) including relevant subjects (such as maths and physics for the Engineering foundation programme).
We offer foundation courses for students who are not qualified for direct undergraduate entry.
Please contact the University of Nottingham International College, which is located opposite our University Park Campus, with any queries about entry requirements and how to apply.
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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.
Normally applicants from Japan are required to successfully complete a foundation programme.
Alternatively, applicants who have undertaken at least one year of study at a University in Japan, and those who have completed a Vocational Degree (Senmonshi) or an Associate Degree (Jungakushi) could be considered for Year One entry. Typical minimum requirements are 65% (C+) to 75% (B+).
Our Undergraduate Prospectus lists entry requirements for A levels and International Baccalaureate students for each course.
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 (Gakushi) 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 Japanese 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 and we do require higher grades from some universities.
A - F
GPA system out of 4.0
3.2* or 3.7**
Degrees from selected universities in Japan can be accepted as meeting our English language requirements.
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 Japanese universities. These will vary depending on the university where you have studied and the course you are applying for at Nottingham.
Degrees from selected universities in Egypt can be accepted as meeting our English language requirements.
You should identify possible supervisors at Nottingham before applying and prepare a research proposal to submit with your application.
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International Relations Manager for Japan
Our official representatives in Japan can assist you with applying for our courses, visa processes and preparing to study with us.
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We regularly travel to Japan to meet with prospective students and their families, visit schools and to attend education fairs and other events each year.
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