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Students studying the Attestat o Srednem Obrazovami (Certificate of Secondary Education, grade 11) are typically 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.
Applicants from Kazakhstan are typically required to successfully complete a foundation programme.
However, if you have completed one or two years of study at a recognised institution, you may be eligible for year one entry. For year one entry, we can typically accept average grade of 3.5 out of 5 or 3.0 out of 4.
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 specialist diploma or bachelor's degree (bakalavr) 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 Kazakh 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.
Upper Second Class (2:1)
Lower Second Class (2:2)
GPA out of 5.0
GPA out of 4.33
GPA out of 4.0
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 master's (magistr) and bachelor's (bakalavr) degree, or specialist diploma from a recognised university are usually required for PhD entry.
See the masters section for guidance on the grades we typically require from Kazakh 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.
We are an approved study destination for Boloshaq scholars.
If you are a Boloshaq applicant, please contact Dean Pike for support after making your University of Nottingham study application.
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Our official representatives in Kenya can assist you with applying for our courses, visa processes and preparing to study with us.
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We sometimes travel to Kazakhstan to meet with prospective students and their families, visit schools and to attend education fairs and other events. We also host online events for students from selected countries.
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