International students

Information for students from Kazakhstan

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Entry requirements

Foundation courses

Students studying the Attestat o Srednem Obrazovami (Certificate of Secondary Education, grade 11) are typically 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.

International foundation courses


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

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.

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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 specialist diploma or bachelor's 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 a First Class (1st), Upper Second Class (2:1) or Lower Second Class (2:2) degree.

Our entry requirements for degrees and specialist diplomas 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.

Summary guide to entry requirements
Grading system 2:1 2:2
out of 10
 8  7.5
out of 5
 4  3.5
out of 4.3
 3.5  3.3
out of 4
 3  2.5
Percentage 71% Good  61% Satisfactory


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English language requirements


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

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.

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English language requirements

Scholarships and funding

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External sources of funding

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.


 Student life at Nottingham

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Connect with us

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International Relations Manager for Kazakhstan

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Official representatives

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

About our overseas representatives

 Meet us

In Kazakhstan

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.

Meet us in Kazakhstan

In Nottingham

You are also very welcome to visit our campuses in Nottingham for an open day or an independent visit.

Visit us in Nottingham


Get in touch or connect online 


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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