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Students taking the Shahadat-al-thanawia-al-a'ama (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) or American High School Diploma (no APs or SAT Iis) are usually required to take 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.
Students taking the Shahadat-al-thanawia-al-a'ama (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) or American High School Diploma (no APs or SAT Iis) are usually required to take a foundation course.
If you have taken one or two years of relevant university study at a Kuwaiti university, we may be able to accept this for direct entry onto a 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 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.
Upper Second Class (2:1)
Lower Second Class (2:2)
Students who have studied in other countries should check our pages relevant to that country or contact the International Office for clarification about their qualifications.
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 masters and bachelors degree from a recognised university are usually required for PhD entry, exceptional students may be considered for PhD entry without a masters qualification.
See the masters section for guidance on the grades we typically require from Kuwaiti 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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Our official representatives in Kuwait can assist you with applying for our courses, visa processes and preparing to study with us.
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