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The information on this page is for students interested in studying at our campuses in the UK. For information on studying at our Malaysia campus, please see the University of Nottingham Malaysia website.
A levels and STPM are widely accepted for undergraduate entry and it is rare for Foundation courses to be required - although they may be recommended if the wrong mix of subjects has been taken for your chosen degree.
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.
As well as our own foundation courses, we accept foundation certificates from selected providers in the UK.
We can accept the following average grades as A level equivalents for entry to most undergraduate programmes:
This summary is provided as guidance and requirements may vary for individual courses, which often require high grades in relevant subjects.
Students who have completed at least one year at a university in Malaysia and achieved good grades can be considered for direct entry to our undergraduate degree courses.
We can accept UCLES GCE grades in English (C or above) as meeting our English language requirements.
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.
Our entry requirements for degrees from Malaysian 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)
Malaysia bachelors degree
CGPA classification (only if no honours classification given by the awarding university)
GPA out of 4
You may be able to take a pre-masters course at University of Nottingham International College to qualify for our masters programmes. We also accept pre-masters qualifications from selected providers in the UK.
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.
Typical minimum GPA requirements from Malaysian universities are GPA 2.8 to 3.2 out of 4.0.
For all research degrees, we recommend that you make initial enquiries with a potential supervisor or the relevant University of Nottingham school / department before applying. A research proposal is required when submitting your application.
For more information, please see our postgraduate prospectus.
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International Relations Officer for Malaysia
Our official representatives in Malaysia can assist you with applying for our courses, visa processes and preparing to study with us.
About our overseas representatives
We regularly travel to Malaysia to meet with prospective students and their families, visit schools and to attend education fairs and other events each year.
International Student Section2nd Floor, Chulan Tower3 Jalan Conlay50450 Kuala LumpurMalaysia
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You are also very welcome to visit our campuses in Nottingham for an open day or an independent visit.
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