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Students who have taken the Intermediate/Higher Education Secondary School Examinations 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.
Students who have taken the Intermediate/Higher Education Secondary School Examinations (year 12) are usually required to take a foundation course.
Students with two or three-year Bachelor degrees may seek admission to advanced years of undergraduate courses. In general students with a first division (60%+) degree can be considered for the following:
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.
Students must have completed a relevant Bachelor’s degree from a recognised University in Pakistan. This should be equivalent to at least a UK ‘Upper Second Class (2:1)’ or ‘Lower Second Class (2:2)’ degree. Students who have a two or three-year Bachelor degree must also have a first division pass in a Master’s degree.
Take a look at our Postgraduate Prospectus to check the requirements of your chosen programme.
Our entry requirements for degrees from Pakistani universities vary depending on the university where you have studied and the course you are applying for at Nottingham. If you are unsure, please contact us for further information.
Four Year Bachelors DegreeGrading System
Upper Second Class (2:1)
Lower Second Class (2:2)
CGPA out of 4.0
3.01 - 3.74
*Depends on the University of study
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 Master's degree of a good standard from a recognised University in a relevant subject area.
See the masters section for guidance on the grades and GPAs we typically require from Universities in Pakistan. 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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“I was surprised that there are so many halal restaurants, and even fast food options like halal KFC and Subway are also available.
The University of Nottingham is the only top-ranked university to offer my course. In addition to this, the university has one of world’s largest research groups working on additive manufacturing in a dedicated Advanced Manufacturing building on Jubilee Campus.”
– Ibrahim from Pakistan, MSc Additive Manufacturing and 3D printing
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“The University of Nottingham will always have a special place in my heart as it fulfilled my dream to achieve the highest degree and opened doors for many opportunities. Nottingham helped me to achieve a better future and dream job in the UK.”
– Noureen from Pakistan, PhD in Health Sciences
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"I am now a Doctoral Assistant at EPFL, Switzerland and working on international level projects. I feel an immense sense of gratitude towards the University for nudging me in the right direction and helping mme to achieve an amazing role."
– Arooj from Pakistan, MSc in Power Electronics and Drives
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International Relations Manager for South Asia, based in Nottingham
Our official representatives in Pakistan can assist you with applying for our courses, visa processes and preparing to study with us.
About our overseas representatives
We regularly travel to Pakistan to meet with prospective students and their families, visit schools and to attend education fairs and other events each year.
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