International students

Information for students from Pakistan

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Entry requirements

Foundation courses

Students who have taken the Intermediate/Higher Education Secondary School Examinations are usually required to take 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

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:

  • Bachelor of Arts/Commerce (Pass) – can consider for year one entry of related degree
  • Bachelor of Arts/Commerce (Hons) – can consider for year two entry of related degree
  • Bachelor of Education (3 years) – can consider for year two entry of related degree
  • Bachelor of Science (Pass) – can consider for year two entry of related degree
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) – can consider for year three entry of related degree
  • Bachelor of Technology (Pass/Hons) – can consider for year three entry of related degree

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

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 Degree
Grading System

Upper Second Class (2:1)

Lower Second Class (2:2)

Percentage Scale




65%+ minimum



CGPA out of 4.0

3.01 - 3.74






*Depends on the University of study

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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

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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Scholarships and funding


Pakistani students at Nottingham

  •  An Alumni community of over 700 alumni, from across all campuses, currently domiciled in Pakistan
  • Our  Pakistan Society, which holds celebrations, festivals and social events throughout the year
  • Outstanding  sports facilities and support with over 70 sports clubs
  • Exchange programmes and study abroad links with more than 200 partner universities worldwide
  • Excellent  careers support including work placements and  part-time work opportunities
  • The Nottingham Advantage Award offers students the chance to get involved in a wide range of extra-curricular and co-curricular modules designed to enhance employability, personal and professional development
  • A range of  Support Services for students, including  Chaplaincy and Faith Support and  multi-faith prayer rooms on campus
  • A wide selection of cuisine is available in Nottingham, and halal, vegetarian and vegan diets are catered for in the city and on campus
  • With museums, theatres, art galleries, music venues and a wide range of sports venues, the city of Nottingham is vibrant, affordable and only 15 minutes from campus

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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

Read Ibrahim's story


Alumni from Pakistan

“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


Read Noureen's story 

Pakistan Alumnus



"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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Connect with us

Kate Brennan

Kate BrennanSenior International Recruitment Manager


Official representatives

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

Meet us 

At our overseas events

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.

Meet us overseas

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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