International students

Information for students from Poland

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Entry requirements

Foundation courses

Applicants from Poland are normally not 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

If you have taken the new Matura with at least 3 subjects at advanced level, we can accept minimum grades of 75%, 75%, 75% from three advanced level written exams plus 70% overall average from basic and advanced level subjects (which can include orals).

This summary is provided as guidance and requirements may vary for individual courses, which often require high grades in relevant subjects.

Students taking A levels or the IB should refer to the online undergraduate prospectus for entry requirements.

Students taking APs or SATIIs should refer to 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

A licencjat / inzynier / bachelor degree obtained after 2003 (or higher qualification) from a recognised university will be considered for masters entry.

Our entry requirements for degrees from Polish 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

Entry requirement

Upper Second Class (2:1)

Lower Second Class (2:2)


4+ / better than good or higher

mark of 3+ or 4 / satisfactory or good

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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

A masters and licencjat / inzynier / bachelor 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 Polish 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


Polish students at Nottingham


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"Thousands of students speaking many different languages, coming from all parts of the world and representing many various cultures – it is my favorite thing about studying at the University of Nottingham. Living in the multicultural environment broadens horizons and shapes personality. I believe that thanks to people around me I have strengthened  my understanding of different cultures. No matter what are the backgrounds of students, we all build the community of the University of Nottingham and make friends with each other. It is a marvelous experience!"

Oliwia Kielbowska from Poland, studying BA Hons Management with Chinese Studies

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Overseas representatives

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

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We regularly travel to countries around the world to meet with prospective students and their families, visit schools and to attend education fairs and other events each year.

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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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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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