International students

Information for students from Russia

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Entry requirements

Foundation courses

Students studying the Attestat o Srednem Obrazovami (Certificate of Secondary Education, grade 11) are typically 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

Applicants from Russia are typically required to successfully complete a foundation programme.

However, if you have completed one or two years of study at a recognised institution, you may be eligible for Year One entry. We can typically accept a minimum average grades of 4.0 out of 5 or 3.2 out of 4

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

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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

Applicants should hold a specialist diploma or bachelor's 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 a First Class (1st), Upper Second Class (2:1) or Lower Second Class (2:2) degree.

Our entry requirements for degrees and specialist diplomas from Russian 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.

Summary guide to entry requirements
Grading system 2:1 2:2
out of 10
 8  7.5
out of 5
 4  3.5
out of 4.3
 3.5  3.3
out of 4
 3  2.5
Percentage 71% Good  61% Satisfactory


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English language requirements


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 master's (magistr) and bachelor's (bakalavr) degree, or specialist diploma from a recognised university are usually required for PhD entry.

See the masters section for guidance on the grades we typically require from Russian 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

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Student life at Nottingham

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Graphic adapted from

Yulia V. Promskaia from Russia

"You can never get tired of it! The campuses are huge, so every time you take a walk you discover new places and learn new facts about your university. The university and the Students’ Union provide a lot of opportunities to meet like-minded people, to enhance your skills and to try different things out. You can get involved in so many things I cannot list them all: societies, sports, open days, student-run projects, marketing for uni, peer-mentoring schemes, volunteering – those are just a few from the top of my head."

Yulia V. Promskaia from Russia, studying BSc Mathematics and Economics.

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Connect with us

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International Relations Manager for Russia

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Meet us 


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

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In Nottingham

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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