International students

Information for students from Spain

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Entry requirements

Foundation courses

Applicants from Spain 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

Our Undergraduate Prospectus lists entry requirements for A levels and International Baccalaureate students for each course.

If you have taken Titulo de Bachillerato, we can typically accept grades ranging from 7.5 to 9 out of 10.

If you have taken European Baccelaureate, we can typically accept grades ranging from 77% to 84%+.

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

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

Applicants should hold a bachelors degree, licenciado, titulo de ingeniero or higher qualification 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 Spanish universities vary depending on the university where you have studied and the course you are applying for at Nottingham. Typical minimum grade requirements from Spanish universities are approbado or notable. The summary below is provided as guidance but requirements may vary for individual courses. 

Entry requirement

Upper Second Class (2:1)

Lower Second Class (2:2)

Licenciado / Grado

 2 out of 4 (or 7 out of 10)

 1 out of 4 (or 6 out of 10)

Título de Máster

 Mark of notable or 2 out of 4 (or 8 out of 10)

Mark of aprobado or 1 out of 4 (or 6 out of 10)

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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 masters degree of a good standard from a recognised university in a relevant subject area.

See the masters section for guidance on the grades we typically require from Spanish 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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Scholarships and funding


Spanish students at Nottingham

  • A vibrant multi-cultural community with over 150 different nationalities represented in our student body
  • Over 200 societies on campus offering celebrations, festivals and social events throughout the year, including the Hispanic Society (Students' Union’s society for students from Spain or with an interest in Spain)
  • 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, part-time work opportunities and regular careers fairs on campus
  • 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 prayer facilities on campus
  • A wide selection of cuisine available in Nottingham, 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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“During the first few weeks there are so many social events from bowling to clubbing, as well as campus tours which allow you to meet so many people who are starting like you. The most important thing is that they dedicate a whole week just for international students with many activities, even an Ikea trip, so that you can settle in.

“The great thing about this university is that they do not only focus on your grades but also look for potential and consider your other qualities and what you can bring to the table.”

Paloma from Spain, BSc Medical Physiology and Therapeutics


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Jelena-MarkovicInternational Relations Manager - Spain

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Official representatives

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

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In Spain

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

Meet us in Spain

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


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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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