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Students who have taken A levels but not met the grade requirement can be considered for our Foundation Programmes.
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.
We accept students who have taken the Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education (Advanced level). Offers will generally be equivalent to the A-level requirements listed in the undergraduate prospectus.
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.
A four-year Bachelor Special Degree or a three-year Bachelor General Degree are acceptable for entry to our masters programmes.
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 Sri Lankan 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.
General Bachelor Degree (3 Years)
Upper Second Class (2:1)
Lower Second Class (2:2)
60 - 69%
B to B+ or 3.3+
Special Bachelor Degree (4 Years)
B to B+
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 Sri Lanka. 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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Our official representatives in Sri Lanka can assist you with applying for our courses, visa processes and preparing to study with us.
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We regularly travel to Sri Lanka to meet with prospective students and their families, visit schools and to attend education fairs and other events each year.
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