International students
Switzerland

Information for students from Switzerland

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Entry requirements

Foundation courses

Applicants from Switzerland are normally not required to complete a foundation course.

Our foundation courses

We offer foundation courses for students who are not qualified for direct undergraduate entry. 

  • Business, Law and Social Sciences, taught at the University of Nottingham International College
  • Engineering and Physical Sciences, taught in our Faculty of Engineering
  • Science, taught at the University of Nottingham International College

Applications for these courses are managed by the University of Nottingham International College. For further information about entry requirements and how to apply please contact the college.

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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.

We accept the following qualifications:

  • Federal Maturity Certificate / Maturitätszeugnis
  • Certificat de Maturité
  • Baccalauréat
  • Attestato di Maturità
  • Federally recognised Cantonal Maturity Certificate (Eidgenössisch anerkanntes kantonales Maturitätszeugnis / Certificat de Maturité cantonal reconnu par la Confédération / Attestato di Maturità contonale riconosciuto dalla Confederazione)
  • Passerelle Berufsmaturität from Universitäre Hochschulen

We can accept the following average grades:

  • As Points: grades ranging from 105 to 125.
  • As %:  grades ranging from 75 to 90
  • As Average Grade:  grades ranging from 4.5 to 5

This summary is provided as guidance and requirements may vary for individual courses, which often require high 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

A Diplom / Diplome, Lizentiat / Licencee, Staatsdiplom / Diplome D’Etat or Bachelors degree (or higher qualification) from a recognised university will be considered for Masters entry.

Our entry requirements for degrees from Swiss 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.

Entry requirement

Upper Second Class (2:1)

Lower Second Class (2:2)

Scale of 1-6

5

4.5

Scale 1-10

8

7

Scale 1-5

4.5

4

 

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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 bachelors degree from a recognised university are usually required for PhD entry.

Qualifications considered equivalent to masters degrees:

  • Eidgenösisches Diplom Berufsbildung
  • Diplôme Fédéral Formation Professionnelle
  • Diploma Federale Formazione Professionale
  • Federal Diploma Vocational Training

Qualifications considered equivalent to Bachelor degrees:

  • Diplom / Diplome
  • Lizentiat / Licencee
  • Staatsdiplom / Diplome D’Etat.

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

 

Student life 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
  • Outstanding sports facilities and support with over 70 sports clubs, the University has been recognised as International and Sports University of the Year in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019
  • 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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Jelena Markovic

Jelena-MarkovicInternational Relations Manager - Switzerland

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Meet us 

Overseas

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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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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