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The Arabic Society is the Students’ Union’s society for students from Syria, and organises social events throughout the year. The Arabic Society also has a Facebook group.

If you want to know what studying at Nottingham is really like, our International Student Life blog is a must-read. Whether they’re writing about societies and support groups, applications and accommodation or shopping and sight-seeing, our international students, from a range of countries around the world, are here to help both current and future students get the most out of your time here throughout your Nottingham journey.

Please note that to study at Nottingham, you will need to demonstrate a required level of English language proficiency. The University considers a number of English language qualifications for admission.

Below is an approximate guide to entry requirements for students from Syria for admission to University of Nottingham at the following levels.


Students taking the Shahâda al-Thânawiyya al-cÄmma or Baccalauréat (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) are usually required to take a foundation course.

Students require at least a 80% Shahâda al-Thânawiyya al-cÄmma or Baccalauréat average with 80% in relevant subjects (e.g. Physics, Maths, Chemistry) for Engineering and Science subjects or 75% with 75% in relevant subjects for Arts, Social Sciences or Business courses.

All students require at least 75% in Maths. 

For further information about our foundation options, please visit our undergraduate prospectus.

Find out how to apply.


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.


Students must have taken a relevant bachelors degree.

Some courses at the University of Nottingham have higher entry requirements than others and these can be determined by the equivalent UK degree requirements for the courses advertised on our website.

Courses requiring a UK 2:1 require Syrian students to have achieved: 70%+ / ‘very good’

Courses requiring a UK 2:2 require Syrian students to have achieved: 60% to 70% / ‘good’

Graduates of IUST should have achieved either 3.0 to be eligible for courses requiring a UK 2:1 or 2.8 for courses requiring a UK 2:2.

Students who have studied in other countries should check our pages relevant to that country or contact the University's International Office for clarification about their qualifications.

For more information, please see our postgraduate prospectus.

Find out how to apply.

PhD and research

A masters and bachelors degree from a recognised University are usually required for PhD entry, although exceptional students may be considered for PhD entry without a Masters qualification.

Typical minimum GPA requirements from Syrian universities are 75%+ or 'Jayyid jiddan' or ‘very good’.

For all research degrees, we recommend that you make initial enquiries with a potential supervisor or the relevant University of Nottingham school / department before applying.  A research proposal is required when submitting your application. 

For more information, please see our postgraduate prospectus.

Find out how to apply.



Staff from The University of Nottingham make regular visits to countries around the world. Come along and meet us, and we'll be happy to discuss any questions you have about living and studying in Nottingham.

Details of upcoming visits.

For further contact details, please see our International Office Contacts page.

You can also connect with us through social media:

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Your International Officer


Our International Relations Officer for Syria is Isabella Simms.

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