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Students taking the Tawjahiya (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) or American High School Diploma (no APs or SAT IIs) are usually required to take a foundation course.
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.
Our Undergraduate Prospectus lists entry requirements for A levels and International Baccalaureate students for each course.
If you are applying from the Emirati High School system or Tawjahiya (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) you must complete a foundation course for entry to our undergraduate programmes. As well as our own foundation courses, we accept foundation certificates from selected providers in the UK.
Students who have completed a Diploma from one of the Higher Colleges of Technology listed below, with a GPA of at least 3.0 out of 4.0 may be considered for first year entry and those with a Higher Diploma of 3.0/4.0 may be considered for second year on an individual basis (depending on subjects studied and relevance).
If your qualification isn't listed, please contact us for further information.
This summary is provided as guidance and requirements may vary for individual courses, which often require high grades in relevant subjects.
Students who have completed two years of university study and achieved good grades may be considered for entry to our undergraduate degree courses. Indian XII applicants can be considered for first year entry and should refer to entry requirements for India.
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.
Applicants should hold a bachelors 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 an Upper Second Class (2:1) or Lower Second Class (2:2) degree.
Our entry requirements for degrees from UAE 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.
Upper Second Class (2:1)
Lower Second Class (2:2)
Letter Grades A-D
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 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 UAE 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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