International students

Information for students from Ukraine

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Entry requirements

Foundation courses

Students studying the Attestat Certificate of Secondary Education, grade 11 or 12, are typically 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

Applicants from Ukraine are typically required to successfully complete a foundation programme.

However, if you have completed one or two years of study at a recognised institution, you may be eligible for Year One entry. We can typically accept a minimum average grades of 4.0 for social science subjects or 3.0 for science and engineering subjects.

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

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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 specialist diploma or bachelor's 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 a First Class (1st), Upper Second Class (2:1) or Lower Second Class (2:2) degree.

Our entry requirements for degrees and specialist diplomas from Ukranian 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.

Grading system

First Class (1st)

Upper Second Class (2:1)

Lower Second Class (2:2)

Scale of 1-5

4.5 average

4.0 average

3.5 average


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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 master's and bachelor's degree, or specialist diploma from a recognised university are usually required for PhD entry.

See the masters section for guidance on the grades we typically require from Ukrainian 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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Artem Chuiko student from Ukraine

"University is a big opportunity, as well as a big challenge. University of Nottingham assembles motivated people that I enjoy to meet, difficult problems that I like to solve, and great opportunities that I employ for my development. Where would you try yourself as a water polo player and an education representative at the same time? Well, now you know an answer!"

Artem Chuiko from Ukraine, studying BSc Biochemistry and Biological Chemistry. 

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Dean Pike 

Dean PikeInternational Relations Manager for Ukraine

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Official representatives

Student Study, our official representatives in Ukraine, can assist you with applying for our courses, visa processes and preparing to study at Nottingham.

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We regularly travel to other countries to meet with prospective students and their families. We also host online events for countries around the world.

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International Student Recruitment

C Floor, YANG Fujia Building
Jubilee Campus, Wollaton Road
Nottingham, NG8 1BB, UK

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