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Information for students from the USA

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Entry requirements

Foundation courses

We offer foundation courses for students who are not qualified for direct undergraduate entry. These are not typically required for applicants from the USA.

Our foundation courses

  • 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.

Please contact the University of Nottingham International College, which is located opposite our University Park Campus, with any queries about entry requirements and how to apply.

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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

Entry requirements to our bachelors degree programmes  vary depending on your chosen course, however as a minimum requirement, you will typically need one of the following:

Three SAT Subject Tests ranging from 650, 650, 650 to 700, 700, 700

Three approved APs ranging from 4, 4, 4 to 5, 5, 5

A combination of three distinct APs and Subject Tests (with test scores as above)

Subject preferences may apply. Many courses will have higher requirements than the minimum listed above.

SAT subject tests are not accepted for admission to medicine. Restrictions may also apply for other STEM courses. Subject Tests in mathematics are not typically accepted for engineering, physics or mathematics programmes at the University and SAT Physics is not accepted as an A level Physics equivalent.

US Associate Degrees will be considered for admission on an individual case-by-case basis (minimum CGPA of 3.0 or above).

We do not generally require any standardised tests, but students applying for law will need to take the LNAT, and medical applicants are required to take the UKCAT test. We do not accept the BMAT.

Our Undergraduate Prospectus lists entry requirements for A levels and International Baccalaureate students by programme. Typical A level offers range from BBC to AAA and from 28 to 36 for International Baccalaureate.

While the University may consider transfer into year two for students who have completed at least one year of University studies in the US, we cannot waive individual classes/semesters, only provide exemption from a whole year.  The decision regarding exemption to year two is programme dependent and requires the applicant to have studied comparable academic content to the Nottingham programme in the US for further consideration.

Applicants who hold a qualification equivalent to a UK degree and studied it in English in the USA or applicants who are a US national and hold qualifications equivalent to GCSEs (Grade 11) to the required level are not required to show any additional evidence of English language ability.

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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

Masters applicants should hold a good bachelor’s degree from a recognised institution, usually in a relevant subject area. Typical minimum requirements for students who have studied at US universities are a CGPA of at least 3.2 out of 4.0 or a B+ grade average. The course details in our Postgraduate Prospectus indicate whether your chosen course requires the equivalent of an Upper Second Class (2:1) or Lower Second Class (2:2) degree.

Entry requirement

Upper Second Class (2:1)

Lower Second Class (2:2)

GPA on a 4.0   Scale

 3.2+

2.8+

Letter grade from   A+ to F

 B+


 

 
Applicants who hold a qualification equivalent to a UK degree and studied it in English in the USA or applicants who are a US national and hold qualifications equivalent to GCSEs are not required to show any additional evidence of English language ability.

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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

Applicants should hold a masters degree of a good standard from a recognised university in a relevant subject area and typically have achieved a CGPA of 3.2 out of 4.0.

You should identify possible supervisors at Nottingham before applying and prepare a research proposal to submit with your application.

Applicants who hold a qualification equivalent to a UK degree and studied it in English in the USA or applicants who are a US national and hold qualifications equivalent to GCSEs are not required to show any additional evidence of English language ability.


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Scholarships and funding

 

American students at Nottingham

  • A vibrant US student community including the AmeriCan Society
  • Certification of Federal Direct Loan applications (School Code: G08920) and dedicated advice and support for students funded by Federal Student Aid
  • Outstanding sports facilities with over 70 sports clubs and expert coaching
  • Elite athletes join us from all over the world, including from US colleges such as Harvard University, University of Southern California and University of California-Los Angeles
  • Celebrations, festivals and social events throughout the year, including Thanksgiving
  • Exchange programmes and study abroad links with more than 200 partner universities worldwide
  • Excellent careers support including work placements and part-time work opportunities

Find out more about student life

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“Very few universities could have provided me with the proper guidance for this ambitious research project. The entire academic community wants me to succeed and it is great to feel valued not only as a researcher, but as a person.”

Cassidy from the United States of America, Studying PhD History.


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Emma Palfreyman

Emma-Palfreyman

International Relations Manager for the AmericasContact Emma

Meet us 

In the USA

We regularly travel to the USA to meet with prospective students and their families, visit schools and to attend education fairs and other events each year.

Meet us in the USA

In Nottingham

You are also very welcome to visit our campuses in Nottingham for an open day or an independent visit.

Visit us in Nottingham

 

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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