United States of America

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What I like most about studying at The University of Nottingham is the access it provides. You have access to an unparalleled education supported by vibrant student life on an uncommonly big, beautiful campus. It is perfectly situated to take advantage of the rest of Nottingham and the entireUK, and reaching even further, its location allows you to handily access the rest of Europe. But even if you don’t venture out, the University is so diverse and internationally connected that you can have access to almost any culture or country you could want, right from Nottingham.

John Villa (pictured)
an international student from the USA who studied MA Art History at The University of Nottingham in 2015-16. 

Watch John's vlog: 'My favourite places in Nottingham': 


The University of Nottingham has an estimated 225 students from the USA studying at our UK Campuses.

The AmeriCan Society is the Students’ Union’s society for students from the USA or with an interest in American culture, and organises social events throughout the year.

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.

What American students are saying about Nottingham

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

  • Foundation

    Applicants from the USA would not typically be required to undertake a foundation programme. Students applying for our foundation programmes have usually either not met our subject specific requirements or have taken an insufficient number of SAT Subject Tests/AP examinations.

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

    Find out how to apply



  • Undergraduate

    For entry to our Bachelors degree programmes, we require the following combination of qualifications:

    High School Diploma (GPA 3.0 minimum)
    SAT (minimum score of 1775-1850 – old test; 1270-1340 – new test) or ACT (minimum score of 26-28)
    3 SAT Subject Tests (minimum scores of 650-700)*

    3 AP exams (minimum score 4-5)*

    a combination of SAT II and AP exams (to make a total of three)*

    *Please note that subject preference may apply and that some programmes will have subject prerequisites.

    Associate Degrees will also be considered on an individual case-by-case basis (minimum CGPA of 3.19).

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

    Students taking A levels or the IB should refer to the online undergraduate prospectus for entry requirements.

    Find out how to apply.


  • Masters

    A bachelors degree from a recognised institution with a GPA of 3.2/4.0 or 3.3/4.4 is acceptable for entry to masters programmes requiring a UK 2:1 for entry. A GPA of 2.8/4.0 or 2.9/4.4 is acceptable for masters programmes requiring a UK 2:2 for entry.

    For more information, please see our postgraduate prospectus.

    Find out how to apply.


  • PhD & research

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

    The typical minimum requirement from American universities is a GPA of 3.2 (on a 4.0 scale).

    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.


The University of Nottingham has an extensive scholarship portfolio, which aims to reward excellence and promote diversity among our student body. Below are a number of scholarships available for students from the USA.

Details of all of our available scholarships

The University of Nottingham also works with a wide-range of external funding agencies, who offer scholarships. Please visit our External sources of funding page for more information.

Guidance on Federal Aid/Student Loans for US applicants

Our school code for federal student aid is: G08920

The International Office has launched a series of webpages explaining the US federal aid and student loans that the University can administer and support. These pages provide detailed information about loan types, how to apply for loans, eligible programmes, and much more.

Visit our guidance on Federal Aid/student loans information pages.

Staff from the University of Nottingham make regular visits to the USA. 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.

Our overseas representative in the USA is:

You can also connect with us through social media:

Contact us

Your International Officer

Lauren Murphy

Our International Officer for the United States of America is Lauren Murphy.

Use our online enquiry form to make an enquiry about studying at the University for 2016 entry.

If you have already applied to study at Nottingham, please send your enquries to the Americas Team by email on: americas-team@nottingham.ac.uk

We can certify federal student aid. Our school code : G08920

Find out more about federal student aid at Nottingham.



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Other useful resources:

International Office

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

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