International student life

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International student life

With a community of over 40,000 students from more than 150 countries, the University of Nottingham is a truly global university.

Your student experience is about much more than studying. Here, we highlight some of the opportunities you can take advantage of while studying with us as an international student.

Student societies

Our Students' Union hosts over 200 student societies. Choose from hobbies, sports and volunteering.

There are cultural, national and religious societies, providing a way to connect with other students.

Faith support and facilities

Our Chaplaincy Team provide faith support and facilities for individual faith communities.

This includes a chapel, Muslim prayer rooms and multi-faith prayer rooms.


University experience

Nottingham is a great city for students and is home to a diverse community of residents from many cultures.

Career development

Nottingham Advantage Award aims to build on your extracurricular interests and for career development.


Study abroad opportunities

Studying in another country during your Nottingham degree programme – through an exchange programme or summer school – is a great way to broaden your university experience. 

Student ambassadors

Each year, we recruit international and EU students to support us as International Student Ambassadors. This role provides an opportunity to share your experiences of life at Nottingham and gain experience.


Students with families

Support available for couples and families includes:

  • dependant visas for family members
  • some university accomodation options
  • guidance on other accommodation options
  • childcare facilities and guidance on schooling

Host UK

Host UK is a national charity, providing international students with the opportunity to meet British people and enjoy their hospitality by making a weekend visit to their home.

If you are interested, you can apply to take part directly through the HOST UK website


Find out more


International Student Recruitment

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

+44 (0) 115 951 5247
Contact us by email