Foundation and undergraduate applications

Foundation Applicants

Foundation applications 


The University of Nottingham foundation courses, are intended for students who have the academic ability, but whose school-leaving qualifications do not meet the subject-specific requirements for direct entry to an undergraduate programme.

Examples of qualifications we cannot ordinarily accept for entry onto our foundation courses are A Levels and the full IB Diploma, as students who have taken these would typically be qualified for direct entry to undergraduate programmes, if their results meet our entry requirements. Foundation courses are not an alternative entry route for students who complete A Levels or equivalent but fail to meet entry criteria.

In order to make a foundation application please fill in a copy of the foundation programme application form (available on our foundation programmes for International students webpage) and return this to your designated International Admissions Assistant contact, with all required supporting documents.

Undergraduate Applicants

Undergraduate applications 


All applications for undergraduate programmes must be made through the University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).  In order to make an Undergraduate application, you must do so through the UCAS website.

For guidance on making UCAS applications, please view UCAS's step-by-step video guide for international undergraduate students.

The UCAS institution code for The University of Nottingham is N84.

All application details and documents are submitted via UCAS. If the student needs to modify any details after applying (e.g. to provide new contact details), they must contact UCAS directly. We are unable to amend any data on UCAS applications.

Students may apply for multiple universities and courses through UCAS, but may only submit one personal statement, which is provided to all institutions they apply to, so this should be worded appropriately for all courses they apply to.


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