Erasmus programme


The Erasmus programme is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students from European universities who want to spend a period of time studying in the UK, earning credits to transfer back to their home university.


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Tuition fees

Erasmus students are exempt from paying any tuition fees to the University of Nottingham provided there is a current exchange agreement in place between Nottingham and the home university.  Students must be formally nominated to study at Nottingham by their home university. 

Application deadlines

Applications not yet open for Spring 2020.  Further details to follow.

See 'Making an application' below for further guidance.

The following schools and departments have one application deadline in April for either Autumn or Spring semester:

  • Department of Architecture and Built Environment
  • Nottingham University Business School
  • School of Chemistry
  • Department of Culture, Media and Visual Studies
  • School of English
  • School of Law
  • School of Physics
  • School of Politics and International Relations

The Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering is not accepting applications for 2019-20.

Conditions for applying

  • English language requirements

If you are applying from a country where English is not the official/majority language, you must submit evidence of English language proficiency at the time of application. 

The level of English must be either:

  • an overall score of 6.0 overall in IELTS with no less than 5.5 in each of the four elements
  • PTE Academic overall score of 55 with a minimum of 51
  • a High School Certificate as listed on the English language equivalencies document.

See our English language requirements page for more information.

Centre for English Language Education (CELE)

The Centre for English Language Education (CELE) at the University of Nottingham offers a variety of English language courses and support for international students while you study here:

  • English Language for Academic Study (EDUC2021) is a 10-credit module taken as part of your programme which develops written and spoken academic English. It is assessed by 1500-word essay (60%) and 15-minute presentation (40%)
  • Insessional Academic English Support (non-credit-bearing) – while you are studying with us, you can continue to develop your English Language skills by attending classes and one-to-one consultations
  • Presessional English Language Courses are offered for students who do not meet the direct English entry requirements if required, at an additional charge.

For further information about English language courses please visit the CELE website.

  • Making an application

Check with your home university to confirm whether a current subject-specific exchange agreement is in place between your home university and the University of Nottingham.  Once you have been nominated by your home university, you will receive guidance on how to complete the online application form.

Before applying, make sure you have the following ready:

  • an electronic copy of your most recent official transcript
  • an electronic copy of your English language certificate/test results if English is not your first language
  • a letter from your home university confirming your nomination

You will be able to upload all documents to your application form online.

Only complete applications will be considered.

It is your responsibility to ensure your application is complete.  Any delays due to missing/incorrect supporting documents may result in us being unable to process your application and provide an offer.

Please note: Erasmus bi-lateral Agreements between the University of Nottingham (UKNOTTING01) and your home university are linked to specific subject areas and host schools/departments within the University of Nottingham (example: Economics linked to our School of Economics) and level of study (example: undergraduate, postgraduate or Doctoral).  

Your host school/department at Nottingham cannot be changed to other schools/departments outside of the agreement.

  • Erasmus+ documents

As an Erasmus student, you will be provided with a learning agreement by your home university for your exchange.  These can be signed on arrival by our staff in the Student Service Centres.


Further support for your studies




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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