Language Information


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.

Please note that we are unable to consider or accept institutional scores/certificates as evidence of English language proficiency.

Minimum English language entry requirements
School / FacultyIELTSPTE Academic
Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Social Sciences
School of Mathematics
School of Psychology

School of Pharmacy
Department of Architecture & Built Environment


(no less than 6.0 in any element)


(Minimum 55)

Faculty of Engineering *
Faculty of Science ** 

(no less than 5.5 in any element)


(Minimum 51)

* Excluding the Department of Architecture & Built Environment
** Excluding the Schools of Mathematics, Psychology and Pharmacy

As well as IELTS and PTE, we accept a number of alternative language qualifications. For details, please refer to our table of English Language Equivalencies (Word doc) and check for the qualifications equivalent to the IELTS scores listed above.

If you need to improve your English language score prior to your study period at Nottingham, you can consider taking a presessional English course at our Centre for English Language Education.

Please be aware that Schools may have higher requirements for postgraduate research projects.

International Student Recruitment

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