International student life

With a community of more than 40,000 students from over 150 countries, The University of Nottingham is a truly global university providing excellent opportunities to meet, study and socialise with individuals from all over the world.

Your student experience is about much more than just studying. This page highlights some of the opportunities you can take advantage of while studying with us as an international student.

You can also read about international and EU students' experiences of life at Nottingham in our International Student Life blog.

Students at Wollaton Park

International student life


Student societies

Nottingham's Students' Union hosts over 200 student-run societies. As well a wide variety of hobbies, sports and volunteering opportunities; there are many cultural, national and religious societies, providing you a way to connect with other students from your country, background or faith. The Travel Society also arranges trips to cities and attractions across the UK.

Faith support and facilities

Nottingham's Chaplaincy Team provide facilities to support individual faith communities; including a chapel, Muslim prayer rooms, and multi-faith prayer rooms.

Nottingham student experience

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

Students with families

We provide:

  • Guidance for international students with families on accommodation options
  • visas for family members
  • childcare, schooling and nursery facilities
  • English language classes for students' partners
  • Family accommodation. 


HOST UK is a national charity which gives international students an opportunity to meet British people and enjoy British hospitality by making a weekend visit to their home. You can apply to take part directly through the HOST UK website

Nottingham Advantage Award

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

Study abroad webpages

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. 

International Student Ambassadors

Each year the International Office recruits a small number of international and EU students to support us as International Student Ambassadors. This role provides an opportunity to share your positive experiences of life at Nottingham and to gain experience working with International Office staff, University visitors and prospective students.


International Student Life blog



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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