Undergradute student Hewan Zewdu studying in the George Green library, University Park. November 5th 2021.

Foundation Programmes

Frequently Asked Questions

The University of Nottingham offers a variety of subject pathways which may provide progression onto most subject areas within the University:

UK/EU students

International students

*Taught by Faculty of Engineering staff at The University of Nottingham.

Recruitment is managed by our partner, The University of Nottingham International College.

How will I learn and be assessed?

Our foundation courses are designed to provide you with the required skills to excel in your undergraduate studies. This could comprise of a combination of lectures, workshops, tutorials and projects. Most of our pathways are assessed through examinations and coursework.

Which undergraduate courses can I study after my foundation year?

Most of our undergraduate courses can be accessed via our foundation programme pathways. For more detailed information, please visit the online prospectus.

For UK and EU students we require A level grades of BBB to study on all our foundation pathways with the exception of our Arts and Humanities Foundation Year course where we require BCC. Other pathways may require certain subjects, for more detailed information please visit the online prospectus.

For entry requirements for international students please contact The University of Nottingham International College.

UK/EU students

  • Arts and humanities Foundation Year courses
  • Engineering and Physical Sciences Foundation Programme
  • Foundation Certificate in Health Sciences
  • Science with Foundation Year

International students

  • Business, Law and Social Sciences
  • Engineering and Physical Sciences
  • Science

How do I apply?

How to make your application is determined by where you are applying from:

UK and EU students should apply via UCAS.
International students should apply to The University of Nottingham International College.

Standard tuition fees apply for UK and EU students, please see our tuition fees table.

Fees for international students can be found at The University of Nottingham International College.

You will be guided through a range of accommodation options when you receive your offer.

Usually accommodation includes: Wi-Fi internet connection, a launderette, a communal cleaning service and 24-hour security.

If you wish to live more independently, you will be offered support in finding private, rented accommodation.

Information to help you apply for a visa is available on the UK Government website. Alternatively you can contact an adviser at The University of Nottingham International College.

UK and EU students can contact the student enquiry centre who will be able to answer any of your general questions about studying and living in Nottingham.

International students can contact The University of Nottingham International College.