Our foundation programmes are designed for talented applicants who are not eligible for direct entry to an undergraduate course.
A foundation year enables you to gain the subject-specific knowledge and skills required to embark onto degree-level studies.
From your first day, you’ll be recognised as a full member of the student community with access to library, IT and sport facilities.
Nottingham Foundation Programmes offer you an alternative route into studying your degree of choice at a world-class university.
UK/EU students - course information
Apply through UCAS (UK/EU students only)
International students - course information
Taught at the University of Nottingham International College, this pathway offers international applicants access to a range of degrees within social sciences, business, arts and humanities.
Applications for this course should be made directly through the University of Nottingham International College.
This pathway is taught by Faculty of Engineering staff at the University of Nottingham alongside UK and EU students.
International recruitment and admissions are managed by our partner, the University of Nottingham International College.
See course information in our online prospectus.
Taught at The University of Nottingham International College, this pathway offers international applicants access to a range of degrees within science.
Applications for this course should be made directly through The University of Nottingham International College.
The University of Nottingham International College
International students should apply through The University of Nottingham International College, which is located next to the University Park Campus. As a foundation student you will access the same facilities as other undergraduate students at the University of Nottingham.
UK/EU and international students - other foundation programmes
We offer additional courses with foundation programmes to provide access to our science, medicine and veterinary medicine degrees.
This pathway is designed for international students whose school leaving qualifications are at a high level, but do not meet the current subject admissions requirements for direct entry to undergraduate programmes.
Medicine with Foundation Year BMBS (UK students only)
This course has been designed to widen access to higher education. If you want to study medicine but do not meet the normal requirements for entry, this course could be your route to achieving your ambition.
Nottitnghamshire and Derbyshire based
Please note, you must also meet certain widening participation criteria. This course is for students who have not been to university previously.
This course is designed to widen participation in veterinary medicine and surgery, and provides an opportunity to up-skill capable students who might not otherwise consider entry to the profession.
This course has been designed for able students who do not have the required science qualification (but have high academic achievement in non-science or vocational subjects or extensive experience) for direct entry into year one of the five-year veterinary programme.
The foundation year provided me with everything I needed and more, to make sure I had the ability and confidence to enter the first year
MEng Mechanical Engineering
Being about to embark on a PhD graduate course, I have become very conscious of how important the foundation year has been to make this possible
I feel more prepared than an A level student for the first year of my degree. I know the University, how the systems within the University work. I'm already part of societies and have friends