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Welcome to the University of Nottingham

You will be part of a large international student population at the University of Nottingham. It’s a member of the elite Russell Group, and is consistently ranked among the world’s best.

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You can gain entry to the University of Nottingham through a pathway course at the University of Nottingham International College.

Top reasons to study here

Top 20 in the UK and top 100 worldwide

QS World University Rankings 2020

International and Sports University of the Year

Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019

Gold award for teaching: the highest level possible

Teaching Excellence Framework

Home to more than 9,000 international students from over 150 countries

an exciting global community

Award-winning campus

considered one of the UK's most beautiful, and close to Nottingham city centre

Guaranteed entry

when you pass your College course at the required level with good attendance

Subject rankings

Subject areaUK rankingSource
Accounting and Finance14thComplete University Guide 2020
Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering9thComplete University Guide 2020
Agriculture and Forestry1stComplete University Guide 2020
Architecture14thComplete University Guide 2020
Chemical Engineering3rdGuardian University Guide 2020
Chemistry8thComplete University Guide 2020
Civil Engineering9thTimes and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020
Communication and Media Studies6thComplete University Guide 2020
Computer Science7thGuardian University Guide 2020
Electrical and Electronic Engineering1stGuardian University Guide 2020
Law12thComplete University Guide 2020
Mechanical Engineering7thGuardian University Guide 2020
Pharmacy and Pharmacology4thComplete University Guide 2020
Physics 8thGuardian University Guide 2020
Physiotherapy3rdComplete University Guide 2020

Your Nottingham experience

Nottingham student Tiffany from Malaysia

Tiffany from Malaysia

Master's degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages at the University of Nottingham

The University of Nottingham offers a picturesque learning environment, lots of extra-curricular activities, and a diverse student body. It also benefits from being a campus university with great facilities, while being close to the city centre.

Notable alumni

  • Abdoulie Janneh (The Gambia)

    Graduated from the University of Nottingham

    Earned an MA in Urban and Regional Planning Studies.

    Lifetime achievements

    Former UN Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa. Janneh has since worked as Executive Director of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, and in 2018 was appointed Chairperson of Commissioners of the Gambian Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC).

  • Anil Kakodkar (India)

    Graduated from the University of Nottingham

    Earned an MSc in Mechanical Engineering in 1969.

    Lifetime achievements

    Nuclear Physicist and Mechanical Engineer. Kakodkar was Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission of India and the Secretary to the Government of India. He also served as Director of the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay from 1996–2000. In January 2009 Kakodkar was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, India’s second highest civilian honour.

  • Bert Keizer (The Netherlands)

    Graduated from the University of Nottingham

    Earned a BA in Philosophy in 1972.

    Lifetime achievements

    A Dutch writer and physician, Keizer has written about physician-assisted suicide (legal in the Netherlands) and most notably his book Het refrein is Hein, which was translated into English (by Keizer himself) as Dancing with Mr D.

  • Dr Deng Yaping (China)

    Graduated from the University of Nottingham

    Earned an MA in Contemporary Chinese Studies in 2002.

    Lifetime achievements

    Four-time Olympic table tennis champion, Dr Yaping was named Chinese Athlete of the Century. She retired at the age of 24 with more titles than any other player in the sport. Yaping is now committed to nurturing young sporting talent and sponsors a scholarship scheme at the University of Nottingham, which offers talented Chinese students the opportunity to combine an international education with performance sports opportunities across Europe.

  • Haja Zainab Hawa Bangura (Sierra Leone)

    Graduated from the University of Nottingham

    Earned a Diploma in Insurance Management.

    Lifetime achievements

    Foreign Minister for Sierra Leone, human rights campaigner and former presidential candidate. Bangura served as the 2nd United Nations Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict with the rank of Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations from 2012 to 2017.

  • Lateefa Al Gaood (Bahrain)

    Graduated from the University of Nottingham

    Earned a degree in 1996.

    Lifetime achievements

    The first female member of the Council of Representatives in Bahrain and the first woman in the Persian Gulf region to win in a legislative general election.

  • Leo Stan Ekeh (Nigeria)

    Graduated from the University of Nottingham

    Earned an MSc in Risk Management.

    Lifetime achievements

    Nigerian businessman and the CEO of Zinox Technologies Limited. In 2002 Ekeh was honoured as an Icon of Hope by President Olusegun Obasanjo for his sustained and pioneering effort in the area of Information Technology and a pride to modern Nigeria. He pioneered the first internationally certified Nigerian computer brand, Zinox Computer.

  • Meena Alexander (India)

    Graduated from the University of Nottingham

    Earned a PhD in English in 1973.

    Lifetime achievements

    Indian poet, scholar, and writer. Alexander is well known for her lyric poetry, which deals with the topic of migration, its impact on the subjectivity of the writer, and the sometimes violent events that compel people to cross borders. Her most recognised works are the volumes of poetry Illiterate Heart (2002), and Raw Silk (2004).

  • Peter Rice (UK)

    Graduated from the University of Nottingham

    Earned a BA in American Studies in 1989.

    Lifetime achievements

    President of 21st Century Fox. Rice oversees the mega US corporations, Fox Broadcasting Company, FOX Sports, FX Networks, National Geographic, 20th Century Fox Television, and Fox Networks Group Latin America, Europe and Asia. He also served as the supervising Creative Executive on blockbuster films such as X-Men and Independence Day.

Looking to start at the International College in September 2020 or later?

Want to start sooner? Download the 2019-20 prospectus

At Nottingham, we are fully committed to being a truly international university, welcoming students from more than 150 countries. We hope you will take your first steps in joining us here, and becoming part of this incredible institution. We wish you every success in your future studies.
The University of Nottingham Vice Chancellor
Professor Shearer West Vice-Chancellor

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