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Study in Nottingham

All the information you need about studying in Nottingham as an international student.

Why study in Nottingham?

Located in the East Midlands region of England, Nottingham is a historic city with a vibrant student population. Nottingham is well-known for its links to the Robin Hood legend, its museums, and its vibrant music and club scene.

The city is well-served by restaurants, pubs, clubs, and shops, and has good transport links to the rest of the UK. London is a two and a half-hour drive away, and you can reach northern cities like Manchester and Liverpool in around two hours.

If you’re hoping to travel during the holidays, Nottingham is just 23 miles from East Midlands Airport, which offers flights to many European destinations.

Universities in Nottingham

Nottingham has a longstanding reputation for academic excellence and is home to several respected institutions. Internationally-acclaimed universities are based in the city, as well as several colleges and specialist schools.

What to study in Nottingham

By studying in Nottingham, you’ll have access to a diverse range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs. The city is known for its excellent teaching across the board, but courses in English, economics, and medicine are especially popular.

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How to study in Nottingham

To study at an institution in Nottingham, you’ll submit an application through UCAS - the centralized admissions portal used by British universities.

As a general rule, you must have finished your secondary school education to a high standard. Some universities might ask you to take a TOEFL or IELTS English language test too.

Once you’ve received confirmation of your place, you can begin applying for a UK student visa.

Cost to study in Nottingham

International students studying in Nottingham can expect to pay between £15,000 and £20,000 per year for a bachelor’s degree. EU, EEA, and Swiss nationals currently benefit from lower tuition fees of £9,250 per year, but these will increase for the 2021-2022 academic year because of Brexit.

Nottingham is an affordable student city in comparison to other destinations like London, Bath, or Bristol. Depending on where you live, you can expect to pay between £3,500 and £7,500 on housing for the year.

Key facts of Nottingham

  • 63/37°F Summer/winter temperature
  • 788,000 Population
  • 10 Universities
  • UK Country