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Information for students from China

Unlock your potential at a world-leading university with a truly international student community.

The information on this page is for students from mainland China interested in studying at our campuses in the UK. Students from  Hong KongMacau and  Taiwan should refer to our separate pages for these regions. For information on studying at our campus in Ningbo, please see the University of Nottingham Ningbo China website.

Entry requirements

Foundation courses

Chinese Senior High School Leavers are normally required to take a foundation programme.

Our foundation courses

Requirements are typically an average grade of 80% in Senior High School Leaver Exams, with at least 80% in specific subjects i.e. Maths and Physics for the Engineering and Physical Sciences, Maths and Biology or Chemistry for Science and Maths for Social Sciences and Business.

We offer foundation courses for students who are not qualified for direct undergraduate entry.

  • Business, Law and Social Sciences, taught at The University of Nottingham International College.

  • Engineering and Physical Sciences, taught in our Faculty of Engineering.

  • Science, taught at The University of Nottingham International College.

Please contact The University of Nottingham International College, which is located opposite our University Park Campus, with any queries about entry requirements and how to apply.

Find out more

 

Undergraduate courses

Full-time courses across our five faculties typically last for three to four years, although some degrees such as medicine and architecture have a longer duration.

Undergraduate entry requirements

Our Undergraduate Prospectus lists entry requirements for A levels and International Baccalaureate students for each course.

You may need to complete a foundation course for entry to our undergraduate programmes. As well as our own foundation courses, we accept foundation certificates from selected providers in the UK and China.

If you have taken one or two years of university study,we can typically accept grades ranging from 80 - 88%.

This summary is provided as guidance and requirements may vary for individual courses, which often require high grades in relevant subjects.

Students taking A levels or the IB should refer to the online undergraduate prospectus for entry requirements

Students taking APs or SATs should refer to our entry requirements for the USA.

How to apply Search for courses English language requirements

 
 

Masters courses

We offer a wide range of postgraduate masters degree programmes across our five faculties. Full-time masters courses typically last for one year.

Masters entry requirements

Applicants should hold a bachelors degree of a good standard from a recognised university, usually in a relevant subject area. Check course details in our Postgraduate Prospectus to see whether your chosen course requires the equivalent of an Upper Second Class (2:1) or Lower Second Class (2:2) degree.

Our entry requirements for degrees from Chinese universities vary depending on the university where you have studied and the course you are applying for at Nottingham. The summary below is provided as guidance but requirements may vary for individual courses and we do require higher grades from some universities.

Entry requirement

Upper Second Class (2:1)

Lower Second Class (2:2)

1-100%

75 - 88%

 70 - 83%

   

Degrees from selected universities in China can be accepted as meeting our  English language requirements.

How to apply Search for courses English language requirements

 

Research courses

Our PhD courses, available across a wide range of subject areas, typically include three years of full time research followed by an optional writing-up period of one year to complete your thesis.

PhD entry requirements

Applicants should hold a masters degree of a good standard from a recognised university in a relevant subject area.

See the masters section for guidance on the grades we typically require from Chinese universities. These will vary depending on the university where you have studied and the course you are applying for at Nottingham.

Degrees from selected universities in China can be accepted as meeting our English language requirements

You should identify possible supervisors at Nottingham before applying and prepare a research proposal to submit with your application.

How to apply Search for courses How to write a research proposal
English language requirements

 
 

Scholarships and funding

 

Chinese students at Nottingham

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“The academic atmosphere here is splendid and there are the most responsible and passionate lecturers and tutors who will help you with your problems.”

Buxi from China, studying MA English Literature.

Read our International Student Life blog

 

Connect with us

Ryan Parker

Ryan-ParkerSenior International Relations Manager for East Asia

Contact Ryan

Julie Zhu

Julie ZhuInternational Relations Manager for East Asia

julie.zhu@nottingham.ac.uk
+44 (0) 115 846 6128

Our China office 

The University of Nottingham  –  Shanghai Office

Room 1013C
Maxdo Centre
No 8 Xing Yi Road
Shanghai 200336

上海市长宁区兴义路8号
万都中心10层1013C室

telephone: 0086 21 5208 2001
fax: 0086 21 5208 2002

 

Vera Zhang 

Vera-ZhangInternational Relations Officer (China), based in Shanghai Office

Contact Vera

 Sammi Zheng 

Sammi-ZhengInternational Relations Officer (China), based in Shanghai Office 

Contact Sammi 

Meet us 

In China

We regularly travel to China to meet with prospective students and their families, visit schools and to attend education fairs and other events each year.

Meet us in China

In Nottingham

You are also very welcome to visit our campuses in Nottingham for an open day or an independent visit.

Visit us in Nottingham

 

 

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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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