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Information for students from Iran

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Entry requirements

Foundation courses

Students holding the High School Diploma are usually required to take a foundation course.

Our foundation courses

Students require a minimum grade of 15/20, with 15 in maths and physics for Engineering, 15 in maths and biology or chemistry for Science and 15 in maths for Social Sciences and Business.

Students who have taken the Pre-University Certificate (Peeshdaneshgahe) and achieved grades of 14/20 (including relevant subjects) can be considered for direct entry to bachelors study.

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.

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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

Students holding the High School Diploma are usually required to take a foundation course.

Students who have taken the Pre-University Certificate (Peeshdaneshgahe) or Year 12 Final High School Certificate and achieved grades of at least 14/20 (including relevant subjects) can be considered for direct entry to bachelors study. 

Students who have completed one or two years of university study may also be eligible for bachelors admission, if relevant subjects have been studied and strong grades achieved. 

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

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

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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 Iranian universities vary depending on the university where you have studied and the course you are applying for at Nottingham. Degrees from some Iranian universities are consifered more presitigious than others. 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)

0-20

15/20 or 16/20

13/20 or 14/20

A - D (A highest)

B

C
GPA out of 4

3.2 or 3.4

2.8 or 3.0

 

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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

A masters and bachelors degree from a recognised University are usually required for PhD entry.

Exceptional students may be considered for PhD entry without a masters qualification - consideration for this will be on a case by case basis.

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

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

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Scholarships and funding

 

Iranian students at Nottingham

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Dane Wallace

Dane WallaceInternational Relations Manager for Iran

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Offical representatives

Our official representatives in Iran can assist you with applying for our courses, visa processes and preparing to study with us.

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In Nottingham

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

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Overseas

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

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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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