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Information for students from Uganda

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

Entry requirements

Foundation courses

Students taking the Cambridge Overseas School Certificate (COSC), East African Certificate of Education, Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) or East African Advanced Certificate of Education are normally required to take a foundation programme.

Our foundation courses

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

For students taking the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE), the requirement for a bachelors is as per UK A levels, details indicated in the prospectus and online. 

For students taking the the Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate (COHSC), University Diploma or Higher National Diploma, we can typically accept grades ranging from 3.0 to 3.7.

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

We generally make offers for masters courses based on degree classifications only and not on GPA scores.

Bachelor degree classifications are similar to those in the UK and so the same requirement is needed: at least a 2.1 or second class upper, depending on the course you are applying for.

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.

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

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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

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

Exceptional students may be considered for PhD entry without a masters qualification, but this is rare and would be more suitable for New Route PhD applicants.

See the masters section for guidance on the grades we typically require from Tanzanian 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 Uganda 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.

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Scholarships and funding

 

Ugandan students at Nottingham

  • A vibrant multi-cultural community with over 150 different nationalities represented in our student body
  • Over 200 societies on campus offering celebrations, festivals and social events throughout the year, including the East African Society
  • Outstanding sports facilities and support with over 70 sports clubs
  • Exchange programmes and study abroad links with more than 200 partner universities worldwide
  • Excellent careers support including work placements, part-time work opportunities and regular careers fairs on campus
  • The Nottingham Advantage Award offers students the chance to get involved in a wide range of extra-curricular and co-curricular modules designed to enhance employability, personal and professional development.
  • A range of Support Services for students, including Chaplaincy and Faith Support and prayer facilities on campus
  • A wide range of cuisines are widely available in Nottingham, vegetarian and vegan diets are catered for in the city and on campus
  • Museums, theatres, art galleries, music venues and a wide range of sports venues, the city of Nottingham is vibrant, affordable and only 15 minutes from campus

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Isabella Simms

Isabella-SimmsInternational Relations Manager for Uganda

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Offical representatives

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

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In Uganda

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

Meet us in Uganda

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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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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