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    University of Nottingham 2021-2022 Admissions: Entry Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

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    University of Nottingham offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses to students from across the world. International students planning to apply for admission at University of Nottingham must be academically outstanding with a minimum score of 85% in Class XII (for UG) and 60% in bachelors (for PG).

    To attract international student population, the University of Nottingham offers a wide range of scholarships such as South Asia Undergraduate Scholarship, Chevening Scholarship, Commonwealth Master’s Scholarship, etc. Majority of the University of Nottingham scholarships and UK scholarships have their own eligibility criteria and application process.

    COVID-19 Admission Updates

    • Applications to programs are still open till June 30, 2021. The university intends to open for its regular September term.
    • Admissions and offers are still being made on a regular basis.
    • English language test scores like TOEFL (iBT) are also being accepted due to the pandemic.
    • The university is accommodating changes such as cancellation of final exams while considering admissions.
    • The current results submission deadlines for undergraduate programs is August 21 and postgraduate taught courses is September

    University of Nottingham Top Courses: Fees & Requirements

    Program Fees per annum (in USD) Admission Requirements
    MS in Computer Science 12,163

    Science or engineering background;
    IELTS: 6.5

    MS in Electronics Communication and Computer Engineering 13,944 Electrical, electronics or relevant degree;
    IELTS: 6.0
    MBA in Finance 15,633 Professional experience or bachelors with good grades;
    IELTS: 7.0
    MS Business and Management 12,938 Bachelors in business studies, economics or management;
    IELTS: 6.5
    MS Mechanical Engineering 13,944 BEng or BSc;
    IELTS: 6.5
    BSc Computer Science 10,758 Maths as compulsory subject;
    IELTS: 6.5
    MS Finance and Investment 12,936 Bachelors in finance or related subject;
    IELTS: 6.5
    BSc Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence 10,758 Maths and computer science in class XII;
    IELTS: 6.5
    BSc Software Engineering 10,781 Maths and computer science or IT in class XII;
    IELTS: 6.5
    MS in Food Science and Nutrition 31,363 Bachelors with 2 science subjects: chemistry, biology, maths or physics;
    IELTS: 6.5
    MS International Business 12,936 Bachelors in any discipline;
    IELTS: 6.5
    BSc Management 10,587 IB score equivalent to 34;
    IELTS: 6.5
    BA Criminology 24,314 IB score equivalent to 32;
    IELTS: 7.0
    BA International Communication Studies 9,803 IB score equivalent to 28;
    IELTS: 6.5
    MEng Environmental Engineering 31,363 Maths, Physics or Chemistry in bachelors;
    IELTS: 6.0

    University of Nottingham Admission Deadline

    While applications for undergraduate programs are accepted via UCAS, that for postgraduate courses are accepted via university's online system. The deadlines for both are tabulated in the table below:

    Program Deadline
    Undergraduate Courses (Main) January 29, 2021
    Undergraduate Courses (Extended) June 30, 2021
    Postgraduate Coursework Courses August 6, 2021 or August 20, 2021
    Postgraduate Research Courses August 20, 2021

    As specified, the deadlines for PG taught courses are courses dependent. The admission deadlines for a few top University of Nottingham PG courses are:

    Course Name
    MBA August 6, 2021
    MSc Accounting and Finance March 31, 2021 (Window 3; Subject to availability)
    MSc Biotechnology August 6, 2021
    MSc Computer Science February 7, 2021
    MSc Data Science February 7, 2021
    MSc Economics August 6, 2021
    Msc Biotechnology August 6, 2021

    University of Nottingham International Admissions

    The university welcomes students from 150+ countries and has transparent customised requirements for students belonging to different nationalities. Apart from the program-specific academic scores, international students are requested to provide following documents:

    Documents UG Course PG Course
    Academic Transcripts Required Required
    Essay Statement of Purpose Personal Statement
    References Academic LOR 2 LORs (Academic/Professional)
    Work Experience or Resume Not Mandatory Required/Recommended

    English Language Requirements

    Similar to other universities abroad, Indian students planning to study at University of Nottingham are required to provide IELTS (preferably). The TOEFL-iBT requirements for IELTS score are tabulated below:

    Course Name IELTS Score Equivalent TOEFL-iBT
    UG & PG Coursework 6.0 (5.5 in sub-sections) 79 (writing & listening: 17; reading: 18, speaking: 20)
    6.5 (6.0 in sub-section) 87 (speaking: 20; other sections: 19)
    7.0 (6.0 in sub-section) 100 (speaking: 20; other sections: 19)
    Medicine, Physiotherapy & Sports rehabilitation, Nursing 7.5 (7.0 in sub-section) -

    Visa Process for International Students

    Students who apply from outside the UK or are not part of the European Union and come from other countries and continents require a visa to study at University of Nottingham. All international students require a Tier 4 type of student visa to study in the UK.

    Following is the application process and documents required for the same:

    • Students intending to study in the UK need a tier 4 student visa.
    • Students should accept their admission proposal from the university first.
    • Next, review your Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) document information and provide evidence to finance your study and accommodation in the UK for the duration of the course.
    • The CAS will be mailed to students within 4 months.
    • Other supporting documents that will be required during the visa process include:
      • ATAS certificate
      • TB Test
      • Financial evidence
      • English language test score
      • Current and valid passport
      • Applicants under 18 years must submit proof of parents or legal guardian consent.
      • Applicants under 18 years must also prove relationship with parent or guardian.
    • Students will have to complete the visa application process online and pay the visa fee of 348 GBP.
    • Book an appointment with the consulate for an interview and have biometrics and photographs recorded.

    University of Nottingham Undergraduate Admissions

    Students can choose from several undergraduate programs while applying for admission at University of Nottingham. The university has specified the country-specific academic requirements:

    Country Minimum Academic Requirement
    India 84% to 93% CBSE, CISCE or Maharashtra State board;89% to 98% other state boards
    Bangladesh 3 to 4 year bachelor's degree
    Sri Lanka Advanced level Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education
    Pakistan 60% and above

    The admissions committee looks at all aspects of the application. Ensure that in addition to fulfillment of academic requirements, you have sufficient extracurricular activities, field-related experience as well as affirm your intentions of attending the university strongly.

    University of Nottingham Graduate Admissions

    Like UG courses, University of Nottingham postgraduate courses also need fulfilment of country-specific academic requirements. However, contrary to UG courses, PG academic requirements vary from program to program.

    Academic requirements for a few courses are mentioned below:

    Course India Sri Lanka Bangladesh Pakistan
    MBA 60% 60%-69% 61% 70%
    MSc Bioengineering 55% 50%-59% 60% 65%
    MSc Accounting & Finance 60% 60%-69% 61% 70%
    MSc Chemical Engineering 60% 60%-69% 61% 70%
    MSc Data Science 60% 60%-69% 61% 70%
    MSc Electrical Engineering 55% 50%-59% 60% 65%

    All applications from international students must present English language proficiency test scores along with other requirements that may be listed by the program. Research programs require students to submit a research proposal as well.

    After submitting the application, students will receive an automated confirmation and will be able to track the status of their applications. The admission team takes around 6-8 weeks to respond to applications. The admission decision will be emailed to the student with guidance on what to do next. Students should then accept their offer and pay the necessary tuition deposit.

    FAQs

    Ques. Where do I send my supporting documents for admission to the University of Nottingham?

    Transcripts, degree certificates as well as all supporting documents can be uploaded online through the application system. There is no requirement for sending original documents through mail.

    Ques. What is the minimum grade required for admission to postgraduate taught programs at the University of Nottingham?

    For admission to postgraduate taught programs, students are expected to hold a first degree with at least second class honors or its equivalent.

    Ques. Will I be granted admission to the University of Nottingham if I don’t meet the requirements for admissions?

    Yes, you may be admitted if you do not meet minimum requirements. However, you will be asked to take a foundation course to bring your current level up to the level required for admission to the course.

    Ques. Is it important to submit references for admission to the University of Nottingham?

    Yes, references are a crucial part of the application from an assessment point of view. It helps the review committee to understand the applicant and his/her abilities better. The university seeks information regarding the applicant’s strengths and achievements from academic references.

    Ques. Will the University of Nottingham accept alternative qualifications in place of A-levels?

    Yes, the University of Nottingham accepts a range of alternative qualifications in place of A-levels. Some of these include advanced diploma, access to HE diploma, BTEC nationals or diploma, IB diploma, core mathematics and other equivalencies depending on the country of international applicants.

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