University of Nottingham

Nottingham, Sutton Bonington
United Kingdom

Language of instruction

English

The University of Nottingham's position as a world-class university is confirmed by its ranking in the top 1% of all universities worldwide. The university boasts campuses in Nottingham, China, and Malaysia.

Nottingham's central location and excellent transport connections make it easy to reach London and other cities across the UK easily. The city is home to a variety of shops, restaurants, bars, theatres, galleries, music venues, and parks, as well as local sights such as Nottingham Castle and Sherwood Forest.

With over 300 clubs and societies and 70 sports clubs, you will be sure to find a club to suit your needs! Interested in sport? Nottingham hosts the Tri-campus games each year where all three international campuses comete against each other across a range of sports. 

Semester dates

UQ Semester Host Semester Dates
Semester 1 Semester 2 (Spring) January–June
Semester 2 Semester 1 (Autumn) September–January

View the University of Nottingham's academic calendar

    Guides and additional information

    The University of Nottingham has online resources to help get the most out of your exchange:

    Campuses

    The University of Nottingham has multiple student campuses:

    • University Park campus
    • Jubilee campus (Computer Science, Business, Education, GSK Carbon Neutral lab, Innovation Park)
    • Sutton Bonington campus (Biosciences, Vet school)

    Exchange deadlines

    Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
    Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
    Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

    Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
    Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
    Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)

    Student testimonials

    • B Social Work
      Semester 2, 2018
      In order to get somewhere you've never been before, you'll probably have to do something you've never done before.
    • B Arts
      Semester 2, 2018
      Exchange has given me so many incredible experiences and opportunities, and I have truly been bitten by the travel bug!

    Full-time study load

    60 credits at Nottingham is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

    Minimum academic requirements

    GPA
    You will need a minimum cumulative GPA of 5 to study at Nottingham.

    Study Options
    You must enrol in at least 30 credits in one single School/department. You must indicate in your application which school/department you wish to plan the majority of your studies within. 

    Semester Restrictions
    The following departments only accept applicants once a year. Students wishing to participate in an exchange within the below departments in any UQ semester can only apply in the UQ semester 2 round. 

    • Department of Architecture and Built Environment
    • Nottingham University Business School
    • School of Chemistry
    • Department of Culture, Media and Visual Studies
    • School of English
    • School of Law
    • School of Physics
    • School of Politics and International Relations

    Note: Host university eligibility criteria are at the discretion of the host and may change without notice.  

    Find courses

    Search Nottingham's course catalogue if courses do not appear in the database.

    Ensure you search for the correct level of courses - see "Additional Academic Information" below for more detail.

    Search the Credit Precedent Database to find courses offered by your host university that have been previously approved for credit at UQ. The database should be used as a general guide only. 
    You must still check the host university course catalogue to see if courses from the Credit Precedent Database are still on offer and in the correct semester of your exchange.

    Study areas taught in English

    Undergraduate
    Agriculture
    Animal studies
    Archaeology
    Art history
    Biological sciences
    Biomedical science
    Biotechnology
    Business information systems
    Chemistry and biochemistry
    Chinese
    Civil engineering
    Classical languages
    Computer engineering
    Computer science
    Criminology
    Economics
    Electrical engineering
    English
    English literature
    Environmental studies
    Exercise science
    Film, TV and media
    Finance
    Food science
    French
    German
    History and ancient history
    Human resources
    Information technology
    Innovation and entrepreneurship
    International business
    International relations
    Italian
    Japanese
    Law
    Linguistics
    Marketing
    Materials engineering
    Mathematics and statistics
    Mechanical engineering
    Microbiology
    Music
    Nutrition science
    Philosophy
    Physics
    Political science
    Psychology
    Public policy
    Religion
    Russian
    Sociology
    Software engineering
    Spanish
    Writing

    Exchange deadlines

    Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
    Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
    Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

    Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
    Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
    Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)

    Accommodation

    The University of Nottingham offers various housing options, including a number of halls of residence. Provided that application procedures are complied with, students will be guaranteed a room in University-arranged accommodation for the duration of their stay in Nottingham.

    Cost of living

    There are a number of resources available on the University of Nottingham's website to give students an idea of the average cost of living in the UK

    The Which? Student Budget Calculator is also a useful tool to help you create a budget and manage your finances while studying in the UK.

    Financial support

    A range of funding for student exchange including scholarships, grants and loans are available to UQ students.  

    Students studying at the University of Nottingham can apply for a scholarship through BUTEX. BUTEX offers a number of £500 scholarships to students studying on exchange at member institutions.

    The university also has a list of undergraduate scholarships for international students, which students are encouraged to check their eligibility for.

    Insurance

    Students approved to participate in a Semester-based Exchange are automatically covered by UQ’s Travel Insurance for the country of their host university only.

    For more information, read the Student Travel Insurance Policy Summary on UQ’s Travel Insurance web page (login required).

    If you plan to travel outside of your host country, you should purchase additional insurance.

    Students studying for at least six months in the UK are entitled to benefit from the National Health Service (NHS). Students applying for a Tier 4 visa will be required to pay the Immigration Health Surcharge as part of the visa process. 

    Exchange deadlines

    Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
    Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
    Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

    Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
    Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
    Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)

    Organise your visa

    It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

    Nottingham provides visa and immigration information for incoming exchange students.

    Contact the British High Commission for more visa information.

    Travel risk levels

    The University of Queensland cannot and does not allow students to travel to any country with a risk level of 3 (Reconsider your need to travel) or above, as assessed by the Australian Government.

    If a country's risk level changes to 3 or above, experiences to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

    Find out the risk level and travel advice, and sign up to receive updates for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

    Exchange deadlines

    Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
    Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
    Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

    Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
    Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
    Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)