University of Nottingham

Nottingham, Sutton Bonington
United Kingdom

Language of instruction


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. 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.

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.

The following departments at the University of Nottingham only accept applications once per year. Therefore, students who wish to study within the below departments while on exchange, must apply to Global Experiences by the October deadline for study in Autumn term, Spring term (of the following year) or Full year:

  • 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

The Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering is not accepting applications for 2019-20.

Guides and additional information

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


The University of Nottingham has multiple student campuses:

  • University Park campus
  • Jubilee campus
  • Sutton Bonington campus
  • King's Meadow campus
  • Medical School

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Student testimonials

Full-time study load

60 credits at Nottingham is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Minimum academic requirements

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

Find courses

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. 

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

Study areas taught in English

Animal studies
Art history
Biological sciences
Biomedical science
Business information systems
Chemistry and biochemistry
Civil and structural engineering
Classical languages
Computer engineering
Computer science
Electrical engineering
English literature
Environmental studies
Exercise science
Film, TV and media
Food science
History and ancient history
Human resources
Information technology
Innovation and entrepreneurship
International business
International relations
Materials engineering
Mathematics and statistics
Mechanical engineering
Nutrition science
Political science
Public policy
Software engineering

Course restrictions

For students planning to study at Nottingham in UQ Semester 1 (January - June) an early Global Experiences application deadline applies to the following schools:

  • Nottingham University Business School
  • School of Chemistry
  • Department of Culture, Film and Media
  • School of English (for English majors only who are native English speakers)
  • School of Law (for Law majors only)
  • School of Politics and International Relations

You must apply to Global Experiences by the October deadline, whether you plant to study in UQ semester 2 or UQ semester 1 of the following year.

You must enrol in at least 30 credits in one single host faculty/department to commence your studies. Nottingham has an initial two-week "add and drop period" for students to make necessary changes to course selection. 

Courses within the following programs are not available for exchange students:

  • Architecture
  • Chemical engineering
  • Environmental engineering

Considerations for exchange students when selecting courses:

  • Economics courses very limited
  • Students looking to take performance Music classes will be charged an additional fee
  • The majority of Physics & Astronomy and Psychology courses are full-year courses
  • Life Sciences courses (including Biology and Biomedical Sciences) are available for exchange students, however, courses offered by the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (including Medicine, Nursing and Physiotherapy) are not available for exchange students

Additional academic information

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.


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

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.


Students approved to participate in the Student Exchange Program 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

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 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, Global Experience programs to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Register your travel plans

We recommend that you register your travel plans on the Smartraveller website so that the Australian Government can contact you or your family in an emergency.

Non-Australian citizens should register with their closest consulate.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.