Founded in 1881, the University of Nottingham is a founder member of the prestigious Russell Group of Universities in the UK with focus on maintaining high levels of academic excellence in both teaching and research. The university has a thriving international community across its campuses and has links to more than 300 partner universities in over 40 countries.

In this series of #Admissions Connect, we have the admissions team of the University of Nottingham decoding the university for you. Know all about the admissions criteria, popular courses and the admission cycle of the University of Nottingham.


Below are the edited excerpts:


Q. What is the strength of the Indian student community in the university?

A: The University of Nottingham has a thriving Indian student community. We currently have 785 students from India studying at the University of Nottingham, as well as an active alumni community across India.


Q. What is unique about your university in terms of academic culture and overall student experience?

A: The University of Nottingham is a founder member of the Russell Group, a group of leading UK universities committed to maintaining the highest levels of academic excellence in both teaching and research. Nottingham’s position as a world-class university is confirmed by its ranking in the global league tables. We are ranked in the world’s top 75 universities by the prestigious QS World University Rankings, placing us in the top 1% of universities internationally, and ranked in the world’s top 100 universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities 2013, which also ranks us as among the top 10 universities in the UK.


Nottingham’s student experience is a truly international one, with students and staff from over 150 countries, globally-recognised teaching and research, our pioneering overseas campuses in China and Malaysia, links to more than 300 partner universities in over 40 countries, a wide range of opportunities to study abroad, and strong links to businesses and employers worldwide. Our students' union is one of the most active in the UK, offering over 200 societies, including many national, religious and cultural societies, and a diverse range of sports, hobbies and interests.


Q. What are the admission criteria for international graduate students?

A: Our Taught Masters programmes with a UK 2:1 entry level require an Indian bachelors degree with a minimum of 60-75% average or a CGPA of 6.0-7.5 out of 10 from a recognised institution. The exact score required will depend on the institution you have studied at and the course you have applied for.


Q. When do applications open?

A: The majority of undergraduate and postgraduate courses commence in September. Applications can be made from October the previous year. Undergraduates can apply through UCAS, whilst postgraduates can apply directly via our website.


Q. Does your school offer financial aid to international students, particularly Indians? Please elaborate.

A:  The University of Nottingham has a huge scholarship portfolio for international students which aims to promote academic excellence and encourage diversity among our student body. Of particular interest to Indian students is our Developing Solutions Masters Scholarships. Over 100 full or half tuition fee scholarships are awarded each year to students who want to make a difference to their home countries.


Q. Many foreign students are worried about leaving the country because they do not know whether they will be able to find work to pay off their student debts. Do you guide your students find internships and jobs?

A: According to independent research, the University of Nottingham is most often targeted by Britain's leading graduate employers (The Graduate Market in 2014, High Fliers), and is a world top 30 choice for employers (QS World University Rankings by Employer Reputation 2013). Around 2,000 employers approach the university every year with a view to recruiting our students, and 91% of our international and European Union students who graduated in 2011/12 gained employment or moved on to further study after graduating.

The university's Careers and Employability Service provides dedicated careers guidance and support to our students and alumni, while seeking work during or after their studies. Resources available from the Careers and Employability Service include listings of graduate vacancies and internships, assistance in finding part-time and vacation work during your course (through the university's recruitment agency, Unitemps), and a range of webpages and online resources for international students.

The International Office website includes guidance on working in the UK, both during and after your studies, including regulations which may apply to you while working on a student visa, and details of visas available for working in the UK after your degree course.

The Graduate School supports all postgraduates at the University of Nottingham, providing training and development opportunities, workshops and events, help with funding, and dedicated Graduate Centres for postgraduate students. The Graduate School also works with local employers and organisations to provide a variety of placements and internships for postgraduate students.


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I wish to become a Neurosurgeon, I predict that I have a career period of 30 years. I wish to practice half career in the countries of the US, Singapore, the UK, Canada, New Zealand, or Australia and I wish to practice last half of my career in India. Is my wish possible? Is my wish a good one?

Manish Singh 2nd Apr, 2020

As long as you have an active medical license in your country that being india yes you can practice medicine anywhere in the world provided that you have some references who can recommend you to the place you want to work at and a good background check. That is the most important thing to consider. And yes your wish can come true if you work hard for it. All the best


The USA, The UK, Australia, and Canada - Among these countries which country have best infrastructure and best Salaries for Neurosurgeons?

Suryashis Chakraborty 18th Mar, 2020

Hello Raja,

According to salary reports by esteemed Institutions like Glassdoor, the following average salary packages are expected to be earned by entry level Neurosurgeons in different countries across the globe.

The United States of America - $ 306,000 per annum

Canada - $ 312,000 per annum

United Kingdom - £ 165,000 per annum

Australia - $ 381,000 per annum

With experience, the figures may rise and may stand around amounts nearly as triple the entry level salary package.

When it comes to infrastructure, the United States of America if definitely on the top due to the prevalence and application of modern cut technologies and instruments. The industry has also applied Artificial Intelligence in the mix to revamp it's present facilities.

Hope this helps you. We wish you the best for your future endeavours!



Compared to USA, UK, Australia, Canada, Singapore, which country is better for Neurosurgeons interms of Working Time, Risk, Happiness, Salary, etc

Sonali Sahu Student Expert 24th Mar, 2020


Singapore will be a better choice due it advance technology. you will get to learn many new skills and have an efficient work skill. working time will be 8am -5pm which can be different as per hospital norms and rules or need.

Risk is there in everything. You have to take risk to reach success. Happiness depends on satisfaction. If you are not satisfied with yourself you can never be happy. so work efficiently and help patients to relieve pain that will be your greatest happiness. Salary is very high for a neurosurgeons.

for entry level neurosurgeons salary is $278,935 holding 1-3 years of experience.

Hope it helps!


is it hard to get into top universities with marks around 80s in ug and will I be eligilble for scholarships?

Masira 16th Dec, 2019

The cutoffs of the top universities will be an important consideration when you think about admissions. Scoring 80's will help you get around 80% and it seems like a good score and will be able to help you get into good university. However, it purely depends on what is the cutoff of a particular university. The same goes for the scholarships. There are universities that will be providing scholarships bases on merits and you can check on the site of the college before applying to see what are their scholarship providing criteria. If you have a particular university or college in mind go through their official website to find relevant information that will help you make better decisions.

Hope this helps.

What university would be best to do psychology in United Kingdom and also with scholarship and would accept 6 months fees

Vishwaksen Gouda Student Expert 5th Oct, 2019

Hello Varun Marwah,

Here are the best universities to study the psychology where your study related to your practical work

Here it is

1. University of Oxford. of St Andrews.

3. University of Bath.

4.University of Cambridge.

5.UniversityCollege London.


7.u niversity of York.

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