University of Nottingham
Established in 1881, Nottingham is one of the UK's oldest, largest and most prestigious Universities and can count DH Lawrence among its famous alumni. The 2008 Times Higher World Rankings
place Nottingham in the Top 1% of all universities worldwide.
The University prides itself on an excellent international reputation, built on a commitment to attracting the best students and academics from across the globe. The University's emphasis on research excellence was recognised in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, with the study ranking Nottingham as the seventh most powerful research university in the UK.
In the same study, a total of 27 subject areas, including Biomedical Sciences, Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry and Law, received a Top Ten rating.
Five attractive campuses in Nottingham - University Park, Jubilee Campus, Sutton Bonington, King's Meadow and the Medical School at QMC - are joined by equally impressive sites in Malaysia and China.
Any academic experience at Nottingham is an international one. All students are encouraged to take advantage of the extensive Study Abroad and exchange programmes. As well as experiencing life on the China and Malaysia campuses, students can spend time in Europe on the Erasmus scheme or travel to Australia, Canada and the USA as part of the U21 network of global universities.
In addition to Fulbright funding, The University of Nottingham offers a wide range of scholarships for international students. Details of all scholarships, including those open to American students is available online.
With a vibrant international alumni network and overseas campuses in Malaysia and China, earning a Nottingham degree opens the door to a world of opportunity. To find out about how you could join our community of more than 30,000 students from over 150 countries.
- The University has been recognised with Two Nobel Prizes; Nobel Prize for Medicine awarded to Sir Peter Mansfield in 2003 for his work on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and Nobel Prize for Economic Science awarded to Professor Clive Granger in 2003.
- Famous alumni include the writer DH Lawrence, and pharmacologist Dr Stewart Adams, OBE, creator of painkiller Ibuprofen.
- Current student body of 35,000 on full and part-time courses, across campuses in the UK, China and Malaysia.
- Vibrant community with students from 150 different countries.
- One of the UK's largest scholarship portfolios for international students.
Life in Nottingham
Located approximately 120 miles north of London (about 1.5 hours by train), Nottingham's central position and excellent transport links make it easily accessible.
Nottingham East Midlands Airport is a 40-minute bus ride from the University and provides low-cost international and domestic flights, making it easy for students to explore more of Europe while studying at Nottingham.
Nottingham is a lively city, with a characteristically British history. Forever linked to the legend of Robin Hood, Nottingham boasts streets of Georgian terraces and historic buildings, as well as cutting-edge examples of modern architecture. Cafe bars, restaurants, theatres, galleries and museums add to the city's varied art scene.
The Lakeside Arts Centre, situated on University Park Campus, hosts performances, events and exhibitions throughout the year, while the Nottingham Playhouse and the Theatre Royal in the city centre welcome well-known performers from across the globe.
Nottingham was recently voted Britain's third-best shopping city, with well-known high street stores and designer brands sitting next to independent boutiques.
The city also has more sports facilities per head than anywhere else in Europe. The National Ice Centre, Trent Bridge Cricket Ground and The National Water Sports Centre are among some of the best sporting facilities in the UK.
Outside of the city you can explore Sherwood Forest (home of Robin Hood and his Merry Men), or take in stunning views of the English countryside at the Peak District National Park.