University of Nottingham (U21)


(Other campuses: Ningbo, China and Semenyih, Malaysia)

Approximate semester dates:

Semester 1 (Autumn Semester): September-January
Semester 2 (Spring Semester): January-June

Academic Calendar

Language of instruction: English
Full time load equivalent:

60 credits per semester

(For UQ students pre-approved to enrol in a reduced study load of only #6 units: The minimum full-time load at Nottingham is 50 credits) 


Fields of Study Available:

This is not an exclusive list of the Disciplines available.
Disciplines listed here can provide a full-time load of study.  
All other available courses can be found in the course catalogue.

Course Catalogue 2016/17

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

Select courses "Available to JYA/Erasmus students" indicated under "Targeted Students" on individual course profiles.


Humanities & Social Sciences:

American Studies
Art History
Contemporary Chinese Studies
Film & Media*
Film & Television Studies*
English Studies
European Studies
Theology & Religion
International Relations*
Social Policy
Modern Languages (Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish)

Sciences & Health Sciences:

Biomedical Sciences
Computer Science
Physics & Astronomy


Civil Engineering
Electrical & Electronic Engineering 
Materials & Manufacturing Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Business & Law:

Economics* (Not suitable for Economics majors matching compulsory or advanced Economics courses)


 *: See restrictions below


Please note that the options listed on this webpage should be used as a guide only. Additional discipline areas may be available. For current information about fields of study, course selection and language proficiency requirements, please check the host university's website.

Restricted Fields of Study:
  • Chemical & Environmental Engineering courses are not available for exchange students.
  • 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, others courses offered by the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (including Medicine, Nursing and Physiotherapy) are not open to exchange students.
  • *Economics courses very limited

Minimum GPA of 5.0

For students planning to study at Nottingham in UQ Semester 1 (January - June): Early UQ Abroad 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 UQ Abroad by the October deadline in the year before your exchange, whether you plan to study in September in the same year or in January in the following year.

Music: Those who wish to do performance classes will be charged an additional fee.

Undergraduate Architecture places no longer available. 

Approximate living expenses:

GBP 10,000  per year
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Living expenses breakdown

Additional information:

Single-semester and full-year exchanges available

Postgraduate courses not available.

Guaranteed university accommodation (conditions apply)

Main University Park Campus and Jubilee Campus are linked by free hopper bus service 

You must attend a compulsory orientation meeting on arrival at Nottingham. 



- The 330-acre University Park Campus is one of the largest and most beautiful campuses in the UK. It is a short bus/bike ride from the city centre.

- The University of Nottingham is the first UK university to open overseas campuses - in China and Malaysia - as part of its global plan.

- Visit Sherwood Forest and Nottingham Castle while you are there! The two places are historically associated with the Legend of Robin Hood. Don't miss the Robin Hood Pageant in October or the Robin Hood Festival in August! (Note: Robin Hood Airport is actually in Doncaster closer to Sheffield than Nottingham.)


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