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Nottingham, United Kingdom (Outgoing Program)
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University of Nottingham
Location: Nottingham
Year established: 1881
Student population: 33,200 (8,900 international students)
The University of Nottingham has a global reputation for academic excellence, pioneering research and employability, with “internationalisation” is at the heart of all of its activities. Students from more than 150 countries study at Nottingham's award-winning campuses which is ranked in the top 100 universities worldwide and the top 15 in the UK by the QS World University Rankings 2019. It was one of the founding members of Universities 21 (U21), the leading international network of research-intensive universities and is a member of the Russell Group of elite UK Universities ranked in the top 1 per cent of universities worldwide. 
The University of Nottingham was the first University in the UK to establish overseas campuses in both China and Malaysia – reflecting their pioneering spirit and global outlook. Among its most famous alumni are the writer D.H. Lawrence, the current Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and microbiologist Milton Wainwright.
Unique Characteristics
The university has an extensive selection of subjects and academic departments within its major faculties of Arts, Engineering, Medical and Health Sciences, Science and Social Science. In keeping with its global policy it offers courses ranging from Russian, Slavonic, Portuguese and Latin American Studies.
With a huge student population, Nottingham is one of the most vibrant cities in the UK. The city boasts a variety of shops, restaurants, bars, theatres, galleries, music venues, parks and sports facilities, as well as local sights such as Nottingham Castle, Wollaton Hall and Sherwood Forest. There are festivals throughout the year, including many cultural events such as Chinese New Year, Holi, Eid, Diwali, a Christmas market and a Caribbean Carnival. Nottingham's central location and excellent transport connections also make it easy to reach London and other cities across the UK.


Academic Information

Units of Study 
Browse the University of Nottingham's Online Module Catalogue for available units of study. 

Subject Area/s: 

Arts and Social Sciences







Information Technology


The University of Nottingham is an ideal destination for Agriculture students.

Exclusions: Law (via faculty-agreement), Medicine and Health Sciences (except Biomedical Sciences).
A full time load of education units cannot be taken. Design students cannot study Architecture. 

The following departments only available for exchange in semester 2 (July semester): 
- Department of Architecture and Built Environment
- Nottingham University Business School
- School of Chemistry
- Department of Culture, Film and Media
- School of English
- School of Law
- School of Physics
- School of Politics and International Relations
Teaching Periods
Autumn Semester: September-January
Spring Semester: January-June

Credit (Full-Time Load/Semester)

University of Sydney

Host University


60 credits

The above full-time load is indicative only.
Applications for academic credit are assessed by the relevant University of Sydney faculty/department based on: study load, contact hours, assessment requirements and level of study.

Grading System
I (First class honours) =  70%+
IIi (Upper Second Class Honours)    = 60% - 69%
IIii (Lower Second Class Honours)   = 50% - 59%
III (Third Class Honours) = 40% - 49%

Transcripts Issued by Partner
Transcripts are posted directly to the University of Sydney six weeks after the conclusion of the assessment period, subject to your marks being officially uploaded by your host school.



Language of Instruction
Classes at the host university are taught in English.
Language Requirements
Non-native speakers of English will need to demonstrate that they meet the language requirements.

UK Nottingham Wollaton Hall


What is the host city like?
Nottingham's boasts a variety of shops, restaurants, bars, theatres, galleries, music venues, parks and sports facilities, as well as local sights such as Nottingham Castle, Wollaton Hall and Sherwood Forest. Find out more information about Nottingham here.

The University of Nottingham make sure all your needs are provided for so that arranging accommodation before you arrive and settling in to a new place is as easy and hassle-free as possible. Their accommodation is purpose-built and you will have everything you need right where you need it – from laundry and kitchen facilities to bike storage, and all the accommodation is either on or within easy walking distance from campus. Find out more about the accommodation options at Nottingham here
Cost of Living
The University of Nottingham is the UK's second most affordable university according to research by HSBC bank based on student accommodation, transport and living expenses. Use Nottingham's guide to estimate living expenses associated with studying overseas.

Students are required to obtain health insurance valid during their exchange.


Useful Information

For Exchange/International Students
Specific information for exchange students provided by the University of Nottingham.
Semester/Term Dates
Access the University’s academic calendar here.
Nottingham holds a free Welcome Programme for international students prior to the start of semester where you can meet other students, staff and become familiar with the campus. 

Support Services 
A range of specialist support services are available to students at the University of Nottingham including counselling, accessibility - academic and disability supporthealth services and more.

Information from the University of Nottingham.
Information from the United Kingdom Visas and Immigration.

UK Nottingham Townhall

Student Experiences

Cecilia Li
Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics), Semester 2, 2015

Host City Highlights
Nottingham is a really beautiful and interesting city with a lot of history behind it. Some of my favourite places and events were Wollaton Hall and Deer Park (it was where Batman: The Dark Knight Rises was filmed!), Nottingham Castle, The Old Jerusalem Inn (England's oldest pub), Old Market Square (where many markets and festivals are held; my favourite being the Nottingham Christmas Markets), the Nottingham Goose Fair as well as the city's Bonfire Night. The city also has a lot of nightclubs and bars, offering many student deals.

Uni Life
Students participate in clubs and societies, and many of them also participate in sport since Nottingham has the second highest number of sports clubs of any university in the UK. I found most of my friends through classes or in my hall - hall committees organise socials and formal dinners which are great for making friends.

There was generally less contact hours in my classes at Nottingham compared to my classes in Sydney. There were no timetabled tutorials, so they expected students to engage in more independent work. Most of my courses were assessed by 100% final exam or close to it. Since I took senior maths and computer science subjects, the size of my classes were quite small, usually around 30 people.  

The local specialty is fish and chips with mushy peas (don't try it in a hall though, buy it from a shop), and enjoy tea and scones with a local. Some of my favourite places to eat and drink in Nottingham were Annie's Burger Shack, Baa Bar and The Cookie Lounge. Also, if you live in a catered hall anywhere in the UK, be prepared for a lot of potatoes.

*Catered Hall - I lived in a catered hall because it was on campus and I thought it was more convenient getting to class. All the rooms in catered halls are single rooms, but it is very easy to meet others (just knock on your neighbour's door and say hi).
*Self-Catered Hall - You can also choose to live in self-catered halls organised by the university, but technically they aren't on campus.
*Private rental - You can also choose to rent privately (join the Nottingham Erasmus/Internationals Facebook group).

Money Matters
Food and accommodation during the semester was covered by one upfront payment to the catered hall (approx. £2500-3000). I set aside about $10 000 for travelling and fun stuff during my exchange period which I definitely used up. I didn't work while studying (and wouldn't recommend it unless you are really struggling financially).

Getting Around
Transport getting into the city is very easy; bus trips cost £1 each way, trams cost about £2 each way (or £1 if you have a MANGO card) and the UoN Student Union has an agreement with a company called DG Taxi's, giving UoN students access to cheaper flat-rate taxi fares that you can split between groups. There are also free university buses that take you between campuses.

There is a one month break between Term 1 and Term 2 (which is all still part of Semester 1) that gives exchange students an opportunity to travel around Europe. Since Nottingham isn't too far away from major airports such as those in London, Manchester and Birmingham, it is also easy to go and visit other countries every other weekend if you wish. If you plan ahead, you can get cheap deals with Ryanair, Easyjet or any other budget airline. You can even fly to Dublin from East Midlands airport (the closest airport to Nottingham) for £10 with Ryanair.

Top Tips
I would recommend buying your own bedding and be adequately prepared for the cold (especially if you are coming during the Autumn semester)... it snowed a few times while I was at university, and Nottingham isn't even in the North of the UK!

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