University of Nottingham
The University of Nottingham (a partner in the U21 network) is one of the most popular universities in the UK and has a strong reputation for excellence in teaching and research. It is a medium sized university with over 30,000 students, including over 7,500 international students.
A wide range of quality courses in Arts, Law and Social Sciences, Science (including Agriculture and Food Science) and Engineering are available to Exchange students.
The campuses are ~3 miles from the city centre and are easily accessible by busses from each campus.
Partner university's areas of study
Notes on Language of Instruction
International students who are nationals from countries not listed on the UK Border Agencies list of majority English speaking countries will have to submit TOEFL or ILETS scores. International students who graduated Secondary School from a country on the UK Border Agency list can provide a copy of the diploma/certificate in lieu of test scores.
ELIGIBILITY + TIMING
Who can go?
Exchange students can take coursework in most areas of study. Students must have a minimum of 70% cumulative average of above to attend this partnership. Please research applicable course restrictions on the University of Nottingham's exchange website. Law: When applying to Go Global, UBC-V Law students must select 'University of Nottingham-LAW' on their Go Global application. If you are interested in applying the following Schools/Departments, you should apply to Go Global's first round deadline: Nottingham University Business School, School of English, Department of Architecture and Built Environment, Department of Culture, and Film and Media
UN semester 1: Mid September to Mid January**
UN semester 2: Mid January to late June
**Students cannot return to UBC for term 2 (alternative assessment only available for law students)
Course equivalency formula
Nottingham credits divided by 4 = UBC credits
Credit transfer process
The transfer credit process takes approximately 16 weeks following each submission deadline. You should allow sufficient time to meet important deadlines that may affect you (e.g., application for graduation, registration in courses that require prerequisites that you took on exchange, entry to a major/honours program, etc.)
* Students who have special requirements or require academic accommodation should contact a Go Global advisor regarding their needs at least six weeks prior to the application deadline.
Type of Go Global Experiences
Course information and restrictions
Limited coursework for the following programs: Biomedical Sciences, Business, Built Environment (Architecture), English Studies, Medical School, Music, Pharmacy, and Psychology
Students who are applying for the Spring Semester (January/Term 2 start) for a school with limited course availablity (please see above) should note that they need to apply in the previous May in order to have a chance of being allocated modules --- please speak with your Go Global advisor about this.
Module Registration Students are not able to register for modules prior to arrival in Nottingham. Module registration takes place in person once a student has arrived in Nottingham. Students need to visit relevant Schools and Departments in person on arrival in Nottingham in order to register for modules. Information will be given to students regarding this process at the compulsory orientation meeting at the start of the semester.
Students are advised to select a number of alternative modules in advance of arrival at application stage in case their first choices are not available. Please remember that availability of places on modules is limited and some modules may already be fully subscribed.
Once students are registered for modules it is not normally possible for the module to be removed from the student’s record.
Full course load information
Students are required to undertake a full time course of study for one or two semesters. Modules are normally worth 10-20 credits each. The average full time workload is 60 Nottingham credits in one semester and 120 credits over two semesters in one year. 50 credits is the minimum full-time workload in one semester
Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university
Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 3 years. If you don't see a course you need listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while on exchange.
* Areas of study at partner universities are subject to change. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partners' websites for additional course information.
15 credits or equivalent full-time program fee per term, paid to UBC. Some exceptions may apply.
Scholarships + awards
The Go Global award $1000
All students accepted to Go Global for Exchange, Research Abroad, or Study Abroad programs are automatically considered for this award. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you'll be notified of your award after you're accepted to Go Global and after you get nominated to apply to the partner university.
Students who are eligible for awards may receive one UBC or UBC-affiliated international learning award. If you're eligible, you are always offered the highest-value award. Unless stated otherwise, you need to meet eligibility criteria set out by the University Senate regarding awards.
Information for US students
If you are a student from the United States, please check the US Department of Education Lookup Tool to ensure that any partner institution you wish to attend on Exchange is Title IV ‘eligible’ forFederal Student Aid for the year in which you intend to study there. For institutions outside of the US, select “Foreign Country” from the “State” dropdown menu.
If you attend an eligible institution, then you may receive Title IV federal student loans while on Exchange.
If you attend an ineligible institution:
- You will not be eligible for US federal student loans,
- You may invalidate any US student aid you have previously received for your studies at UBC,
- You may be required to immediately begin repaying your US student loans, and
- You may not be eligible for any future US student aid for the remainder of your studies at UBC.
Types of accommodation available
Halls of residence are available on each campus: catered halls on University Park and Jubilee Campus and part-catered halls on Sutton Bonington campus. The vast majority of rooms are for single occupancy; there is limited availability for shared rooms.
Self-catered accommodation (shared flats) is available close to the University Park campus (Broadgate Park) and the Jubilee Campus (Raleigh Park and St Peter’s Court).
Private rented accommodation is available in the neighbouring districts of Beeston and Lenton.
Exchange students are guaranteed university-allocated accommodation if they apply by the applicable deadline.
Please see www.nottingham.ac.uk/nh/students/ for information on university catered accommodation and third party self-catered accommodation including costs and virtual tours. Students must be formally accepted to study at the University of Nottingham and have a Nottingham student ID number in order to apply for accommodation.
Private rented accommodation
Unipol provides an off-campus housing office on the University Park campus and can provide advice and information for students who wish to live in the private sector. Students can search the Unipol database of available properties.
Students who wish to live in private rented accommodation are advised to arrive in Nottingham around 2 weeks prior to the start of their study period and should secure temporary accommodation prior to entering the UK
One semester students who wish to live in private rented accommodation should be aware that they may be charged Council Tax of up to £200.
Information subject to change.