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University of Nottingham

The University of Nottingham is a public research university in Nottingham. It was founded as University College Nottingham in 1881 and was granted a royal charter in 1948. The University of Nottingham belongs to the elite research-intensive Russell Group association. University College Nottingham students received their degrees from the University of London. However, in 1948, the University was granted its Royal Charter, which endowed it with university status and gave it the power to confer degrees in its own name as The University of Nottingham.

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The overview

The main things you need to know about studying at the University of Nottingham.

  • Rankings

    In the 2024 Complete University Guide national rankings, Nottingham placed 1st for building, 3rd for American studies, and 5th for veterinary medicine. 17 subjects were ranked in the top ten. It ranks 130th in the World University Rankings for 2024.

  • Employability

    University of Nottingham has ranked top ten for employability for seven years running. Graduates are consistently targeted by leading employers, giving your career the best possible start. 

    • 96.5% of undergraduate students were in employment or further study six months after graduation
    • 96.6% of postgraduate students were in employment or further study six months after graduation
  • Fees

    Fees for UK and EU students are £9,250 per year with the fees for international students varying between £20,500 and £27,200 depending on the course, full list.

  • Bursaries

    The University of Nottingham offers a wide range of bursaries and scholarships. These funds can provide you with an additional source of non-repayable financial help of up to £7,500 per year. More details.


There are 15 halls located either on or near to each of the three campuses: University Park, Jubilee and Sutton Bonington. With a variety of different options such as being catered (University Park, Jubilee Campuses) or self-catered.

Students' Union

The University of Nottingham Students' Union is heavily involved with providing student activities at the university and has more than 190 student societies affiliated to it. A further 76 clubs are affiliated to the Students' Union's Sports Committee. Nottingham participates yearly in the Varsity Series, several sporting events between the students and staff of the university and traditional rivals Nottingham Trent University with a student newspaper Impact is published regularly during term time.

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Famous for

Over the years, the University of Nottingham has taught a number of outstanding students who have gone on to become Nobel prize winners, leading scientists, politicians, novelists and Olympic gold medallists. They include the novelist DH Lawrence, the sixth Prime Minister of Malaysia Dato Seri Najib Razak, and former head of the secret intelligence service Sir John Sawers.


Experts from the Universities of Nottingham, Dundee and Edinburgh, along with Public Health England, will build the infrastructure for CO-CONNECT, a £4million UK-wide initiative to support research into the COVID-19 antibody response, by connecting COVID-19 data derived from patient blood samples. Full details.

Accommodation for Students says

"In the heart of the country, Nottingham has great links to the rest of the UK, and is renowned for student living. There’s a reason why almost 50,000 students choose to call this place home for three years".

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