Nottingham Trent University is one of the largest universities in the U.K. We have approximately 27,000 students (HESA 2014 / 15) and have invested £350 million since 2003 across our three campuses to create an inspiring learning environment.

NTU is one of the most sustainable universities in the world and we have been awarded Green Flags for our Brackenhurst and Clifton campuses. We offer great employment prospects to students at all levels. 94% of our graduates and 95% of our postgraduates are employed or engaged in further study six months after leaving (according to DLHE undergraduate and postgraduate survey results 2014 / 15).

A massive 93% of our students would recommend studying at NTU (National Student Survey 2016). We’re ranked in the top 20 universities in the UK for our teaching quality (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016). Our enthusiastic, experienced staff work hard to provide the best learning experience possible.

We're proud of the quality of student experience we provide – we're committed to ensuring that your time living and learning in Nottingham is everything it should be. We welcome students and staff from over 160 countries, and we’ve got 200 partner institutions in 35 countries.

Nottingham is a world-class student destination, with its thriving arts scene and top shopping, international sports facilities and award-winning nightlife. According to the 2015 Natwest Student Living Index, it’s also the UK’s third most cost-effective student city.


ISEP Students will be accommodated in Sandby Hall, a local student dormitory with 24-hr security and a cleaning service. Students are able to travel by bus to NTU campuses. Please note that an additional process is required to sign up for housing.


ISEP Exchange students will receive a meal stipend based on the cost of living for students in Nottingham, which they can use to purchase groceries and cook meals in shared facilities. This stipend is only issued after students open a UK bank account and provide this information to their host coordinator. Students arriving earlier due to differences in School start dates will receive additional funds.

ISEP Direct students do not receive meal benefits and will be expected to use their own funds for meals.  

All ISEP students will be expected to budget for their meals accordingly, and can ask their ISEP Student Services Officer for tips, as well as check out ISEP's resources for Budgeting for Study Abroad.

Course Description

Please note that students should choose modules from the same academic department for their term abroad. Students will take courses within programs in one of the following academic departments:

*Full Year programs are only available on ISEP Direct.

Animal, Rural & Environmental Sciences - Full Year, SM 1&2* 

Art & Design - Full Year & SM 2 only*- creative portfolio required (BA Hons Fine Art only open to Full Year - creative portfolio required). Please note that students interested in SM1 cannot leave early (before winter break).

Nottingham Business School - Full Year, SM 1&2*

Nottingham Law School - Full Year or SM 2 only*

School of Architecture and the Built Environment - Full Year students only* -creative portfolio required

School of Arts and Humanities - Full Year, SM 1&2*

School of Science and Technology - Full Year students only*

School of Social Sciences - Full Year, SM 1&2*

As most exchange students enter Year 2 of a program at NTU, we require that applicants have some basic coursework in the subject area - this coursework must be indicated on the student's transcript. NTU ISEP Coordinator will review a transcript along with home course content to ensure the student meets pre-requisites for year 2 modules. Unlike the American university system, at NTU you cannot generally study across programs or departments. For students interested in a broad offering, the department of Arts & Humanities is recommended - ISEP students can mix and match from the modules.

Website for Course Availability

ISEP STUDENT SERVICES OFFICER Honorah Maggio 703-504-9989 | Thanks for your interest in ISEP Study Abroad! I’m your Student Services Officer and main point of contact here at ISEP. As you search for programs, I'll be available to answer any questions you might have. Feel free to contact me at any point in your search process for help, tips or advice.

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Fields of Study

  • Agriculture:

    Animal Sciences Equine Studies

  • Architecture

  • Biology:

    Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Biophysics Zoology/Animal Biology

  • Business: Recommended!

    Accounting Business Management Economics Entrepreneurship Finance International Business/Trade/Commerce Marketing

  • Communication:

    Digital Communication and Media Intercultural Communication Journalism Mass Communication/Media Studies Radio and Television

  • Computer and Information Sciences

    Computer Applications Programming

  • Construction Trades

    Furniture Design and Manufacturing

  • Education

    Early Childhood Education

  • Engineering

    Civil Engineering

  • English Language and Literature:

    English Literature (British and Commonwealth) Writing

  • History

    History, Other

  • Human Services

    Social Work

  • International/Global Studies:

    International Relations and Affairs Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution

  • Law/Criminal Justice: Recommended!

    Business Law Criminology International Law

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences


  • Natural Resources/Conservation

    Environmental Science

  • Physical Sciences:

    Chemistry Forensic Chemistry Physics

  • Psychology: Recommended!

    Behavioral Sciences Biopsychology Forensic Psychology

  • Social Sciences:

    Geography Political Science and Government Sociology

  • Sports Studies: Recommended!

    Kinesiology and Exercise Science Sport and Fitness Management Sports Studies

  • Visual and Performing Arts: Recommended!

    Design and Visual Communications Directing and Theatrical Production Fashion/Apparel Design Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts Film Studies Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other Graphic Design Industrial and Product Design Interior Design Photography Technical Theatre Design and Technology

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
  • TOEFL iBT Score: 62
  • TOEFL Writing Score: 19
  • TOEFL Reading Score: 10
  • TOEFL Listening Score: 9
  • TOEFL Speaking Score: 17
  • IELTS Score: 6.5
  • IELTS Writing Score: 5.5
  • IELTS Reading Score: 5.5
  • IELTS Listening Score: 5.5
  • IELTS Speaking Score: 5.5

Special Application Instructions

Fields of study CLOSED to ISEP Students:

Courses in the School of Education, Social Work and Health and Social Care, Furniture and Product Design, Product Design, European Law, Law Senior Status, Economics, Economics with Business, Economics with International Finance and Banking, Economics with Trade and Development, Accounting and Finance, International Business (with French), International Business (with German), International Business (with Spanish), Business Management (One Year In-Company), Business Management (Two Year In-Company), Management and Leadership, Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship. Students who request courses in these fields will not be considered for placement at this institution. 

There is limited availability for student placements in Chemistry, Biosciences, Equine Sports Science, and Equestrian Psychology and Sports Science. 

Acceptance of ISEP students into the Broadcasting and Journalism would need to be by special agreement as courses are only open for students with appropriate prior learning. In addition, the number of places available on equipment dependent courses in the department can vary.

Nottingham Business School (NBS) can only offer modules from Year 2 and students cannot mix and match amongst courses (majors), it must be from one course. The exception to this is the Spring Semester where we offer 7 modules which are a range of modules from the courses on offer. Students must have studied 50% Business related modules and completed at least one year’s worth of study to be accepted by NBS (official transcript will be required). International Business is available for full year and semester 1 students only.

All Nottingham Law School courses are restricted to year-long or semester 2 exchange, interested student must have completed an introduction to law or law courses at home institution, prerequisites apply to year 2 and year 3 modules.

Study in the School of Science and Technology and in the School of Architecture and the Built Environment is limited to year-long exchange only. 

School of Art & Design and the School of Architecture & the Built Environment are only open for students with appropriate prior learning. Creative portfolio and letter of motivation needs to be submitted along with the student's application. Please contact NTU's ISEP Coordinator to discuss portfolio submission requirements.

Special Needs Support

  • Mental Health
  • Mobility
  • Hearing
  • Visual
  • Speech
  • Learning

Other Academic Conditions

Students coming from America/Canada should make a note of NTU term dates and consider that the examination period for Semester One will impact on their return to their home institution for Semester Two. The official end of Semester One at Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is the end of January, however as we understand that Semester 2 in your home country starts at the beginning of January, we will allow you to leave at the end of the Term One (in mid-December).

Please note that the Christmas Break at NTU is mid-December through early January. If you do leave before the Christmas break then please bear in mind that you will miss the last three weeks of classes from early to late January, and you should contact your NTU module leaders for information on any work that you miss. If you choose NTU Module (class) that finishes with exam you will also not be present at NTU for the exams which take place during the last week of the semester, and you will therefore need to make arrangements to sit your exams at your home university. NTU cannot guarantee that if a student chooses to leave before the end of the exchange semester that they will be able to facilitate an overseas examination for the affected modules. There may be a charge involved in any overseas exams requests.

Further information on what you need to do to set up these arrangements will be emailed to you when the exam timetables are released.


Please review our NTU English language requirements for both EU students/ international students joining NTU for one semester, as well as the English language requirements for international students joining NTU for one year (Tier 4 visa holders) prior to application. It is possible for students with a 6.0 overall IELTS score to still be considered, depending on the School they are applying to. Please check with your ISEP Student Advisor prior to applying.

Please note that UK Visas and Immigration will not accept TOEFL as proof of English ability for any student visa application.

**Students are responsible for staying until the end of the semester and may not leave before the final date of their semester exams. Neither ISEP nor NTU can guarantee an early departure; leaving early may result in a failing exam grade and/or forfeit of credit.

PASSPORT: All students must have a valid passport to participate in this program. If you do not have a valid passport, we suggest you start the application process as soon as possible.

VISA/RESIDENCE PERMIT: Most students attending this program will be required to obtain a visa/residence permit. For more information on the process and estimated cost, please review the ISEP Country Handbook here.

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