A very student-centric city, Nottingham is brimming with life and offers so much to do that it is nearly impossible to ever be bored. 

NTU, recognized as among the best universities for teaching and learning in the U.K., offers an expansive choice of programs for study abroad students across several departments including social sciences, business, law, architecture, humanities, and art/design.

Recognized as a top university for outstanding student support, you will feel well taken care of on this program.  

There is truly a society for everyone at NTU – from hula-hooping, to Darts, to Formula 1, you are sure to find the perfect way to meet other students with common interests by joining one of the over 130 campus clubs.


Nottingham is a hub of arts and culture – visit the Theatre Royal, Nottingham Playhouse, and Nottingham Contemporary to soak up all this world-class city has to offer. And don't forget about the famous past inhabitants: novelist D.H. Lawrence, the poet Lord Byron, and Robin Hood! 


If you like to be at the heart of things, then you will love living in popular Sandby Hall. Classes, university facilities, shops, bars, and nightlife will be right at your doorstep. You will also enjoy a single room with plenty of storage space and your own bathroom.  


Nottingham is Britain's culinary capital with more cafes, restaurants, and bars per square mile than anywhere else in the U.K. Feast on local specialties like Stilton cheese, pork pies, and Bramley apples or check out the independent food scene by visiting artisan coffee roasteries, tapas bars, and high-end restaurants. If staying in is more your style, you will have access to a shared kitchen and dining area in the residence hall. We recommend budgeting £150 per month for groceries and eating out. 


NTU has a team of Student Exchange Buddies who have a great understanding of what it is like to be a new student at a new university. You can expect to meet these buddies around campus, including on city tours, in the Global Lounge (a social spot to connect with peers from around the world), and at welcome sessions.  


Two hours from London and three hours from Scotland – Nottingham is ideally situated in the center of the U.K. and is easily accessible by road, rail, and air. Nottingham also has an outstanding bus and tram network with a range of travel deals and discounts for students. 


As the winner of the “Outstanding Support for Students” Award, NTU offers many services to help you live your best life while abroad. These include services to address your health and wellbeing, Student Services Centres to help you get the most out of university life, disability services for those who may need special accommodation, support for students with individual needs, including parents and transgender students, and Students' Union which gives you access to gyms, coffee shops, and more.  


There are lots of ways to give back to the community while at NTU. Volunteer opportunities are abundant in places like gardens, charity shops, and classrooms, and it is a fantastic way to get to know locals and make a difference!  

What We Love About Nottingham 

Nottingham is home to many fabulous annual festivals, including the Festival of the Horse, the Robin Hood Festival (where you can walk through Sherwood Forest while pretending to be a character from an English folklore), the Goose Fair, and the Nottingham Comedy Festival

See ISEP Direct budget and estimated expenses 

Program Website

Course Description

Nottingham Trent’s teaching and learning is ranked among the best in the UK and many of their programs are internationally recognized.  The chart below represents some of the more common classes students have taken while studying abroad at NTU, but don’t let these limit your class choices! Options are available in Animal, Rural & Environmental Sciences; Art and Design; Law; Social Sciences; and others. 

Credits Earned

Students who complete the program in good standing can expect to take at least 60 UK credits which ISEP recommends is the equivalent of 15 U.S. Credit Hours. Each class (module) is generally about 10-20 UK credits. 

If you use financial aid, please speak with a qualified financial aid advisor to understand your academic obligations and the requirements for using financial aid. 

Sample Classes Available: 


Visual & Performing Arts 







Social Sciences 


Animation Studies 


Political Communications and Society (Fall) 


Financial Management (Fall) 


Cultural Criminology 


Costume Design & Making: Explorations 


Self in Crisis: Power, Prejudice and Otherness (Spring) 


Managing Global Supply Chain (Spring) 


Environmental Sociology 


Visual and Professional Practice 


Media, Communication and Culture in Asia (Spring) 


Corporate Financial Analysis (Fall) 


The Global Politics of Postcolonialism (Fall) 


Narrative, Production and Audiences 


Language and Discrimination (Spring) 


Human Resource Development (Fall) 


Psychology in the Criminal Justice System 


Theatre Design Explorations 


Communication Disorders (Fall) 


International Business and Communication (Spring) 


Mental Health and Well-being 


Website for Course Availability

ISEP STUDENT SERVICES OFFICER Amanda Ewert 703-504-9986 | Thank you 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.


(in English)

Fields of Study

  • Agriculture

    Animal Sciences

  • Architecture

  • Biology:

    Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Biophysics Zoology/Animal Biology

  • Business: Recommended!

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

  • Communication: Recommended!

    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

  • 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:

    Business Law Criminology International Law

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences


  • Natural Resources/Conservation

    Environmental Science

  • Physical Sciences:

    Chemistry Forensic Chemistry Physics

  • Psychology:

    Behavioral Sciences Biopsychology Forensic Psychology

  • Social Sciences: Recommended!

    Geography Political Science and Government Sociology

  • Sports Studies:

    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

Students are required to submit an internal application following their placement which is required of the host institution. Instructions will be sent by the ISEP Host Coordinator by email.

Fields of study available on a case-by-case basis to students who match course requirements after transcript review:

Economics, Economics with Business, Economics with International Finance and Banking, Economics with Trade and Development

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, 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 with the ISEP application. Please contact NTU's ISEP Coordinator to discuss portfolio submission requirements.


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/Student Route 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.

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.

Special Needs Support

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

Other Academic Conditions

In addition to the sample classes above, NTU offers an expansive choice of classes (modules) for study abroad students across several departments: Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences 

• Architecture and the Built Environment (Academic Year students only) 

• Art and Design (Academic Year and Spring Semester students only) 

• Arts and Humanities 

• Business 

• Fine Art (Fall Semester only. Fall students are not able to return home until after exams are completed in January for this program)

• Law 

• Science and Technology (Academic Year students only) 

• Social Sciences 

Keep in mind that when choosing classes, it is important to take all of them from within the same department. The Arts and Humanities offers the most term-over-term flexibility with their class (module) offerings. Make the most of your study abroad experience while forging ahead with your home university degree requirements! 

Semester One (Fall Semester) Students: Students coming from North America should make a note of the term dates and consider that the examination period for Semester One extends into the start of January, overlapping with the start of Spring semester.  Class instruction ends in mid-December and students may return home at this time. However, students are required to complete their exams during the established exam period in January.  Students may make arrangements to take their exams from home, but are responsible for making all arrangements in advance and gathering materials required to take the exams during the established exam period. 

Students arrive: Last week of September, Last week of January

Classes start: Last week of September, Last week of January

Classes end: Third week of December, Last week of May

Exams: During January, During May

**Students are responsible for staying until the end of the semester and are advised not to leave before the final date of their semester exams. It may be possible to arrange to sit for remote exams - students should speak to their ISEP Student Services Officer for more details. However, please be advised that neither ISEP nor NTU can guarantee an early departure, and note that leaving early may result in a failing exam grade and/or forfeit of credit.

Nottingham Trent University also accepts the following Cambridge exams for English language proficiency:

-C2 Proficiency (formerly known as Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE)): 180 or above overall with minimum 162 in Reading, Writing, Listening & Speaking

-C1 Advanced (formerly known as Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)): 169 or above overall with minimum 162 in Reading, Writing, LIstening & Speaking

More information about accepted language proficiency scores can be found here. 

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