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Congratulations on accepting your offer!

We’re looking forward to welcoming you to the University of Nottingham International College. This page contains all the documents and forms you need. There are 3 things you need to do before your arrival in Nottingham:

  1. Choose and book your accommodation.
  2. Prepare for your visa credibility interview (if applicable).
  3. Prepare for your arrival and give us your arrival details.

1. Your accommodation

At the University of Nottingham International College, we provide modern, secure student housing. Our great-value accommodation packages provide the ideal environment for studying and enjoying student life. We guarantee you accommodation when you book before the accommodation deadline.

Your pathway course start monthYour accommodation guarantee date*
January 20201 December 2019
March 20201 January 2020
April 20201 March 2020
June 20201 May 2020
July 20201 June 2020

Accommodation guides for pathway courses starting between January 2020 and July 2020

Accommodation guides for pathway courses starting between September 2020 and July 2021

2. Your visa credibility interview

When applying for a UK study visa, some students will have a credibility interview. This is so UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) can be sure that you are a genuine student.

View a list of sample questions here, plus tips for answering them to the best of your ability.

  • Foundation Certificate details and module information

    Course and module information

    During the interview, you will also be asked about your chosen pathway course. It is important that you become familiar with the relevant course structure and module information, which you can find below.

  • Pre-Master's details and module information

    Key facts

    Preparation for…Undergraduate-level study in the UK
    LevelRegulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) Level 3
    Course contentA selection of:

    - English language and academic skills modules
    - Projects related to your area of study
    - Subjects related to your degree
    Hours per weekThe number of hours per week will vary during your Foundation Certificate, but on average you will have 16-24 hours per week of class contact time.
    Progressing to universityTo progress to your chosen university, you will need to achieve a certain academic score and English language score in your Foundation Certificate. You also might be asked to submit a specific piece of work or attend an interview.

    Any requirements for your degree choice will be detailed on your offer letter.

    What will I learn on a Foundation Certificate?

    On your Foundation Certificate, you will learn how to:

    • Understand and demonstrate basic knowledge in your chosen subject
    • Successfully use English to communication in speech and writing, using subject-specific terminology
    • Create structured arguments using a broad range of academic resources
    • Develop your confidence as an independent learner, in preparation for your future studies

     

    What modules will I study?

    Foundation Certificate subjects for degree entry in September 2020
    Business, Law and Social Sciences (including Arts and Humanities)
    Engineering and Physical Sciences*
    Science

    *taught and delivered by the University of Nottingham’s Faculty of Engineering at its Advanced Manufacturing Building on the Jubilee Campus

    Where can I find out more about my degree and university?

    Visit our Degree Finder, locate your degree and click through to learn more on the University of Nottingham website.

  • Pre-Doctorate details and module information

    Key facts

    Preparation for…Postgraduate-level study in the UK
    LevelCommon European Framework of Reference (CEFR) Level B2
    Course contentA selection of:

    - English language and academic skills modules
    - Research project related to your area of study
    - Subjects related to your degree
    Hours per weekThe number of hours per week will vary during your Pre-Master's, but on average you will have 16-20 hours per week of class contact time.
    Progressing to universityTo progress to your chosen university, you will need to achieve a certain academic score and English language score in your Pre-Master's. You also might be asked to submit a specific piece of work or attend an interview.

    Any requirements for your degree choice will be detailed on your offer letter.

    What will I learn on a Pre-Master’s course?

    On your Pre-Master’s course, you will learn how to:

    • Research key topics in your intended master’s degree subject area
    • Develop project management skills to successfully prepare for university study
    • Communicate your work to different audiences, in speech and writing
    • Access suitable resources, including primary and secondary information
    • Create structured arguments by using critical analysis

     

    What modules will I study?

    Pre-Master's subjects for degree entry in September 2020
    Business, Law and Social Sciences
    Science and Engineering

    Where can I find out more about my degree and university?

    Visit our Degree Finder, locate your degree and click through to learn more on the University of Nottingham website.

Key facts

Preparation for…Doctoral level studies in the UK
LevelCommon European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) Level B2
Programme ContentThe Pre-Doctorate contains 3 core modules:

- Research Proposal Design: develop a research topic, understand data collection methods and plan a viable proposal for your doctorate

- The Doctoral Candidate: explore the key skills required for doctoral study, learn what makes a successful application and consider your future career

- Academic Skills and Communication: become familiar with key terminology, develop your written and spoken critical thinking and understand your subject specialism
Hours per weekThe number of hours per week will vary during your programme, but on average you will have 18-22 hours per week of class contact time.

In addition to class contact time, you will have meetings with teachers to support your learning, improve your research skills and help you prepare for your doctoral application and interview.
Progressing to universityOnce you have successfully completed your Pre-Doctorate, you are guaranteed an interview with a potential supervisor from the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Nottingham.

Any requirements for your degree choice will be detailed on your offer letter.

What will I learn on a Pre-Doctorate course?

On your Pre-Doctorate, you will learn how to…

    • Design, plan and write a successful research proposal
    • Explore codes of practice and ethical issues
    • Use key terminology associated with your field of study
    • Discuss academic issues and current research
    • Develop a range of research techniques, so you can analyse, interpret and evaluate a wide range of information

 

Where can I find out more information?

Visit the Pre-Doctorate course page to learn more.

3. Your arrival details

Our arrivals team can meet you at the airport and take you directly to your accommodation. Even if you plan to find your own transportation from the airport, it is important that you complete our pre-arrival form to notify us of your arrival details.

Are you ready for enrolment? Read our pre-arrival guide to prepare for your arrival and ensure you have everything you need.

Welcome Week

Before your classes start, there’s Welcome Week at the College. This is a series of fun activities and practical advice, so you can meet other students, get to know the local area, and settle in quickly.

We strongly recommend to you take part in all of Welcome Week, so that you have the best possible start here!