Study in Nottingham


Location of Nottingham

Nottingham is a city in central England’s Midlands region. It’s known for its role in the Robin Hood legend and for the hilltop Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery, rebuilt many times since the medieval era. In the Lace Market area, once the center of the world’s lace industry, the Galleries of Justice Museum has crime-related exhibits. Wollaton Hall is an ornate Elizabethan mansion with gardens and a deer park

Why Nottingham for students

1.      We’re home to 60,000 students

Our city bustles with students – we’re home to two major universities, attracting over 60,000 students to the city.

In fact, we have one of the youngest populations of any major UK city. Nottingham is currently the second youngest core city, with more under 30s than any other except Manchester (figures from Nottingham City Council, 2017).at the Glee Club

2.      We know how to have a laugh

Nottingham is home to some really great comedy clubs – Glee Club and Just the Tonic attract big-name and up-and-coming comics.

Larger venues like the Motorpoint Arena, Theatre Royal and Nottingham Playhouse are also great comedy destinations. Previous acts have included Lee Evans, Sarah Millican, and Michael the castle for great views over the city

3.      We’re a cultured lot

If you like a spot of theatre, get your fix at the Theatre Royal or Nottingham Playhouse. Nottingham is also home to a number of exhibition spaces, such as Nottingham Contemporary – one of the UK’s most exciting art galleries. If you’re a bit of a history buff, explore the famous Nottingham Castle or take a trip to Wollaton Hall – the location used as Wayne Manor in The Dark Knight Rises.

Make sure you grab a copy of Nottingham’s Left Lionmagazine to keep up to date with gig and culture listings.

Best universities in Nottingham

University of Nottingham;

  • Arts
  • Engineering
  • Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Science
  • Social Sciences


  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Excellence Scholarship
  • Australia Undergraduate High Achiever Prize (School Specific)
  • Bellerbys College Undergraduate High Achiever Prize
  • Bilborough College Undergraduate High Achiever Prize
  • Bosworth Independent College Undergraduate High Achiever Prize
  • Cambridge Tutors College Undergraduate High Achiever Prize
  • Canada Undergraduate High Achiever Prize (School Specific)
  • CAPE Undergraduate High Achiever Prize
  • Pakistan Undergraduate High Achiever Prize (School Specific)


Nottingham Trent University

  • Accounting, finance and economics
  • Animal, equine and wildlife
  • Architecture and civil engineering
  • Art and design
  • Business, management and marketing
  • Computing, engineering, maths and other technologies
  • English, history and philosophy
  • Geography, horticulture and environment
  • Languages and linguistics
  • Law, criminology and justice
  • Media, journalism and communication
  • Politics and international studies
  • Property, construction and surveying
  • Psychology, sociology, health and social care
  • Sciences including sport sciences



  • International Undergraduate Full-Fee Scholarship
  • International Undergraduate Scholarships
  • International Scholarships
  • Sport Scholarships


Living expense in Nottingham

All first year undergraduates are guaranteed accommodation, subject to firm acceptance of the university’s offer and meeting the application deadline.

The University of Nottingham has 20 individual halls, each with their own identity and character, offering a vibrant and sociable environment, with both catered and self-catering options available.

Living away from home for the first time can be daunting. The university’s accommodation offers a secure and supportive environment. Each hall has a manager, a warden/deputy warden and tutors for confidential support, and 24-hour security for added peace of mind.

Second and third-year students can apply to return to any of the halls of residence, or can choose to move off campus into the local community, living near the university.

Accommodation Costs

Catered from £4,842 to £7,788 per year
Self-Catered from £4,312 to £7,324 per year

Student Life

City Population: 306,000

Student Population: 34,000

Nottingham is a dynamic county capital with big-city aspirations, fascinating historical sights and a buzzing music and club scene thanks to its spirited student population.

The city offers year-round events and activities for everyone to enjoy, a range of restaurants and shops, and more sports facilities per head of population than anywhere else in Europe.

Culture and Nightlife

A compact, vibrant and cosmopolitan city, Nottingham is a mix of modern and historic, quirky and mainstream, with a buzzing nightlife and music scene. Music venues include the world-famous Rock City, and Motorpoint Arena.

For those who enjoy shopping, there are independent boutiques and vintage shops as well as high street names in the large shopping centres. Nottingham is also a hotspot for dining, with a great choice of cuisines on offer.

Theatre can be enjoyed at the Theatre Royal and the Nottingham Playhouse, and concerts at the Concert Hall. There is no shortage of cinemas, including the Savoy with its double seats and Cineworld at the Cornerhouse. The Broadway Arts Cinema caters for more esoteric tastes.

Nottingham is bursting with top sporting action. It’s home to Trent Bridge Cricket Ground and City Ground Football Stadium; in addition the university has partnerships with the National Water Sports Centre, National Ice Centre, and Nottingham Tennis Centre.


The city has an extensive network of cycle routes and cycle parking, making it a popular option.

Nottingham is one of the few universities to offer a free inter-campus bus service for both staff and students. Public bus services also provide direct links between university campuses and the city centre, which is just a 10-minute bus ride from University Park campus.

Nottingham Express Transit (NET) have also introduced tram routes that directly link campuses to Nottingham city centre.

Nottingham is easily accessible by road, rail and air. London is only 122 miles away, with train journeys taking 1 hour 45 minutes, and the nearest airport is East Midlands.


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