Before you apply
1. Check academic requirements
Academic requirements vary by programme – check our prospectus and course guides page for details or you can also check our faculties, schools and departments pages for details.
For research opportunities, we recommend that you discuss your proposal with a member of staff who has expertise in your field. This can also help you identify a potential supervisor.
2. Check key dates and deadlines
It is important to take note of any deadlines and submit your applications before the published deadlines for all programmes. Please check when to apply page for details.
International applicants should apply as early as possible as your visa application can take up to two months to process. If we receive your application nearing to the deadlines, we cannot guarantee that you will be able to make it in time for registration.
Applications will automatically be deferred to the next available intake if you are unable to make it in time for registration.
All International students planning to study in Malaysia MUST apply for the Visa approval to study in Malaysia BEFORE entering Malaysia.
Failure to obtain this approval letter on time will result in International students not being allowed to enter Malaysia and to register with the University. The University will not be liable for any action taken by the Malaysian immigration authorities if you do not adhere to this regulation.
3. University policy and minimum age requirements
An applicant should be at least 18 years of age for admission to the University. For the purpose of this regulation, the date of 'admission' is defined as the first day of the relevant registration.
This requirement may be waived on an individual basis, provided that your parents or legal guardians have given their written agreement in advanced to additional safeguards and requirements. These include acknowledging that the University will not act in "loco parentis" by completing the compulsory under 18 consent form.
Waiving age requirements
Under 18 consent form
Policy for students under the age of 18 years
You can upload the completed consent form via your MyNottingham portal once you have submitted an application.
4. Application, course deposit and related fees
The University charges an application fee for all of its programmes. You must pay the application fee before we can process your application.
|Application, course deposit and related fees |
RM100 per application
RM200 per application
Malaysian offer holders
International offer holders
Reactivation of expired offer
Malaysian offer holders
International offer holders
Foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate taught offer holders are required to pay a non-refundable course deposit at the point of accepting your offer. If the University has not received the deposit by the stated deadline, we will withdraw the offer of a place on our course, so it is essential that you have funds for your course deposit available before applying.
5. Submit your application
You can apply directly through our online application system, MyNottingham. You will receive an automatic confirmation once you submit your application and can track its progress.
Before starting with the online application, we recommend that you read the user guide and the checklist for online applications.
User guide MyNottingham - online application
Checklist for online applications
Make sure that you upload scanned copies of your degree certificate and transcripts, as well as any other supporting documents, as we will not be able to assess your application without them. Any document you submit must be in English. You can also supply an official translation if the original documents are not available in English.
We recommend that you provide certified copies of your qualifications but you can also provide them when you register as a new student.
6. Paying your application fee
The preferred payment method is via our online application system, MyNottingham. You can proceed to make the application fee payment once you have submitted your application.
If you are paying in international currencies, we highly recommend that International offer holders use the Nottingham Flywire site.
For additional payment methods, please check paying your fees page.
Important: You must email the proof of payment to the Finance Office (copying the Admissions Office) if the payment is not done through MyNottingham or Flywire.
After you apply
7. Track your application
You can log in at any time to MyNottingham portal to track the progress of your application.
You will also receive updates through email if you are required to submit additional documents to support your application.
Our admissions committee will consider your application and a decision will be made within two working weeks from receiving your complete application documents together with the payment of the application fees. Courses, which need an interview such as MBA and MPharm, may take longer. Research applications can take up to three months to process.
When we have made a decision on your application, we will send you an email and let you know what you need to do next.
If you are successful, details on accepting your offer can be found on our offer acceptance page.
There is no right of appeal against the outcome of an admissions decision, unless if additional relevant information can be provided by an applicant in support of their application. The additional information should be provided together with an explanation of why this was not available when the application was originally submitted.
We are unable to provide feedback to all unsuccessful applicants routinely. However, we will provide general feedback to unsuccessful applicants upon written request. The University will normally respond to requests for feedback within 28 days.