University of Nottingham offers students an educational experience that is truly unique. You can participate for a single semester or the entire academic year. You can select courses from one of the six faculties and 32 schools of study as well as take regular university classes with British students.
Fall semester exams take place in January. You will have to meet with your professor when you arrive to see if you can either take your final exam either in Albany in January or if you can take it in December in Nottingham. For the Spring semester, you will take your exams in May/June.
Course Descriptions and Syllabi
Nottingham advises you to plan to take classes from a maximum of two Schools/Departments to prevent timetable clashes as United Kingdom degrees are focused on one or two subject areas and that they should choose the majority of their modules from the Faculty of Arts. You can take a minimum of 50 credits and a maximum of 70 credits in a semester. Please note: You must register for a minimum of 30 credits from your host department.
Please note: You can take Level 1, 2, and 3 courses at Nottingham (N11, N12, N13).
The following Schools and Departments will only consider an application in April, not October:
- Department of Architecture and Built Environment
- Nottingham University Business School
- School of Chemistry
- Department of Culture, Film and Media
- School of English
- School of Law
- School of Physics
- School of Politics and International Relations
Review University of Nottingham's website for more information regarding course offerings.
General Education Information for UAlbany Students
Credits earned on this program will automatically satisfy the International Perspectives requirement. Three credits of foreign language study will satisfy the Foreign Language requirement. No additional approval is required for you to earn these general elective credits.
Major/Minor Information for UAlbany Students
Courses may also satisfy major and minor requirements, upon approval by the department.
All courses taken abroad count towards UAlbany General Elective credits. Credits and grades will appear on your UAlbany transcript. You may file a request to have additional courses approved for equivalency as necessary.
You have the option of living in catered or semi-catered residence halls. The majority of rooms are for single occupancy and there are limited availability for shared rooms.
You can also choose to live in a private rented accommodations available near the University. The most popular student areas are Beeston and Lenton. When you have been accepted, you will get more information on campus housing and private accommodations.
You can choose whether you want to live in a catered or semi catered residence halls. You will have the option to have a residence hall with a kitchen to make your own meals.
Academic Year 2019/20
Estimate of Costs
For reference, review the Academic Year 2019-20 Estimate of Costs.
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Remember to speak with the Office of Financial Aid at your home campus to determine how your aid package could apply towards your program abroad.
Juniors, seniors and exceptional sophomores are able to apply. Applications are welcome from students in all majors. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 is required. Students with a lower GPA should consult with us about whether or not they are eligible.
Binghamton University students must apply through Binghamton University's study abroad office.
The University of Nottingham has over 200 societies in which you can join. Go to the Students’ Union and make a ton of friends.
Student Clubs and Organizations
If you want to get in touch with other international students going on the same program as you. You will be given a social media page for other students accepted as well.
While you are at Nottingham, take part of the many clubs and volunteer opportunities. Nottingham is also just a short ride from London and Scotland. Explore your surroundings!
Bridge the GAP Scholarship for UAlbany students
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The Bridge the GAP scholarship recognizes UAlbany students with a strong academic record who are participating in a qualifying SUNY study abroad program. Applicants should demonstrate both academic merit and financial need, as well as be prepared to promote education abroad opportunities in meaningful ways upon return. Creative thinking on all levels is strongly encouraged in your application. Scholarship award allocations are determined by the duration of your program, your essay, and your financial need.
Additional Scholarship Opportunities for UAlbany students
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The Bridge the GAP scholarship application is available when you begin your online UAlbany education abroad application. No additional application, aside from the Bridge the GAP scholarship application, is needed for the additional funding opportunities mentioned above. UAlbany students applying to other SUNY study abroad programs must still register in UAlbany’s Education Abroad application system for the Bridge the GAP scholarship.
The Bridge the GAP Scholarship funds, regardless of the recipient(s), are to be used for non-tuition education abroad expenses (e.g.: Education Abroad Differential, Education Abroad Program Charge, mandatory fees, housing, meals, living expenses, books, travel expenses).
The Education Abroad office reserves the right to reduce the scholarship amount if you receive other external scholarships, and the total of your financial aid and scholarships is well above the actual cost of the program.
Most financial aid and academic awards will apply to semester programs.
External scholarships, listed on our website, are a good way to partially fund your study abroad experience. In addition, the Center for International Education and Global Strategy offers two scholarship programs for UAlbany students studying abroad on UAlbany or 4-year SUNY programs.
More information on applying to these scholarships is located on the Scholarships web page.
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About the City
Nottingham, situated in the heart of England an hour and a half from London, is known for its legendary association with Robin Hood and also as the birthplace of D.H. Lawrence. With a population of nearly 300,000, Nottingham today is a prosperous, cosmopolitan city that was recently voted the best city in England to live. This friendly city offers a variety of cultural and recreational options for our students, including world class concerts, fantastic theater, and an array of restaurants, nightclubs, and, of course, pubs.
A valid passport is required to participate in this program. U.S. citizens: If you are going to the United Kingdom to study for 6 months or less, you will get a Short-term Study visa. If you are going to the United Kingdom to study for more than 6 months, you will have to obtain a Tier 4 (General) visa. More information regarding the visa application process is available upon acceptance to the program.
Applications become available online one semester before the program start date, based on the following timeline:
- Spring/Winter/Spring Break programs: July
- Fall/Year/Summer programs: December
Academic Year 2019/20
09/23/2019 to 12/13/2018 (Exams from 01/13/2019 to 01/25/2019)
01/13/2020 to 04/03/2020 (Exams from 5/18/2020 to 6/6/2019)
About the Program
The University of Nottingham, established in 1881 is located 3 miles west of the city center and sits on a 330-acre landscaped campus set in an extensive greenbelt of woodland, parks and playing fields. Today with over 30,000 registered students, nearly 6,000 of whom are international students, representing over 130 countries, Nottingham University continues to be a vibrant and culturally diverse campus.
The University at Albany's exchange partnership with the University of Nottingham allows our students to directly enroll into this prestigious British University in the fall or spring semesters, or for an entire academic year. Being one of the UK's most popular universities, and often ranked with in the UK's top ten, the University of Nottingham is a competitive school for serious students. With the choice of coursework from over 400 classes, most students' academic needs can be met here. Culturally speaking, the University of Nottingham is located in a vibrant city in the heart of the UK, with fast access to many of the country's major cities allowing for true immersion and access to British life.
Refer to the University of Nottingham’s exchange student web page for more information and updates.
Upon acceptance to the program, you will be required to attend a mandatory pre-departure orientation. During this time, you will have the opportunity to meet other program participants, discuss in-depth the details of your program, and prepare of the overall education abroad experience. The fall semester pre-departure orientation will be conducted the Saturday before the end of Spring UAlbany classes and in late November/early December for the spring term abroad.
Upon arrival at the University of Nottingham, you will attend a mandatory program orientation. This is an important and informative set of sessions organized by International Office of your host university.
UAlbany’s Office of Education Abroad staff assists you during the application process, in your preparation to travel abroad, and on-site if necessary.
The University of Nottingham’s International Office staff serve as an experienced resource for resolving issues that you may encounter in while abroad.