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Applicants from Bulgaria should only consider completing a foundation course if their overall average grade in their Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie is below 5, but above 4.
We offer foundation courses for international students who are not qualified for direct entry to our undergraduate degree courses.
These courses are available at the University of Nottingham International College, just next to University Park Campus, in partnership with Kaplan International Colleges.
Find out more about the courses, entry requirements and progression options on Kaplan's website:
Applications and enquiries for these courses are handled by Kaplan and the college.
International foundation courses
Full-time courses across our five faculties typically last for three to four years, although some degrees such as medicine and architecture have a longer duration.
If you have taken Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie, Diploma za Zavarsheno Sredno Obrazovanie, Diploma za Sredno - "Spetzialno Obrazovanie" (Diploma of Completed Secondary Education), we can typically accept grades ranging from 5.2 to 5.9.
For applicants with lower scores, a foundation programme is recommended.
This information is provided as guidance and requirements will vary for individual courses, which often require high grades in relevant subjects.
Students who have completed at least one year at a university in Bulgaria and achieved good grades can be considered for direct entry to our undergraduate degree courses.
Students taking A levels or the IB should refer to the online undergraduate prospectus for entry requirements.
Students taking APs or SATs should refer to our entry requirements for the USA.
We offer a wide range of postgraduate masters degree programmes across our five faculties. Full-time masters courses typically last for one year.
Applicants should hold a bachelors degree of a good standard from a recognised university, usually in a relevant subject area.
The information below is provided as guidance and requirements will vary for individual courses.
Upper Second Class (2:1)
Lower Second Class (2:2)
System from 2-6 where 3 is the pass mark
Our PhD courses, available across a wide range of subject areas, typically include three years of full time research followed by an optional writing-up period of one year to complete your thesis.
A masters and bachelors degree from a recognised university are usually required for PhD entry.
Exceptional students may be considered for PhD entry without a masters qualification.
Typical minimum requirements from Bulgarian universities are an average grade of at least 4 to 5, depending on the course applied for.
You should identify possible supervisors at Nottingham before applying and prepare a research proposal to submit with your application.
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