All students will need at least one device to approve security access requests via Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA). We also recommend students have a suitable laptop to work both on and off-campus. For more information, please check the equipment advice.
As a student on this course, you should factor some additional costs into your budget, alongside your tuition fees and living expenses.
Due to our commitment to sustainability, we don’t print lecture notes but these are available digitally.
You will be able to access all of the books you’ll need through our libraries, but you may wish to purchase your own copies of books you use often. If you do most books cost around £20-£50.
If your subject stream requires you to work in the laboratory (eg Biology and Chemistry), your tuition fees will cover the cost of a protective lab coat and safety goggles. if you lose these, you are responsible for the cost of replacing them (around £25).
While the calculator you used for your former study is usually sufficient some students will choose to purchase a new calculator which will cost around £10.
Students may want to purchase a Molecular Model Kit to help with visualising molecules in Chemistry these cost £20.
Personal laptops are not compulsory as we have computer labs that are open 24 hours a day but you may want to consider one if you wish to work at home. Find out more about IT equipment.
Depending on which pathway you choose there are optional field modules in Earth Science and Ecosystems and Environment which may incur a cost. These range from £30-50 for UK-based day trips to as much as £350 for overseas residential trips. A full list of approximate expected prices for is available at the start of each year.
Students will be responsible for the cost of hire of their gown for graduation (around £50) and may need to pay for additional guest tickets.
In addition there may be costs issued by the university for replacement student ID cards, additional transcripts or certification letters, reassessments and library fines.
Scholarships and bursaries
Over one third of our UK students receive our means-tested core bursary, worth up to £1,000 a year. Full details can be found on our financial support pages.
* A 'home' student is one who meets certain UK residence criteria. These are the same criteria as apply to eligibility for home funding from Student Finance.
We offer a range of international undergraduate scholarships for high-achieving international scholars who can put their Nottingham degree to great use in their careers.