TheUniversity of Nottingham is one of the UK's leading university, one of twelve pursued by the best students in the country. Located in the heart of England, this study abroad program features courses in many fields including the humanities, social sciences, sciences, computer science, and several management fields. Binghamton students are fully integrated in the university, taking courses with British and European students, living in campus residence halls, and participating in any university activities they choose.
With nearly 15,000 full-time students, the main campus, University Park is located 3 miles west of downtown on a very attractive, landscaped campus set in a green belt of woodlands, parks, and playing fields. Some departments are housed on the new Jubilee Campus, easily accessible by shuttle bus. The Jubilee Campus, home to the Business School, is environmentally friendly with beautiful and green buildings like this library on the pond. Nottingham is one of England's most sought after universities in terms of applications per place. British students enroll from all parts of the United Kingdom, and there is a substantial and diverse international student population. The atmosphere on campus is friendly and dynamic.
Nottingham is situated in the "Midlands" of England with a population of nearly 300,000, and a metro area around a million. Famously associated with the legend of Robin Hood, the city has a rich history still evident in its varied architecture, beautiful old buildings, and picturesque castle. Today the city is a vibrant mix of old and new. The diverse and energetic downtown is centered on the market square, and filled with a wide variety of stores, cafes, restaurants and pubs. An extensive network of cycling paths provide a delightful way to explore.
The cultural life of Nottingham is lively and cosmopolitan. A superb modern concert hall and large indoor arena attract well known names from the pop, rock, and classical worlds; there are two theaters which offer both repertory and touring productions. Many local artists contribute to the active contemporary arts scene. Nottingham is a major sporting city, famous for its football (soccer), rugby, cricket, and ice hockey matches.
The city lies in one of the most beautiful regions of the English countryside with easy access to the Peak District National Park. The central location and nearby airport also invite easy travel to other parts of the United Kingdom and several direct flights to Europe. London is two hours away by express train.
Our agreement with the University of Nottinghamallows for students to take courses in any discipline except for students within the fields of Law, Medicine and Health Sciences or Veterinary Health Sciences. Students are required to stick to a maximum of two schools only (2/3 of courses from primary school, 1/3 of classes from a different school), and abide by the restrictions on incoming exchange students, which they can read through here.
The University of Nottingham offers programs in the Schools of:
Business School (early deadline)
Chemistry (early deadline)
Contemporary Chinese Studies,
Cultures, Languages and Area Studies
English (early deadline)
Humanities (this encompasses History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies)
Physics & Astronomy
Politics and International Relations (early deadline)
Sociology & Social Policy
Please see Admissions part of this page for information on the early deadline.
Students considering this program should look at the full curriculum by searching the "Catalogue of Modules" ("Modules" are what individual courses are called in the UK. "Courses" in the UK means Majors).
Fall students: Because Nottingham's calendar for the fall term extends into January, students will have to make alternative arrangements for their exams. Contact the program advisor either prior to or during the application period to see if your academic area will allow early exams.
In Britain, students work on their degrees in much more concentrated fashion and without the general education and breadth components of American education. At Nottingham, students complete their degrees in three years. Binghamton students who are juniors or seniors will discover that some of the courses that are best matches with the courses they still need, may be second or even first year courses. Nottingham's wide variety of programs provides opportunities for students to fulfill major requirements and take advantage of the study abroad experience through courses about the United Kingdom, Europe or global topics.
Credits: A full course load at Nottingham is to be equivalent to a full load of Binghamton credit. The credit designation for courses in the Nottingham system are 10, 15, or 20. SUNY equivalencies for the courses are therefore 3, 4, and 5 respectively. Students should select a combination of courses to add up to the equivalent of 12 to 18 Binghamton credits.
Students are generally placed in residence halls on campus. Students have the option to live in catered or self catered halls. Catered options come with a meal plan while self-catered options have no meal plan but students will have access to a shared kitchen they can prepare their own meals in. Students also have the choice to live on the University Park campus or the Jubilee campus, with the recommendation that students live on the University Park campus if possible. Housing placements spread the American students across campus to facilitate meeting British and other international students. Most students live in a single room with a shared bathroom. Catered residence halls feature a dining hall, TV/game room, library, sitting room, and a pub. Resident tutors and hall staff provide advice and assistance for any problem or question.
For more information about the housing options, visit theNottingham Accommodation Website for Exchange Students.
Nottingham has ample and up-to-date computer and library facilities. The Students’ Union on a British campus is a very active organization—-much more so than its American counterparts. Nottingham’s Union sponsors many societies, clubs, and competitions and the union building includes banks (HSBC), a bookstore, a pharmacy, a convenience Store, a chapel, student support and counseling services, an insurance agency, a travel agency, event spaces, a cafe, a dining hall and a pub. The Nottingham Exchange Student Organization, which is made up of international and British students, organizes many excursions on weekends at very low cost to students. Intramural sports include rugby, hockey, football, squash, canoeing, rowing, badminton, tennis, and cycling. The athletic facilities on campus feature fitness classes, a gym, and basketball and squash courts.
TheInternational Officeat Nottingham provides basic student support services including Pick-up service from nearby airports to the University at the beginning of each semester,orientation activities,academic support, walk-in advising hours, and organized day trips.
Long breaks, especially during the spring semester, provide opportunities for travel and exploration in the United Kingdom and Europe. The spring break for 2017 is April 7 - May 8.
Nottingham is an exchange program for Binghamton students. Students will pay their program fee, typical tuition and fees to BU, and other costs will be paid directly to Nottingham or will be out of pocket. See budget sheets below for more details.
Estimates to be added soon
***Cost Comparison: Binghamton University estimates the average cost for a full time student one semester on campus to be $12,467 in-state and $18,287 out-of-state.
These estimates are subject to change. Please check back in the spring for any updates on cost information.
Financial Aid: Students who are eligible for financial aid may apply it. The amount of financial aid that you may be eligible to receive is of an individual nature. All students should print out this Estimate of Costs Sheet, bring it to the Financial Aid office, and consult with a counselor there about what the implications of this cost would be for them individually. Federal and New York State financial aid is generally applicable to study abroad programs. The Binghamton Financial Aid Services Office is able to consider only the application of students matriculated at Binghamton for degree study.
Scholarships: students applying for this program are highly encouraged to apply for theMyers Family Scholarshipif eligible. This provides an award of $1,500. For more information about this scholarship, click here. For more information about scholarships and financial aid in general, click here.
Applications for fall semester are due April 1. Applications for Spring semester are due September 15th except for early deadline programs, listed below.
Applicants for the Nottingham program may be working in any major with the minimum academic requirement is a GPA of at least 3.0 and should be in their Sophomore, Junior, or Senior year by time of application. This program is co-sponsored by Binghamton and SUNY Albany.
**ALL OTHER SUNY STUDENTS MUST APPLY THROUGH UNIVERSITY AT ALBANY!**
Early application deadlines
Any student wishing to study in one of the following Schools:
Nottingham University Business School
School of Chemistry
Department of Culture, Film and Media
School of English
School of Law
School of Politics and International Relations
must apply by our April 1st deadline for either September or January entry.
This Information is subject to change without notice. The State University of New York at Binghamton is strongly committed to affirmative action. We offer access to services and recruit students and employees without regard to race, color, sex, religion, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or national origin.
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.