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  • Locations: Nottingham, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: W&M applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Program Description:
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Terms | Application Deadlines | Course Information | Program Fees | Housing and Meals | Eligibility


The University of Nottingham, one of the United Kingdom's top tier universities, has a student body of over 32,000, of whom 25% hail from countries outside the UK. The University frequently receives international accolades, and is consistently ranked among the top institutions in the world. Nottingham offers over 200 student organizations, as well as 76 sports clubs and 11 student-run services (including Karnival, the biggest student fundraising group in Europe), student television and radio stations, and the New Theater, the only fully student-run theater in Europe. 

Nottingham is regarded as one of the United Kingdom's most vibrant cities. Cultural life thrives, with everything from The Royal Concert Hall, second home of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, to the Nottingham Playhouse and its innovative dramas.  The arts are alive at the Theater Royal, showcasing top-class theater, ballet, and opera, and the Broadway Cinema, which comes highly recommended by Quentin Tarantino. If you need a break from the rapid pace of city life, the Peak District National Park is just a short distance away. Sherwood Forest was once home to Nottingham's best-loved outlaw, Robin Hood. Nottingham is located very centrally, and is a two-hour train ride to London.


Terms: 
Fall Semester (September - December)
Spring Semester (January - June)
Academic Year (September - June)

** Final exams for the fall semester are held in January. You may need to make arrangements to sit for those exams at the Global Education Office at Reves once you return to W&M. Final exams for the spring semester are  mid- to late-June and students are expected to remain in Nottingham until the end of the semester. 


Application Deadlines:
Fall semester: March 15 
Spring semester: October 2 or March 15 (preceding year for courses in certain departments) 
Academic year: March 15


Applications to study abroad at Nottingham in either semester of the academic year must be received in the Spring of the preceding academic year IF students want to take classes in some departments, such as Business, English, Chemistry, Physics, Film Studies, or International Relations. Please check the Nottingham website for a full list prior to applying. Students can apply for the spring semester if they wish to take classes NOT on the list. 

Course Information:
W&M's exchange with Nottingham is anchored in the two universities' excellent American Studies programs, but W&M students may enroll in courses in any of Nottingham's faculties: Arts, Education, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Business.
 
Many departments have extremely limited course offerings, especially for the Spring term. As of the 2017-2018 academic year this applies to courses in the following departments: Business, Chemistry, Film Studies, English, Physics, Politics, and International Relations. Once accepted, you will choose courses (modules) online during pre-enrollment.  

10 UN points = 3 W&M credits
15 UN points = 4 W&M credits
20 UN points = 5 W&M credits
30 UN points = 8 W&M credits
 
Except for History, all courses must be pre- or post-approved. History courses will be automatically approved as HIST 299 once students submit a syllabus to the Global Education Office at Reves. Grades will not appear on transcripts or be included in GPA calculations.


Program Fees:
The tuition exchange agreement between the College of William & Mary and the University of Nottingham allows W&M students to pay their regular tuition and fees to W&M while taking classes at Nottingham. Students will pay for housing, meals, and other fees on site in Nottingham.

A $375 application fee is required at time of application.  This must be paid at the Cashier's Office in Blow Hall.  International medical/evacuation insurance is required for all students who study abroad and a fee of $170 is applied to the students account prior to the start of the program. Students are responsible for airfare and visa costs.  

Students participating in semester long study abroad programs must have a visa and/or required entry documents. Please familiarize yourself with the requirements prior to applying and begin the application process immediately after you are nominated for the program. As a reminder, your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after the end of the program.


Housing and Meals: 
Room and board paid to University of Nottingham. Exchange students are guaranteed university allocated housing if applied for by the deadline August 1 (fall) and January 15 (spring). Students apply online once they have been accepted and notified of their University of Nottingham student ID number. The majority of the rooms are single occupancy and the price varies depending on the type of accommodation you choose.  The options are fully catered (19 meals each week included), semi-catered, or self-catered. 

Eligibility:
W&M student in good standing; minimum 3.0 GPA
 
For more information on this program and the steps to apply, please review the Steps to Study Abroad on our website.



Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2018-2019 03/15/2018 04/01/2018 TBA TBA
NOTE: 1. Applications are first reviewed by the Reves Center, and students nominated for the program are notified. Application materials are then sent to the school abroad (and the school abroad often requests additional materials at this time). When the school abroad completes their application review, students are then notified of the final acceptance decision. This timeline varies greatly from school to school. In rare cases a student nominated by the Reves Center will not be selected by the school abroad to attend their university; the Reves Center would then explore further options for the student. 2. Any start and end dates listed are to serve as a guide for general planning, but specific dates are subject to change and may not include mandatory orientation programs or exams.
Fall 2018 03/15/2018 04/01/2018 TBA TBA
NOTE: 1. Applications are first reviewed by the Reves Center, and students nominated for the program are notified. Application materials are then sent to the school abroad (and the school abroad often requests additional materials at this time). When the school abroad completes their application review, students are then notified of the final acceptance decision. This timeline varies greatly from school to school. In rare cases a student nominated by the Reves Center will not be selected by the school abroad to attend their university; the Reves Center would then explore further options for the student. 2. Any start and end dates listed are to serve as a guide for general planning, but specific dates are subject to change and may not include mandatory orientation programs or exams.