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  • Locations: Nottingham, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: SJSU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2021 10/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: SJSU Bilateral Exchange Class Eligibility: Graduate, Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Language of Instruction: English Language Requirement: None
Housing Options: Apartment, Off Campus, On-Campus Housing GPA Requirement: 2.75
Internship Option Available: Yes Eligible Majors & Concentrations: Accounting, Advertising, All Majors (some restrictions), Animation, Anthropology, Art, Art History, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Business, College of Applied Arts and Sciences, College of Business, College of Humanities and Arts, College of Science, College of Social Science, Communications, Criminal Justice, Design, Digital Media, Economics, English, Entrepreneurship, Environmental Studies, Film and TV, Finance, Fine or Applied Arts, Global Studies, Health Science, History, Hospitality, Human Resource Management, Humanities, International Business, International Relations, Journalism, Justice Studies, Kinesiology, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Photography, Political Science, Psychology, Public Relations, Recreation and Leisure, Social Science, Sociology, Statistics, Theater Arts
How competitive is admission to this program?: Somewhat Competitive
Program Description:
NBS Campus
This is a reciprocal exchange relationship between SJSU and the Business School at the Nottingham Trent University. 
  • Earn SJSU resident credits for all completed courses
  • Pay your normal SJSU tuition and fees
  • Use your financial aid and apply for scholarships
  • Immerse yourself in British culture
  • Study for one semester or an academic year
  • Gain an advantage when applying for jobs and graduate school

NBS Nottingham
Nottingham, England
Nottingham is widely recognized as one of the most exciting, vibrant and lively cities in England. The architecture and culture are balanced to display the old impressive Victorian heritage and historic castles, with new, modern areas made for shopping, nightlife and the student experience. Whether you are into sports, the arts, socializing or the ultimate retail adventure, Nottingham can cater to everyone’s tastes. One of the advantages of living in Nottingham is the easy access to other parts of the United Kingdom and beyond via road, rail, and air links. Nottingham is less than two hours away from major cities such as London, Birmingham, Leeds, and Manchester.
NottinghamThe Nottingham Trent University is a diverse and modern university. As one of the largest universities in the UK, it attracts students from across the world and has a total student population of over 25,000—made up of around 20,000 undergraduates and 5,000 postgraduates. Special bus service runs approximately every 10 minutes between the City and Clifton campus sites and stops at many points along the way. Nottingham Trent has an excellent academic reputation and SJSU students can choose from any of the high quality, and well-respected major options. Many of the subjects offered at Nottingham Trent have been ranked within the top 10–20 in the UK. The £13 million Boots Library, the Language laboratory, and 24-hour computer centers provide a variety of resources to facilitate academic success. In addition, special student support units are available to help and advise students with any problems, while social life is catered for by the sports, clubs, and entertainment offered by the Union of Students. Student accommodations are also high quality, secure and centrally located.
Students must:
  • be enrolled as an SJSU student for one semester prior to departure, or be a California community college student eligible to enter SJSU by the semester of departure
  • Have Sophomore, Junior or Senior standing by the semester of departure and have completed a minimum of 40 SJSU Credits 
  • have completed lower division requirements for business
  • have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher

NBS Campus
Exchange students who have completed a minimum of one year of their Bachelors degree are eligible to come and study in Year Two Modules of NTU’s Bachelors programmes. Students must have passed a minimum of 120 UK credits (40 SJSU Credits) prior to enrolling in modules (courses) at NTU. Students can choose to study for the full year, or the fall or spring semester.  Students will study 3 modules which is 60 UK credits (20 SJSU Credits) per semester. The academic calendar consists of two fifteen-week semesters and then a week of final exams for each term. Academic assessments are specific to subject areas but can include essays, examinations, course work and module notebooks. For some courses 70–100% of the assessment may be based on the final examination. 

NBS Trading RoomModules for semester participants is primarily limited to those fields listed below, but some other business or foreign language modules may be available. Students who are participating for the full academic year will have access to many other business modules. Some of the modules offerings include:
  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Animation
  • Anthropology
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Biology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Business
  • Communications
  • Criminal Justice
  • Design
  • Digital Media
  • Economics
  • English
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Studies
  • Film and TV
  • Finance
  • Fine or Applied Arts
  • Global Studies
  • Health Science
  • History, Hospitality
  • Human Resource Management
  • Humanities
  • International Business
  • International Relations
  • Journalism
  • Justice Studies
  • Kinesiology
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Photography
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Relations
  • Recreation and Leisure
  • Social Science
  • Sociology
  • Statistics
  • Theater Arts
For a complete list of business modules offered please download: NBS Module Options 2016-2017For full module descriptions of all other fields of study, please see the module catalog here:
Exchange students are allowed to work on or off campus up to 20 hours per week, providing there is no work restriction on their student visa. The NTU exchange program does not offer formalized internship programs, but the university can provide support with internship placements.
University residences offer students a variety of single room, self-catering housing options on or near the campus. Self-catering means students share well-equipped kitchen/dinning room facilities in each flat and a common room is on site. A single room in a university managed flat is another good option and typically provides 6-bed units with shared facilities in houses or flats. All units are centrally heated. Students have their own furnished room that has a secure lock.Students do not need to be concerned if they do not secure a room in NTU Halls of residence, there are lots of private halls in the city, & many other accommodation options. Our accommodation office will assist all students in securing accommodation, including those who come for half a year. For more information Click Here
NBS Student UnionEntertainment: Socializing has a large role to play in your University experience and NTU is well known for their large and diverse entertainments package. With a purpose built venue space designed to fit over 2,000 students at your disposal, you can expect to take part in some of the best student nights in the country. From epic weekly club nights to gigs featuring international touring bands as well as the best local talent you really have so much to look forward to. If club nights are not really your thing or you like the occasional quieter evening, there’s also popular comedy nights and a weekly fun packed quiz.
Societies are a great way to meet new people with similar interests, and are also an excellent excuse to try something brand new. There are over 80 societies currently affiliated to Nottingham Trent Students’ Union, with new affiliations coming in all the time. From Drama to Business, Conservation to Rock, there is a society for you!
Sports Clubs: Nottingham Trent offers over 50 different sports clubs. Both NTU Sport and Nottingham Trent Students’ Union believe that sport represents a key part of your student experience here at university. The organizations work in collaboration to provide engaging and inclusive sporting opportunities for all. 
NBS Trip to YorkPlanned Trips: NTU’s students' union organizes a program of day trips and weekend breaks at some of the best destinations around the country, for all students and their family and friends to enjoy. Ranging from action-packed days at theme parks to visiting world famous historical sites, as well as weekend city breaks, there is something for everybody. These trips are a great chance to do something different and take a break from deadlines and exams, as well as a brilliant way of making new friends. So why not make the most of your time at university and explore the UK? Examples include: Edinburgh, Bristol, Harry Potter Studios, Oxford, Alton Towers, York, Stonehenge, Safari Parks, Windsor, London, Cadbury World, Newcastle, Peak District, and Liverpool. 

Volunteer Opportunities:  NTU offers a variety of volunteer opportunities in education, community outreach, environmental and conservation efforts, Languages, Arts, Culture & History, Animals & Wildlife, Disablities, Elderly Care, Events & Festivals, Faith & Religion, Health Care, Law & Legal, LGBT, Sports & Coaching, Music, and etc.
RAG: Trent RAG (which stands for Raising And Giving) is the Students’ Union’s fundraising group that gives you the chance to get involved in crazy and enjoyable activities to raise vital funds for charities worldwide. Let’s look at the bigger picture: RAG is a phenomenon within students’ unions nationwide helping to raise millions of pounds for worthy causes through RAG Raids, events and challenges.
For more information on campus life and activities Click Here.
Semester A: late September - early February 
Semester B: early February - early June 
**These costs are current as of 2018–19. These are estimated costs for the whole semester. Consult the Bursar’s Office for up-to-date information on tuition and fees. Personal expenses do vary between students: those who eat out at restaurants or plan to travel frequently should estimate higher.
  • SJSU Tuition & Fees: $3,900.00
  • Round Trip Transportation: $1,200.00
  • Room & Meals: $5,000.00
  • Books & Supplies: $200.00
  • Insurance: $350.00* 
  • Personal Expenses: $2,000.00  
  • Total: $12,650.00
* Health Insurance: All outgoing exchange students are required to purchase the SJSU-approved University health insurance plan through JCB Insurance Services
Financial Aid: Students who are participating in certified SJSU study abroad programs can use all of the financial aid including grants, scholarships, and loans (except work study) for which they are normally qualified.  For more information click Here.

Scholarships: Scholarships for study abroad come in many forms: SJSU Study Abroad Scholarships, Program Specific, National and International scholarships. Find links for these scholarships and online scholarship search engines by clicking Here.