The Nottingham Trent University (NTU)

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This is a reciprocal exchange relationship between SJSU and the Business School at the Nottingham Trent University (pdf). The program is focused on International Management, but it is open to all business concentrations.

  • 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.

City Facts

Nottingham, England

Nottingham is widely recognized as one of the most exciting, vibrant and lively cities outside of London. 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.

Campus Facts

Nottingham Trent University

The 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 listed above. 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.

Eligibility Requirements

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,
  • have completed lower division requirements for business,
  • have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher.

Academic Program

The academic calendar consists of two fifteen-week semesters and then a week of final exams for each term. Units and grading are based on the U.K. system, but these will be translated to SJSU equivalencies upon return from the program. SJSU students must take 40-60 U.K. credits (equal to 12-18 SJSU units) and choose modules (courses) that correspond to the appropriate level for their degree. 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.

Some of the course offerings include:

Business Fall Semester Business Spring Semester

Global Business Environment
Understanding the Nature of Work
Financial Management
Electronic Commerce
Competitive Advantage

European Business Environment
HR in Organizations
International Business Research
Inter-Cultural Effectiveness

Courses for semester participants is primarily limited to those listed above, but some other business courses may be available, as well as foreign language courses.

Students who are participating for the full academic year will have access to many other business courses. Some academic year participants may also be eligible to join the one year "top-up" program, which would result in a degree being awarded to SJSU students by NBS.

Visit the website for Nottingham Business School at Nottingham Trent University.


Students may participate in internships while studying in Nottingham. The exchange program does not have formalized internship programs, but the university can provide support with internship placements or students can arrange their own internship.


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.

Program Academic Calendar

Semester From–to
Fall Semester September–January
Spring Semester February- June

Financing Your Semester

Estimated Costs

SJSU Tuition & Fees 3,585.00

These costs are current as of 2012–13. These are estimated costs for the whole semester. Consult the Bursar’s Office for up-to-date information on tuition and fees. Personal expenses may vary among different students, and those who will be doing a lot of traveling during the school break and after the program should estimate higher.

Round Trip Transportation 900.00
Room & Meals 4,200.00
Insurance 350.00
Personal Expenses 2,100.00
Total $11,135.00

Apply for This Program

SJSU Bilateral Program Forms