The University of Nottingham Ningbo China

The University of Nottingham Ningbo, China

The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) is the first Sino-foreign university to open its doors in China. Established in 2004, with the full approval of the Chinese Ministry of Education, UNNC is run by The University of Nottingham with co-operation from Zhejiang Wanli Education Group, a key player in the education sector in China.

UNNC is located in Ningbo Higher Education Park on a newly build and dedicated campus with a land area of 887mu. Currently, it has 8000 undergraduate and postgraduate students, approximately 10% are from Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and over 75 countries in the world, more than 750 teaching and administrative staffs.

98% of UNNC graduates are employed or in further study six months after graduation. 84% of those students who chose to go on to further study went to world top 200 university, as defined by QS World University Rankings. 80% of those students in employment after graduation went to work for Fortune Global 500 companies, government or public institutions, or well-known Chinese companies.

Location: Ningbo, Zhejiang

Currently there are three faculties at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China offering undergraduate and postgraduate (masters and PhD) degrees. They are the Faculty of Social Sciences, the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, and the Faculty of Science and Engineering. Under the faculties, there are eight divisions: Nottingham University Business School, Division of International Studies, Division of International Communications, Division of English, Division of Computer Science, Division of Economics, Division of Engineering and School of Education. Subjects have been chosen taking into account the expertise available at Nottingham UK and the needs of China.

So far during the 17 years the University has operated 15 groups of Masters Graduates (in 2006 - 2020) and 13 groups of Bachelor Graduates (2008 - 2020). The academic achievements of the graduates have been excellent, similar to those of the students at the University of Nottingham UK and their rate of employment has been very high.

How to apply for University of Nottingham Ningbo China:

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Undergraduate and Postgraduate Study Programmes

Entry Requirements:

Preliminary Year Entry

Students from 12-year education systems are normally required to have graduated from High School. Applicants for all degree programmes should have achieved a minimum GCSE Grade B (or equivalent qualification) in Mathematics.

In addition to the University entrance requirement, international students whose first language is not English or whose entry qualification was not obtained in the medium of English are required to provide evidence of their proficiency in English.

Minimum English Language Requirement:
- IELTS 5.5, with the writing band no less than 5.0
- PTE Academic 55 (minimum 51)

Year One Entry

Students from 12-year education systems are normally required to complete a foundation year before entering the second year of an undergraduate programme. Students from 13-year education systems or on recognized foundation courses are not usually required to complete a foundation year. Direct entry applicants should have achieved:
- GCE A Level: BBB (or equivalent qualification)
- IB: 32

Minimum English Language Requirement:
- IELTS 6.5 with the writing band no less than 6.0
- PTE Academic 62 (minimum 55)

Minimum English Language Requirement for Master Program

One-year Master Program:
- IELTS 6.5 with the writing band no less than 6.0
- PTE Academic 62 (minimum 55)


Application Fee: RMB 200

International Students:
Undergraduate RMB 110,000/year
Postgraduate RMB 110,000/year

Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan Students:
Undergraduate RMB 100,000/year
Postgraduate RMB 100,000/year

Scholarship (new student): RMB 20,000, RMB 30,000, 25%, 50%, 100% of tuition

RMB 11,000 / 16,000 per year

Approx. RMB 2,500 per year (actual amount will be calculated and settled at the end of the academic year)

Insurance (compulsory):
RMB 800 per year

Living Expenses:
RMB 1,800-3,500 per month to include meals, power, water, internet connection and entertainment and other necessities depending on life-style. This compares to approximately £700 per month in the UK.

Degree Certificate:

All students who successfully graduate from The University of Nottingham Ningbo China, will be awarded a University of Nottingham degree certificate signed by The University of Nottingham UK Vice Chancellor and Registrar. Exactly the same degree certificates are awarded to students at all three University of Nottingham campuses.

The University is active in research, collaborating within China and internationally. Significant collaboration exists with The University of Nottingham UK. Indeed one of aims of The University of Nottingham Ningbo China’s research is to bring the research expertise of The University of Nottingham UK to China. Currently the University has a series of research institutes: AHRC Centre for Digital Copyright and IP Research in China; Centre for Global Finance; Centre for Research in Applied Linguistics, China; Centre for Research on Sino-foreign Universities; Centre for Sustainable Energy Technologies; Centre for Sustainable Manufacturing; Nottingham Centre for Research on Globalization and Economic Policy; Institute of Asia Pacific Studies; Institute for Creative and Digital Cultures; International Doctoral Innovation Centre; International Finance Research Centre; International Academy of Marine Economy and Technology; Digital City Infrastructure and Technology Innovation (D-CiTi) Lab.

The University of Nottingham

The University of Nottingham was established in the UK City of Nottingham in 1881. It received its Royal Charter in 1948 and celebrates its Diamond Jubilee in 2008. In October 2003, two Nottingham graduates and professors were awarded Nobel Prizes for Medicine and Economics respectively. Emeritus Professor of Physics, Sir Peter Mansfield, was honored for his work on Magnetic Resonance Imaging, which has been compared to the discovery of x-rays, and is one of the most significant discoveries of modern medicine. Sir Clive Granger, a former Professor of Economics, was awarded the Nobel Prize for his work on time-series analysis.

The University of Nottingham is a world top 1% university. In the United Kingdom, league tables for Higher Education Institutions, published by The Guardian, The Times and The Sunday Times newspapers, all rank Nottingham consistently highly.

(Source: The University of Nottingham Ningbo China)

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