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University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC)

Ningbo China

University of Nottingham UK opened its China Campus in 2004, becoming the first Sino-foreign university approved by the Ministry of Education in the People’s Republic of China. University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) offers the best of both worlds- you will have the opportunity to live and study in China, while studying at a campus where the first language is English.

UNNC mission statement is “Academic Excellence in the Service of Global Citizenship”. All undergraduate and postgraduate programs in Ningbo are conducted entirely in English with the same teaching and evaluation standards as at Nottingham UK by staff either seconded from Nottingham UK or appointed internationally to University of Nottingham standards.

The University is located in Ningbo Higher Education Park on a newly built and dedicated campus. It currently has over 7,500 undergraduate and postgraduate students and more than 600 teaching and administrative staff from over 40 countries in the world.
199 Taikang East Road, Ningbo, 315100, China

◆UMAP Contact Person

Ms. Kris Mao
Global Engagement Office (GEO)

◆Regular Academic Calendar

·First Semester
From: 17 September 2018
To: 19 January 2019
·Second Semester
From: 18 February 2019
To: 7 June 2019

◆Semester Load in Credits/Units

·Minimum 50 Nottingham credits (25 ECTS credits)
·Maximum 70 Nottingham credits (35 ECTS credits)

◆General Timetable and Requirements for Graduation

·Total Number of Credits Needed for Graduation

120 *4=480 Nottingham credits (240 ECTS credits)

·Number of Years Typically Needed to Complete Undergraduate Program


◆List of Study Programs that are open for International Exchanges

All undergraduate and postgraduate programs in Ningbo are conducted entirely in English.

◆Exchange- Related Information

·Exchange Duration
Semester or full year
·Language Proficiency Requirements
Applicants from non-English speaking countries must submit evidence of English language proficiency at the time of application. Our minimum entry requirements are
 IELTS 6.5 with the writing band no less than 6.0 or
 TOEFL (paper based) 575 + TWE no less than 4.5 or
 TOEFL (computer based) 232 + TWE no less than 4.5 or
 TOEFL (IBT) 88 (minimum 19 in any element) or
 have passed 60 ECTS (European Credits) in English-taught courses
 English Proficiency letter issued by home institution
·Instruction Facilities and Other Supports
A free airport pick up service, orientation program, international student support, student counseling service, student disability service, health service

Students will live in an International Student Residence Hall on campus with other students from around the world where all the rooms are fully furnished. There are several options available for international students. Further information on on-campus accommodation in UNNC is available at:

Home stay:


Off Campus Assistance:


·Medical Insurance
All international students must be covered by 'Comprehensive Insurance & Protection Scheme for Foreigners Staying in China of Ping An Annuity Insurance Company, Ltd.' for his/her whole study period. Pingan shall undertake the following insurance liabilities during the period of insurance: death insurance, accidental disability insurance, medical insurance for accidental injury, outpatient and emergency medical insurance and hospitalization medical insurance.
This insurance is purchased from the University's Finance Office and costs 800RMB (UG)/1120RMB (PG) per year or 400RMB (UG)/ 560RMB (PG) for six months.
·Visa Process
As an international student, you need to hold a valid Chinese visa for the duration of your study at UNNC. There are two types of visa that might be suitable, X1 and X2. Refer to the Chinese Visa Application Service Center for information.
• If you are applying for a student visa, you can apply as soon as you receive your JW202 Form and Offer Letter.
• If you are new student already in China and need to extend your visa, you can apply for an extension through Global Engagement Office (Trent Building 350).
• If you are an existing student needs to extend your Residence Permit, you can apply for it via the Hub.
• If you are coming to China for a short stay, you mayconsult your local Chinese Embassy for the “144 hours visa free stay” policy.

Application Submission Deadline: 
1st May for September Entry,
30th October for January/February Entry