University of Nottingham, Ningbo Campus

People's Republic of China

Language of instruction


The University of Nottingham Ningbo Campus has been a pioneer in global education and sustainable technology. It was the first Sino-foreign university to open its doors in China and is home to China's first carbon-neutral building.

The University of Nottingham Ningbo is in the Yinzhou district of Ningbo, Zhejiang province, on China’s prosperous east coast. A thriving port and business city, Ningbo is well located for travel to Shanghai, with high-speed rail links connecting the two cities in around 2 hours.

Semester dates

UQ Semester Host Semester Dates
Semester 1 Semester 2 (Spring) February–June
Semester 2 Semester 1 (Autumn) September–January

View the UNNC academic calendar.

Guides and additional information

UNNC has online resources to help get more from your exchange:

Exchange deadlines

22 June for Semester 1 of the following year.

31 October for Semester 2 of the following year.

Full-time study load

60 credits per semester at UNNC is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Minimum academic requirements

You will need a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.5 to study at UNNC.

Find courses

Search the UNNC course catalogue if courses do not appear in the database.

Search the Credit Precedent Database to find courses offered by your host university that have been previously approved for credit at UQ. The database should be used as a general guide only. 

Study areas taught in English

Chemical engineering
Civil and structural engineering
Communication, digital media and PR
Computer science
Electrical engineering
Environmental engineering
International relations
Mathematics and statistics
Mechanical engineering

Exchange deadlines

22 June for Semester 1 of the following year.

31 October for Semester 2 of the following year.


UNNC has several residences designated for international students. As an exchange student, you are guaranteed an offer of accommodation in one of these residences. You can also choose to live off-campus, however, there are formal procedures you will need to go through.

Cost of living

Ningbo has a relatively low cost of living when compared to other Chinese cities. Guides to the cost of living in Ningbo are available to help you plan a budget for your exchange. UNNC also provides some details on student fees you can expect to encounter upon your arrival in Ningbo.

Financial support

A range of funding for student exchange including scholarships, grants and loans are available to UQ students.  

There are some scholarships offered to exchange students at UNNC. Students are encouraged to check their eligibility for UNNC scholarships.


Students approved to participate in the Student Exchange Program are automatically covered by UQ’s Travel Insurance for the country of their host university only.

For more information, read the Student Travel Insurance Policy Summary on UQ’s Travel Insurance web page (login required).

If you plan to travel outside of your host country, you should purchase additional insurance.

All international students are required to purchase comprehensive health insurance through UNNC's International student services.

Exchange deadlines

22 June for Semester 1 of the following year.

31 October for Semester 2 of the following year.

Organise your visa

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

UNNC provides visa and immigration information for incoming exchange students.

Contact the Chinese Embassy and Consulates for more visa information.

Travel risk levels

The University of Queensland cannot and does not allow UQ Abroad students to travel to any country with a risk level of 3 (Reconsider your need to travel) or above, as assessed by the Australian Government.

If a country's risk level changes to 3 or above, UQ Abroad programs to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Register your travel plans

We recommend that you register your travel plans on the Smartraveller website so that the Australian Government can contact you or your family in an emergency.

Non-Australian citizens should register with their closest consulate.

Exchange deadlines

22 June for Semester 1 of the following year.

31 October for Semester 2 of the following year.