University of Nottingham, Ningbo Campus

Ningbo
People's Republic of China

Language of instruction

English

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

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (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

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

Study Options
Not applicable to this university. You can choose any courses which are open to exchange students.

Note: Host university eligibility criteria are at the discretion of the host and may change without notice.

Find courses

Search the UNNC course catalogue.

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. 
You must still check the host university course catalogue to see if courses from the Credit Precedent Database are still on offer and in the correct semester of your exchange.

Study areas taught in English

Undergraduate
Architecture and Design
Chemical engineering
Civil engineering
Communication, digital media and PR
Computer science
Economics
Electrical engineering
English
Environmental engineering
International relations
Mathematics and statistics
Mechanical engineering

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)

Accommodation

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.

  • Ningbo International Student Government Scholarships for Academic Excellence (RMB3,000 per semester).
  • UNNC Exchange Scholarships (one-off payment of RMB3,000).

Insurance

Students approved to participate in a Semester-based Exchange 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

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (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 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, experiences to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice, and sign up to receive updates for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)