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Application & Assessment

Step 1:

The applicant is strongly suggested to have the research proposal well written, and discuss it with the potential supervisor, who you can find on the website of each division/school, to find out whether the university has the expertise to support your proposed area of PhD study. It will also be used in assessing the overall quality of your application.

Step 2:

After the UNNC supervisor shows interest and agrees to be the supervisor, or even you receive no reply from the supervisor, just forward ALL the following documents:

  •  Application Form
  •  A research proposal
  •  Degree certificate copies for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate study ( Xueli certificates required for applicants from Chinese universities)
  •  Official transcripts showing marks for both UG and PG study (only English version accepted, with the university’s stamp on)
  •  two references in signed and sealed envelopes; (alternatively referees can directly email to:
  •  English Proficiency test report
  •  four passport sized colour photographs (or an E-copy)
  •  a copy of passport (for Chinese only ID copy accepted)
  •  for applications with School of International Studies, a copy of Master's dissertation or papers published, a conference paper or some works you’ve written, is required

*all documents should be in English only

*hard copies can be mailed; alternatively, all documents can be scanned into PDF file and get emailed

Step 3:

  •  a confirmation email will be sent to you after receiving the full application
  •  Recruitment & Admissions Office (RAO) checks if the entry requirement is met and forwards to related division/school to find the UNNC supervisor
  •  With or without the help from Head of the division/school, UNNC supervisor to find the UNUK supervisor, who can be a UNUK secondee to UNNC
  •  UNNC supervisor applies for the scholarship for the applicant, if the applicant applies for a scholarship and is qualified for one.
  •  With the above information finalized, RAO has the offer pack mailed to the applicant
  •  For international students, RAO applies for the JW202 Form from the local government, which takes 2 weeks, and if approved, the student can take it to apply for a visa to China

Step 4:

  • After the offer pack is received, Ms Theresa Zhang from Graduate School, will take care of all PhD students, and send her the acceptance slip, accommodation application form, etc.
  • Show up on the registration
  •  PhD Induction Week starts

Closing Date:

There is no deadline for receiving applications; however, the registrations for 2016/2017 academic year are 8 September 2016 and 10 May 2017. 

Contact details

Admissions & Career Development Office

The University of Nottingham Ningbo China

Add: AB224, 199 Taikang East Road

Ningbo 315100 China

Tel: +86 (0)574 8818 1063

Fax: +86 (0)574 8822 2483