A significant number of full and partial scholarships covering tuition fees and living costs are available for exceptionally qualified candidates. However, scholarships only apply to FULL TIME applicants.
The University is reluctant to take in part time applicants, although exceptionally talented applicants will be offered a place.
Full scholarship package:
tuition fee waived
if in the UK campus, 800 pounds per month as stipend
if in the China campus, RMB 3,000 per month as stipend, and single-room accommodation provided
inter-campus return flight paid
teaching assistantships for talented students
Innovation Team Scholarships
Innovation Team works closely with Zhejiang University, Ningbo Institute of Material Technology & Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences and leading companies in auto parts manufacturing like Minth and Shuanglin, to invent low carbon technologies. 25 full scholarships will be offered. For details, please click into the attachment.
IDIC Scholarships (International Doctoral Innovation Centre)
Tuition fees paid in this fully-funded four-year PhD programme that integrates a leading-edge research project with research training in interdisciplinary skills.
A personalised pathway through this programme that enables students to take taught modules during the first year to gain a balance of skills across key technology areas, future applications and human and societal issues.
Training in innovation and ingenuity to equip students for careers in industry, from global companies to start-ups.
A three month internship with a Company in China
Regular seminars and meetings with industry representatives to develop contacts with future employers.
A stipend of £800 per month whilst in the UK for the first year. ¥ 3000 per month stipend and free accommodation for years 2 – 4 whilst at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China and one return flight.
Supervision from international leaders in the associated disciplines.
Use of over £3m state-of-the-art facilities including positioning and sensing testbeds and transport simulators.
Career guidance support tailored to individual needs.
For details, please click into the attachment.
The research themes include:
advanced combustion and gasification leading to cleaner power generation
coal-to-liquid transport fuels (petrol, diesel and higher fuel alcohols)
non-conventional hydrocarbons, such as shale gas
the whole spectrum of carbon capture technologies covering integrated multi-pollutant control
enhanced oil/gas extraction technologies
For details, please click into the attachment.
PhD Scholarships in Engineering
Faculty of Science and Engineering is deveoping very fast. There are many scholarships available for PhD in Engineering, which involves Civil Engineering; Chemical & Environmental Engineering; Electric & Electronic Engineering; Mechanical, Materials & Manufacturing Engineering; Geographical Sciences; Mathematics; Architecture & Built Environment. These scholarships cover tuition fees, living allowance, accommodation in China. Basically students will be registered in the University of Nottingham Ningbo China, but may stay for a period of time in Nottingham UK up to 12 months. Talented students with excellent 1st Degree (Bachelor degree) are also qualified to apply for a PhD directly. PhD in Engineering normally lasts for 3 years.
Applicants are strongly suggested to discuss the research proposal with the potential supervisor(s) before making applications.
Nottingham University Business School China Scholarships
4 full scholarships for 2012/2013 academic year, with a period of time in the UK campus for the research; when applying, applicants should have taken the IELTS/TOEFL test; research areas cover business, finance, accounting, management, etc. Entry requirements for applicants graduting from British universities with a master program: average score for all courses: at least 65% AND dissertation over 65%.
One of the years at the UK campus, and 2 years at China campus
Full Scholarships in Economics(1+2)
The students are required to stay at the UK campus for the 1st year, and the following 2 years at the China campus.
Economics of Nottingham ranks one of the top in the world, in 2003, a professor from Nottingham won the Nobel Prize in Economics.
Scholarships with School of Contemporary Chinese Studies (1+2)
Duration: 3 years
The successful candidates will spend one year in the School of Contemporary Chinese Studies at the UK campus and two years at the China Campus. Candidates are going to work closely with two supervisors, one from the China Campus and one from the UK campus, on areas including business, economy, media, culture, international relations, governance, history, law and politics.
Full Scholarships with Division of English
1) Psycholinguistics/Cognitive Neuroscience of Language
2) Intercultural Communication/Workplace Communication
The PhD fellowship is 3 years in length.
The recipient may be required to spend some time at the University of Nottingham UK or partner research institutions in Europe.
The recipient may be expected to teach or perform other departmental duties as directed by the Head of School for up to 6 hours a week.
For details, please download the School of English PhD Scholarship 1 and School of English PhD Scholarship 2 here.
Full Scholarships for other research areas
Normally they are 3+0 scholarships, i.e. 3 years at the China campus, however, the students may stay for a period of time at the UK campus.
Scholarships offer to the following research areas: Business, Computer Science, Engineering, Sustainable Energy Technologies, Education, English Studies, International Communications, International Studies
Graduate Teaching Assistantships, combining paid teaching with PhD research may be available for suitable candidates.
Applicants must have:
for applicants with Bachelor's degree and graduating from Chinese universities: 80% at least on average score and the university ranks top 30 in China;
for applicants with Master's degree and graduating from Chinese universities: 80% at least and the university should normally be a 985/211 university;
for applicants with Bachelor's degree and graduating from British universities: 1st Class Degree;
for applicants with Master's degree and graduting from British universities: 65% at least;
for applicants graduating from a university in other regions/countries: international equivalent qualifications
Satisfy UNNC’s English language entry requirements. Please note that the academic and English language requirements will depend upon the type of course applied for. Requirements for admission to the PhD program can be, 6.0, 6.5 or 7.0 IELTS score depending on the area of study.
After the award of a scholarship its continuation for subsequent years is subject to satisfying the progression requirements applicable to each year of study.
Note: Bachelor Degree holders can be recruited directly into PhD programs, but only restricted to research areas of Computer Science, Engineering, Economics and Sustainable Energy Technologies.
How to Apply
If you intend to apply for a PhD scholarship, please mention it on the Application Form and clearly state which scholarship type you apply.