These cover faculty scholarships, strategic research scholarships and doctoral training partnership (DTP) scholarships. It is noteworthy that the University’s “high flyer” scholarships this year have not only provided an opportunity for direct entry into PhD programmes for undergraduates but are also open to those with Masters’ degrees.
In 2021, the University will offer eleven DTP scholarships, cooperating with first-class universities and institutes, including Ningbo Institute of Industrial Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CNITECH, CAS), Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resource Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IGSNRR, CAS), Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IUE, CAS), Zhejiang University, Shanghai Advanced Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences (SARI, CAS), Shenzhen University and so on. The DTP programmes fields include new materials science, advanced manufacturing, motors and drives, composite materials, energy and the environment, geography, humanities and social sciences.
There are also 20 strategic research topics covering a wide variety are available for potential PhD candidates to explore, such as Chinese Film Aesthetics, Heterogeneous Network Representative Learning to Predict Start-up Tie Formation and Space Micro propulsion.
Candidates will be able to utilise the global resources of the University of Nottingham, such as the field of Coastal Dynamics. It aims to develop a novel numerical model that will simulate beach nourishment and its supervisory team includes Dr Fangfang Zhu from UNNC and Professor Nicholas Dodd from the University of Nottingham UK.
Besides, PhD candidates at UNNC will be able to conduct research overseas at the University of Nottingham or other U21 partners, participate in various academic competitions and establish international research collaborations. In addition, PhD candidates also can carry out paid teaching or research assistant duties at UNNC from the second year of their PhD programmes. On successful completion of the programme, candidates will be awarded a PhD degree from the University of Nottingham, which is accredited by the Chinese Ministry of Education.
The University’s PhD programmes welcome applicants from all over the world and provide a wide variety of support. The PhD scholarships cover the 36-month tuition fee, monthly stipend and other expenses such as medical insurance. "We want to provide PhD candidates the opportunity to do their academic research without distractions," said a staff member of the Graduate School.
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