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About Exchange Out & Study Abroad Programme

The University of Nottingham Ningbo China offers a number of opportunities for students to spend time studying at one of our partner institutions overseas. Students can spend one semester or, in some cases, up to one year studying at another university overseas.

Exchange: These places are offered at no additional tuition fee cost to students. Students will continue to pay your usual tuition fee to UNNC. Exchange places are normally limited to only one semester at participating universities. Exchange students take modules for credit at the partner institution that count towards their degree at UNNC.

Study Abroad: Students will be required to pay a study abroad fee to the host university instead of usual UNNC tuition fee. Study Abroad students take modules for credit that count towards their degree at UNNC. In some cases, where permitted, a semester on Study Abroad can be combined with an Exchange semester (or another Study Abroad semester) for a total of up to one year.

Any enquires regarding Exchange out/ Study Abroad programme  , please email to:



 Entry Requirements

  • UNNC mobility programmes application only open to 4+0 degree program students during their qualifying year (Year 2) at UNNC.
  • Candidates should comply with all rules, regulations and laws without any record of disciplinary offence during his/her study at UNNC for the first two years. Any disciplinary offence records may lead to the cancellation of his/her exchange or study abroad place.
  • Each school will set basic requirement for their students studying abroad. Basically, for inter-campus exchange/study abroad (UK and Malaysia campus), student must have at least 50%-55% average and some courses require higher. For international exchange/study abroad program, student must have at least 60% average. Some exchange partner universities will require higher.


Supporting Documents

Before your fill in your application form, please make sure:

You have read exchange application information carefully.

You have done research on those partners you wish to apply and discussed with your school exchange coordinator and make sure you have compatible module to choose at those partners you wish to apply.

Students who have compulsory language module requirements should contact your language tutor for advice.

You already know the implication of the mark transfer after you come back from overseas study.


All of the application instruction will be informed by Global Engagement Office once you accepted nominated place.


School Exchange Coordinators and Language Tutors
Course Name Room Email
Business (For America ): Keying Zhu AB482
Business (For Oceania): Youngun Kim  AB143

Business (For Asia & Europe): Cass Lai  AB247
Business (UNUK, UNMC and UK Institutions) Belaynesh Teklay AB482
Int’l Communications: Stephen Andriano-Moore AB212
International Studies: Christian Müller AB320
English: Candace Veecock  AB414
Ecomonics: Chee Kian.Leong SSB323
  Marie-Claire Robitaille-Blanchet SSB321
Engineering (Department)      
Civil Engineering  Ahmed Elamin SEB442
Mechanical, Materials & Manufacturing Engineering Jian Yang SEB442
Electrical and Electronic Engineering  John Xu SEB443
Architecture & Building Environment Fernando Ortiz Moya
Geographical Sciences Faith Chan SEB319
Chemical & Environmental Engineering Chengheng Pang (check with George Chen) SEB339
Computer Science Matthew Pike
Language advisor in the Language centre Magali Kerbellec  AB329
  Sergio Rodriguez Flores



Timeline for Outgoing Programme

  • GEO have a partner list ready
  • School exchange coordinator create possible list for each school/department
  • GEO update partners factsheets
  • Exchange/study abroad information will be available on website and Moodle
  • Students do research based on the school possible list and decide your preference
  • Students contact exchange coordinator for any academic advice
  • Students contact language centre advisor for advice if they have compulsory language module requirements
  • GEO release quota information
  • Application open online
  • Application close at the end of January
  • Students are not allowed to change or submit their application after deadline
  • Nomination will be done before the end of February
  • Students set their study plan by filling in learning agreement and get it approved by school exchange coordinator
  • Students prepare application material to partners
  • Students start preparing for IELTS (if applicable) 
  • Students get learning agreement approved by exchange coordinator
  • Students submit exchange application material to partners together with learning agreement
  • Pre-departure briefing
  • Students start getting offer and visa letter from partners
  • Students start applying for accommodation
  • Students start preparing for their visa application including funding.
  • Students start getting progression notification. Students will be stopped for exchange if they cannot progress based on their first sit.(except EC students)
  • GEO advise visa application
  • Students book flight and insurance (only if when visa is secured)




China Scholarship Council (CSC) scholarship for exchange students

Below 9 universities have been approved for CSC scholarship



1.   University College Dublin


2.   University of British Columbia


3.   Trinity College Dublin


4.   University of Glasgow


5.   European Business School


6.   University of Birmingham


7.   University of Edinburgh


8.   University of Copenhagen


9.   University of Amsterdam



Please note that the university list and how many scholarship places will be allocated are all confirmed by China Scholarship Council.


What will the scholarship cover?

  • Round trip flight ticket to partner university
  • Relevant amount of money to cover living costs when overseas

How will the scholarship places allocated?

  • The scholarship is open to Chinese students only.
  • Students must be nominated by UNNC to exchange at approved university at 1st semester academic year 2018/19 or the whole academic year of 2018/19.
  • Students should meet all requirements set by CSC including IELTS minimum 6.5 points. The IELTS will be requested in April.
  • Students need to submit formal application and get it approved by CSC.
  • Students go in spring semester may NOT eligible for this scholarship.

Please note that whether students can be approved for the scholarship will be finally decided by China Scholarship Council in May 2018.


Ningbo Government Exchange Out Scholarship

The University obtain around 16 places for Ningbo Exchange out Scholarship. We would like to nominate candidates based on academic performance and involve in promoting UNNC to destination school or other contribution to UNNC.

Winners will be awarded 6000RMB for this scholarship. It could not be overlapped with other exchange out scholarship such as CSC, but can be overlapped with UNNC academic performance scholarship such as Head’s or Dean’s.

How will the scholarship places allocated?

  • The scholarship is open to Chinese students only.
  • The scholarship is open to students going out in the year of 2018.
  • Students must be nominated by UNNC to exchange at approved university at 1st semester academic year 2018/19 or the whole academic year of 2018/19.
  • Students need to submit formal application and get it approved by GEO.
  • Students go in spring 2019 will be considered as potential applicants in 2019 year round.
  • Students who wish to take part in student ambassador program are preferred. The detailed program information will be released by email after nomination result comes out.