Arrival Advice

Arriving in a new place is exciting but we appreciate that it can be a little overwhelming too. That's why we make every effort to support you. To make your journey and arrival as smooth as possible, we've put together some essential advice in “A guide for new international students” as well as highlighted our services that are available to you.

Students will receive an email containing a username and password to log in to our pre-departure online system: https://ioms.Nottingham.edu.cn once your unconditional offer been confirmed. Students may use this system to accept your offer, pay deposits (for full degree students only), apply for accommodation, book airport pick up etc.

Key Dates

Provisional Key Dates of Academic Year 2020/21

Semesters

    • Autumn Semester: Monday 13 September 2021 - Saturday 15 January 2022
    • Spring Semester: Monday 14  February - Friday 3 June 2022

Registration

  • Year 1 Students & Direct Entry Year2/3/4, One Year Masters: Saturday 11 September 2021
  • Returning Students (Autumn Semester): Friday 17 September 2021
  • Returning Students (Spring Semester): Monday 14 February 2022
  • PGR Students: Saturday 11 September 2021; Monday 14 February 2022

Examination

  • Autumn semester: Monday 27 December 2021 - Saturday 15 January 2022
  • Spring semester: Monday 9 May - Saturday 28 May 2022
  • Late summer resits:
    • Year 1 Students: Monday 15 - Saturday 20 August 2022
    • Year 2/3/4/Master: Monday 15 - Saturday 27 August 2022

 

Advice for Late Arrivals

You can find the term start date and last date for registration on your offer letter. Late arrival is not advised and will be detrimental to your studies. You need to seek authority from the University to arrive late by sending an email to international@nottingham.edu.cn.

Airport Pickup

We strongly recommend that students should book a flight directly to Ningbo by transferring via HK, Guangzhou or Beijing. It will then take 25 minutes transferring from Ningbo airport to the campus. If you fly to Shanghai, it will take at least another 3 hours by bus from Pudong airport to the campus.

Free airport pick-up services will be arranged from both Ningbo and Shanghai Pudong airports at the beginning of induction every year. Students need to book the pickup service in advance before the deadline via our online system https://ioms.nottingham.edu.cn. Username and password will be sent to students once your unconditional offer has been confirmed. For 2020 airport pick-up services, please see below:

Pick-up Services From Ningbo Airport

September enrolment

  • To be confirmed

February enrolment

  • To be confirmed

 

Pick-up Services from Shanghai Pudong Airport

September enrolment

  • To be confirmed

 

February enrolment

  • To be confirmed