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Scholarship High Flyer Scholarship
Reference 24HFS
Length of Scholarship Up to 36 months, subject to satisfactory progression
Places 12
  • Nottingham University Business School China
  • Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
Entry 14 September 2024
Closing Date 15 March 2024 China Standard Time (CST)


The available PhD scholarship cover

  • Tuition fee
  • Monthly stipend
  • All above items are covered for up to 36 months based on satisfactory progression
  • All regulations set out in the UNNC PhD Scholarship Policy apply

In addition to the above scholarship, successful candidates also have the opportunity to carry out teaching (after the completion of Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) training) or research assistant duties at UNNC since second year of their PhD programmes.


Available PhD research areas

Please search for a research area in the Faculty you are interested. For details, please refer to the research programme page.


PhD programme structure

PhD programmes at the UNNC are composed of 3 years research and a 1 year thesis pending period for full time PhDs. Full time PhDs are expected to submit their theses within a maximum of four years from initial registration.

On successful completion of the PhD, the students will be awarded a PhD degree from University of Nottingham. No reference will be made on the degree certificate as to where the degree has been completed. The University of Nottingham PhD degree is accredited by the Chinese Ministry of Education and the UK Quality Assurance Agency.



This scholarship is awarded to outstanding students who received a Bachelor degree with First Class Honours or a Master degree, e.g. MA or MSc with distinction from University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC).  Students who meet the requirement can apply for a direct entry into the PhD programme (Please check each Faculty or school’s requirements).

Applicants must meet the required English language proficiency for the relevant subject area. IELTS 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in all elements) or its equivalent is required for Faculty of Science and Engineering (FoSE) scholarship applicants.

More details can be found on the 'entry requirements' page of the website.



How to apply

No separate application is required for applying for a scholarship but please make sure you select the correct scholarship reference number in the PhD application system. A list of required documents can be found on the 'how to apply' page.