Strategic Research Scholarships (2020 Entry)

The following PhD scholarships are open to applicants for 2020 entry only.

Available PhD research areas:

The scholarships are to support research projects outlined under the following themes:

Belt and Road Initiative

 Reference: 2003BRI
 Length of Scholarships: up to 36 months, subject to satisfactory progression
 Closing Date: 16:00, 31 March 2020(China Time)

 

Healthcare

 Reference: 2003HLC
 Length of Scholarships: up to 36 months, subject to satisfactory progression
 Closing Date: 16:00, 31 March 2020(China Time)

 

Intelligent Manufacturing

 Reference: 2003ITM
 Length of Scholarships: up to 36 months, subject to satisfactory progression
 Closing Date: 16:00, 31 March 2020(China Time)

 

Green Chemicals

 Reference: 2003GRC
 Length of Scholarships: up to 36 months, subject to satisfactory progression
 Closing Date: 16:00, 31 March 2020(China Time)

 

*Important Notes:

Students applying for the Faculty of Business, please click here.

The scholarships are competitive and we advise you to apply as early as possible. 

The available PhD scholarships cover:

  • Tuition fee
  • Monthly stipend (RMB4,500)
  • Medical insurance with designate providers
  • All above items are covered for up to 36 months based on satisfactory progression
  • All regulations set out in the UNNC PGR Scholarship Policy apply

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

PhD programme structure

 PhD programmes at the UNNC are composed of 3 years research and submission is expected within 3 years for full-time students. PhD supervision is undertaken jointly by academics from University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) and University of Nottingham UK (UNUK).  On successful completion, students will be awarded University of Nottingham PhD degree, and no reference will be made on the degree certificate as to where the degree has been completed. University of Nottingham PhD degree will be accredited by the Chinese Ministry of Education.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must have a first class honours undergraduate degree or 65% and above for a Masters’ degree from a British university, or the equivalent from other institutions.
  • 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

  1. Please make sure you quote the scholarship reference number in your PhD application form as no separate application is required.
  2. Please provide a personal statement of why the scholarship is of particular interest to you and how your academic background and research proposal is related to the specific Strategic Scholarship.

It normally takes 7-8 weeks for a final decision to be made after the closing date.  List of other required documents can be found on the ‘ how to apply’ page.