University of Nottingham Ningbo China
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PhD Scholarship in Intercultural Communication (2018 Entry)




Length of Scholarship: 

up to 36 months, subject to satisfactory progression





Closing Date:

16:00, 29th June 2018 (China Time)


One 3-year PhD scholarship is available at the School of English at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) with expected starting dates of September 2018. We are seeking hard working and talented candidates in the area of intercultural communication to apply. 

The available PhD scholarships cover:

  • Tuition fee
  • on-campus accommodation for PhD candidate only (accommodation type is based on availability) 
  • Monthly stipend (RMB 3,500)
  • 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 to this scholarship

In addition to the above scholarship, successful candidates also have the opportunity to carry out paid teaching or research assistant duties at UNNC.

Available PhD research project:

The available PhD scholarship will support the candidate to investigate a topic in Intercultural Communication of the candidate’s interest and at the same time to contribute to the management of an EU-funded research project RICH-Ed (Resources for Interculturality in Chinese Higher Education).


Prof Lixian Jin
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Dr Ping Du
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Note: informal enquiries about the project may be sent to Prof Lixian Jin or Dr Ping Du, but formal applications should follow the instructions in How to apply section below.

PhD programme structure

PhD programmes at the UNNC are composed of 3 years research  and 1 writing-up year. PhD supervision is undertaken jointly by academics from the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) and the University of Nottingham UK (UNUK).  On successful completion, students will be awarded the University of Nottingham PhD degree. The University of Nottingham PhD degree will be accredited by the Chinese Ministry of Education.


  • 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
  • More details can be found on the ‘ entry requirements’ page of the website 

How to apply

Please email scanned copies of the following documents to by 16:00 (China time) on 29th June 2018. All documents must be in English. If original documents are not in English, a translated English version is required in addition to the original one. An application missing any of the following document (except for English language score) is incomplete and will not be considered.

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  • A completed application form (all fields filled)
  • A research proposal
  • Copies of degree certificates for undergraduate and postgraduate studies (Xueli certificates are required too for applicants from Chinese universities)
  • Official transcripts with marks for all individual modules/courses from undergraduate and postgraduate studies (with official university stamp)
  • English language test score (IELTS/ PTE academic) (not required for native English speakers)
  • Two references (must be emailed directly by the referees)
  • A copy of ID or passport (both sides of an ID card required)
  • An electronic copy of passport-sized photo taken within three months of  this application
  • A copy of your Masters’ dissertation, or a published paper or conference paper, or a sample of your module assignment
Please quote the scholarship reference number in your application form if you are applying for this scholarship.

The scholarships are competitive and we advise you to apply as early as possible. It normally takes 5-6 weeks after the closing date for us to process your application.