University of Nottingham Ningbo China
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Ningbo Municipal Innovation Team Scholarships (2018 Entry)




Length of Scholarship: 

up to 36 months, subject to satisfactory progression





Closing Date:

16:00, 12th June 2018 (China Time)



The available PhD scholarships cover:

  • Tuition fee
  • on-campus accommodation for PhD candidate only (accommodation type is based on availability)
  • Monthly stipend (RMB3,500)
  • 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:


Project: Separation of fine particles from the gas flow by optimized Taylor-Couette Reactor

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The available PhD scholarship will support the candidate to perform the state-of-the art studies on air pollution control using cutting edge technique coupling with the use of some fluid dynamics principles in Environmental Engineering. The proposed PhD research project will focus on the mechanism of dust transport and air flow with a strong background of applications in development of the devices of indoor air pollution control and purification for better local air quality.  

The research methodology for the PhD project will be based on using combined methods of analytical analyses, computational modeling and experimental measurement.  The successful applicant will undertake his/her PhD studies under the supervision of a research team which consists of Nottingham academic staff and very experienced engineers who are working in similar areas related to the proposed project.

Contact: Dr Guang Li,


Dr. Jun He
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Dr Guang Li
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Note: informal enquiries about the project may be sent to Dr Jun He, Dr Guang Li or Dr Liang Xia, 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 submission is expected within 3 years for full-time students. 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, and no reference will be made on the degree certificate as to where the degree has been completed. 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 12th 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 published journal or conference papers
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.