Frequently Asked Questions



  1. What are the entry requirements?

    The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) is home to students from over 70 countries and regions worldwide. We look at both academic and English language proficiency of applicants. Check HERE to find the entry requirements of your country. If your country is not listed, please email us at

  2. How do I apply?

    Please check HERE for the list of required application documents and procedure. Application to the University of Nottingham Ningbo China can be made before you have completed your study. You may use the transcripts till now to apply for and the university will be able to assess based on what’s available. If you haven’t finished your study yet, a conditional offer may be issued pending on your final grades/degree. Once ready, please submit your application on our Online Application System. Email or post applications are not accepted.

  3. What’s the application fee?

    For 2023 September entry, there’s no application fee required.

  4. What’s the deadline for course applications? Can I apply after the deadline?

    For 2023 September entry, the application deadline is by 31st May 2023. Any late applications, please first check the position availability with Student Recruitment and Admission Office at

  5. When will I know the outcome of my application?

    Usually a complete application will be assessed by Student Recruitment and Admission Office within approximately 14 working days. Notification e-mails will be sent to the e-mail address you registered with, you may also check out your application status in the online application system.

  6. I've got a unconditional offer from the University to start in September. Is it possible to defer the offer until September next year?

    According to changes in the finance policy, UNNC will no longer open the choice to defer, except to international and HMT applicants who cannot start on-site study due to Covid-19 or other force majeure.

  7. What’s the English Test requirement?

    If English isn't your first language, you will need to submit the relevant English language proficiency test report and meet the requirements. We accept IELTS, TOEFL (iBT), PTE and alternative equivalencies.

    • For the English requirement for undergraduate programmes, please check HERE
    • For the English requirement for master programmes, please check HERE

    If you require additional support of the language requirement, please contact Student Recruitment and Admission Office at

  8. What’s the deadline for the English language test result submission?

    The deadline for the English language test submission is mid-July for 2023 intake.

  9. If I am under 18, can I apply? What’s the procedure?

    A signed and completed Consent Form for International Students Under the Age of 18 from applicants who are under 18 years of age at the start of their chosen course will be highlighted on the applications sent to admissions decision makers. Please check HERE for the guides.

    Where a student is from overseas and their parents remain abroad, UNNC requires details of a guardian for the child, who should be living in China preferably in or near to Ningbo, and who will be accessible to the child and to the UNNC should the need arise. It should normally be the parents to find the guardian. Agent may be consulted if they offer such service.

Tuition fees and Living costs

  1. What’s the tuition fee?

    For 2023 September entry, the tuition fees for international students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels are 110,000 RMB per year. Please note that tuition fee for MSc International Business (Supply Chain Management) is 150,000 RMB per year.

  2. What’s accommodation fee?

    UNNC provides 2 types of accommodation for international students (2022 entry for reference):

    • Building 11: single room with private toilet and shower room
    • Building 18/20: four-bedroom flat

    Please check HERE for each type’s accommodation fee and more details.


  1. Are scholarships available at University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC)? How do I apply?

    We offer entry-based scholarships to award exceptional degree programme applicants. You could submit your scholarship application on the same Online Application System. Check HERE for the scholarship list and more details.

  2. How many scholarships can I apply for? Can the scholarships be combined?

    Students are welcomed to apply various entry-based scholarships. Please note that the scholarships cannot be combined. For students who have been considered for two awards, the highest award will be granted by default.

  3. What does the full scholarship include?

    Nottingham Global Full scholarship worthies 110,000 RMB per student, which is equivalent to 100% first year tuition fee.

Recent updates

  1. What new assessment will be since high school exams are cancelled / postponed due to the pandemic?

    During this challenging time, assessments will be made based on available documentations e.g. School results provided by the exam committee for A Level and IB, or school reports provided by your high school.

  2. How will the university assess the English competency since IELTS is cancelled?

    It is highly suggested to use TOFEL iBT Special Home Edition instead of IELTS.