Applying to UNNC

The moment you apply for a course at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC), you'll be taking a huge step towards unlocking your potential.

The guide below will help you turn this vision into a reality, and explain what to expect along the way.

This application guide applies to applicants from Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and overseas countries. Please also make sure to check our entry requirements.

Before you apply

Check key dates and deadlines

2020 September entry:

The closing date for Autumn Application Season: 15 Jan 2020
Spring Application Season: from 10 Feb 2020 to 31 May 2020

(*spring/autumn application seasons are both for 2020 September entry)


Downloading an application form

If you would like to make an application, please download an application form from one of the formats listed below.

 *To view and print the PDF file you should have Adobe Acrobat Reader Version 6.0 or later installed on your computer. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader, you can download it free of charge directly from Adobe's website

If you would prefer to receive a hard copy form, or you are having difficulties opening the electronic versions, please contact the Recruitment Office (Tel: +86 574 8818 0000 ext. 8505, or email:

What else should my application include?

Your application should also include the following materials:

  • One recommendation letter on headed paper, signed and/or stamped
  • Transcript of school exam results (completed or results so far)
  • High School Certificate
  • English language test score report if already received (e.g. IELTS or PTE)
  • Personal Statement
  • One photocopy of the main pages from your passport
  • One 2*2 inch color bareheaded photo with white background (Note: the head occupies two thirds of the size of the photo; no less than 320 × 240 pixels, the aspect ratio is 4: 3; the size is 100-500kb; jpg format)

Documents submitted in a language other than English must be accompanied by a complete English translation made by an accredited translator.

For Hong Kong students, please provide a copy of Hong Kong Permanent Identity Card. 

For Taiwan students, please provide a copy of both sides of Mainland travel permit for Taiwan residents.

Please note that applications can be made pending final results or during your final year of school/university education. Conditional offers will be made where appropriate and students will have until 15 July 2020 to provide their results.

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You should be prepared to provide original documents or original certified copies of supporting documents at registration and upon request at any time. Failure to do so may result in your candidacy being rejected.

Are you 18 years old? If not, please read this:

Minimum age requirement

Ready to submit your application?

Once you are ready to submit your completed application form and supporting documentation, please either send an email or post your application to us.

Email:, or
Post to:
Admissions and Career Development Office (International)
Trent Building 226
University of Nottingham Ningbo China
199 Taikang East Road
Ningbo 315100 China