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

Deadline for 2021 September entry: 31 May 2021

English language test scores and/or diploma certificates should normally be received by the International Admissions Office before 15 July 2021.

 *For General scholastic ability test (GSAT) students, the closing date for application is 31 May 2021. 

What if my results are released after 15 July 2021?

The University will make exceptions for students studying qualifications where results are officially released after 15 July 2021. These include the HKDSE, GCSEs, A-level results and others. If your results are released after 15 July 2021, please email us at  International_admissions@nottingham.edu.cn to inform us.

Please note you should not submit any supporting materials (including essays) that you would like to be returned to you. It is the University's policy not to return application materials.

What should my application include?

Your application should 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 Macau students, please provide a copy of Macau 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 2021 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

Submit your application online

For 2021 entry, please submit your application on our Online Application System. Email or post application is not accepted.

2021 entry application fee: 30 USD / Person (for international payment only).

We advise you to pay the application fee either:

A.    via UNNC Finance online payment system
Google chrome is recommended; applied for all international VISA、Master、JCB、AE card.

OR

B.    via bank transfer/telegraphic transfer (TT).
Here is the University bank account for students to pay fees. Please arrange payments into the account below:

 NAME:  UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM NINGBO CHINA (宁波诺丁汉大学)
 ACCOUNT:  376658330575
 RECEIVING BANK:  BANK OF CHINA NINGBO BRANCH (中国银行宁波市分行)
 SWIFT CODE:  BKCHCNBJ92A
 BANK ADDRESS:  255 DINGTAI ROAD NINGBO CHINA (中国宁波鼎泰路255 号)

Please note that the application fee is non-refundable and the transaction fee is beared by students.

Please remark applicant's name on the receipt, scan it and upload on the application system once you have made the payment.