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Undergraduate entry requirements 

Entry requirements for our courses vary depending on your school qualifications, which determine your entry into either the preliminary year (year one) or qualifying year (year two).  

The University has a wide understanding of school-leaving qualifications from overseas countries and works closely with the British Council, both in the UK and abroad, to ensure all applications are properly considered. For entry requirements relevant to your country of origin, please find your home country or regions first. If your country is not listed, please email us on  

Some courses have specific requirements and you can check these on our course pages. 

In addition to the academic requirements, you will also need to meet our English language requirements.

Admissions Policy

Your exam grades are very important to us. We use exam grades in prioritising applicants, but other things count as well.

We look at a range of other factors and aim to give everyone an equal opportunity to show their achievements.

We treat everyone on an individual basis.

We receive more applications than places we have. This means that even if you have the right grades for a course, you might not be offered a place.

Admissions staff for a course may make one standard offer to all applicants or they may vary the offer. This means that some applicants may be made a higher offer and some may be made a lower offer for the same course, depending on their other achievements.

Minimum Age Requirement 

An applicant should be at least 18 years of age on admission to the University. For the purposes of this regulation the date of "admission" is defined as the first day of September in the relevant academic year. This requirement may be waived for applicants who will be less than 18 years of age on admission, on an individual basis, provided that their parents or guardians have given their written agreement in advance to additional safeguards and requirements. These include acknowledging that the University will not act in "loco parentis."

The following outlines the University procedures for handling applications from candidates who will be under 18 years of age at the start of their course.

1. 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.

2. If a student meets entry requirement, s/he will receive a conditional offer. S/he should then get the Guardianship Letter/Guardianship Letter (PDF)notarized at the local Chinese Embassy. Once
notarised, please send the scanned copy to For
detailed information, please refer to the consent form.

3. The original hard copy of the Consent Form and the Notarised Guardianship Letter must be presented at Registration, otherwise you will not be registered.


Please read the Policy for Students Under the Age of 18 Years and Responsibilities of a Guardian before completing this form.

* China international undergraduate admissions only.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs):

   Q1. What is the criteria of guardian for international students?

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.

   Q2. Who should find the guardian?

It should normally be the parents. Agent may be consulted if they offer such service.

   Q3. If the parents cannot find a guardian, what will happen?

The university won’t be able to issue an offer letter based on local government requirement.