University of Nottingham Ningbo China

University of Nottingham Ningbo China - Exchange Program

The University of Nottingham UK* opened its China Campus in 2004, becoming the first Sino-foreign university to be approved by the Ministry of Education in the People’s Republic of China. The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) offers the best of both worlds- you will have the opportunity to live and study in China, while studying at a campus where the first language is English.

The University of Nottingham Ningbo's mission statement is "Academic Excellence in the Service of Global Citizenship". All undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Ningbo are conducted entirely in English with the same teaching and evaluation standards as at Nottingham UK by staff either seconded from Nottingham UK or appointed internationally to the University of Nottingham standards.

The University is located in Ningbo Higher Education Park on a newly built and dedicated campus with a land area of 887mu. It currently has over 6800 undergraduate and postgraduate students and more than 600 teaching and administrative staff from over 40 countries in the world.  

Reciprocal Exchange

    • Semester: 
      • Spring Exchange only (typically February to June)
    • Semester Deadline:
      • Application is due in October (before semester abroad)
    • Majors: UNNC offers a wide range of subjects for your period of study abroad, including science and engineering, business management, international communications, international studies, English etc. in different level including UG and PG.

Location Information

Ningbo is located in Zhejiang province on the south shore of Hangzhou Bay, opposite Shanghai. 7,000 years old, populated with more than six million people and covering more than 1,000 square kilometres, Ningbo is a rapidly growing city. Ranked in the top ten of cities for business in China by Forbes, it is a thriving blend of enterprise, culture, education, tradition and entertainment

Ningbo offers the opportunity to feel at home amongst an array of international shopping outlets, restaurants, theatres, cinemas, clubs and bars, whilst hosting international sports and music events. It also provides the chance to embrace culture and tradition. Unique temples and intricate streets house an array of markets boasting a variety of antiques, textiles and delicious Ningbo cuisine. National and local festivities flaunt the delights of Chinese culture whilst close to one hundred museums and exhibitions represent the city’s historic past and innovative future.

Home to the second largest port in the world, Ningbo’s import and export industry is one of the most important to the city and its businesses. The city is a unique mix of modern sky-scrapers and traditional architecture, complimented with stunning parkland and scenic spots, making it a place for all.

The city's excellent transport links mean that Ningbo is an ideal location to explore and one from which to open up the vast delights that both China and Asia have to offer. 

Eligibility & Requirements

  • Must be a TAMU student for at least one semester prior to application
  • Must attend TAMU for at least one summer session or one full semester after the exchange
  • Must have a 3.0 GPR or higher
  • Must have language proficiency (written and oral)
    • IELTS 6.5 with the writing band no less than 6.0 or
    • TOEFL (paper based) 575 + TWE no less than 4.5 or
    • TOEFL (computer based) 232 + TWE no less than 4.5 or
    • TOEFL (IBT) 88 (minimum 19 in any element) or
    • Have passed 60 ECTS (European Credits) in English-taught courses
  • For non-English programs: 2-4 semesters of college level language studies in target language
  • Junior classification by beginning of exchange recommended

Special Offerings

  • Staffs seconded from Nottingham UK or appointed internationally
  • Friendly and vibrant international community from over 70 different countries
  • Guaranteed on campus accommodation and dedicated on campus International student support
  • Free Chinese Language lessons and internship opportunities
  • Scholarship opportunities for international exchange students

Additional Scholarships

1. Ningbo International Student Government Scholarships for Academic Excellence
The winners of this scholarship will be awarded a one-off payment of RMB3000 per semester or RMB6000 per year. Students need to prepare some paperwork and apply to the UNNC International Office.

2. UNNC Exchange Scholarships
This scholarship will be automatically awarded to the 4 selected students from UNNC International Exchange Partners. Students must be nominated as UNNC scholarship student by home institution when they send exchange nomination information to the UNNC International Office. The winners will be awarded a one-off payment of RMB3000.

For more information, contact Leslie Donaway. To apply for this scholarships, please click here.



*Check the Student Business Services website ( for exact tuition/fee amount as it varies per student.

Estimated Cost of Attendance for this program is less than attending Texas A&M University in College Station.

Contact Information

Students seeking additional information on outgoing reciprocal exchanges should contact Leslie Donaway.