- Language of instruction: English
- Number of students enrolled: 6,030
- Number of campuses: 1
- Academic year: September-June
- Faculties: Arts and Education, Science and Engineering, Social Sciences
Located in Zhejiang Province on the eastern coast of China, about 200km south of Shanghai, Ningbo is a modern city with around 7 million inhabitants. Ningbo (meaning literally ‘tranquil waves’) is a port city with a rich cultural heritage, and one of the greenest and least polluted cities in China. Ningbo Lishe International Airport, 30 minutes drive from campus, connects Ningbo by air to the rest of China, with regularly scheduled flights.
Shanghai is 30 minutes by plane or a 2 hour bus journey via the 36km Hangzhou Bay Bridge. Shanghai is a must-see: the largest city in China is a multicultural metropolis with an amazing mix of ancient and hi-tech Western civilisation.
China's capital city Beijing is only a two hour flight from Ningbo. Beijing has many places of historic interest and architectural beauty including the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven and the world renowned Great Wall. In addition you can visit the supermodern Olympic Village, with the Bird’s Nest Stadium and Water Cube.
Hangzhou, capital of Zhejiang Province, is one of the more modern and prosperous cities in China. It sits at the southern end of the Grand Canal and is one of China's seven ancient national capitals.
Ningbo is subject to a sub-tropical monsoon climate, with four clear seasons. The summer is warm and wet, with temperatures up to 28°C. Rainfall is highest during the monsoon season June-September. In winter temperatures drop to an average of 4°C. In September, typhoons are frequent.
The campus is well-equipped with a shopping street (supermarket, coffee shop, Post Office and bank); a purpose-built sports centre (table-tennis room, gymnastics hall, eight basketball courts, an athletics field, football pitch); and a wide range of clubs and societies available on campus, including Ultimate Frisbee, Football, IT, Dance and Debating.
Several bursaries are available for those who are accepted to study abroad at UNNC:
- Vice Chancellor’s Award for International Travel (automatic for all students): £750
- Means tested Global Travel Bursary of £750 dependent on household income for students starting their studies in 2016 or after. Students who started their studies before 2016 should see the finance webpage, as the award criteria differs (available to students classed as Home Students for fees purposes and accepted to study abroad as part of the University-wide exchange programme)
International Engineering Study Scholarships:
nine scholarships of £1,000 each to students spending a full year or semester at either the China or Malaysia campuses in 2018/19. Scholarships will be awarded on academic merit, with students requiring an average mark of 65% or higher.
Approximate living costs per semester:
- Return flight from UK £700-1000
- Visa/immigration £150-170
- University accommodation £630-920
- Meals £500
- Books £150
- Health insurance/examination 400 RMB
- Local transport £65
- Going out £80-300
- Independent travel £150-600
Approximate living costs compiled from student surveys and UNNC website.
The cost of living in Ningbo for a single international student is estimated at 3000-4250 RMB (£300-500) per month.
University accommodation on campus is guaranteed to all international students who apply by the accommodation deadline. Students can choose between the international hall with single rooms or four bedroom apartments with single rooms and a common room.
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