China and Malaysia campuses
The University of Nottingham has two campuses in China and Malaysia and offers University of Nottingham UK Campus students a unique Inter-campus exchange opportunity to apply to spend a semester, an academic year or summer school at either of our overseas campuses.
The campuses provide the opportunity to gain many of the benefits of studying abroad but have the security of studying in a familiar learning environment. You can potentially give your degree a more regional focus as modules at the campuses are not an exact replica of UK Campus modules, with some modules having local differences, but still have the same assessment methods as at the UK campus and there is no conversion of grades.
Please be aware that study abroad options may change at any time for a number of reasons, including curriculum developments, changes to arrangements with partner universities, travel restrictions or other circumstances outside of the University’s control. Every effort will be made to update this information as quickly as possible should a change occur. Please note that, in order to be accepted on to a study abroad programme, you have to achieve the relevant academic requirements as set by the University of Nottingham AND meet the selection criteria of both the University of Nottingham and the partner institution (though the partner institution is under no obligation to accept you).
Where can I study abroad?
The University of Nottingham was the first UK university to open a branch campus overseas with the opening of our Malaysia Campus in 2000, followed by our China Campus in Ningbo in 2004.
To be eligible to apply to the programme, you must be studying for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in Nottingham UK, which is also offered at either the China or Malaysia campus. Please contact your academic school/department to check if exchange to the China or Malaysia Campus is available for your degree programme.
Eligibility criteria varies by school/department but most applicants are required to be achieving an overall academic average of above 50%.
The Malaysia and China campuses are part of the University of Nottingham and all classes are taught in English. The modules and the exams at both campuses are very similar to those in Nottingham UK.
The majority of senior academic staff are appointed from the University of Nottingham UK, with academic staff also recruited nationally and internationally.
The degrees awarded are University of Nottingham degrees and the courses and teaching are subject to the same Quality Assurance processes as courses and teaching in the UK.
Students who wish to apply to the programme should speak to their school/department contact for information on available modules at the international campuses. To find out the name of your school/department contact, please see Global opportunities by school.
How to apply
If you wish to apply for Inter-campus exchange, you must firstly discuss this with the study abroad academic adviser for your school whose details are given on the Global Opportunities by School page linked below. Once your exchange has been agreed then complete the online application form below.
You must ensure that you have a valid passport for 18 months following your planned entry in to Malaysia and for 6 months following your planned return from China.
Refer to the Global opportunities by school webpage to view the opportunities available to you. Your eligibility to study abroad through Inter-campus exchange will depend on your degree programme and year of study.
Attend one of the Global opportunities events in the autumn semester or contact the Intercampus team.
Research the China and Malaysia campuses and read the Study abroad finance webpage.
Discuss your modules with your academic school/department. Contact details can be found on the Global opportunities by school webpage.
If you have a a physical disability, a long-term medical condition, a Specific Learning Difference (SpLD) e.g. dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD, a sensory impairment or mental health issues then you should read the Study Abroad for Disabled Students guide and you may also wish to speak to your Disability Liaison Officer in your school/department.
LGBTQ students should read the Studying Abroad Guide for LGBTQ students. The rights and protections afforded to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the UK will not be the same around the world therefore it is important to be fully aware of what rights, protections and attitudes a country may have before deciding on a destination for studying abroad.
Applications for the Spring Semester of 2023/24 will remain open until 30 September 2023. Applications for 2024/25 will open in November 2023.
Inter-campus application form 2023/2024
How much will it cost?
Students who are accepted to study abroad at either the China or Malaysia campuses continue to pay tuition fees to The University of Nottingham UK; no fees are payable to the host campus. Students who study abroad during 2023/2024 will be eligible for a tuition fee reduction.
Please visit the Study abroad finance page for further finance information for students studying abroad during 2023/2024.
For information on financial support from Student Finance England, Northern Ireland or Wales, please refer to the relevant factsheet through Student Services.
Information for nominated students
Nominated students will be given access to a Moodle page called 'Study Abroad at the China Campus' for pre-departure information. The China Campus website also provides information regarding immigration, accommodation and the airport pick-up service. Please note that arrangements for the payment of fees and the acceptance of your offer are different for exchange students.
Nominated students will be given access to a Moodle page called 'Study Abroad at the Malaysia campus' for pre-departure information. The Malaysia Campus website also provides information regarding immigration, accommodation and the airport pick-up service. Please note that arrangements for the payment of fees and the acceptance of your offer are different for exchange students.
If you have any questions about Inter-campus exchange, please contact the Inter-campus team
For academic questions please contact your school/department. To find out the name of your school/department contact, please visit Global opportunities by school.