China Campus

General information

China is rich in ancient history. It is home to famous relics and heritage sites, such as The Great Wall of China, The Forbidden City, and The Terricotta Army. However, recently China has modernised rapidly and is now at the forefront of new technologies.

As Lonely Planet describes it: 'China's landscapes span the range from alpha to omega: take your pick from the sublime sapphire lakes of Tibet or the impassive deserts of Inner Mongolia, island-hop in Hong Kong or cycle between fairy-tale karst pinnacles around Yangshuo. Swoon before the rice terraces of the south, take a selfie among the gorgeous yellow rapeseed by Qinghai Lake, or hike the Great Wall as it meanders across mountain peaks'.

Ningbo, China
 

Please be aware that study abroad options are correct as at the time of publishing and for the application year 2021/2022 and may change at any time for a number of reasons, including curriculum developments, changes to arrangements with international campuses, 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 AND meet the selection criteria of both the University and the international campus (though the international campus is under no obligation to accept you). 

University of Nottingham Ningbo China
Ningbo, Zhejiang province, China 

Facts:

  • Language of instruction: English
  • Number of students enrolled: 7,800+
  • Staff and students come from more than 70 countries around the world
  • Number of campuses: 1
  • Academic year: September-June
  • Faculties: Business, Science and Engineering, Humanities and Social Sciences

About

The Ningbo campus opened in 2004 on a 144 acre site and was the first Sino-foreign university to be established in China.

Campus facilities

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.

Location

  • Two hour drive to Shanghai
  • Two hour flight to Beijing
  • Six hour flight to Tokyo
  • Five hour flight to Seoul

Located in Zhejiang Province on the eastern coast of China, about 200km south of Shanghai, Ningbo is a modern city with around 7.6 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.

Travel opportunities

Shanghai is 30 minutes by plane or a two 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.

Climate

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. 

Finance

Students accepted to study on exchange at the China Campus will be eligible to receive the Vice Chancellor’s Award for International Travel (automatic for all students): £750.

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Accommodation

University accommodation is guaranteed if you apply by the deadline. There are two options:

  • On-campus international student hall with single rooms.
  • On-campus four bedroom apartments.
 

 Further information

 

 

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