China & Malaysia Campuses


Students who are studying at The University of Nottingham UK can apply to study at one of our international campuses in China and Malaysia for a period of one semester or one academic year through the Inter-Campus Exchange programme.

To be eligible to apply to the programme, you must be studying for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in Nottingham which is also offered at either the China Campus or the Malaysia Campus. For information on whether this is possible for your school or department, see study abroad opportunities by school

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Where can I study abroad?

With the opening of our Malaysia Campus in 2000, The University of Nottingham was the first UK university to open a branch campus overseas. This was followed in 2004 by the opening of our China Campus in Ningbo.


The Malaysia Campus is situated near the town of Semenyih, 45 minutes to an hour's drive from the capital Kuala Lumpur. The purpose-built campus opened in 2005 and provides on-campus accommodation, free sports facilities (including an outdoor swimming pool), and a multi-level library, as well as state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities. The campus has 3,399 students from over 67 different countries.


The China Campus is situated in Ningbo - a city of over five million people situated on the East coast of China. Ningbo is one hour 40 minutes by express train from Shanghai and two hours by air from Beijing. The campus at Ningbo provides accommodation, sports facilities and a shopping street and is close to the Central  Business District (15 minutes' walk). The campus has more than 5,000 students with around 650 international students from over 60 countries.

You can find more information on our overseas campuses on our Factsheets. If you want help and advice on whether the inter-campus exchange programme is the best choice for you, read what our Peer Advisers have to say on the Peer Advisers webpage.

Take a tour around UNNC with Peer Adviser Danny Bav, watch Danny's video on YouTube. YouTube

Take a tour of the city of Ningbo with Peer Adviser Danny Bav, watch Danny's video on YouTube. YouTube

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Further information

Academic information  


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 academic advisor for information on available modules at the international campuses. To find out the name of your academic advisor, please see Study Abroad Opportunities by School.

How to apply


If you wish to apply to the inter-campus exchange programme you must submit your application form to your home school/department at the University of Nottingham UK in the first instance. You must ensure that you have a valid passport for up to 12-18 months following your planned return from China or Malaysia.

Inter campus exchange programme application process

The University of Nottingham Ningbo China

UNNC Inter-Campus Exchange 18/19 Application Form


The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus

UNMC Inter-Campus Exchange 18/19 Application Form

The application deadline for 2018/19 applications is on Friday 9 February 2018.   Please speak to the Study Abroad Academic Adviser listed on your school's Study Abroad Factsheet. 

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 will be eligible for a tuition fee reduction.

For financial information for students studying abroad during 2018/19 please see the Study Abroad Finance page

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 for 2018/19 should view the Moodle page '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 for 2018/19 should view the Moodle page 'Study Abroad at theh 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.



Any questions?

If you have any questions about the Inter-Campus Exchange Programme please contact the Study Abroad team in the UK Office of Global Engagement.  

For academic questions please contact your academic advisor. To find out the name of your academic advisor, please see Study Abroad Opportunities by school



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