Study for a UK degree in Asia — with a full scholarship

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The University of Nottingham is offering 10 full undergraduate scholarships to study at its campuses in Asia.

Prospective students aiming to embark on full-time undergraduate studies in autumn 2011 are being invited to apply for the scholarships — five at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, and five at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China.

Successful students will not pay tuition fees and will receive an annual stipend of £4,800 to cover accommodation and living costs. Each of the scholarships — which will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and financial need — will be worth more than £30,000 in total over the three-year degree course.
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The option of studying at Nottingham’s campuses in Asia is open to anyone.

Increasing numbers of UK students are choosing to broaden their horizons and boost their employability by opting to study for a Nottingham degree in Ningbo, China or Semenyih, Malaysia. Both campuses offer a wide range of courses, taught and examined in English, to the same standard as degrees at the Nottingham UK campus.

Living costs for students there are significantly lower than in the UK. And from next year, tuition fees will also be lower, when new UK fee levels come into effect.

The University is establishing the scholarship scheme to help stimulate international student mobility — and encourage more of its students to become truly global citizens by studying in one of the most dynamic and vibrant regions of the world. Nottingham is described by The Sunday Times University Guide 2011 as ‘the embodiment of the modern international university’.

The Malaysia campus, in Semenyih near to the capital Kuala Lumpur, celebrated its 10th anniversary last year and has almost 4,000 students from more than 70 nations. The University of Nottingham in China is based in the thriving coastal city of Ningbo, south of Shanghai. It was established in 2004 and now has 5,000 students from more than 25 countries.

Applications to the scholarship scheme will not affect any ongoing UCAS processes. More information is available at:

Vincenzo Raimo, Director of the International Office at The University of Nottingham, said: “Studying overseas is a fantastic way for students to differentiate themselves in an incredibly competitive global employment market.

“Taking a degree at The University of Nottingham’s campuses in Asia has the advantage of being in a familiar British university context but in an exciting Asian environment where new language, social and cultural skills can be developed alongside traditional academic study.”

The University’s campuses in China and Malaysia offer a range of high-quality degree programmes.
Courses available to scholarship students at the Malaysia campus include: Economics, International Relations, International Communications, Applied Psychology and Management Studies, Software Engineering, Environmental Science, Nutrition, and Education.

Courses available at the China campus include Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, English Language and Literature, Environmental Science, Finance Accounting and Management, International Business, International Communications, International Economics and Trade, Mechanical Engineering, and Product Design and Manufacture.

Students applying for courses can do so with confidence as all of the University’s provision, across all its campuses, has received the highest possible rating from the UK's Quality Assurance Agency.

The teaching and learning experiences offered by Nottingham at its campuses in China and Malaysia is acclaimed in those countries too. In Malaysia, The University of Nottingham has been awarded powers of self-accreditation, a new Malaysian government initiative for mature institutions with well-established reputations for delivering the very best degree programmes.

The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus also achieved ‘Tier Five’ or ‘excellent’ in the Rating System for Malaysian Higher Education 2009 (Setara) announced by the Malaysian Higher Education Minister in July 2010. These landmark achievements for the University reflect its status as one of Malaysia’s elite higher education providers.

Information on how to apply for a scholarship is available from Vincenzo Raimo, Director of The University of Nottingham’s International Office, on +44 (0)115 951 5243, or by emailing or

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Notes to editors: The University of Nottingham, described by The Sunday Times University Guide 2011 as ‘the embodiment of the modern international university’, has award-winning campuses in the United Kingdom, China and Malaysia. It is ranked in the UK's Top 10 and the World's Top 75 universities by the Shanghai Jiao Tong (SJTU) and the QS World University Rankings. It was named ‘Europe’s greenest university’ in the UI GreenMetric World University Ranking, a league table of the world’s most environmentally-friendly higher education institutions, which ranked Nottingham second in the world overall.
The University is committed to providing a truly international education for its 40,000 students, producing world-leading research and benefiting the communities around its campuses in the UK and Asia.

More than 90 per cent of research at The University of Nottingham is of international quality, according to the most recent Research Assessment Exercise, with almost 60 per cent of all research defined as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’. Research Fortnight analysis of RAE 2008 ranked the University 7th in the UK by research power.

The University’s vision is to be recognised around the world for its signature contributions, especially in global food security, energy & sustainability, and health.

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More information is available from Vincenzo Raimo, Director, International Office, University of Nottingham, on +44 (0)115 951 5243,
Tim Utton

Tim Utton - Deputy Director of Communications

Email: Phone: +44 (0)115 846 8092 Location: University Park

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