The University of Nottingham has the best research group and experts in my research field, and I have followed their work for a long time. It is a great honour to anyone who can work with these professional masters.

Nottingham provides the best research and work conditions in all my study life. Various convenient facilities improve my work efficiency. I really enjoy studying and working in Nottingham. All tutors and officers are so nice and willing to help anyone with any trouble they have, so don't be worried if you meet any obstacles. Every at the University will do a favour for you when you need a hand. Nottingham let me feel the kindness from people, and I would be glad if I have opportunity to repay the University and society.

Binhui Chen (pictured second from left)
a student from China studying a PhD in Computer Science at The University of Nottingham with funding from a Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship for Research Excellence


The University of Nottingham has an estimated 2795 students from China studying at our UK Campuses, based on 2012/13 data from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).

The Chinese Students' Society is the Students’ Union’s society for students from China or with an interest in China, and organises social events throughout the year. 

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Already in the UK? Please visit our webpage for UK-based international students.


Nottingham has a worldwide network of over 250,000 former students making a contribution in over 190 countries around the world, including pioneering scientists, business leaders, international policy makers and Olympic medallists. Notable alumni from China include Deng Yaping, China’s Sporting Star of the Century (Contemporary Chinese Studies, 2002).

The University of Nottingham is consistently named as one of the most targeted universities by Britain’s leading graduate employers (The Graduate Market in 2013-2016, High Fliers Research.) Over 2,000 employers approach the University every year with a view to recruiting our students. Companies that our Chinese alumni work for include PwC, KPMG, Deloitte and Bank of China.   

If you are planning to return to China to work after gaining your degree from Nottingham, our Careers and Employability Service offers tips on what you can do while studying to make the smooth transition from being a student at Nottingham to successfully moving into a graduate role at home. Visit their website to find out more.

International Student Life

If you want to know what studying at Nottingham is really like, our  International Student Life blog  is a must-read. Whether they’re writing about societies and support groups, applications and accommodation or shopping and sight-seeing, our international students, from a range of countries around the world, are here to help both current and future students get the most out of your time here throughout your Nottingham journey.

What Chinese students are saying about Nottingham

Please note that to study at Nottingham, you will need to demonstrate a required level of English language proficiency. The University considers a number of English language qualifications for admission.

Below is an approximate guide to entry requirements for students from China for admission to The University of Nottingham at the following levels.

  • Foundation

    Chinese Senior High School Leavers are normally required to take a foundation programme.

    Requirements are typically an average grade of 80% in Senior High School Leaver Exams, with at least 80% in specific subjects i.e. Maths and Physics for the Engineering and Physical Sciences, Maths and Biology or Chemistry for Science and Maths for Social Sciences and Business.

    For further information about our foundation options, please visit our undergraduate prospectus.

    Find out how to apply


  • Undergraduate

    Applicants who have taken foundation courses are normally considered on a case by case basis.

    Students who have completed one or two years of university study may be eligible for bachelors admission, if relevant subjects have been studied and strong grades achieved. Again, applications are considered on a case by case basis. 

    Students taking A levels or the IB should refer to the online undergraduate prospectus for entry requirements.

    Students taking APs or SATIIs should refer to entry requirements for the USA.

    Find out how to apply.


  • Masters

    Masters applicants should hold a good bachelors degree from a recognised university.

    Minimum requirements from Chinese universities range from 70% to 88%, depending on the institution you have studied with in China and the programme you are applying to study at Nottingham.

    For more information on postgraduate courses and entry requirements, please see our postgraduate prospectus.

    Find out how to apply.


  • Phd & research

    A masters degree from a recognised university is usually required for PhD entry.

    Minimum requirements from Chinese universities range from 70% to 88%, depending on the institution you have studied with in China and the programme you are applying to study at Nottingham.

    For all research degrees, we recommend that you make initial enquiries with a potential supervisor or the relevant University of Nottingham school / department before applying.  A research proposal is required when submitting your application.

    For more information, please see our postgraduate prospectus.

    Find out how to apply.


The University of Nottingham has an extensive scholarship portfolio, which aims to reward excellence and promote diversity among our student body. Below are a number of our scholarships for students from China.

Details of all of our available scholarships

The University of Nottingham also works with a wide-range of external funding agencies, who offer scholarships. Please visit our External sources of funding page for more information

Staff from the University of Nottingham make regular visits to China.  Come along and meet us, and we'll be happy to discuss any questions you have about living and studying in Nottingham.

Details of upcoming visits.

Staff in our overseas offices are happy to meet you and family or friends at any time – just email them or phone to make an appointment.

Our overseas office staff can also verify documents and send them to the UK on your behalf.

You can contact Vera Zhang or Lily Ma in our Shanghai office on the following contact details:

The University of Nottingham - East Asia Office

Room 502
Maxdo Centre - 
No 8 Xing Yi Road
Shanghai 200336

telephone: 0086 21 5208 2001
fax: 0086 21 5208 2002

For further contact details, please see our International Office Contacts page.

Our overseas representatives in China are:

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Ryan Parker is our Senior International Relations Manager for China.

Sammi ZhengSammi Zheng is our International Relations Officer for China, based in our Shanghai Office.

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