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In 2004, Nottingham was the first Sino-foreign university to establish a campus in China. The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) offers the same high standard of teaching as the UK campuses and has internationalisation at its heart: of over 6,000 students from 70 countries and regions around the world.

With the world’s largest economy, China has become one of the most important countries in the world. We have developed close links with China over the last 20 years and established relationships with most of the country’s top universities.

A world-class campus in China

All study programmes taught at Ningbo are conducted in English and you will graduate with a University of Nottingham degree. As a student based in Ningbo, you will have opportunities to study in the UK and at other top universities; if you are based at Nottingham and your course is taught in Ningbo, you may be able to spend time studying at the Ningbo Campus as part of your degree.

Student life

Modern and spacious, the 144-acre campus has high-quality teaching facilities, including a library and IT resources. There are also restaurants, shops, a Students’ Union, the Student Society Centre, the Art Troupe and other amenities. An on-campus sports complex includes basketball, badminton, tennis and volleyball courts, a football pitch, a climbing wall, a gym and running track, and much more.

City life

Sitting on the south shore of the Hangzhou Bay in the prosperous Zhejiang Province, Ningbo is a busy port with a modern airport and direct connections to Beijing, Shanghai (one-hour-and-forty minutes by train), Hong Kong and Guangzhou. In Ningbo itself, an extensive bus service makes it easy to get around. One of the oldest cities in China, Ningbo is seeped in history and its numerous temples include Baoguo Temple, one of the oldest wooden structures in Southern China. However, it also offers plenty of modern entertainment in the form of shops, bars, a contemporary art gallery and the Ningbo Grand Theatre.

Eating out is a truly international experience, with Chinese, Brazilian, French, Indian, Italian, Korean, Lebanese, Thai and other cuisine available. The street market across the road from UNNC sells food from around the globe and is extremely popular with Ningbo and exchange students.


Purpose-built accommodation and excellent catering facilities are provided for all students, including those who are on a campus exchange from Nottingham.

Professional accreditation

Please be aware that courses accredited by external bodies in the UK may not be accredited in the same way at our overseas campuses. Please contact us for details.


To apply to be student at Ningbo, you will need to download an application from our website and apply directly to the campus. To take part in a campus exchange, you will need to apply to study abroad after beginning your degree in Nottingham.


The University of Nottingham Ningbo, China,

199 Taikang East Road,
Ningbo 315100,

t: +86 (0)574 8822 2460



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