The University of Nottingham offers all year round for its PhD scholarships in March, June or December but preferably September intake for induction purposes.

PhD programmes at the UNNC are composed of 3 years research and submission is expected within 3 years for full-time students. PhD supervision is undertaken jointly by academics from University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) and University of Nottingham UK (UNUK). On successful completion, students will be awarded University of Nottingham PhD degree, and no reference will be made on the degree certificate as to where the degree has been completed. The University of Nottingham PhD degree will be accredited by the Chinese Ministry of Education.
Project Details
UNNC MRI Research Centre Introduction: The University of Nottingham has long been at the center of developments in Magnetic Resonance techniques across the world, and MRI has always been and will still be a research priority across the University of Nottingham. In 1991, SPMIC was established at the University of Nottingham in UK to house the University’s expanding MRI Group, following Sir Peter Mansfield’s pioneering work in the early 1970s. Sir Peter Mansfield shared the Nobel Prize for his contributions in the development of MRI in 2003. The outstanding contributions of SPMIC were recognized in 2001 through the award to the University of Nottingham of a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher Education. Now, the outstanding MRI research and education in SPMIC have been extended to our China campus – UNNC. The proposed MRI Research Centre in UNNC, led by Dr. Chengbo Wang (UNNC), develops and applies magnetic resonance techniques in a broad range of areas, including researches on both hardware and software of MRI techniques.
This PhD project will be co-supervised by Dr. Chengbo Wang, Prof. Thomas Meersmann and Dr. Jing Wang and will stay in UK for a period.
Worth of Award

  • Tuition fee
  • on-campus accommodation for PhD candidate only (accommodation type is based on availability)
  • Monthly stipend (RMB 3,500)
  • Medical insurance with designate providers
  • All above items are covered for up to 36 months based on satisfactory progression
  • All regulations set out in the UNNC PGR Scholarship Policy apply

In addition to the above scholarship, successful candidates also have the opportunity to carry out paid teaching or research assistant duties at UNNC.

  • Applicants must have a Bachelor degree in Engineering (Major in EEE/Experimental Physics and a master degree is preferred.)
  • Applicants must have a first class honours undergraduate degree or 70% and above for a Masters’ degree from a British University, 85% and more above from a Chinese University or the equivalent from other institutions.
  • Like Hardware, including circuit design, modeling, debugging, programming
  • Proficiency with Matlab, C++
  • Applicants must meet the required English language proficiency for the relevant subject area. Please be advised that IELTS 6.5 ( minimum 6.0 in any element) or its equivalent is required for FOSE Faculty scholarship.
  • More details can be found on the ‘entry requirements’ page of the website
How to Apply
  • To ensure you will be able to register on your intended date, please submit your application at least 2 months in advance.
  • The scholarships are competitive and we advise you to apply as early as possible. It normally takes 5-6 weeks after the closing date for us to process your application.
  • Please email scanned copies of the following documents to [email protected] by 16:00 (China time) on the closing date.
  • All documents must be in English except the copy of Chinese national ID.
  • If original documents are not in English, a translated English version is required in addition to the original one.
  • An application missing any of the following document (except for English language score) is incomplete and will not be considered.

Deadline: Applications close as follows:

  • 15th January 2018 (March intake),
  • 15 April 2018 (June intake),
  • 15 July 2018 (Sept intake) and
  • 14 Oct 2018 (December intake)

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