The University of Nottingham in China is inviting applications for the Strategic Research PhD Scholarships for International students in 2019.

PhD programmes at the UNNC are composed of 3 years research and submission are expected within 3 years for full-time students. PhD supervision is undertaken jointly by academics from the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) and University of Nottingham UK (UNUK).

On successful completion, students will be awardedUniversity of Nottingham PhD degree, and no reference will be made on the degree certificate as to where the degree has been completed. University of Nottingham PhD degree will be accredited by the Chinese Ministry of Education.

Worth of Award

The PhD scholarship covers;

  • Tuition fee
  • Monthly stipend (RMB4,500)
  • Medical insurance with designate providers
  • All the above items are covered for up to 36 months based on satisfactory progression
  • All regulations set out in the UNNC PGR Scholarship Policy apply
  • Successful candidates also have the opportunity to carry out paid teaching or research assistant duties at UNNC.


To be considered eligible for the Strategic Research PhD Scholarships;

  • Applicants must have a first-class honors undergraduate degree or 65% and above for a Masters’ degree from a British university or the equivalent from other institutions.
  • Applicants must meet the required English language proficiency for the relevant subject area. IELTS 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in all elements) or its equivalent is required for Faculty of Science and Engineering (FoSE) scholarship applicants.
  • More details can be found on the ‘ entry requirements’ page of the website.

How to Apply

  • Application for this Strategic Research PhD Scholarships is online.
  • No separate application is required for applying for a scholarship but please make sure you quote the scholarship reference number in your PhD application form.
  • It normally takes 5-6 weeks for a final decision to be made after the closing date.  List of required documents can be found on the ‘ how to apply’ page.


Deadline: Application for the Strategic Research PhD Scholarships is open till filled.


Click here for more details and to apply


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