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University of Nottingham Ningbo China

Program Location Ningbo, China
Sponsor Purdue
Program Type Exchange
Course # SA 20142
Duration Semester
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced

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University of Nottingham Ningbo China

The program is open only to Krannert undergraduates.  For more information about how this program will fit into a Purdue study plan, please email Adrienne Albrecht, Associate Director of Global Programs, Krannert School of Management (

NOTE:  Please see the costs section below for information about a special scholarship for this exchange program.

Ningbo is located in Zhejiang Province on the south shore of Hangzhou Bay, opposite Shanghai. 7000 years old, populated with over five million people and covering over 9000 square kilometres, Ningbo is a rapidly growing city. Ranked number six by Forbes list of 'the top cities for business in China', it is a thriving blend of enterprise, culture, education, tradition and entertainment.

The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) is a unique, world-class, international institution. Situated on China’s prosperous east coast, the University provides excellent teaching and research opportunities to prepare business students for an exciting career in a tough global marketplace.  As a student at UNNC, you will be connected to leading academics, the latest research and exciting international companies.

Choosing to study abroad can be a daunting prospect especially if you are unfamiliar with the language and culture in the country you have chosen.  The University of Nottingham in the UK opened its China campus in Ningbo, China in 2004 and offers the 'best of both worlds' for international students - you will have the opportunity to live and study in China, but the first language on campus is English. It is the first Sino-foreign University in China approved by the Ministry of Education in the People 's Republic of China.

For more program information, please visit the program website.


University of Nottingham Ningbo China

The program is open to Purdue students who have completed at least two semesters of university study by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity and a desire to experience another culture.

GPA Requirement: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit
Direct Credit available from the following: [Krannert School of Management]

If students complete courses while abroad from Purdue colleges that have not approved the program, they might be able to earn transfer credit for those courses. Students interested in pursuing transfer credit should discuss this with both their academic advisor and their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program

Modules are available across most disciplines and are part of the regular undergraduate curriculum. Exchange students study alongside UNNC students. The International Office and students affairs office provides a focal point for all international students and there is a dedicated Co-ordinator for Exchange students. Each academic School also has a designated Exchange Co-ordinator who provides advice on academic issues

Students can search modules (choose Nottingham University Business School China). Level 0 module is for Year One students; Level 1 module is for Year Two students; Level 2 & 3 is for Year Three (Part I) & Year Four (Part II) students. Exchange/study abroad students coming to UNNC are advised to choose suitable level of undergraduate courses, subject to the fact that they have satisfied the pre-requisite requirements, enrollment quota and home institution' permission.

The city's excellent transport links mean that Ningbo is an ideal location to explore and one from which to open up the vast delights that both China and Asia have to offer

University accommodation is guaranteed to all international students who apply before the published deadline. All rooms are fully furnished and equipped with a telephone and computer point which enable students to make and receive telephone calls and access the University's data network from their rooms.

Estimated Program Costs

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Fall 2014

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue
You will pay Purdue Tuition Check Tuition
Program Fee$0.00
Purdue International Insurance (per month)$32.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare$1,425.00
Local Transportation$10.00
Books and Supplies$245.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $500.00 -$1,000.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos)$175.00

Financial Aid
Nottingham-Ningbo University offers Purdue students a scholarship of 6000 RMB (ca. $1,000) to cover a portion of the living expenses for one semester.  Interested students should email the study abroad office with Nottingham-Ningbo Scholarship in the subject line.

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline.  To insure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an on-line application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Most Fall Semester Programs Mar 1
Most Spring Semester Programs Sep 15

Returnees Information
University of Nottingham Ningbo China

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email

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