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  • Locations: Ningbo, China
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Year (Fall - Spring)
  • Budget Sheets:: Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 02/15/2019 03/08/2019 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Open to: USF Students Only Language of Instruction: English
Language Requirements: English Level of Study: Graduate, Undergraduate
Credit Offered: USF Credit Minimum GPA: 3.0
Program Primary Subject: Architecture, Business, Marketing, and Finance, Computer and Information Sciences, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts and Art History, Health Sciences, Humanities, History, and Media Studies, Languages and Applied Linguistics, Mathematics, Natural and Physical Sciences, Performing Arts, Social Sciences Eligibility Requirements: Degree Seeking
Sponsoring College: University Wide Program Advisor: Rene Sanchez
Program Description:

University of Nottingham: Ningbo
Semester Exchange Program
Fall or Spring Semester, Year Long Available

Program Overview

Semester exchange programs allow students the opportunity earn USF college credit from a diverse set of subject abroad, while still paying an equivalent to USF cost. Students are enrolled abroad and take classes, live, and socialize with local and other international students, gaining a truly enriching experience and in-depth cultural immersion for one to two semesters.

 Exchange programs are the most competitive and students are encouraged to begin the application process early to better focus on their personal statement and gather the needed recommendations.

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Located in the middle of China's coast, it is the cradle of the cultures in Yangtze River Delta and also a portal city equipped with modern port facilities and airport. Now it's playing an important role in economy, society, culture etc. as a major port city along the south-eastern coast, a economic center in the southern wing of Yangtze Delta and a famous state-level historic and cultural city. A lot of relics are well preserved here, representing the toil and wisdom of the ancestors.

Ningbo is endowed with sub-tropical monsoon climate, with clear four seasons. Beautiful natural sceneries can be seen all over the city with strong appeal of Southern styles of China. The inherent customs and unique traditional cultures are well preserved here.

Information Courtesy of The University of Nottingham at Ningbo

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Host Institution

The University of Nottingham Ningbo, China is the first Sino-Foreign University in China with approval from the Chinese Ministry of Education.

The University of Nottingham Ningbo's mission statement is "Academic Excellence in the Service of Global Citizenship". All undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Ningbo are conducted entirely in English with the same teaching and evaluation standards as at Nottingham UK by staff either seconded from Nottingham UK or appointed internationally to the University of Nottingham standards.

The University is located in Ningbo Higher Education Park on a newly built and dedicated campus with a land area of 887mu. It currently has over 4300 undergraduate and postgraduate students and more than 300 teaching and administrative staff from over 30 countries in the world.

Further information is available on:

Information Courtesy of The University of Nottingham at Ningbo

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Academic Program and Course Information

The Module Catalogue is available on-line at Students should choose modules from the relevant division and degree programme, and select the suitable level (Year) you want to take.

Students can also search modules on: 

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 free to choose undergraduate courses, subject to the fact that they have satisfied the pre-requisite requirements, enrollment quota and home institution' permission. Each school also has its own requirements for exchange/study abroad students.

Information Courtesy of The University of Nottingham at Ningbo

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Program Costs

The exchange program cost is based upon in-state tuition rates for a full-time course load. Out-of-State and International students pay the same rate for the purposes of study abroad programs.

Not included in this cost:

  • Airfare
  • Housing abroad (arranged with and paid to host school)
  • Meals
  • Additional travel or medical insurance
  • Any transportation fees
  • Passport and Visa fees
  • Any additional or personal expenses

In addition, students are expected to pay Emergency medical insurance in the amount of $50/month. 


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Living Arrangements

Students will live in an International Student Residence Hall on campus with other students from arround the world where all the rooms are fully furnished. All the single occupancy rooms are air-conditioned. Each room is equipped with a telephone, broadband connection, a Tv set and a separate bathroom. There are kitchen facilities on each floor where you can share your cooking skills with others. All kitchens are equipped with fridges, microwave ovens, electromagnetic cookers, electric cookers and dining facilities.
Information Courtesy of The University of Nottingham at Ningbo

Further information on on-campus accommodation in UNNC is available at:

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Who Can Participate?

Students must be at least of sophomore standing when they attend, but may apply as freshman.

 Graduating seniors may not participate in their last semester as program dates and processing time would delay their intended graduation.

 A 3.0 GPA minimum is considered competitive for consideration.

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Getting There

Students are asked to not purchase any tickets until they receive an acceptance letter from the host school overseas. This letter will have details on orientation dates and arrival airports.

 Students are responsible for arranging their own flights and transportation to the host school.

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Medical Insurance and Travel Documentation

USF provides program participants with sickness/accident and emergency medical evacuation insurance valid for the dates of the program.  Those who will travel independently, either in advance of the program or after the program ends, must ensure that they have insurance coverage valid outside the U.S.  

Every program participant MUST have a passport, valid six months from the date of travel. Students are responsible for their own immigration documents.

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Bulls in Asia 
USF Bulls in Asia:

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Contacts for More Information

Questions regarding study abroad, program enrollment, registration and payment of fees:

Krissy Loveman
Education Abroad Office
University of South Florida 4202 E. Fowler Ave., CGS 101
Tampa, Florida 33620
Phone: (813) 974-4314 


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