PhD Scholarships in China – 2019, University of Nottingham

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PhD Scholarships in China – 2019, University of Nottingham

Designation/Position- PhD Scholarships in China – 2019

University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) invites application for PhD Scholarship in China – 2019 from eligible and interested candidates 

About-  At The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) we welcome students from a range of backgrounds and cultures. As a student here, you will be part of a thriving community of more than 6,000 students from more than 70 countries and regions. You will develop a global perspective that is attractive to employers.

Research/Job Area- 

Faculty of Business

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Composites  (Leader: Prof Chris Rudd)

Research areas: Thermoplastic composites, Carbon Fiber recycling, 3D printing Composites, Carbon Fiber SMC, Bio composites, smart composite.  

Power electronics, Machines and Control (Leader: Prof Chris Gerada)

Research areas: Electrical machines, Motor drives and motor control, Power Electronics and Thermal management.

Geospatial and Geohazards (Leader: Dr Craig Matthew Hancock)

Research areas: Engineering surveying and remote Measurement, Geospatial science, Positioning and navigation technologies, and Geohazards.

Advanced and Intelligent Manufacturing (Leader: Prof Dragos Axinte)

Research areas: Conventional& non-conventional material removal processes, Processes for adding materials, Modelling, dynamics and control of manufacturing processes,  Reactive manufacturing processes, Automation of manufacturing processes, and Process planning and lean production.

Natural Resource Conservation and Urban Resilience. (Leader: Dr Jun He)

Research areas: Air quality and pollution control, Urban climate change, Water quality and wastewater treatment, Aquatic resource and soil management, Solid waste management and treatment.

Artificial Intelligence and Optimisation (Leader: Prof Ruibin Bai)

Research areas: Computational intelligence and data mining, Computer vision and image processing, Transportation analysis and optimisation.

Advanced Energy and Environmental Materials & Technologies (Leader: Prof Tao Wu)

Research areas: Advanced composite materials, Granular materials and geotechnology, and New energy and environmental materials.

Fluids and Thermal Engineering (Leader: Prof Yuying Yan)

Research areas: Fluids and multiphase flows, Heat transfer enhancement, Thermal management for automotive and other energy systems, Biomimetics approaches of functional surface with fluids; Multiscale modelling, Thermofluids-related renewable-energy technologies; HVAC in the built environment; Refrigeration; Engines and thermal systems.

Partial Differential Equations (Leader: Dr Behrouz Emamizadeh)

Research areas: Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations, Calculus of Variations, Nonlinear Analysis, Rearrangement Optimization Problems, Free Boundary Problems, Free Discontinuity Problems, Regularity of Solutions, Fractional Differential Equations, Shape Optimization Problems, Eigenvalue Problems, Overdetermined and Symmetry Problems, Numerical Analysis, Finite Element Methods, Error Estimates.

Location-  University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC)


  • Applicants must have a first class honours 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.

Job/Position Description- 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.

  • Tuition fee
  • Monthly stipend (RMB4,500)
  • 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.

How to Apply-  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. 

For Contact-  For any general enquiries about the FoSE PhD programmes, please contact:  [email protected]

9 Taikang East Road, Ningbo, China 315100

T: +86(0)574 8818 0000
F: +86(0)574 8818 9372
E: [email protected]

Last Date for Apply– 15 March 2019

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