The Ningbo campus of Nottingham University (UNNC) is seeking 24 students to pursue doctors' degrees there, and will offer each student a scholarship of 600,000 yuan (about 95,000 U.S. dollars), announced the university on Wednesday.
In September last year the UNNC set up an innovation research center for joint training programs of PhD students in Ningbo, a coastal city in Zhejiang, with an investment of 170 million yuan (about 26.98 million U.S.dollars) from Nottingham University in Britain, the Ningbo city educational bureau, and the Ningbo city science and technology bureau.
The center plans to enroll 12 students in fields of digital economy and energy technology each in 2012, each of the students will be offered a 600,000-yuan scholarship to cover their four-year intuition fee, boarding and flights.
The students will be instructed by both Chinese and English tutors, with the first year in England and the rest three in Ningbo.
"We are exploring a new way to train doctors jointly, with the hope of integrating the quality educational resources in both China and Britain, to realize the research achievements," said Wu Tao, deputy director of the center.
Chen Liwen, the enrollment officer, told Xinhua that the program is open to all under graduates and graduates majoring in engineering, chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer science, sociology, and commerce.