A ring is called nil-clean if each of its elements is a sum of an idempotent and a nilpotent. In response to a question of S. Breaz et al. in , we prove that the n x n matrix ring over a division ring D is a nil-clean ring if and only if D congruent to F-2. As consequences, it is shown that the n x n matrix ring over a strongly regular ring R is a nil-clean ring if and only if R is a Boolean ring, and that a semilocal ring R is nil-clean if and only if its Jacobson radical J (R) is nil and R/J (R) is a direct product of matrix rings over F-2. (C) 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.