2020 Nankai University Application for International Students(Bachelor)

1. A Brief Introduction

Founded in 1919 by the famous patriotic educators Zhang Boling and Yan Xiu, Nankai University, located in Tianjin, is a key multidisciplinary and research-oriented university directly administered by the Ministry of Education. In 2017, the university was selected to be on the list of 42 universities and colleges that would participate in the country’s “Double First-Class” Initiative (the construction plan of world-class universities and world-class disciplines). Taking “Dedication to Public Interests, Acquisition of All-round Capability, Aspiration for Progress with Each Passing Day” as the school motto, Nankai University has cultivated a large number of outstanding talents including the founding Premier of the People’s Republic of China Zhou Enlai, the famous mathematician Chern Shiing-Shen, the physicist Wu Ta-You, and the playwright Cao Yu. 

In the past 100 years, Nankai University has gradually constructed an operating pattern of “a university with three campuses” and featured a balance between the humanities and the sciences, a solid foundation and a combination of practicality and creativity. Currently, the university occupies an area of 3,750,000 m2. The university has 26 academic colleges, with disciplines covering literature, social science, science, engineering, agriculture, medicine, art, etc.

Nankai University is equipped with a strong world-class faculty. Among the 2,082 faculty members, 812 are professors and 834 are associate professors, including 20 members of the Chinese Academy of Science, the Chinese Academy of Engineering, and the Third World Academy of Science. Currently, the university has a total enrollment of more than 28,000 students, including 16,000 undergraduates and 12,000 master’s and doctoral students. In recent years, Nankai University’s international influence and international education levels have been increasing. There are now more than 400 full-time and part-time foreign experts, and more than 2,100 international students from 95 countries pursuing long-term study at Nankai.

2. Eligibility

(1) Applicants must be healthy, non-Chinese citizens and foreign passport holders with a corresponding high school diploma (or above). Applicants should be born after January 1st, 1995 and have no criminal record.

(2) As for residents of Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan who have applied for Nankai University as international students after immigrating abroad, the university will observe the “Notice of the Ministry of Education on Regulating Acceptance of Foreign Students by Higher Education” issued by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China.

3. Application Date

December 1st, 2019 — March 31st , 2020 (Scholarship available)

April 1st, 2020­ — May 15th, 2020 (Self-support)

4. Length of Study

Four years (except for the stomatology and clinical medicine majors, which are five-year degrees). Students can apply for an extension of no more than 2 years if they meet the requirements of the university.

5. Course-instruction Methods

All majors are full-time programs taught in Chinese.

6. Majors 

Please visit the following link for specific information:

7. Application Process and Required Materials

(1) Please register at the website:, and complete the online application. Please choose Self-sponsored (Other colleges);

(2) Upload scanned documents of relevant materials as required (please find theList of Required Materials(Bachelor).pdf);

(3) Submit the application form and pay the registration fee (please find the details of payment below in Item 10);

(4) Regularly check your email for personal application updates in case any changes or supplements of your materials are required.

8. Scholarships

Nankai University will directly consider the applicants admission application materials, education background, school performance and special abilities as the basis for scholarship selection. As for Tianjin Government Scholarship and Study-at-Nankai Scholarship”, applicants do not need to apply again.

(1) Chinese Government Scholarship

Scholarship Value: Exemption from tuition fee and on-campus accommodation fee; provision of coverage of comprehensive medical insurance and a living allowance (CNY 2500 monthly).

(2) Confucius Institute Scholarship

Scholarship Value: Exemption from tuition fee and on-campus accommodation fee; provision of coverage of comprehensive medical insurance and a living allowance (CNY 2500 monthly).

(3) Tianjin Government Scholarship

Scholarship Value: Full Scholarship: CNY 34,800/student/year

                               Partial Scholarship: CNY 20,000/student/year

(4)  Study-at-Nankai Scholarship

Scholarship Value: Full Scholarship: CNY 18,000/student/year

                               Partial Scholarship: CNY 10,000/student/year


a. Applicants for the Chinese Government Scholarship should login to the website, complete the application, and submit it (please choose B for Program Category and type 10055 as the Agency No.”);

b. Applicants for the Confucius Institute Scholarship should login to The Confucius Institute Scholarship Online Application System at, complete the application, and submit it (specific scholarship policies are subject to the Confucius Institute Admissions Brochure).

9. Assessment and Admission

After the evaluation of applicants’ application materials, the college and schools will decide whether to add an additional examination or interview based on the applicants’ education backgrounds and majors applied for. Please pay attention to further updates for specific assessment methods, contents, or dates.

Admission results will be announced on the official website of the International Academic Exchanges of Nankai University.

10. Payment Standards and Methods

(1) Application fee: CNY 400 or USD 75 (bank wire transfer is accepted, please find Nankai University Bank Account.pdf)

(2) Tuition fee (On-site payment only):

a. Humanities, Economics, Management Majors: CNY 20,000 yearly

b. Sciences, Engineering Majors: CNY 25,000 yearly

c. Medicine, Arts Majors: CNY 35,000 yearly

 (3) Place of Payment

Please submit the fee to the Nankai University Registry (the ground floor of the Nankai University Student Activity Center). Making a payment on behalf of someone else is allowed.

Note: The information above is for reference only. Actual fees will be in accordance with the standards at time of admission.

(4) Medical insurance fee: CNY 1000 per student per year

According to the regulations of Ministry of Education of P. R. China, international students must purchase comprehensive medical insurance for foreign students while they are studying in China. The university will cover the insurance for Chinese Government Scholarship recipients, Confucius Institute Scholarship recipients and Confucius China Studies Program Scholarship recipients. Other international students are required to purchase insurance before registration (International Students Insurance:

11. Accommodation

(1) On-campus accommodation

Nankai University provides accommodation with individual lavatories  and room cleaning services. On-campus accommodation is limited—first come, first served.

(2) Off-campus accommodation

The University Cooperative Housing Apartment: Longfor Goyoo Apartment. Please find more details at the website:

(3) Accommodation Fee

CNY 1200/student/month — CNY 2200/student/month

12. Contact Information

International Students Office, International Academic Exchange Office of Nankai University

Balitai Campus Address: Room A101, Aichi Hall, 94 Weijin Road, Tianjin, P. R. China. Postal code: 300071.

Jinnan Campus Address: Room 503 Experts Apartment, 38 Tongyan Road, Haihe River Education Area, Tianjin, P. R. China. Postal code: 300350

Tel: 0086-22-23508825/9646/8825



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