ABOUT NANKAI UNIVERSITY
A key multidisciplinary and research-oriented university directly under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education, Nankai University, located in Tianjin on the border of the sea of Bohai, is also the alma mater of our beloved late Premier Zhou Enlai.
Nankai University was founded in 1919 by the famous patriotic educators, Mr. Zhang Boling and Mr. Yan Xiu. During the Anti-Japanese war (1937-1945), Nankai University, Peking University (Beijng University) and Tsinghua University (Qinghua University) united in Kunming to form the renowned Southwest Associated University. It was considered to be The North Star of Higher Learning.
Equipped with top academic capability and creative spirit, Nankai University has a well-balanced faculty team in both age and specialties. Among the 1,986 faculties, there are 616 Doctoral supervisors, 734 master supervisors, 714 professors and 805 associate professors, 8 academicians of Chinese Academy of Science and Chinese Academy of Engineering, 5 academicians of The 3rd World Academy of Science, 15 members of the Subject Assessment Division of the Degree Appraisal Committee of the State Council, 12 nationally accredited experts with outstanding contributions, 37 chair professors and 16 lecture professors invited on Yangtze River Scholar Award program, 4 chair professors invited by Tianjin municipality, 36 recipients of National Outstanding Talent Foundation, 9 recipients of Excellent Young Teachers Prize supported by Ministry of Education，21 winners of the Cross Century Talents Foundation under Ministry of Education, 20 teachers selected by national Millions of Talents Program, 8 teachers awarded by the Ministry of Education with the honor of Outstanding College Lecturers and 3 national famous masters of higher education.
Nankai University has a full-fledged education system for producing undergraduates, postgraduates on master's and doctoral programs and post-doctoral researchers. Currently, the University has a total enrollment of 24,525 students, including 13,067 undergraduate students, 8,162 master's candidates, 3,296 doctoral candidates, 1,048 foreign students, 2,786 part-time adult students and 43,037 students in distance education programs.
Nankai University has broad international communications by establishing exchange and collaborative relationships with more than 300 international universities and academic institutions. Nankai University has been contracted to build seven Confucius Institutes overseas including the Confucius Institute in Maryland University in the US. In 2012, Nankai was awarded as Advanced Sino-cooperation Academy of Confucius Institute. We undertake the task of National Chinese Language Training to foreign countries, launch a number of study abroad programs including the Oxford Program, participate in the Davos World University Leaders Forum, are leaders in “The new international Sinology research plan” as carried forward by State Hanban, and have advanced overall levels of internationalization. Nankai University has also collaborated with Glasgow University and established the NKU-UoG Joint Graduate School.
Fact Sheet 2019-2020
Full Legal Name of Institution
94# WeiJin Road, Nankai University, Tianjin,
Website for International Students
International Students' Section
Chinese Government Scholarship
Mr. Wang Ze Tel: +86 22 23508686
Confucius Institute Scholarship
Ms. Li Zhishan Tel: +86 22 23508686
Tianjin Municipal Government Scholarship
Nankai University Scholarship
Ms. Li Dan Tel: +86 22 23508825
Mr. Shen Longlong Tel: +86 22 23509646
Ms. Liu Xiuqing Tel: +86 22 23509646
February 18-July 19, 2019
September 9, 2019-January 31, 2020
June 24 – July 21, 2019
Deadline of the nomination for the spring semester
November 15, 2018
Deadline of the application for the spring semester
Deadline of the nomination for the fall semester
April 30, 2019
Deadline of the application for the fall semester
May 31, 2019
Language of Teaching
Recommend Language Level
l HSK level 5, for candidates who would like to take Chinese-taught courses in colleges
l No Chinese proficiency level, for candidates who would like to take courses in College of Chinese Language and Culture
l TOEFL Proficiency level 80 or IELTS 6.0, for candidates who would like to take English-taught courses and who are not from native English-speaking countries.
Usual Work Load in
15-17 credits/semester (undergraduate student)
10 credits/semester (graduate student)
3.0/4.0 or equivalent
On-campus international students’ dormitory
(On both Balitai and Jinnan campuses)
Cost of Living
Food: approximately 50 CNY/day
Housing: approximately 60-65 CNY/day
Language partners/ Chinese classmates (excluding the school of Chinese Language and Culture)/ Chinese language courses will be taught in a combination of English and Chinese.
The Application Process
1. Apply online (http://nankai.17gz.org), register your own ID, then fill out the application online.
2. Scan and upload the following documents:
l The information page of your passport
l A recent digital photo (must be separate from passport photo )
l Certificate of enrollment at your current university/institute
3. Please send the following hard copies to International Students Office at Nankai University:
l Nomination letter
l Recommendation letter
l Nankai application form (typed)
l Certificate of enrollment
l Official transcripts
l 2 photocopies of your passport
l Study plane in Nankai University
Address to: Mr. Shen Longlong
Room A101, Aida Building, Nankai University, 94 Weijin Road, Nankai District, Tianjin, P.R. China.
300071 +86 22 23509646
l X2 (180 days) for one-semester candidates (not extendable, please apply for multiple entries if you need to go abroad during the semester )
l X1 (30 days) for one year or longer candidates (extendable upon arrival)
Mr. Shen Longlong Tel: +86 22 23509646 Email: email@example.com
Suggestions and Reminders
l The transcript and proof of presence must be provided by the school and must be stamped with the school's official stamp or the responsible person's signature. The letter of recommendation must have the full name and contact information of the one who writes it.
l It is recommended to bring at least CNY 1000 in cash, as it will be needed for the taxi ride to the school and the dormitory deposit.
l Students who come to NKU through an exchange program do not need to pay tuition fees at any school. If there are any questions please consult with the Office for International Academic Exchanges - International Students' Section.
l Please keep in mind that exchange students need to purchase Chinese Medical Insurance(来华保险). Compensation from foreign-based insurance can take longer than from local-based insurance, and because the Chinese medical system requires payment before administering treatment, delays in compensation can have serious ramifications in the event of serious injury. In line with this new policy, students arriving in China will be asked to apply for Chinese Medical Insurance through Nankai University within their first week in the country. The insurance fee is 400CNY for six months or 800CNY for a year. For those who would like more specific information about the Chinese Medical Insurance, please follow the link: http://www.lxbx.net/index-e.html
l In order to transfer credits to your home university, students need to apply to get transcripts at the end of semester, and then need to get their official transcripts from the International Students' Section before leaving China.
l The online dormitory reservations is not available now, therefore the international students’ office will make a reservation for students before they come to Nankai. It is not possible to use overseas cards for paying the dorm, It could be paid only with cash or Chinese card. Local banks, when paying for the dorm, student can pay for whatever length of time he/she wishes, the dormitory has different cost standards, which are based on the length of time you plan on staying, either short term or long term. The specifics are as follows:
- Long-term (3 months and over): 60 RMB/day
- Short-term (1- 3 months): 65 RMB/day;
- Regular Price (less than 1 month): 90/104 RMB/day.
l We open most of our Chinese-taught courses to international students. (In order to get your credit, you can choose at most two majors, one of which would count as your main major; you can also take two more classes in other colleges, each class 2 credits, a total of 4 credits.)