Self-support Degree Programs(Doctor Degree: 3-6 years)

I. Eligibility

Applicant must be anon-Chinese citizen.

Doctoral degree applicants must have a master’s degree and be under the age of 40. 

II. Application Procedures

1. Submit online application prior to May 10th.

2. Interview (Informed by schools).

3. Upon completing the application process and being formally accepted into Nankai University's programs, the applicant's information will then be submitted to the foreign students’ admission committee for review. Only after being accepted to Nankai University can a student qualify for a scholarship.

4. The results will be notified further.

5. In early July, International Students Office will mail applicants an Acceptance Letter as well as Form JW202 - Visa Application for Study in China and any other relevant documents.

III. Application Materials (2 copies of each required)

1. Please register in and complete the online application. (Choose Self-sponsored (Other colleges))

2. Highest diploma. If applicants are university students or are already employed, they should also provide Current Enrollment Verification Certificate or on-post employees. Documents in languages other than Chinese or English, notarized translations in Chinese or English are required.

3. Official transcripts. Transcripts in languages other than Chinese or English, notarized translations in Chinese or English are required.

4. Personal Statement, including study or research plan, personal background, financial situation, personal strengths etc., written in Chinese or English (no less than 800 words).

5. Two letters of recommendation in Chinese or English written by professors or associate professors. 

6. Applicants are required to have HSK level 4 or above. 

7. Photocopy of Foreigner Physical Examination Form (printed by Chinese Quarantine Authority - only required for those whose period of studies in China lasts more than six months) filled out in English. The medical examinations must cover all of the items listed in the Foreigner Physical Examination Form. Incomplete records or those without the signature of the attending physician, official stamp of the hospital, or a sealed (stamped) photograph of the applicants are invalid. The medical examination results will be valid for six months. All applicants are kindly requested to take this factor into consideration while determining when to take the medical examination. Download at: Otherwise, applicants may provide a resident permit, of which the expiration date is after May 10th of the application year. 

8. Photocopy of Passport.

9. Copy of Application Fee Receipt. The application fee for graduate study is CNY600 or US$100,which can be submitted in person to the Nankai University Registry (the ground floor of Nankai University Student Activity Center) or wired to the following account:

a) RMB Account

Account Name:  Nankai University

Bank Name:  Bank of Communications, Tianjin Branch, Nankai University



AccountNo:  120066032010149600156 

b) USD Account

Account Name: Nankai University

Bank Name: Bank of Communications, Tianjin Branch, Nankai University



USD Account No: 120066032146300000768 

◆ When submitting the payment,please clearly state that these are "Self Support

application Fee"as well as the name and nationality of the applicant. Also, please note

that this application fee is non-refundable.

◆ Whether admitted or not, the above application materials will not be returned.

IV. Tuition Fee

Degree TypeTution Fee
Note: Tuition fees for
Chinese-medium programs only. Dormitory, food, text book and fees like experiment, practice,
professional tour and other activities are not included. Nankai
University shall reserve all the rights of modifying the tuition and other

V. Value of Award

1.Tianjin Municipal Government Scholarship


Senior Scholar:        CNY 34800 /student/year

Master:             CNY 47800 /student/year

PH.D:              CNY 58800 /student/year


Senior Scholar:       CNY 20000 /student/year

Master:             CNY 30000 /student/year

PH.D:               CNY 38000 /student/year

2.“Study at Nankai” Scholarship

Full Scholarship:      CNY 18000 /student/year

Partial Scholarship:    CNY 10000 /student/year

◆ Tianjin Municipal Government and Nankai University shall reserve all the rights of modifying the scholarship. 

VI. Others

A. Nankai University will evaluate the performance of the scholarship students annually.

B. Scholarship students normally cannot change their major or institution.    

VII. Contact Information

Ms. Li  

International Students Office

Office for International Academic Exchanges

Nankai University

Tel: +86 22-23508825 / 22-23508686

Fax: +86 22-23509646

Address: 94 Weijin Road, Tianjin, P.R.China 300071



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