2020 Nankai University Application for International Students(Bachelor)

I. Application Requirements

1. Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens between the age of 18 (before entering university) to 30, with a valid foreigner’s passport.

2. Applicants must be healthy and have good behavior, complying with the laws and regulations of China and the rules of Nankai University.

3. Bachelor’s degree applicants must have a corresponding high school diploma.

Note: According to the relevant regulations of Ministry of Education of the PRC, residents of mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan who have emigrated to other countries and are applying to Nankai University must have held a valid foreigner’s passport or citizenship documents before April 30, 2017, along with proof of cancellation of Chinese nationality. The applicant should also have the record of having actually lived abroad for over 2 years between April 30, 2017 to April 30, 2021. Having actually lived for 9 months in one year can be calculated as having lived in that location for one year, based on the Entry and Exit Stamp.

II. Application Deadline

The deadline of the first round (scholarship available) is March 31, 2021.

The deadline of the second round (self-support) is June 15, 2021. For more information, please read the introduction of the scholarship.

III. Majors and Length of Study

The international bachelors students at NKU will be trained under the academy system. For the first year, the students will receive general education in the School of International Education for a single specialty. After they finish the general education program, they will be arranged to study corresponding specialties according to their scores in the first year. Starting from the second year, Students will begin their major studies, which can be taken in two modes. One is the general mode of 1+3, that students will study for their majors for 3 years and get the Bachelor’s degree at graduation. The another is a distinctive compound-talent mode of 3+2, in which students will continue to study Chinese Language for another 2 years in the School of International Education, and then study International Policy, Tourism Management, or International Commerce. After students have reach the standard of the major training, they will get two Bachelor degrees: Chinese Language and one of the three specialties: International Policy, Tourism Management, or International Commerce.

The Bachelor’s degree requires 4 years, and the dual degree programs require 5 years.  

IV. Application Process and Required Materials

1. Please register at the website:, and complete the online application. 

2. Required Materials for Bachelor:

A. Notarized diploma of the highest level of education obtained. Applicants expecting to graduate this academic year must submit an official document issued by their current school to prove their current student status and expected graduation date.

B. Complete academic transcripts of the highest level of education.

C. Personal Statement, including a study or research plan, financial situation, reasons for scholarship application, honors and awards, personal strengths, etc. (no less than 800 words)(Personal Statement.docx).

D. A letter of recommendation from their high school teacher. The letters should be written in Chinese or English; the phone number and email address of the person issuing the recommendation should be included.(Letter of Recommendation.docx)

E. Applicants for Chinese-taught specialties are required to submit the HSK certificate (Level 4, on less than 180 scores). (Applicants who have graduated from the Independent school of Malaysia don’t need to submit any certificate of Chinese language proficiency if they apply for Chinese-taught programs. Applicants who dont meet the Chinese language requirements can apply for one year of Chinese language studies before entering their major studies.)

F. Photocopy of passport (ordinary passport- it must be valid until April 1, 2022 or later).

G. Photocopy of signature(Digital signature templet.pdf).

H. Supplementary Materials:

a. Applicants who have changed nationality from Chinese to another nationality should submit the certificate of cancellation of Chinese nationality and the record of Entry and Exit in the last 4 years.

b. Other materials that can prove the applicants’ learning ability and comprehensive abilities, such as award certificates in sports or the arts, specialty certificates, published papers, undergraduate admission notices issued by other universities, etc.

Note: All of the above application materials should either be in Chinese or English. For documents or certificates in languages other than Chinese or English, notarized Chinese or English translations are required.

V. Assessment and Admission

The information in application materials should be identical with those in the passport and the valid visa or residence permit used for application. 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 application majors applied for. Please pay attention to further updates for specific assessment methods, contents, or dates.

The applicants who pass the screening of application materials and the evaluative interview will be admitted by Nankai University. The admission materials will be issued in June, 2021. The admission committee of the Nankai University will check the information and materials of the applicant. If any sort of fraud or violation of rules is discovered and verified, the applicant will be disqualified from the admission. Admission results will be announced in the registration system or in the applicant’s mailbox.

VI. Payment Standards and Methods

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

2. Tuition fee: (Remittance cannot be made overseas. Please turn to the specialty information to know more about the standard of tuition fee.)

3. Method of Payment

A. 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.

B. Please make a remittance in a bank in China.(中国大陆账户汇款方法.pdf)

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

    Note: When the remittance is made, please make a note of “International Student Registration Fee + Passport Number of the Applicant + the abbreviation of the applicant’s country”.

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. International students are required to purchase insurance before registration (International Students Insurance:

VII. Scholarships

Nankai University will directly consider the applicants admission application materials, education background, school performance and special abilities as the basis for scholarship selection.

1. Chinese Government Scholarship

Scholarship Value: Exemption from tuition fee; provision of accommodation fee, provision of coverage of comprehensive medical insurance and a living allowance, which needs an additional application.

2. International Chinese Language Teachers Scholarship

Scholarship Value: Exemption from tuition fee; provision of accommodation fee, provision of coverage of comprehensive medical insurance and a living allowance, which needs an additional application.

3. Tianjin Government Scholarship

This scholarship doesn’t need to be applied for independently. Students will be selected to win this scholarship once a year.  

Scholarship Value: tuition allowance.

4. Study-at-Nankai Scholarship

This scholarship doesn’t need to be applied for independently. Students will be selected to win this scholarship once a year.  

Scholarship Value: tuition allowance, accommodation allowance or living allowance.

VIII. Accommodation

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

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

2. Off-campus accommodation: The University Cooperative Housing Apartment: Longfor Goyoo Apartment. Please find more details at the website:

IX. Contact Information

School of International Education of Nankai University

Balitai Campus Address: Room 400, School of International Education, 94 Weijin Road, Tianjin, P. R. China. Postal code: 300071.

Tel: 0086-22-23503615/8825

Jinnan Campus Address: Room 202/203, School of International Education, 38 Tongyan Road, Haihe River Education Area, Tianjin, P. R. China. Postal code: 300350


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No.College/SchoolCampusMajorsLength of   SchoolingTuition FeeMedium of   Instruction
1School of LiteratureBalitaiChinese Language and   Literature420000Chinese
2College of Chinese Language and   LiteratureBalitaiChinese Language420000Chinese
3College of Chinese Language and   LiteratureBalitaiTeaching Chinese to   Speakers of Other Languages(TCSOL)420000Chinese
4College of Foreign LanguagesBalitaiEnglish420000Chinese+English
5College of Foreign LanguagesBalitaiTranslation420000Chinese+English
6College of Foreign LanguagesBalitaiJapanese420000Chinese+Japanese
7College of Foreign LanguagesBalitaiRussian420000Chinese+Russian
8College of Foreign LanguagesBalitaiFrench420000Chinese+French
9College of Foreign LanguagesBalitaiGerman420000Chinese+German
10College of Foreign LanguagesBalitaiSpanish420000Chinese+Spanish
11College of Foreign LanguagesBalitaiPortuguese420000Chinese+Portuguese
12College of Foreign LanguagesBalitaiItalian420000Chinese+Italian
13College of Foreign LanguagesBalitaiArabic420000Chinese+Arabic
14Business SchoolBalitaiBusiness   Administration420000Chinese
15Business SchoolBalitaiAccounting420000Chinese
16Business SchoolBalitaiFinancial Management420000Chinese
17Business SchoolBalitaiE-Commerce420000Chinese
18Business SchoolBalitaiMarketing420000Chinese
19Business SchoolBalitaiHuman Resource   Management420000Chinese
20Business SchoolBalitaiInformation   Management and  Information System420000Chinese
21Business SchoolBalitaiArchival Science420000Chinese
22Business SchoolBalitaiLibrary Science420000Chinese
23Business SchoolBalitaiLogistics Management420000Chinese
24Business SchoolBalitaiIndustrial   Engineering420000Chinese
25School of EconomicsBalitaiEconomics420000Chinese
26School of EconomicsBalitaiPublic Finance420000Chinese
27School of EconomicsBalitaiInternational   Economics and Trade420000Chinese
28College of ChemistryBalitaiChemistry425000Chinese
29College of ChemistryBalitaiApplied Chemistry425000Chinese
30College of ChemistryBalitaiMolecular Science and   Engineering425000Chinese
31College of ChemistryBalitaiChemicobiology425000Chinese
32School of Mathematical SciencesBalitaiMathematics and   Applied Mathematics425000Chinese
33School of Mathematical SciencesBalitaiInformation and   Computational Science425000Chinese
34School of Statistics and Data ScienceBalitaiStatistics425000Chinese
35School of PhysicsBalitaiPhysics425000Chinese
36School of PhysicsBalitaiApplied Physics425000Chinese
37School of PhysicsBalitaiOptoelectric   Information Science and Engieering425000Chinese
38College of Life SciencesBalitaiBiological Science425000Chinese
39College of Life SciencesBalitaiBiotechnology425000Chinese
40Faculty of HistoryJinnanHistory420000Chinese
41Faculty of HistoryJinnanWorld History420000Chinese
42Faculty of HistoryJinnanCultural Heritage and   Museology420000Chinese
43College of PhilosophyJinnanLogic420000Chinese
44College of PhilosophyJinnanPhilosophy420000Chinese
45Zhou Enlai School of GovernmentJinnanInternational   Politics420000Chinese
46Zhou Enlai School of GovernmentJinnanAdministrative   Management420000Chinese
47Zhou Enlai School of GovernmentJinnanSociology420000Chinese
48Zhou Enlai School of GovernmentJinnanPolitics and   Administration420000Chinese
49Zhou Enlai School of GovernmentJinnanSocial Work420000Chinese
50Zhou Enlai School of GovernmentJinnanApplied   Psychology(Science)420000Chinese
51Zhou Enlai School of GovernmentJinnanUrban Management420000Chinese
52School of LawJinnanLaw420000Chinese
53College of Tourism and Service   ManagementJinnanTourism Management420000Chinese
54College of Tourism and Service   ManagementJinnanExhibition Economy   and Management420000Chinese
55School of FinanceJinnanFinance420000Chinese
56School of FinanceJinnanFinancial Engineering420000Chinese
57School of FinanceJinnanInvestment420000Chinese
58School of FinanceJinnanInsurance420000Chinese
59School of FinanceJinnanActuarial Science420000Chinese
60College of Environmental Science and   Engineering JinnanEnvironmental Science425000Chinese
61College of Environmental Science and   Engineering JinnanEnvironmental   Engineering425000Chinese
62College of Environmental Science and   Engineering JinnanResource Recycling   Science and Management425000Chinese
63College of Electronic Information and   Optical EngineeringJinnanElectronic   Information Science and Technology425000Chinese
64College of Electronic Information and   Optical EngineeringJinnanElectronic Science   and Technology425000Chinese
65College of Electronic Information and   Optical EngineeringJinnanCommunication   Engineering425000Chinese
66College of Electronic Information and   Optical EngineeringJinnanMicroelectronics   Science and Engineering425000Chinese
67College of Electronic Information and   Optical EngineeringJinnanOptoelectronic   Information Science and Engineering425000Chinese
68College of SoftwareJinnanSoftware Engineering425000Chinese
69School of MedicineBalitaiClinical   Medicine 535000Chinese
70School of MedicineBalitaiOral Medicine535000Chinese
71College of PharmacyJinnanPharmacy425000Chinese
72School of Materials Science and   EngineeringJinnanMaterials Chemistry425000Chinese
73School of Materials Science and   EngineeringJinnanMaterials Physics425000Chinese
74College of Computer ScienceJinnanComputer Science and   Technology425000Chinese
75College of Cyber ScienceJinnanInternet of Things   Engineering425000Chinese
76College of Cyber ScienceJinnanInformation Security425000Chinese