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Nankai University, under the direct jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education, is a multidisciplinary and research-oriented university, which is also the alma mater of our beloved late Premier Zhou Enlai.  Nankai University was founded in 1919 by the famous patriotic educators Zhang Boling and Yan Xiu. In 1937, its campus was bombed by Japanese invaders. In 1938, Nankai, Peking (Beijng) and Tsinghua (Qinghua) universities united in Kunming to form the renowned Southwest Associated University. It was described as The North Star of Higher Learning. In 1946, the university was moved back to  its original location in Tianjin, and became a state-run university. Since the national departments adjustment after the founding of the People’s Republic of China, Nankai University has become a comprehensive university  which features a balance between the humanities and the sciences. After the Reform and Opening Up, the university merged with the Tianjin Foreign Trade Institute and the College of Tourism and Service Management in succession. Under the joint establishment of the Ministry of Education and Tianjin Municipal Government, Nankai became a member university of Project 211 and Project 985, two national key construction projects to support the development of high-quality universities. After the completion of the Jinnan campus in September 2015, the university has constructed an operating pattern of a university with three campuses.  In September 2017, the university was selected to the list of 42 universities and colleges that would participate in the “National Double First-Class” Initiative as one of the 36 A-level universities in China. In accordance with its motto of “Dedication to Public Interests, Acquisition of All-round Capability, Aspiration for Progress with Each Passing Day”, the university will continue to carry forward the character of Nankai, develop its spirit, persist in giving top priority to cultivating the integrity of students, strengthen its quality,  build strong disciplines, improve educational quality, research and innovation, and develop towards the goal of building a world-leading university.

Year of Establishment : 1919
Current President/Principal : Cao Xuetao
Number of Students : Currently, the university has a total enrollment of 28,557 students, including 16,372 undergraduate students (448 international students), 8,322 master’s candidates (231 international students), 3,863 doctoral candidates (116 international students), 71,817 network junior college students, 61,889 network undergraduate students.
Number of Teaching Resources : Equipped with top academic capability and creative spirit, Nankai University has a well-balanced faculty team in terms of age and specialty. Among the 2,162 faculty members, there are 822 doctoral supervisors, 770 master’s supervisors, 864 professors and 840 associate professors.
Facilities : There are 2 national key laboratories, 1 national engineering research center, 3 2011 collaborative innovation centers, 7 key laboratories of the Ministry of Education, 2 joint international research laboratory led by the Ministry of Education, 3 engineering centers of the Ministry of Education, 1 key laboratory of the State Environmental Protection Administration, 2 national centers for virtual experimental architecture, 9 national bases for basic science research and talent cultivation, 1 national cultural quality education base for college students, 7 key bases for humanities and social science research of the Ministry of Education, 1 national demonstration base for innovative talents cultivation, 4 national cooperative demonstration bases for international technology, 20 key laboratories of Tianjin, 4 engineering centers of Tianjin, 1 experimental teaching demonstration center (construction unit) of Tianjin’s regular institutions of higher education, and 22 cooperative bases for international technology of Tianjin.
Student Welfare : Every year, Nankai University invites many international celebrities to give lectures, which are free for international students; the university holds various activities such as sports meetings, visits and parties for international students; there are more than 100 school clubs for students to join in.

Achievements:

Nankai University is a multidisciplinary and research-oriented university, which is a member university of Project 211 and Project 985 . There are 11 members of the Chinese Academy of Science, 3 members of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, 7 members of The World Academy of Sciences, 23 leaders of the National High-level Personnel of Special Support Program (‘people program’), 11 persons supported by the National Youth Talent Support Program, 19 national experts with outstanding contributions, 28 persons selected by the Hundred-Thousand-Ten Thousand Project, 14 members of the subject consultative group of the State Council, 3 chief scientists of the National High Technology Research and Development Program (863 Program) and 15 chief scientists  of the National Basic Research Program of China (973 Program) , 17 leaders of The National Key Research and Development Program of China, 54 recipients of The National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars,34 recipients of the Excellent Young Scientists Fund, 21 persons supported by the Trans-Century Training Programs Foundation for the Talents by Ministry of Education, 159 persons selected by the the Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University of Ministry of Education, 8 recipients of the Excellent Young Teachers Prizes supported by the Ministry of Education, 7 teachers awarded by the Ministry of Education with the honor of Outstanding College Lecturer, and 9 national-level teaching groups. There are also 8 Tianjin Outstanding Talents, 3 leaders of Tianjin High-level Personnel of Special Support Program, 12 persons supported by Tianjin Youth Talent Support Program, 11 leaders of High-level Innovation & Entrepreneurship Groups, 60 first-level candidates of the Tianjin “131” Innovative Talents Training Project, 17 leaders of the Innovation-oriented Group, 38 teachers awarded with the honor of Tianjin  Outstanding College Lecturer, and 16 teaching groups of Tianjin municipality. Nankai University is a center for both education and academic research. A large number of academic achievements have been made and acknowledged both at home and abroad. In 2019,  “the Finding of  Highly-Efficient Chiral Catalyst-the Iridium Complex of (Ri)-3i” completed by Academician Zhou Qilin’s research team won the first prize in China’s State Natural Science Award. From 2007 to 2018, Nankai University has won 4 National Second Prizes in natural sciences, 1 National Second Prize for science and technology progress, 1 National Second Prize for technology invention, 46 National teaching achievements, 31 National Excellent Courses, 15 Excellent Video Demonstration Courses, and 2 China Youth Science and Technology Awards. There have been 20 doctoral dissertations that have been selected to the National 100 Excellent Doctoral Dissertations.

In 2019, Nankai University’s academic team published 3 SCI index articles as leading  authors.  From 2008 to 2017, the number of citation of papers in SCI was 13069, and the cumulative number was 246598, which ranks  16th; in addition, the citation per paper included in SCI have reached 18.87, maintaining the top rank among highly-cited universities on an accumulative basis.

 

Features:

Nankai University, under the direct jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education, is a multidisciplinary and research-oriented university. Nankai is the alma mater of our beloved late Premier Zhou Enlai, and  is one of the comprehensive universities with the widest range of disciplines. It features a balance between the humanities and the sciences, a solid foundation and a combination of application and creativity. The university has 26 academic colleges, and categories covering literature, history, philosophy, economics, management,law, science, engineering, agriculture, medicine, teaching and art. Nankai University actively constructs and develops a discipline system to meet the needs of economic and social development and personnel training in the 21st century. Nankai offers 92 undergraduate specialties (including 18 national characteristic specialties), 28 Post-Doctoral research stations and 31 authorized primary Doctoral specialties, 1 second-degree doctoral program not covered by the primary specialty, and 28 post-doctoral research stations. There are 6 first degree national key disciplines (covering 35 second degree disciplines), 9 second degree national key disciplines, 2 national key cultivating disciplines.

Nankai University actively takes advantage of disciplines, technology, talents and information to enhance the industrialization and commercialization of research serving the national and local economies and social development. Some research institutes like the Institute of the Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, the China APEC Institute, Institute of New Generation Artificial Intelligence Development Strategies, the School of Economic & Social Development, the Binhai Development Research Institute, the Research Center of Education and Industry Regional Development, the Human Rights Research Center, the Institute of Issues in Contemporary China, the Center for WTO Studies, the National Institute of Economic Strategy, the Jinnan Innovation Institute, the Institute of Statistics,and Institute of Ecological Civilization, etc. have become the Think Tank and Talents Cradle for central and local governments. According to national needs, and in pursuit of a first-class world position, Nankai comprehensively implemented the strategy of innovation-driven development and actively promotes the construction of all kinds of collaborative innovation centers, setting up close cooperative relationships with a group of colleges and universities, enterprises, research institutes and government departments. In 2014, the Collaborative Innovation Center for China Economy led by Nankai University became the first authorized collaborative innovation center in economics. In 2019, the university cooperated with the University of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences to build the “21st Century Marxism Research Institute”, focusing on building a highland for China’s contemporary studies on Marxism.

Nankai University has developed broad international communications by establishing exchange and collaborative relationships with more than 320 international universities and academic institutions. There are now more than 400 full-time and part-time foreign experts, and nearly 2,000 international students at Nankai. Nankai University has been contracted to establish 9 Confucius Institutes overseas including one at Maryland University in the US. In both 2012 and 2015, Nankai has become an Advanced Sino-Cooperation Academy of the Confucius Institute. Nankai has undertaken the task of offering Chinese language training to foreign countries, and has launched a number of high-level study abroad programs, including the Oxford Program, participation in the Davos World University Leaders Forum, hosting the  “Tianjin Forum (2017)”, serving as the secretariat of International Forum of Public Universities (IFPU) and selection by Hanban as one of the first universities to participate in the new international Sinology research plan. Nankai University collaborates with Glasgow University and has established the NKU-UoG Joint Graduate School.

 

Application for Chinese-taught Programs:

Highest Diploma:  UEC (HSK certificate is not required), STPM (provide a HSK 4 certificate), A-level (provide a HSK 4 certificate)

 

Others: SPM (have to study Nankai University’s preparatory courses for a year)

 

Application for English-taught Programs:

Highest Diploma: UEC, STPM, and A-level all need to  provide IELTS score of no less than 6.0 or TOEFL scores of no less than 87.

 

Application Fee:

Foundation& Bachelor: 400 CNY

Master&PhD: 600 CNY

 

Tuition Fee:

Language Student: 14,000 CNY/Year

Foundation: 20,000 CNY/Year (tentative)

Bachelor: 20,000 CNY/Year

“Chinese +” Double-degree Program: 25,000/Year (TBC)

Master: 30,000 CNY/Year (two years) 26,000CNY/Year (three years)

PhD: 30,000 CNY/Year

*Actual fees will be in accordance with the official standards released by Nankai University.

 

Part-time job: 600-800 CNY/Month for jobs on campus, and those off campus shall be discussed separately.

Accommodation:15,000-21,000 CNY (double room on campus), around 28,000 (off campus)

 

Living Expenses:

1,000-1,500 CNY/Year

 

Tianjin Government Scholarship

Bachelor: 20,000 CNY/Student/Year

Master: 30,000 CNY/Student/Year

PhD: 38,000 CNY/Student/Year

 

“Study-at-Nankai” Scholarship

 

“Study-at-Nankai” President Scholarship (Freshmen)

The Grand Prize: tuition fee+18,000 CNY

The First Prize: tuition fee+ 1,0000 CNY

The Second Prize: tuition fee

The Third Prize: 18,000 CNY

 

“Study-at-Nankai” Academy Outstanding Scholarship (students who have studied for a year or above)

Master and PhD:  First Prize: 30,000 CNY

                          Second Prize: 18,000 CNY

                          Third Prize: 12,000 CNY

Bachelor:  First Prize: 20,000 CNY

                Second Prize: 12,000 CNY

                Third Prize: 8,000 CNY

 

“Study-at-Nankai” Special Scholarship: 5,000 CNY

 

Chinese Government Excellence Scholarship

Bachelor: 1,8000 CNY (fixed seat)

Master: 30,000 CNY (open seat)

PhD: 30,000 CNY (open seat)

 

Chinese Government Scholarship

Exemption from registration fee, tuition fee, laboratory fee, comprehensive medical insurance expenses,  on-campus accommodation fee, and a living allowance:

Bachelor: 2,500 CNY/Month, Master: 30,000 CNY/Year, PhD: 3,500 CNY/Year

Comprehensive Medical Insurance for Chinese Government Scholarship recipients: 800 CNY/Student/Year

International travel costs are not covered

 

International Chinese Language Teachers Scholarship

Full Scholarship: full coverage on tuition fees, accommodation fees, comprehensive medical insurance expenses, and living allowance (four-week study students are excluded).

Partial Scholarship: full coverage on tuition fees, accommodation fees, and comprehensive medical insurance expense.

 

Foundation Course:

     Preparatory education

     Length of Schooling: at least 0.5 year

     Give priority to Chinese learning, supplemented by  general education curriculum like math

 

2021 Nankai University Application for International Students(Bachelor)

No.

College/School

Campus

Majors

Length of Schooling

Tuition Fee

Medium of Instruction

1

School of Literature

Balitai

Chinese Language and   Literature

4

20000

Chinese

2

College of Chinese Language and Culture

Balitai

Chinese Language

4

20000

Chinese

3

College of Chinese Language and Culture

Balitai

Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages

4

20000

Chinese

4

College of Chinese Language and Culture

Balitai

Undergraduate Chinese Language major oriented in International Business3+1

4

24000(Grade 1、3、4)Grade 2 in University of Utah,around 13,000 USD

Chinese+

English

5

College of Foreign Languages

Balitai

English

4

20000

English

6

College of Foreign Languages

Balitai

Translation

4

20000

English

7

College of Foreign Languages

Balitai

Japanese

4

20000

Chinese+

Japanese

8

Business School

Balitai

Business Administration

4

20000

Chinese

9

Business School

Balitai

E-Commerce

4

20000

Chinese

10

School of Economics

Balitai

International Economy & Trade

4

20000

Chinese

11

College of Tourism and Service Management

Jinnan

Tourism Management

4

20000

Chinese

12

College of Environment Science and Engineering

Jinnan

Environment

4

25000

Chinese

13

College of Chinese Language and Culture College of Tourism and Service Management

Balitai  Jinnan

Chinese Language+  Tourism Management

5

25000

Chinese

14

College of Chinese Language and Culture   Zhou Enlai School of Government

Balitai Jinnan

Chinese Language+ International Politics (tentative)

5

25000

Chinese

15

College of Chinese Language and Culture School of Economics

Balitai

Chinese Language+

International Economics

5

25000

Chinese

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