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Nankai University

Province : TianjinNankai                               University Ranking : 242

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Nankai University

A key multidisciplinary and research-oriented college directly beneath 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.

1. History

Nankai University used to be founded in 1919 by using the famous patriotic educators, Mr. Zhang Boling, and Mr. Yan Xiu. During the Anti-Japanese War (1937-1945), Nankai University, Peking University and Tsinghua University united in Kunming to shape the famend Southwest Associated University. It used to be compared to be the North Star of Higher Learning. In accordance with its motto of dedication to the public interests, acquisition of all-round functionality and aspiration for each day growth and the culture of “patriotism, conscientiousness, innovation and agreeableness”, the University has produced batches of outstanding abilities such as late Premier Zhou Enlai, Dr. Shiing -shen Chern, Dr. Ta-you Wu and playwright Cao Yu. On December 25th, 2000 the State Ministry of Education signed an agreement with Tianjin Municipal Government on jointly establishing and developing Nankai University. Since then, Nankai University has been listed among universities for priority improvement in the 21st century.

2. Overview of Campus

Nankai University now occupies a location of 4,489,700 m² with a floor house up to 1,368,000 m². The total collection of the University library reaches 3,581,000 volumes and 30TB e-books. Besides its predominant campus located in Balitai, Nankai University additionally has campuses in Jinnan District, Yingshui Road, Zijinshan Road, TEDA College in Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area. Supported with the aid of the country’s Ministry of Education, the campus in Jinnan has come into service. On the precept of unbiased school-running and shut cooperation, Nankai University does not hesitate to are looking for after cooperation with Tianjin University.

3. Full Disciplines and Key Laboratories

Nankai University is regarded to be one of complete universities with the widest scan of disciplines. It elements a balance between the Humanities and the Sciences, a solid foundation and a mixture of utility and creativity. The University has 22 tutorial colleges, together with Graduate School, School for Continuing Education, Advanced Vocational School, Modern Distance Education School, all 12 categories of overlaying literature, history, philosophy, classics, management, law, science, engineering, agriculture, medicine, educating and artwork Nankai University provides eighty undergraduate specialties (including 18 country wide characteristic specialties), 231 Master’s programs, 172 Doctoral programs, 28 Post-Doctoral research stations and 29 authorized foremost Doctoral specialties. There are 6 first degree national key disciplines( overlaying 35 2nd degree disciplines), 9 2nd diploma countrywide key disciplines, 2 country wide key cultivating disciplines, 27 first diploma Tianjin municipal key disciplines Besides, there are 18 countrywide key specialties, 48 provincial and municipal key specialties, 2 country wide key lab, 8 key laboratories of Ministry of Education, 1 key laboratory of Ministry of Science, 1 key laboratory of State Environmental Protection Bureau, thirteen key laboratories of Tianjin, three engineering facilities of Ministry of Education ,1 countrywide engineering center, 9 country wide bases for fundamental science lookup and abilities cultivation, 1 base for cultural fantastic training and 7 key lookup bases for humanities and social sciences, collectively with 7 innovation bases in philosophy and social sciences and 4 science and technology innovation structures blanketed in 985 Project.

4. Excellent Faculty

Equipped with the top academic functionality and innovative spirit, Nankai University has a well-balanced school team in age and specialties. Among the 1986 faculties, there are 616 doctoral supervisors, 734 grasp supervisors, 714 professors and 805 associate professors, eight academicians of Chinese Academy of Science and Chinese Academy of Engineering, 5 academicians of The 3rd World Academy of Science, 15 contributors of the Subject Assessment Division of the Degree Appraisal Committee of the State Council, 12 nationally authorized professionals with awesome contributions, 37 chair professors and 16 lecture professors invited on Yangtze River Scholar Award program, four chair professors invited by means of Tianjin municipality, 36 recipients of National Outstanding Talent Foundation, 9 recipients of Excellent Young Teachers Prize supported by using Ministry of Education,21 winners of the Cross Century Talents Foundation under the Ministry of Education, 20 instructors chosen with the aid of countrywide Millions of Talents Program, 8 instructors awarded with the aid of the Ministry of Education with the honor of Outstanding College Lecturers and three national well-known masters of greater education.

5. Undergraduate, Master Candidates and Doctoral Candidates

Nankai University has a full-fledged training device for producing undergraduates, postgraduates on master’s and doctoral packages and post-doctoral researchers. Currently, the University has the whole enrollments of 24,525 students, which include 13,067 undergraduate students, 8,162 master’s candidates, 3,296 doctoral candidates, 1,048 foreign students, 2,786 part-time person students and 43,037 college students on distance education program.

6. Academic Research and Great Achievements

Nankai University is the center for each training and academic research. A large range of educational achievements have been made and acknowledged at home and abroad. Since 2007, Nankai University has gained 3 National Second Prize of natural science, 1 National Second Prize for science and technology progress, 1 National Second Prize for science invention, 7 National instructing achievements, 1 Chinese Young Scientist Prize, 20 the National Outstanding Professional Talent and 35 National Excellent Course. Besides, 10 fruits won the Science and technological know-how growth in Tianjin. In 2013, Nankai published 1,399 SCI index articles, 819 EI index articles and 79 CPCI-S index convention papers. The quantity of “good performance” articles reached 628. The percentage of “good performance” SCI index articles was up to 45.67% and it ranked the pinnacle two among Chinese universities.

7. Contributions

Nankai University actively takes the advantages of disciplines, technology, skills and data to decorate the industrialization and commercialization of research fruits serving the country wide and nearby economic system and social development. Some lookup institutes like China APEC Institute and School of Economic & Social Development have emerged as the Think Tank and Talents Cradle for central and nearby governments. According to the countrywide needs, the world’s quality principle, Nankai Comprehensively applied the approach of innovation-driven improvement and actively promote the development of all kinds of collaborative innovation centers, setting up close cooperative relationships with a team of colleges and universities, enterprises, lookup institutes, authorities departments.

8. Educational Philosophy and Flexible Educational System

Nankai University focuses on the students’ all-round functionality and creativity in instructing and education. Under its educational philosophy of artwork to regulate the country, science to give a boost to the united states of america and enterprise to richen the country, the University leaders point out an educating guiding principle of paying interest to pleasant education, cultivating capability, consolidating information foundation and widening disciplinary spheres, strictly administrating and ensuring high quality. It establishes a complete educational device with the aid of connecting type teaching, scientific experiments, educational activities and social practice. A bendy academic device has been set up, which includes the system of credits, system of most important plus minor training and double degrees. The late Premier Zhou Enlai, Nankai’s outstanding alumni, has been the mannequin for all college students to form a healthy disposition with high morality, the spirit of creativity and the practical capability. The University is well recognised for its healthy environment. By attaching tremendous importance to students’ usual improvement in virtue, intelligence, carrying and art, the University has effectively created a colourful campus cultural ecosystem of magnificence and aspiration for the gain of the students’ wholesome growth. As a result, being outfitted with strong primary knowledge, all-round capability, creativity and realistic ability, graduates from Nankai University are distinctly famous with employers from all fields. To construct Nankai traits of public will all-round exceptional education machines and promote the all-round improvement of students, Nankai University has established and carried out the “Nankai college exceptional training implementation precis (2011-2015)”.

9. Great Prospect

Nankai University will proceed to adhere to the avenue of Nankai, lift forward the personality of Nankai, strengthen the spirit of Nankai, persist in giving top priority to cultivate the integrity of students, enhance the satisfactory characteristics, vigorously put in force six techniques of reinvigorating college via human useful resource development, constructing sturdy disciplines, improving educational quality, research and innovation , serving for Binhai Area and internationalization, and strengthen toward the intention of building a main college round the world.

10. International Communication and Cooperation

Nankai University has wide global communications through setting up changing and collaborative relationships with greater than 300 global universities and educational institutions. Nankai University has gotten smaller to build 7 Confucius institutes distant places which includes the Confucius Institute at 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 quantity of tasks of find out about abroad applications which are all in a surprisingly high level, including Oxford Program, take part in the Davos World University Leaders Forum, first batch “the new international Sinology research plan” carrying forward through State Hanban and advance the stage of internationalization. Nankai University collaborated with Glasgow University and hooked up NKU-UoG Joint Graduate School.

Nankai University awarded 9 honorary doctoral degrees to mathematician Shiing-Shen Chern, doctor Wu Dayou, the former board chairman of the Straits Exchange Foundation Jiang Bingkun, and Chairman of World Economic Forum Klaus Schwab. Also, Nobel Laureates Chen Ning Yang, Tsung-Dao Lee, Samuel Chao Chung Ting, Robert A. Mundell. Reinhard Selton, as nicely as former President of Korea Kim Dae Jung and former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, have all been conferred Honorary Professors of Nankai University. Many other world-known students and entrepreneurs have been invited as Visiting Professors of Nankai University.

University's Program Types





Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ),

What is the world ranking of this University?

The Country rank of this University is 32 and the world rank is 242.

Does Chinese universities provide programs in English?

 YES, Chinese Universities provide programs in English. International Students can pursue their degrees in English taught in Chinese Universities.

Do I need to take an IELTS or TOEFL exam before applying in this University?

No, Students don’t need the IELTS or TOEFL certification for getting admitted to this University but for applying Chinese Government Scholarship (CSC) sometimes students are asked for the IELTS certificate.

What Documents do I need to apply for this University?

The primary documents a student need for applying this University are Notary stamped scan copies of the last Academic degree certificate and testimonial, Passport, Police Clearance Certificate and Medical Certificate.

When my offer letter come after applying this University?

Usually, It takes 4 to 8 weeks to come to an offer letter from any Chinese Universities after applying.

University's other Information


Admission is going on for March & September Intake. Interested students are invited to apply. Both semesters are open for Diploma, Bachelor, Post-Graduates, and the Doctoral program.

To get admission information or any kind of queries, please contact:

China: +8613632437050 (Whatsapp/Wechat/Viber/IMO)


Scholarships 30%
Result Status 80%
Foreign Students 45%
Positive Reviews 80%
University Ranking 85%

All Programs

Postgraduate Programs in English at Nankai University, China

Program Degree Teaching Medium Duration Tuition fee(CNY) Entrance Time
MBA Master English 2 Years 85000.00 / Year September
International Relations Master English 2 Years 74000.00 / Year September
International Economics and Business Master English 2 Years 74000.00 / Year September

Fees Details

Expenses in Nankai University

1.Tuition Fee:

  • Bachelor Degree: 20,000-35,000 RMB\year
  • Master Degree: RMB 30,000 to RMB 65,000\Year
  • Doctoral Degree: RMB 30,000 to RMB 39,000\Year

2.Service Fee: 50 USD

3.Accommodation Fee:

Balitai Campus
Double Room RMB 60 to RMB 90
Jinnan Campus
Double Room RMB 40 to RMB 50
Single Room RMB 40 to RMB 75

4.Living Costs: 1850-2300 RMB\month
After you are admitted, we will inform you via email for your confirmation of acceptance. Afterward, we will issue the admission letter, JW201/202 Form for visa application. If you wish to live on campus, please complete the Housing Application form.

Prepare Your Departure:

Before your departure, be sure to take the following materials:

(1) The Admission Letter

(2) Passport (valid for at least 6 months).

(3) JW201/202 Form

(4) Official Foreigner Physical Examination Form and your blood test report.

Be aware that the orientation is mandatory for freshman students.

Admission Procedure

Apply for a course in a Chinese University is very easy.  Students just have to follow some steps to apply for their favorite course. In order to help students complete their online application, International students are recommended to follow the following simple instructions. International applicants must provide the following documents to apply:

1.Application Form fills in Chinese or in English.

2.Passport & Passport Size Photo (Scan copy of the applicant’s )

3.Transcripts & Certificates  (Must be Notarized Copy )

For Bachelor Degree applicants, they need to only provide high school transcripts and certificates. And for Master Degree applicants, they need to show their undergraduate transcripts and certificates.  Applicants for Doctorate Degree have to provide their both (undergraduate and graduate) transcripts and certificates. 

Note: All the applicants degree (Bachelor, Masters and Doctorate) transcripts and certificates should be notarized and language should be in Chinese or English version.

4.English Proficiency Certificate

In China, some universities do not ask IELTS but if you study in Chinese Taught for CSC scholarship, English Proficiency Certificate needs to have ready. If you have IELTS already then you are lucky to study in China without delay.


Applicants must have to make their CV if you want to study abroad in your desired country. In your Resume or CV, there have to be your academic qualifications with results, personal details (name, date of birth, marital status, national Id or school Id, physical address, contact no, nationality, language, etc), reference from your institution’s faculty (his/her name, address and designation), personal achievement, etc. To know how to make a standard CV please click here the sample of The Resume.

6.Study Plan or Research Proposal

Applicants for graduate studies need a study plan or research proposal in Chinese or in English (no less than 800 words). This document required only for Ms or PhD applicants.

7.Recommendation Letter

Applicants for all graduate studies need two letters of recommendation from full professors or associate professors (in Chinese or English). Letters must be included professors’ phone numbers and email addresses. Here is the sample of Recommendation Letter

8.Published Academic Papers or Other Academic Achievements (if  applicable).

9.Foreign Physical Examination

Applicants are expected to keep the original copies filled in English. The medical examination must cover all the items listed in the Foreigner Physical Examination Form. Incomplete records or those without the signature of the attending physician, the official stamp of the hospital or a sealed photograph of the applicants are invalid. Medical examination results will be valid for 6 months. All applicants are kindly requested to take this factor into consideration as they plan to take the medical examination. Click here to collect Foreigner Physical Examination Form

10.Bank Statement 

Bank statements must show to any foreign country for the purpose of a visitor or a business or an immigrant. For the study purpose in foreign countries also need to show a bank statement. So dear applicants, you will need to have ready your all documents. Sponsorship can be your parents or anyone who is your blood-related.

11.Police Verification (No Criminal Record)

This is also needed to have ready for the study purpose. It is important because a foreign country does not allow criminal records. A Police Clearance Certificate is an official document approved by the police or government agencies in order to prove that the applicant has no criminal offense against him/her like arrest, conviction. For this, you need to provide your Police Clearance Certificate. A Police Certificate is also known as a good citizen certificate. See the sample of  Police clearance Certificate.

Please send us all these documents at 

Dear applicants, If you have more queries please don’t hesitate to knock on our consultants. Here is our  Consultant’s contact number : +8613632437050/ +8618852867225.  

Scholarship Information

Tianjin Government Scholarship

To encourage and support foreign students to complete an undergraduate or graduate degree education at Nankai University, Tianjin Municipal Education Commission established the “Tianjin Government Scholarship for International Students” in Nankai University. Specific implementation measures are as follows:

Qualifications for Applicants

1.Applicants should be non-Chinese citizens and be in good health.

2.Applicants for undergraduate programs must have senior high school diploma with good academic performance and be under the age of 30.

3.Applicants for master’s degree programs must have a bachelor’s degree and be under the age of 35 with two letters of recommendation from professors or associate professors.

4.Applicants for doctoral degree programs must have a master’s degree and be under the age of 40 with two letters of recommendation from professors or associate professors.

5.Applicants should meet the language requirements of the higher education institutions and provide relevant proofs, such as HSK certificate, other examination certificates, etc. The restriction can be relaxed for foreign students whose majors are taught in English.

6.Applicants should not apply for others at the same time.

Application Conditions For Internal Students

1) Applicants must be a foreign self-funded undergraduate, postgraduate, Ph.D. student who has normally enrolled in Tianjin. Applicants who have applied for a leave of absence, retaining student status or extension of schooling last year will not be allowed.

2) Applicants must perform well in school without truancy, other violations of school regulations in school or other violations of Chinese laws and regulations off school.

3) Applicants must have the right learning attitude and study hard. Applicants’ academic records should be excellent in the previous year.

4) Applicants have not obtained any other scholarships in the same year.

Application Documents

1.Application Form

2.Notarized scan copy of the highest diploma and transcripts.

3.Foreigner Physical Examination Form

4.Study plan or research plane

5.Scan copy of the passport

6.HSK certificate (The restriction can be relaxed for the foreign students whose majors are taught in English.)

Nankai University Scholarship

To encourage and support international students to complete an undergraduate or graduate degree education at Nankai University, Nankai University established the Nankai University Scholarship for outstanding students.

Why choose us?

Nankai University actively takes its gain in disciplines, abilities and science to serve the countrywide economies and neighborhood development, particularly to the improvement and opening up of the Tianjin Binhai New Area. Some lookup institutes like Xi Jinping Institute of Socialist Ideology with Chinese Characteristics in the New Era, the China APEC Institute, a New Generation of China Institute of Artificial Intelligence Development Strategy, the School of Economic & Social Development, Binhai Development Research Institute, the Research Center of Education and Industry Regional Development, the Human Rights Research Center, Institute of Contemporary Chinese Studies, WTO Research Center, National Institute of Economic Strategy, Jinnan Research Institute, Institute of Statistics, and Institute of Ecological Civilization, etc. have end up the Think Tank and Talents Cradle for central and nearby governments. According to national needs, and in pursuit of a satisfactory world position, Nankai comprehensively applied the method of innovation-driven development and “Made in China 2025” and actively promotes the development of all sorts of collaborative innovation facilities and numerous high-level cross-scientific centers, setting up shut cooperative relationships with a group of schools and universities, enterprises, lookup institutes and government departments. In 2014, the Collaborative Innovation Center for China Economy led via Nankai University became the first approved collaborative innovation center in economics.

Nankai University focuses on students’ all-round capability and creativity in instructing and education. Under its educational philosophy of artwork to adjust the country, science to fortify it and business to enrich it, the college leaders suggest an educating guiding principle of paying interest to best education, cultivating capability, consolidating understanding foundations, widening disciplinary spheres, and strictly administrating and ensuring high quality. A  flexible educational machine has been set up, which includes a gadget of credits, a system of essential plus minor schooling and double degrees. two It has installed an entire academic device with the aid of connecting classification teaching, campus life and social practice. The late Premier Zhou Enlai, Nankai’s prominent alumnus, has been the mannequin for all college students to form a healthy disposition with high morality, the spirit of creativity and realistic capability. In addition, the innovation and entrepreneurship education has been superior thru the institution of entrepreneurship classification and the Base for Youth Innovation and Entrepreneurship Practice, creating a platform for entrepreneurship offerings and pre-incubation of projects. To construct Nankai’s traits of public will in an all-round quality schooling system and promote the all-round development of students, Nankai University has formulated and applied “The thirteenth Five-year Outline for Promoting Quality Education” and “The Guideline for Promoting Undergraduates’ Quality Development”.

The college is nicely regarded for its healthy environment. By attaching extraordinary importance to students’ universal improvement in virtue, intelligence, games and art, the college has efficiently created a colourful campus cultural environment of magnificence and aspiration for the gain of students’ wholesome growth. As a result, being geared up with robust primary knowledge, all-round capability, creativity and practical ability, graduates from Nankai University are exceedingly popular with employers from all fields.

Nankai University has vast worldwide communications by setting up an alternate and collaborative relationships with extra than 320 global universities and academic institutions. Nankai University has been shriveled to set up 9 Confucius Institutes foreign places inclusive of one at Maryland University in the US. In each 2012 and 2015, Nankai has become an Advanced Sino-Cooperation Academy of the Confucius Institute. Nankai undertakes the undertaking of imparting Chinese language coaching to foreign nations and has launched a wide variety of high-level study abroad programs, together with the Oxford Program and the Cambridge Program. The college keeps in close contact with international agencies such as the World Economic Forum (Davos Forum), the Global University Leaders Forum (GULF), the International Public University Forum (IFPU), the International Alliance of Public Universities (IAU), the Charter of European Universities, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Scientific Advisory Committee (UNESCO-SAB), the Association of Electronic and Electrical Engineers (IEEE), etc.

Nankai University has awarded 10 international celebrities the title of Honorary Doctor, which includes the mathematician Shiing-Shen Chern, the health practitioner Ta-you Wu, the economist Myrdal, Academician of the American Academy of Sciences Jiang-Carlo Jota, professor of Harvard Medical College, Moses Juda Faulkman, former President of the Straits Exchange Foundation Jiang Bingkun, President of Rice University Li Dawei, Chairman of the World Economic Forum Klaus Schwab, former Singapore president Tan Keng Yam and President of the Constitutional Council Laurent Fabius of France, etc. Nobel Laureates Chen Ning Yang, Tsung-Dao Lee, Robert A. Mundell, Peter Doherty, Karl Barry Sharpless, Vernon Lomax Smith, Robert Engel, former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, former President of Korea Kim Dae Jung, former President of European Commission and former Prime Minister of Italy Romano Prodi, famous writer Jin Yong have all been conferred Honorary Professors of Nankai University. Many other world-renowned scholars, well-known statesmen, and entrepreneurs have been invited as traveling professors or part-time professors.

The college will continue to carry forward the personality of Nankai, increase its spirit, persist in giving pinnacle priority to cultivating the integrity of students, support its quality, vigorously put in force the six strategies of reinvigorating the school through human useful resource development, building sturdy disciplines, improving academic quality, research and innovation, serving for Binhai Area and internationalization, and developing toward the aim of building a world-leading university.