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Nankai University

Address: 94 Weijin Rd, Nankai District, China, 300071

Description Nankai University

  • Established: 1919
  • Location: Nankai, China
  • Students age: from 17 years old
  • Number of students: 28,557 students
  • Language of instruction: German, English
  • Type of study: state university.

Nankai University is one of the leading universities in China under the direct control of the Ministry of Education, the alma mater of the country's Prime Minister, Zhou Enlai. Nankai University was founded by Yan Xu and Zhang Boling, committed to saving the nation through education, in 1919. In 1937, the campus was bombed by Japanese invaders and the school moved south. In 1946 he returned to Tianjin, resumed his studies and was renamed Nankai.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Nankai University

Program name
from 20 000 cny / year


  • Humanities Economics Management
  • Science Engineering
  • Medicine arts
from 26 000 cny / year

Master's degree

  • Humanities Economics Management - 30,000CNY / year
  • (three year) Humanities Economics Management - 26,000 CNY / year.
  • Science Engineering - 30,000CNY / g.
  • Medicine Arts - 40,000CNY / g.
from 39 000 cny / year

Doctorate (Ph.D)

  • Humanities Economics Management - 30,000CNY / year
  • Science Engineering - 39,000CNY / g.
  • Medicine Arts - 50,000CNY / g.

Accommodation, housing and food

Accommodation on the Nankai University campus includes accommodation in en suite rooms + room cleaning. The Balitai campus has 7 buildings managed by the service center, including Mingzhuyuan Hotel, Foreign Guest House, Building 2, 3 and 4 of Yiyuan Hotel, Nankai-Aichi Guest House and Jingyuan Hotel. The hotel has 563 rooms with 1,072 beds, including 38 suites, 432 standard rooms, 34 single rooms, 40 double rooms, 5 triple rooms, 14 rooms with a king-size bed. The foreign guest house was built in 1982 and offers 23 rooms.

  • Accommodation on campus is limited, on a first come, first served basis. Price - 1200CNY / month.
  • Off-campus accommodation is possible at Longfor Goyoo University Cooperative Apartment. Accommodation fee - 2200CNY / month.

There are 5 restaurants on the Balitai campus: Foreign Guesthouse, Mingzhuyuan, Yiyuan, Aida Guesthouse and Jingyuan. The total area of business premises is more than 1,700 square meters, with about 1,000 seats. Restaurants offer à la carte, buffet, fixed-price set meals and other forms.

Events Nankai University

The university has 127 student associations, among them - social projects focused on science and technology, the humanities, sports, art.


  • In September 2017, Nankai University ranked among 42 world-class universities and colleges and one of 36 Type A universities in the country.
  • Nankai University strives to develop talent, ensure the prosperity of scientists, strengthen the country, inherit a centuries-old civilization, and build a world-class university.
  • Nankai University is one of the comprehensive and research-oriented universities in China. On the basis of the university there are 26 professional colleges, where literature, history, philosophy, economics, management, law, science, engineering, agriculture, medicine, education, and art are taught.
  • Nankai University has a teaching team with aptitude, professional skills, hard work and energy. Among 2162 full-time teachers there are 822 doctoral students, 770 masters, 864 professors and 840 associate professors.
  • Nankai University offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs. The full-time department has 28 557 students, including 16 372 future bachelors, 8 322 masters and 3863 doctoral students.

Equipment Nankai University

Nankai University covers an area of 4,451,900 square meters, consists of campuses Balitai, Jinnan, TEDA college.

The Nankai University Library has collections from a wide variety of fields to meet academic and research needs. Housed in four libraries, these collections cover several different disciplines including literature, science and medicine.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Duration of study - 4 years (except for the specialties "Dentistry" and "Clinical Medicine", which are five years).

Additional expenses:

  • Application Fee - RMB 400 ($ 75)
  • Medical insurance fee RMB 1,000 / year.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

Application deadlines:

  • December 1 - March 31 (for scholarship applicants)
  • April 1 - May 15 (study without a scholarship).

Application documents:

  • Notarized high school diploma.
  • Personal statement including research or research plan, financial situation, reasons for applying for a scholarship, awards, resume (at least 800 words).
  • High school teacher recommendation letter.
  • Applicants must provide an HSK certificate (level 4 or higher). Applicants who do not meet the language requirements apply for a one-year Chinese language study program before entering basic education.
  • Foreigner's medical examination form. The document is valid for 6 months.
  • Criminal record issued by the relevant local authority.
  • Copy of the passport
  • Receipt of payment of the application fee.

Scholarships Nankai University


  • The applicant must be a non-Chinese citizen, under 25 years of age and hold a high school diploma.
  • The applicant is applying for undergraduate studies at Nankai University or has already enrolled in undergraduate studies at Nankai University.
  • Online application submission by May 10.
  • Interview
  • Information about the applicant will be forwarded to the International Students Admissions Committee. Only after enrolling in Nankai University can a student apply for a scholarship.
  • In early July, the International Student Affairs Department will send applicants a letter of acceptance.


  • Chinese Government Scholarship - Tuition Fee and Campus Fee Free; providing comprehensive health insurance coverage and living allowance (2,500 RMB per month)
  • Confucius Institute Scholarship - Exemption from tuition fees and campus accommodation; Comprehensive health insurance coverage and living allowance (2,500 RMB per month)
  • Tianjin Government Scholarship: Full scholarship - RMB 34,800 per year, Partial scholarship - RMB 20,000 per year
  • Nankai Study Scholarship: Full scholarship - RMB 18,000 per year, Partial scholarship - RMB 10,000 per year.

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- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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