The program is fully English medium program.
Founded in 1895 as Peiyang University, Tianjin University (TJU) is the first university in China. As the pioneer of modern higher education in China, TJU has been committed to the mission of revitalizing China through education ever since its foundation. Fighting arduously in keeping up with this mission, TJU proudly upholds the motto "Seeking Truth from Facts" while the faculty follows the guideline of “Precise Learning and Strict Teaching”.
To this day, over 200,000 outstanding alumni have been educated at TJU. The over 120-year history of TJU is the epitome of the progress of Chinese modern higher education. During this period of time, generations of students and faculty of TJU and its predecessor Peiyang University devoted themselves to the advancement of the nation and helped reconstruct the country with their sound knowledge of modern science and technology.
While the university’s motto remains unchanged, TJU has progressed over time, opening up to the world with an education of a high quality. Until now, the university adheres to its mission of nurturing high caliber talents with innovative abilities and providing education and research with social services at the same time. While moral quality is strongly emphasized in the education at TJU, the university maintains a multidisciplinary system for the well-rounded development of students.
TJU is committed to recruiting quality talents and faculty, as well as building stronger relationships and international partnerships in an effort to make TJU a world-class institution. TJU has one of the most active on-campus communities in China. Every student and faculty is proud to be a member of the big family and has a high regard for each other.
A variety of extracurricular activities are offered through dozens of student groups and organizations such as the Peiyang Arts Troupe, Youth Volunteer Association, International Student Association, and many other clubs around the campus.
They offer social events such as the Weekend Concert, Robot Festival, International Cultural Festival, and sports events. The campus provides a unique and supportive environment in which students can learn and grow while enjoying the campus life.
Tianjin University has been an academic leader in research and teaching in China since its establishment in 1895. Among the first group of universities to be included in the “211” and “985” projects, Tianjin University is committed to constantly improving its educational quality and level of scientific research in an effort to maintain its position as a world-class institution.
Tianjin University welcomed its first batch of international students in 1954. Home to more than 20,000 international students from more than 140 countries and regions, TJU has become one of the best universities to study in China.
Its establishment, it operated according to an American model, where the western style of learning was mainly taught. Over the 120 years, the University has established a reputation as one of the leading research and teaching centers in China. The University gives precedence to the study of engineering and has developed a balanced offering of disciplines including science, economics, management, literary arts, law, and education.
TJU’s student life is a vibrant melting pot of:
Scholarships and Awards
With its Internationalization Strategy launched in 2010, the University offers a variety of scholarships and awards to financially support qualified international students, including Chinese Government Scholarships, Confucius Institute Scholarships, Tianjin Municipal Government Scholarship, Tianjin University International Student Scholarships, and many awards for those with excellent academic performance.
Situated in the heart of Tianjin City, one of the four municipalities directly under the Central Government of China, the University offers an unrivaled student experience in a thriving, cosmopolitan community which will set the scene for the rest of your life. Known as a microcosm of modern China, Tianjin has been selected as the best commercial city and the most creative city in mainland China, also one of top ten Charming Tourist Cities in the nation.
Job Offers and Internship Opportunities
As the permanent host city of the Summer Davos Forum, Tianjin is now an economic center, the largest international port city and an eco-city in northern China. With the national strategies of Tianjin Binhai New Area, Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei integration and Tianjin Free Trade Zone, a number of leading companies have their branches, R&D centers or even headquarters in Tianjin, which bring plenty of job offers and internship opportunities.
Low Cost of Living
About 120 kilometers away or 30 minutes by inter-city express train from Beijing, the capital of China, Tianjin enjoys the convenience as Beijing’s neighbor and has a much lower cost of living compared with other cities in its category, such as Shanghai and Beijing.
Supporting Categories and Scholarship Duration
|Program||Program Duration||Scholarship Duration||Scholarship Type||Scholarship Standard|
|PhD||4 years||4 years||Full||Tuition: 38000RMB/academic year, Living allowance: 3500RMB/month, Accommodation on campus|
Admitted students need to attend annual review and scholarships for disqualified students will be suspended or cancelled for the next year.
All PhD programs in Tianjin University can be supported by this scholarship
Please upload all the listed documents below to the application system:
Tianjin University will announce the admission result officially on website, and post Admission Notice and Visa Application Form for Study in China (JW202) to scholarship winners from July 1 to July 31.
from the end of August to the early September, 2020.
Applicants should complete an Online Application on our website（tju.at0086.cn/student）according to the application schedule. Applicants should fill in the application information online, upload the application documents listed below to the Online Application System.
Evaluation and Admission
TJU enrolls students based on evaluation of applicants’ academic record, language proficiency and interview performance. The admission committee of the applicable department/school will review the application documents and select applicants for further interview. Interview date will be announced afterwards, please pay attention to the mailbox for the announcement. The final admission decision will be made after the interview.
Before the final admission result is released, applicants may check their admission status via the TJU online Application System. TJU will issue Admission notice and Visa documents to those admitted.
In the 2021 US News & World Report Best Global University Ranking a number of disciplines and subjects at Tianjin University are ranked in the global top 300th including:
In 1895, Sheng Xuanhuai submitted his memorial to the Guangxu Emperor to request for approval to set up a modern higher education institution in Tianjin. After approval on October 2, 1895, Peiyang Western Study College was founded by him and American educator Charles Daniel Tenney and later developed to Peiyang University.
It was the first university providing four year degree modern higher education in China. The university modeled itself on the famous American Universities and aimed to rejuvenate China by training qualified personnel with new scientific and technological knowledge. After the PR China's foundation and university restructures, Peiyang University was renamed Tianjin University in 1951.
The program is fully English medium program.
The living cost here is reasonable, for example, around 150 USD for your food cost per month. There are 6 canteens around the dormitories on campus of Tianjin University. The cuisine in the Liuyuanp Restaurant, located near the International Student Dormitory, is ideal for international students.
If there is no direct flight to Tianjin, the recommended route is to fly to Beijing and take taxi or the direct bus to Tianjin (around 2.5 hours) just inside Beijing Capital International Airport.
Tianjin University offers international students Airport Pick-up service from Tianjin Binhai International Airport or Beijing Capital International Airport to the campus. It is approximately 50 minutes from Tianjin Binhai International Airport to Tianjin University, around 2.5 hours from Beijing Capital International Airport to the university. But international students should book in advance and send detailed departure, transfer and arrival schedule to us in advance so that the university can pick up without any delay.
Students can exchange some Chinese currency in bank for shuttle/bus ticket fare and pocket money in the big international airport when they arrive in China. And students can buy telephone card from business counter in the airport to give international call and domestic call if students need.
There is one airport, three train stations and many buses in Tianjin to many cities in China. Tianjin port is the world’s top-level and China’s largest artificial deep water harbor. There are convenient public facilities for telecom and internet, you can buy telecom card to call in any time and there are lots of internet pub for going on internet.
Tianjin features a four-season, monsoon-influenced climate, typical of East Asia, with cold, windy, very dry winters reflecting the influence of the vast Siberian anticyclone, and hot, humid summers, due to the monsoon. Spring in the city is dry and windy, occasionally seeing sandstorms blowing in from the Gobi Desert, capable of lasting for several days. Annual mean temperature approximates 14 °C (57.2 °F).
China is the largest producer of engineering graduates in the world.
China has become the second largest economic entity, which has made China an influential role in the global economy.
Yes, a student could open a bank account in his name to keep his surplus money safe. He could also use this account to have his family remit any additional money as required.
Even though the program is instructed in English, but international students must study Chinese language according to Ministry of Education, China. Chinese language classes are just offered in the first two years, three times per week, and international students are required to pass the basic level. Besides, it will be helpful for students in daily life if they learn some Chinese language.