Preparatory Program

Preparatory Program

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Admission to Foundation Program of Tianjin University 2020

(For International Students)

Tianjin UniversityTJUis one of the 17 universities to provide Foundation Program for International Undergraduates awarded with Chinese Government Scholarships under the Ministry of Education in China. Since 2005, nearly 2000 international students, with solid Chinese language skills, strong adaptability in professional learning and high-level intercultural communication competence, have graduated from TJU. The Foundation Program is designed for beginners who plan to study science or engineering to have a systematic study of general Chinese, technical Chinese, basic mathematics, physics and chemistry, and will help them to proceed to the degree programs in various disciplines at TJU or other renowned higher education institutions.

At present, 383 international students from 76 countries supported by Chinese Government Scholarship, or at their own expense are studying in the foundation program at Tianjin University. 


I. Course Setting

Comprehensive Chinese, Chinese Listening, Chinese character, Oral Chinese, Technical Chinese, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry.

The 1st semester is the Chinese strengthening stage, 30 class hours a week; in the 2nd semester, on the basis of Chinese strengthening, the students also study such courses as math, physics and chemistry, 30 class hours a week.


II. Features and Strengths

Home to many world leading disciplines, like Chemical Engineering and Architecture, TJU is the first university and one of the most prestigious higher education institutions in China.

A complete curriculum system with substantial content and specific purposes has been formed for science and engineering beginners. It offers class of small group teaching. Students can choose elementary or intermediate courses with great flexibility in accordance with their Chinese language proficiency. Tutorship is also provided after class. Students will develop an integrated ability in language learning, specialty knowledge, cultural communication and adaptability within a limited and specified time period, which helps them lay a solid foundation for their further study in Chinese top universities.


III. Duration

1-2 semesters


IV. Qualification of Applicants

1. Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens with a valid passport, in good physical and mental health and hold a high school diploma.

3. Aged 18-30. Applicants who are still under the age of 18 at the date of enrollment must submit the original guardian certificate issued by the Tianjin District Notary Office, and the Guardian must be a permanent resident of Tianjin.


V. How to Apply

Application for Spring Semester: 20th October 2019- 31st December 2019 (Registration in February 2020)

Application for Fall Semester: 15th March 2020- 15th June 2020 (Registration in September 2020)

(According to the Admission Notice)

Note: Due to the limited quota of TJU, early application is strongly advised.


VI. Application procedure

Applicants should complete an Online Application on our to the application schedule. Applicants should fill in the application information online, upload the application documents listed below to the Online Application System.

Application Materials

Please upload all the listed documents below to the application system:

1. Scan of highest diploma. Documents in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized translations in Chinese or English. 

2. Scan of academic transcripts. Documents in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized translations in Chinese or English.

3. Scan of pre-graduation certificate is required if the applicants have not gained degree certificate. Please resubmit the notarized copy of highest diploma before registration. Documents in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized translations in Chinese or English.

4. Applicants for one academic year must submit the Photocopy of Physical Examination Report from a public hospital.Click here to download the templet form. (The medical examinations must cover all the items listed in the Foreigner Physical Examination Form and fill in English. Please select the appropriate time to have medical examination as the medical results have a 6-month validity);

5. Photocopy of passport;

6. Copy of HSK4 certificate or above, or the certificate indicating that the applicant has learned Chinese for more than one year (for Spring Semester applicants only);

7. Applicants who are now in China must submit scan of Photocopy of Visa and Transfer Certificate from present university;

8. Applicants who apply for one-year program must submit scan of Certificate of Non-Criminal Records.

Application Remarks

Applicants are required to submit scanned images of all required documents at the time of application. All uploaded documents should be in Chinese or in English; otherwise notarial translations in Chinese or English are required. Once translated, the original documents and certified translations are to be submitted together to the application system.

Please scan the original or notarized application documents in color using a scanner. Images captured by mobile phone or camera are not acceptable.

Applications with incomplete documents will not be processed.

TJU has the right to request the applicants to provide the original or notarized hard copies of application documents for further qualification checks if the uploaded documents are not sufficient. Applicants shall guarantee all the information and application documents submitted in this application are authentic and accurate, otherwise they will be disqualified from admission.


VII. Evaluation and Admission
TJU enrolls students based on evaluation of application documents.

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.


VIII. Fees

1. Application Fee: 420RMB; 

2. Tuition: 12000 RMB/fall semester; 16900 RMB/spring semester;

Tianjin University shall reserve the right of tuition and fees modification. After finishing the registration, the fees can’t be returned if students transfer or drop out of school;

3. Medical Insurance: 400 RMB/semester; 

4. Other fees such as traveling fee, learning materials fee should be undertaken by students themselves;

5. Accommodation

Room type


Room Installation


Single Room


telephone, TV, air conditioner, independent bathroom, iron cash case

without electricity and network cost

Double Room


laundry room, public kitchen, independent bathroom

without electricity and network cost



Note: Self-funded students may find their own living accommodation off campus, but they must register to the local police station within 24 hours.


IX. Contact Information

Address: International Admissions Office (Room 216 South in Building No.10), School of International Education, Tianjin University

No.92, Weijin Road, Nankai District, Tianjin, China

Zip code: 300072

Tel: 0086-22-27406691

Fax: 0086-22-27406147