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Admission to Foundation Program of Tianjin University 2022  

(For International Students) 


Tianjin UniversityTJUis one of the 17 pilot universities to provide foundation program for international undergraduates awarded with Chinese Government Scholarships under the Ministry of Education of China. Since 2005, nearly 2000 international students have studied at and graduated from TJU with solid Chinese language skills, strong adaptability in degree program learning and high-level intercultural communication competence. The foundation program at TJU is designed for students who plan to pursue science and engineering for further study, as the aim of foundation program is to arm students with a systematic study of general Chinese, technical Chinese, mathematics, physics and chemistry and help students proceed to degree programs of various disciplines at TJU or other renowned higher education institutions. 

At present, 227 international students from 60 countries supported by Chinese Government Scholarship or at their own expenses are studying foundation program at Tianjin University. For academic year 2022, TJU will continue to provide foundation program study for international students, and the specifics are as follows: 


I. Course Setting 

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

The 1st semester aims at strengthening students’ Chinese with 30 class hours per week; the 2nd semester offers both Chinese language courses and science study enhancement courses, including mathematics, physics and chemistry with 30 class hours per week. 


II. Features and Strengths 

TJU has formed the first complete foundation program curriculum for science and engineering international students in China. Foundation program at TJU adopts small class teaching pattern, which enables students to choose elementary or intermediate courses with great flexibility in accordance with their Chinese language proficiency. Moreover, tutorship is also provided after class. After one year or one semester enhancement, students are capable of developing an integrated ability in language learning, degree program study and cultural communication, which could help students lay a solid foundation for further study in Chinese top universities. 


III. Qualification of Applicants 

1. Applicants shall be non-Chinese citizens with a valid passport, and the conditions set by the Document No. 12 (2020) of Ministry of Education of the PRC should be met. 

2. Applicants shall be in good physical and mental health and hold a high school diploma.  

3. Applicant should be under the age of 30. Applicants who are still under the age of 18 as of September 1st, 2022 must submit the original guardian certificate issued by the Tianjin District Notary Office, and the Guardian must be a permanent resident of Tianjin. 


IV. Program Duration, Application Deadline and Date of Entry 


Foundation Program 





Date of Entry 

Program 1 

1 Semester 

Spring Semester 



Program 2 

1 Year 

Fall & Spring Semester 



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


V. Application Procedure 

Step 1: Register online 

Applicants can visit TJU International Student Service System (ISSS) and register an account to log in and start the application. 

Website of TJU ISSS: 

Step 2: Submit online application. 

Applicants should fill in the online application with true and accurate information and upload the necessary documents as required. Then applicants can submit application online. 


VI. Application Checklist 

1. Photocopy of passport. 

2. Academic Transcript. 

3. Highest Diploma. (Pre-graduation certificate for applicants who have not obtained the graduation certificate.) 

4. Study Experience Resume: The start and end time of each education experience must be uninterrupted, and education level should start from senior middle school. (Click to download the template)

5. Valid Foreigner Physical Examination Report. Click to download the template. (All items need to be examined and the corresponding results should be filled out in English. Official stamp from hospital is required on the photo and at the second page.) 

6. Certificate of Non-Criminal Records for one-year program applicants. 

7. HSK 4 Certificate and above, or Chinese Learning Experience Certificate of one-year and more for spring semester applicants. 

8. Visa and Transfer Certificate from present university for applicants who are now in China. 


(1) All required documents need to be original, and documents that are not in Chinese or English need to be notarized with translation of Chinese or English and be uploaded along with the originals. 

(2) Photocopy of the original or notarized documents need to be scanned by a scanner and be in color. Images captured by mobile phones or cameras are not acceptable. 

(3) All information and application documents submitted shall be authentic and accurate. TJU will reject one’s application, cancel one’ admission offer or dismiss a student from attendance should any information or document be falsified. 


VII. Admission 

Applicants can check admission status via International Student Service System (ISSS) after submitting the online application. TJU will issue Admission Notice and visa documents to those admitted. 


VIII. Fees 

1. Application and Tuition Fee (Pay at registration stage)


Foundation Program 



Application Fee 



Program 1 

1 Semester 

Spring Semester 

420 RMB 

16900 RMB 

Program 2 

1 Year 

Fall & Spring Semester 

420 RMB 

28900 RMB 

1. Tuition fee is subject to changes of each academic year, students shall refer to the year they intend to apply for confirmed information.

2. Medical Insurance: 400 RMB/semester/person; 

3. Students shall be responsible for expenses such as traveling fee, learning materials fee; 

4. Accommodation Fee 

(1) Cost of On-campus International Student Dorm 

Room Type 


Room Facilities 

Single Room 

60 RMB/Person/Day/Room 

Telephone, TV, Air Conditioner, Bathroom and Safe  

Double Room 

50 RMB/Person/Day/Room 

Laundry, Public Kitchen, Bathroom 


(1) Electricity and internet access fees are not included in the room cost and shall be at students’ own expenses. 

(2) Students who choose to live off campus shall register at the local police station within 24 hours of arrival at TJU. 

Note: All the above fees are non-refundable


IX. Contact Information 

International Admissions Office  

School of International Education, Tianjin University 

Tel: 0086-22-27406691 

Fax: 0086-22-27406147 


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

Zip code: 300072 


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 Attachment 1:Admission to 2022 Foundation Program of Tianjin University (International Student)