Preparatory University Program at Tianjin International Chinese College

Introduction to the Program

The Preparatory University Program is designed to nurture the talents of international students using different bridging programs.

About Tianjin International Chinese College

Tianjin International Chinese College is an international language school that hosts students from all over the world including countries such as South Africa, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Korea, Colombia, Ireland, Portugal and Spain among many others.

It is a language university that offers both Chinese language and preparatory university programs. International students who wish to study at the college can be issued study visas (X1/X2) by TICC.

Students who study at TICC are able to get internships easily due to the partnerships the college has with firms in Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area (TETA).

About the Program

The Preparatory University program nurtures international students with bridging programs for foreign students. After you graduate from the program, you can transfer to the Chinese University of your choice. You will also get various offers from TICC’s partner universities and schools.

The program assists foreign students to improve their Chinese proficiency, widen their professional knowledge and increase their intercultural communication skills to prepare them for different colleges and universities. In addition, it also shortens the amount of time for you to obtain a degree, which helps you save on educational cost.

TICC works in with partnership schools to give you options regarding different majors and fields. Once you are accepted to the program, you will get two offers: one from TICC and one from a TICC partner school. If you graduate with good academic standing, you can receive a scholarship from TICC and its partner schools.


Language Course

Fundamental Chinese: Comprehensive Chinese, Spoken Chinese, Chinese Communication Training, Chinese Reading, Chinese Character and Chinese Writing

Academic Chinese: Medical Chinese, Scientific Chinese, Engineering Chinese, and Business Chinese

Academic Course: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Ancient Chinese and Computer Engineering

Culture Course: Chinese Culture, Social Profiles in Chinese, Intercultural Communication, Chinese Culture Classes and Culture Seminars

Language Practice: Social Practice and Internship

Entry Requirements

  • Copy of the personal information page of your passport;
  • Copy of your physical examination form from your home country;
  • Copy of the diploma or certificate of your highest degree;
  • Copy of the certificate of clearance;
  • An electronic copy of study plan;
  • A clear profile photo (passport photo preferred);
  • Optional: copy of your Chinese language proof such as HSK.

Application Deadline

For the fall semester which starts in September, the deadline is July 1st. For the spring semester which starts in March, the deadline is January 1st.


The total tuition fee for the program is RMB 66,000. The tuition fee for the 1st year is RMB 14,000, the 2nd and 3rd year costs RMB 16,000 while the remaining 3 years costs RMB 36,000.


Students at TICC can either choose double room residence or single room residence. Charges for the rooms include:

Single Room: RMB 80 per day

Double Room: RMB 40 per day


There are 2 scholarships available for students at TICC. They include:

Tianjin Government Scholarship

This scholarship is aimed at attracting international students to study in China. This is done in order to promote the development of higher education of international students in Chinese cities and provinces. It covers tuition fee.

The Belt and Road Scholarship

This scholarship is available to international students, teachers. It is aimed at helping them study and conduct research in Chinese universities. It is available for all degrees including bachelor’s, masters and PhD.


There are a number of accommodation options for students. For full information see the accommodation page here.

About the Application Process

To apply complete the application form and pay the application fee here. Applications take 4-6 weeks before a decision is given, and students are accepted on a rolling basis. After you have been accepted you will receive your official acceptance letter visa application form. If you have any questions contact us.

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