Chinese Language Program

Introduction to the Program

The Chinese Language Program at Tianjin University is a one semester (or more) program for international students.

About Tianjin University

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 this country through education ever since its foundation. For more info visit the page here.

About the Program

Chinese Language Studies Program is open to international students who love Chinese Language and Chinese culture. Students learn Chinese at the School of International Education as a Second Language as full-time general visiting students.

Instruction is divided into elementary, intermediate, and advanced levels. Students are arranged according to the results of Chinese placement test at the beginning of the semester. Class size is approximately fifteen students per class. Normally class hours are from Monday to Friday, 4 academic hours per day, 20 academic hours per week.

Upon completion of the program students will receive a certificate and an official transcript. The program is normally one semester long, but students could apply for extension of their study period to at most four semesters in accumulation.

Start Date of the Program

September or February

Entry Requirements

1. Applicants must be a citizen of a country other than the People’s Republic of China, and be in good health;

2. Education and age requirements:
Applicants must be high school graduates, and be over the age of 18 and under the age of 50.

Application Deadline

Autumn Semester: June

Spring Semester: December


1. Chinese language Courses: Oral, Listening, Reading and Comprehensive Chinese
2. Chinese Cultural Courses (Optional): Taichi, Martial Arts, Calligraphy, Chinese Painting, Paper-cut, Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Song
3. Other courses (Optional): HSK Level 4-6, Business Chinese
4. Extra-curricular Activities: Tianjin city tour. Extra fees need to be paid for other travelling.

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees are RMB6,900 per semester.


For information on the accommodation at Tianjin University (TJU) visit the accommodation page here.

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