Foundation Program

Introduction to the Program

The Foundation Program at Tianjin University is a 1-2 semesterĀ 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

Tianjin University is one of the 9 universities to provide Foundation Program for International Undergraduates awarded with Chinese Government Scholarships under the Ministry of Education in China. Around 1000 international students, with solid Chinese language skills, strong adaptability in professional learning and high-level intercultural communication competence, have graduated from Tianjin University and sought their further study in renowned Chinese universities. At present, more than 220 foreign students from 63 countries supported by Chinese Government Scholarship, or at their own expense are studying at Tianjin University. 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. After accomplishing the courses with qualified academic performance and reaching the entry threshold of Chinese higher education institutions, students can master basic knowledge of Chinese languageļ¼ˆHSK4ļ¼‰, and a certain amount of specialty vocabulary and knowledge, which help them to proceed to the degree programs in various disciplines in Tianjin University or other higher education institutions.

Start Date of the Program

September or February

Entry Requirements

1. Applicants must be a citizen of a country other than the Peopleā€™s Republic of China, and be in good health;
2. The requirements for applicantsā€™ degree and age are that applicants must:
Be a high school degree holder over the age of 18 and under the age of 35

Application Deadline

Autumn Semester: June

Spring Semester:Ā January


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

The 1st semester is the Chinese strengthening stage, 28 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, 33 class hours a week.

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees for the first semester are RMB 13,000. The total for the 1Ā year program is 24,000 RMB.


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

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