Nankai University is a key comprehensive university directly affiliated with the Chinese Ministry of Education, and is the Alma Mater of the esteemed Premier of P.R. China, Zhou Enlai, who is a world-famous politician, diplomatist. Nankai University was founded in 1919 by the famous patriotic educators, Dr. Zhang Boling and Yan Xiu. For 2023-2024 academic year, Nankai University offers 173 postgraduate majors to international students, 9 of which are instructed in English.
1. Application Requirements
A. Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens with a valid foreigner’s passport.
B. Applicants for a Master’sprogrammust hold a Chinese bachelor degree or an equivalent degree; those who apply for a PhD program must hold a Chinesemasterdegree or an equivalent degree.
C.Applicantsfor Chinese-taught programs should have reached HSK Level5 with a score of no less than 210. Applicants for English-taught programs should have reached IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 85. Applicants who hold a degree from a university where classes are taught completely in English may submit a certificate provided by the university certifying that classes are taught in English.
Please note: The particular language requirements of some individual programs are stipulated in the agreements of the programs in question.
D.Applicants must not have a criminal record and must abide by the laws of China, comply with the rules of Nankai University, and respect the customs of the Chinese people.
For more information about the Master’sand PhD programs available for international students on offer, please refer to“Listing of 2023 Nankai University Master’s Programs Available for International Students” and “Listing of 2023 Nankai University PhD Programs Available for International Students”.
3.Study Plan and Length of Study
Nankai University is only accepting those international students which are willing to be full-time students.
The basic length of study for the Master’s programs available to international students is 2 to 3 years. The maximum extension of the length of study for Master’s students in academic programs (including time spent studying abroad and time in which your studies are officially paused) is one year. For international students in professional programs the maximum extension of the length of study is set according to the “Nankai University Professional Master’s Programs Student Guidelines.”
The length of study for PhD programs is at least 4 years. The maximum extension available (including time spent studying abroad and time in which your studies are officially paused) can bring the total length of study to no more than 6 years.
Nov 1, 2022-May15, 2023
(For scholarships, please refer to the Article 8“Tuition and Scholarship Programs”)
5.Application Process, Materials, and Fee
This is an online application. Register and fill out the relevant information on Nankai University’s International Student Service Platform, which can be found at the website:https://nankai.at0086.cn/StuApplication.
Please note:For items C, D, E, H, I, and J, please refer to the Requirements for“Application Materials for InternationalPostgraduateStudents of Nankai University”.
A.Notarized diploma of the highest level of education obtained. Applicants expecting to graduate this academic year must submit an official document issued by their current school to prove their current student status and expected graduation date.
B. Complete academic transcripts of the highest level of education.
C.Personal Statement, including a study or research plan, financial situation, reasons for scholarship application, honors and awards, personal strengths, etc. (no less than 800 words).
D. Two letters of recommendation from professors or associate professors. The letters should bewritten in Chinese or English.
E.Acceptance Formof SupervisorbyaNankai University Professor(Applicants who apply for a PhD program should submit this form).
F.Certificate of language proficiency
G.Valid Passport (the passport must be valid until at least April 1, 2024)
H.Record of Physical Examination for Foreigners: can be filled out in Chinese or English.The requirements for testing must be rigorously adhered to as laid out in the form. The result must be issued after October 2022 in order to be valid.
I. Proof of Financial Security
J. Non-criminal Record Affirmation
Please note:the above materials should be in Chinese or English. If any documents are in a language other than Chinese or English, then a notarized translation into Chinese or English must be provided.
The application fee for each program is 600 RMB. All paid application fees are non-refundable.
6. Assessment and Admission
The information in application materials should be identical with those in the passport and the valid visa or residence permit used for application.After the evaluation of applicants’application materials, academic colleges will decide whether to add an additional examination or interview based on the applicants educational backgrounds and majors applied for. Specific dates will be announced by the department ofthemajor.
The applicants who pass the screening of application materials and the material evaluation will be admitted by Nankai University. The admission committee of the Nankai University willre-check the information and materialssupplied bythe applicant. If any sort of fraud, inconsistency,or violation of rules is discovered and verified, the applicant will be disqualified from admission. Admission results will be announced in the registration system or mailed to the applicant.
students applying for admission and scholarship submit online application and documents, first round of assessment
December 15 – December 20:
February 20- March 10
first round of interviews with individual departments for students applying for admission and scholarship
second round of interviews with individual departments for students applying for admission and scholarship
March 1 – May 15:
self-support students applying for admission submit online application and documents, first round of assessment
May 25 – May 31:
interviews with individual departments for self-support students
June 1– June 15:
results of application for self-support students announced
Please note: ForThe Modern Sinology Scholarship, International Chinese Language Teachers Scholarship,International Confucian Association Scholarship, MOFCOM Scholarship-CSC Program, Bilateral Program for Chinese Government Scholarship, please refer to introductions of those types of scholarship.
7. Registration and Arrival on Campus
I.The date for registration and arrival on campus will be in accordance with what is
issued on your Admission Notice as well as any announcements made by the School
of International Education.
II.Students who have been admitted must comply strictly with the date included on the Admission Notice and with the required registration process.
III. Students must supply their degree certificate and other required documents during registration. If any inconsistencies are discovered they will be grounds for disqualification.
8. Tuition and Scholarship Programs
The cost of tuition in indicated by the “Listing of 2023 Nankai University Master’s Programs Available for International Students” and the “Listing of 2023 Nankai University PhD Programs Available for International Students”.
Nankai University offers the following scholarships for international students:
A.Chinese Government Scholarship
Scholarship Value:Exemption from tuition fee,provision of accommodation fee,provision of coverage of comprehensive medical insurance,and a living allowance.Please click this link for more information: https://studyinchina.csc.edu.cn/#/login.
Application Deadline:February15, 2023.
B.The Modern Sinology Scholarship
Scholarship value: Exemption from tuition fee, provision of accommodation fee, a research stipend, provision of coverage of comprehensive medical insurance, and a living allowance. (Register at the set time on the website:http://www.chinese.cn/page/#/pcpage/new_service)
Application Deadline:Please refer to the introduction of The Modern Sinology Scholarship
C.International Chinese Language Teachers Scholarship
Scholarship value: Exemption from tuition fee, provision of accommodation fee, provision of coverage of comprehensive medical insurance, and a living allowance. (Register at the website to apply:http://cis.chinese.cn/account/login.)
Application Deadline:Please refer to the introduction of International Chinese Language Teachers Scholarship
D.International Confucian Association Scholarship
Scholarship Value: Exemption from tuition fee, provision of accommodation fee, provision of coverage of comprehensive medical insurance, and a living allowance.
Application Deadline:See notice from International Confucian Association
E.Tianjin Government Scholarship
Scholarship value: tuition allowance.
Application Deadline: May 15, 2023.
F.Study-at-NKU President Scholarship
Scholarship value: tuition allowance.
Application Deadline: May15, 2023.
The above information is provided as reference only. Scholarships will be administered according to guidelines set by the government and the university.
9. Medical Insurance
According to the regulations of Ministry of Educationof P. R. China,international students must purchase comprehensive medical insurance for foreign students while they are studying in China.International students may purchase insurance on the day of registration at the registration site. Uninsured students will not be registered. Information concerning insurance for international students can be found at the website:http://www.lxbx.net/.
On-campus accommodation fee for international students is 1500 RMB/student/month to 3000 RMB/student/month. There are two options available. (New students must live on-campus for their first year.)
I. On-campus accommodation: On-campus accommodation is limited and is provided on a first come, first serve basis.
II. The University Cooperative HousingApartment: Longfor Goyoo Apartments.
The accommodation will be administered according to the admission notice in the current year.
11. Contact Information
I.For inquiries regarding application requirements, the application process, scholarships, etc. please contact：
School of International Education of Nankai University
Bailitai Campus address: Room 400, School of International Education,94 Weijin Road, Tianjin, P.R. China (Postal Code: 300071)
Jinnan Campus Address：Room 202, School of International Education,38 Tongyan Road, Haihe River Education Area, Tianjin, P.R. China (Postal Code: 300350)
Office of Graduation Student Admissions of Nankai University
Address：Room 303, The West Building of Nankai University JinnanCampus, 38 Tongyan Road, Haihe River Education Area, Tianjin, P.R. China (Postal Code: 300350)
II.Forqueriesonthe application assessment standards of specific colleges or school, please click the website for more information:http://yzb.nankai.edu.cn/2557/list.htm.