Nankai University, located only 137 kilometers from Beijing in the bustling port city of Tianjin, is a key comprehensive university directly under jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education. Nankai was founded in 1919 by the famous modern educators Zhang Boling and Yan Xiu, and is also the alma mater of China's first Prime Minister, Mr. Zhou Enlai.


Nankai University is a comprehensive, research-oriented university that provides programs in a wide range of disciplines. The university currently has 21 academic colleges, a graduate school and colleges for continuing education and long-distance learning. Courses are available in 12 major disciplines, including: literature, history, philosophy, economics, management, law, science, engineering, agriculture, medicine, education, and military science. Nankai University actively develops programs that prepare students for the social and economic demands of the 21st century. Nankai currently has 79 undergraduate programs, 231 master programs and 172 doctoral programs, which together form a complete and comprehensive system of higher-education (in the year of 2013). The university's teaching staffs are widely recognized for their innovation and academic advancements.


Nankai University has a long history and experience of training International students, started from the year of 1954, there were more than 10,000 International students studied on campus. Nankai has established a cooperative relationship with more than 200 universities all over the world, and has an active student exchange program with a few of them. Nankai University currently accepts 180 exchanges students every year. Nankai University has always been devoted to providing the most comfortable learning and living environment for international students in every respect. The attention to foreign student needs makes their experience at Nankai both familiar with respect to the academic environment and memorable because of the unique experience they take away after having spent time experiencing Chinese culture first hand.


To help international students overcome language difficulties, Nankai offers various Chinese language training courses. They are available in the College of Chinese Language and Culture of Nankai University. Further, for those students who are interested in pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Chinese Language, you may contact the college directly.


The Chinese Ministry of Education provides an array of government scholarships for outstanding foreign students. There are a considerable number of scholarship recipients studying at Nankai University now. International undergraduate and graduate students at Nankai University can apply for the Nankai University Excellent International Student Scholarship. The university is currently trying to arrange even more scholarships and financial support opportunities for international students.

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