Buses in Tianjin China

Safety in China

Staying safe in China

Living in a new country is exciting. It’s also a little nerve-wracking – if not for you, then possibly for your family. We know what it’s like to start life in a new country. Keeping you safe and happy is our priority. It's unlikely you'll encounter any danger studying here. Private gun ownership is banned in China and violent crime is relatively low. Tianjin is generally very safe but it’s sensible to be careful when walking at night or when out and about in the city.

Safety on campus

There is a large network of CCTV on your campus, wardens situated at all road entrances and daytime security at the reception of your accommodation building. You'll have an emergency phone number for 24/7 access to our student support team out of hours, should you need our help. We’ll help you get your mobile phone working as soon as you arrive in China.

If you have any concerns about staying safe while you’re studying here, you can always ask us.

Safety tips

  • Let your family know you have arrived safely in China
  • Be aware when entering and leaving your accommodation. Make sure the doors are locked behind you
  • Chinese people drive very fast. Wait for a green light and cross where the locals cross. Some busy roads have pedestrian bridges – always use these
  • Most restaurants are safe and clean, but use your judgement. If it looks dirty and no one else is eating there, it’s probably best to avoid it
  • Most local high school and university students will have a good level of English and can help you in an emergency

What to do in an emergency

Sometimes it just doesn’t go to plan. The emergency services can be reached at the following numbers:

  • Police: 110
  • Fire: 119
  • Ambulance: 120

If you fall ill and feel like you need to go to hospital, we can come with you and help translate your symptoms.

Always keep your accommodation or campus address written down so if you get lost, a taxi will be able to bring you back to familiar ground quickly.

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