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More about the University

A prestigious past, an exciting future 

Nankai University is one of China’s most prestigious institutions. Choosing to study here will earn you a globally recognised qualification. And, you’ll have the unique skillset of understanding the language and culture of the world’s largest economy. Sound impressive? You don’t even need to know any Chinese before you start. All your degree classes will be taught in English, and you’ll study Chinese language from the very beginning.

Living in China, you’ll be immersed in the language and culture. You’ll find opportunities to practice every day to accelerate your conversational skills.

Investing $600m in your future

Nankai University opened the US$600 million Jin Nan campus in 2015, south of Tianjin and 30km from the original campus. Several schools have moved to the new campus, including dedicated buildings for the School of Medicine and the Zhou Enlai School of Government. You’ll be studying at one of the most modern university campuses in the country.

The new campus can accommodate up to 21,000 students, so you’ll have lots of new friends to make. We’ll help you get to know people and we organise plenty of activities so that making friends is fun. We will help you make friends with other international students and local Chinese students too.

Living your life to the fullest

Love playing sports back home? Bring them with you! The new sports centre offers basketball, badminton, swimming and tennis.

You’ll find a number of shopping outlets and restaurants on the new Jin Nan campus. Subway, Gloria Jean’s Coffee, 7/11, a mini supermarket and more are all here. Everything you need is right on your doorstep, but we’ll show you around the local area too.

Nankai University is a member of the 985 and 211 groups of universities. These specially selected groups forms China’s elite academic institutions, attracting investment and resources to compete with the best research universities in the world. You’re in good company here.

You’ve got the best of China in Tianjin. 285 Fortune 500 companies have a presence in the city, including Samsung and Toyota. It’s also home to one of China’s leading mini-invasive surgery training centres. Tianjin has seen 14% annual economic growth – the fastest for any region in China. Looking to do business? You’re in the right place. You’re also just 30 minutes on the bullet train from Beijing.

Globally ranked

Nankai University is an equivalent 'Ivy-league' institution in China. The University ranks highly for its School of Business and its prestigious reputation is known on an international scale.

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Julio from Panama
"My goal is to travel the world, working with multinational corporations. I want to gain work experience while I’m in Asia and that’s the benefit I’ve seen with the programme." Julio from Panama