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6 Reasons to Study at TJU

Tianjin University, previously known as Peiyang University, was the first modern university in China. Since it was established in 1895, it has been an academic leader in research and teaching, living up to the university motto of “Seeking Truth from Facts”.

The university was renamed Tianjin University (TJU) in 1951. In 1959, it became one of the first National Key Universities and in later years was among the first group of universities to be included in the “211” and “985” projects which aim at developing world-class universities. TJU is equipped with experienced faculty and has distinctive disciplinary features. It is committed to constantly improving its education quality and level of scientific research in an effort to maintain its position as a world-class institution.

The University welcomed its first batch of international students in 1954. Home to more than 20,000 international students from 120 countries/regions, TJU has become one of the best universities to study in China. 


Academic Excellence and High-quality Research

The University was the first to fully adopt western university system in China. Upon its beginning, it ran according to American model, where western learning was mainly taught. Over 120 years, the University has established a reputation as one of the leading research and teaching centers in China. The University gives precedence to the study of engineering and focuses on integrating science with engineering. It has developed a balanced offering of disciplines including economics, management, literary arts, law, and education. Five disciplines at the university rank in the top 1% of Essential Science Indicators: material science, chemistry, engineering, physics, biology and biochemistry.


Vibrant Campus

TJU’s student life is a vibrant melting pot of

  •  Complete sports and recreation facilities

  •  Nearly 300 student clubs and societies

  •  Music opportunities nearly every week

  •  Socializing in trendy restaurants, coffee shops and bars

  •  Convenient stay with on-campus apartments, groceries, supermarkets, post-office, banks, etc.

Financed Study

With its Internationalization Strategy launched in 2010, the University offers a variety of scholarships and awards to finance qualified international students, including Chinese Government Scholarships, Tianjin Government Scholarships, University Scholarships, Hanban Scholarships and many awards for those with excellent academic performance.  

Cosmopolitan Community

Situated in the heart of Tianjin City, one of the four municipalities directly under the Central Government of China, the University offers an unrivalled student experience in a thriving, cosmopolitan community which will set the scene for the rest of your life. Known as a microcosm of modern China, Tianjin has been selected as the best commercial city and the most creative city in mainland China, also one of top ten Charming Tourist City in the nation.


Job Offers and Internship Opportunities

As the permanent host city of the Summer Davos Forum, Tianjin is now an economic center, the largest international port city and the eco city in Northern China. With the national strategies of Tianjin Binhai New Area, Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei integration and Tianjin Free Trade Zone, a number of leading companies have their branches, R&D centers or even headquarters in Tianjin, which bring plenty of job offers and internship opportunities.


Low Cost and Convenience

About 120 kilometers away or 30 minutes by inter-city express train from Beijing, Capital of China, Tianjin enjoys the convenience as Beijing’s neighbor, and much lower cost of living compared with other cities in its category, such as Shanghai and Beijing.