Tianjin Foreign Studies University (天津外国语大学)

About the university

Location: Tianjin, China

Official specialized name – Tianjin Foreign Studies University
The traditional name in Chinese is 天津外国语大学
Abbreviated – TJFSU

Tianjin State University of Foreign Languages ​​is a key educational institution under the Tianjin Municipality and specializes in advanced language and cultural studies. TJFSU offers a wide range of language programs for students of all backgrounds.

TJFSU was founded in 1964 as an Industrial College. Later, in 1974, having merged with the Institute of Foreign Languages, the institution was named “Tianjin University of Foreign Languages” of the highest category. Since 1981, the institution has been providing training for foreign students.

University ranking and benefits

TJFSU University occupies a leading position in the rankings. In the Chinese ranking, it is included in the top 100 educational institutions. In world practice, it is included in the top 500 humanitarian institutions. In the city of Tianjin, the university is considered the best institution.

The main advantages of TJFSU University:

  • participation in international humanitarian programs;
  • participation in the project of international student exchange with other universities (more than 700 universities of world importance in 18 countries);
  • participation in the special program PROJECT 211.

The TJFSU provides undergraduate and graduate students in the humanities, social sciences, and management. The humanities at TJFSU focuses on language learning, covering programs in English, Japanese, Korean, Arabic, French, Russian, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, and Swahili, as well as translation and interpretation. It also provides programs on journalism, advertising, communication and animation. Social science programs include economics, trade, finance, law, politics, and educational technology.

University composition and infrastructure

TJFSU has two campuses – Machang Road Campus and Binhai Campus, with a total area of ​​about 70 hectares. The Machang Road campus is located in the central area of ​​Wudadao City, and a number of buildings within it are assessed as heritage architecture, making the campus culturally unique. The Binghai campus boasts scenic landscapes and is located in an eco-friendly university complex in the Dagan area. Various sports facilities on campus enrich the daily life of students. Both campuses have gyms equipped with badminton and volleyball courts, gyms and swimming pools.

The full composition of the TJFSU University:

  • 2,800 teachers, of which more than 50% are specialized specialists, 22% are doctors of science; every year more than 100 international experts and teachers are invited to work at the university;
  • 9,000 students on two campuses, of which 19% are foreigners.

TJFSU has 14 colleges and departments that provide both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. In addition, a number of non-degree programs are available for students in need of training. A total of 31 student programs are offered within three disciplines. Four of them received national awards and another 12 received prizes from the local government.

Admission and tuition fees

Admission to TJFSU is made on the general basis provided by the Ministry of Education of the PRC. The applicant is obliged to provide the admissions committee in addition to the Certificate for 11 classes – an HSK certificate with a score of at least 4. Since training at the university takes place in Chinese, his knowledge must correspond to high indicators.

Tuition fees at TJFSU:

  • Bachelor’s degree from 6,000 USD;
  • Master’s degree from 8 500 USD;
  • registration mandatory fee – RMB 500;
  • insurance premium – RMB 500.


TJFSU, a multidisciplinary university, provides legal grants to international students at the same level as local ones. Therefore, students with a high subject score are eligible for preferential tuition at a discount of 100%, 50% or 20% for Bachelor’s degrees. To use the grant, you must apply online in advance on the official website of Tianjin University.

Studying programs

  • Chinese language and culture
  • English translation
  • Journalism
  • Pedagogy
  • World economy and trade
  • Science and technology
  • Jurisprudence
  • Finance
  • Information management
  • Information Systems

Language faculties

  • English
  • Japanese
  • Arab
  • German
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Korean
  • Spanish
  • Swahili


Tianjin Foreign Studies University provides accommodation in student residences, which are located on two campuses. The average cost of living in a double room is 60-70 yuan per night per person, in a single room 80 yuan.



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