Tianjin Medical University (天津医科大学)

About the university

Location: Tianjin, China

Official full name – Tianjin Medical University
Traditional Chinese name is 天津医科大学
Abbreviated – TMU or TMU

State Tianjin Medical University is the first medical institution in China approved by the State Council of the People’s Republic of China and recognized by the WHO. The TMU campus is an urban-type structure located within the Tianjin province. TMU is located in close proximity to the main traffic intersection, which is very convenient for visiting students.

TMU was established in 1951 by Professor Xianyi Zhu, known as an endocrinologist and medical educator. The institution was called the Medical College and trained only local students. But later, in 1993, after a successful merger with Tianjin’s second most important Medical College, TMU became one of the national key universities included in the 211 projects program. In the same year, the institution was renamed the Tianjin Medical University of the highest category, which made it possible to accept foreign students from all over the world for training.

University ranking and benefits

The multidisciplinary university TMU occupies high ranking positions not only in Asia, but all over the world, as a successful educational institution for the training of specialized medical personnel. Thus, TMU is included in the 100 best universities in China and the 1000 best universities in the world.

The main advantages of TMU:

  • participation in the PRECT-211 program;
  • joint development with large medical laboratories;
  • participation in an international student exchange project with other institutions.

TMU strives to become a preeminent research and educational institution with medical science as a foundation and life science, as well as as a primary support for the development of faculties at a multidisciplinary medical university.

University composition and infrastructure

TMU has a highly developed infrastructure on a total university area of ​​400,000 m2. There are 13 provincial and ministerial key laboratories on campus, namely: Breast Cancer Prevention and Treatment Laboratory, Hormone and Development Laboratory, Immune Microecology and Disease Laboratory, Injury Change and Nerve Regeneration Laboratory, Tumor Prevention and Treatment Laboratory, Center for Basic Medicine Urology, Center for Cellular and Molecular Immunology, Center for Metastases of Lung Cancer and Tumor Microorganisms, Center for Medical Epigenetics, and Laboratory for Essential Technologies of Clinical Drugs and Oncological Immunity and Biotherapy. There are also 13 independent research institutes. The Clinical Research Base has 7 university hospitals, 15 conventional hospitals and 9 teaching hospitals.

Full composition of TMU:

  • 5,000 teachers, of which more than 30% are doctors of science, practicing specialists;
  • about 9,000 students, of which 1,260 are foreign students.

TMU has 16 schools and departments:

  • School of Basic Medicine
  • Pharmacy pharmacy
  • School of Public Health
  • School of nursing
  • Center for Biomedical Engineering
  • School of Medical Imaging
  • School of Medical Laboratory
  • School of Medical Humanities
  • Center for Medical English and Health Communication
  • First Clinical and Second Clinical School
  • School of Oncology
  • School of Dentistry
  • School of Optometry and Ophthalmology
  • Center for Continuing Education
  • International Medical School
  • Department of Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine
  • Department of Social Sciences
  • Branch of Foreign Studies
  • Department of Physical Education

TMU has participated in research projects and received 245 awards, including 5 national awards in science and technology, 10 first prizes and 63 second prizes from the ministerial and Tianjin Science and Technology Prizes.

Admission and tuition fees

Admission to TMU is carried out on a general basis approved by the Ministry of Education of China. Priority is given to the high academic performance of the applicant from the previous place of study. The average cost of training for a Bachelor’s degree is USD 7,500, for a Master’s degree – USD 9,500. Education in the institution takes place in Chinese, therefore, upon admission, it is necessary to provide the admission committee with an HSK certificate with an indicator of at least 4.


National University TMU provides international students with a high academic record with legislative grants that entitle them to preferential tuition. A successful student can get a discount on undergraduate studies in the amount of 100%, 50% or 20%, depending on the chosen direction and the general subject point.

Studying programs

  • Clinical medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Ophthalmology
  • Anesthesiology
  • Medical imaging
  • Medical laboratory
  • Preventive medicine
  • Care and rehabilitation
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Pharmacy
  • Pharmaceutical preparation
  • Science law
  • Optometry
  • Sports health and rehabilitation
  • Health Administration
  • Nursing
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Medical imaging


  • Clinical Discipline of Integration of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine
  • Oncology
  • Neurosurgery and neurology
  • Urologic surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Biology and immunology of pathogens
  • Endocrine and metabolic diseases


Tianjin Medical University provides all international students with accommodation on campus in comfortable hostels. The average cost of a double room is 60 RMB per night, and a single room is 80 RMB. To get a place in a hostel, an applicant must submit an application online in advance through the official website of TMU, in which to indicate the chosen faculty and the direction of study.



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