Temple Exchanges

Nankai University

about the university

Founded in 1919, Nankai University is a comprehensive university offering a wide variety of disciplines. The university houses 22 academic colleges offering 71 undergraduate specialties, 206 master’s programs and 117 doctoral programs. Currently, Nankai University enrolls 21,905 students, of which 1,048 are international students.



Tianjin, together with Beijing, Shanghai and Chong Qing, is one of the four municipalities directly under the Central Government of the People’s Republic of China, and the largest seaport in north China. The city covers an area of 11,000 square kilometers and has a population in excess of 10 million people. The well-planned transportation system makes it easy to explore Tianjin’s many tourist attractions, historical sites and natural beauty. The distance from the center of Tianjin to the capital city of Beijing is approximately 75 miles.



The primarly language of instruction is Chinese.  There are a very limited number of courses offered in English, and this exchange is generally not appropriate for students who need to take most of their courses in English. For students proficient in Chinese, Nankai offers a broad range of courses.



Undergraduate exchange students are housed in the one of three university dormitories. All dormitory buildings offer hotel type room service and meals.

All international students' dormitory rooms are furnished with bedding, telephone, TV, safe box, air-conditioner, central heating system, etc. A public phone, laundry room, convienence store, dining room and cafeteria are also available on-site.

The rate schedule per room in the dorm is approximately $2200US for single occupancy or $1200US for double occupancy.

Each dorm includes a dining hall which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.



In advance of their departure, Temple University students pay Temple tuition to Temple University. On site, exchange students are responsible for the cost of housing, meals, transportation, insurance and living expenses. Temple students receiving financial aid may apply their financial aid to the costs of studying at Nankai. Students should plan on spending approximately $1,200 for housing, $1,200 for meals, $1,500 for other living expenses (recreation, local travel, etc), and $100 for books per semester. In addition, expect roundtrip airfare to cost about $1,800, and students may need to pay for visa-related expenses and health insurance.