Nankai University


Nankai is a key multidisciplinary university with a complete curriculum that includes the humanities, natural sciences, technology, life sciences, medical sciences and the arts. Founded in 1919, Nankai University is one of China’s most prestigious and is a member of the 985 and 211 groups of universities. Nankai has developed cooperative relations with 300 colleges and research institutes in over 40 countries. With approximately 24,000 students (and almost 3000 international students) you will have the opportunity to live and learn on the University campus, where you will benefit from a range of cultural and social activities organised by our student services team.


Study at a university committed to internationalisation. With more than 10,000 foreign graduates to date, Nankai offers a modern and comfortable study environment in which to undertake Medicine or Postgraduate study on a Masters programme, taught in English.


  • A member of the prestigious 211 and 985 groups.
  • Ranked 10th overall in China (QS Rankings 2015/2016).
  • Ranked 277 in the world (QS Rankings 2015/2016).
  • Alumni include Zhou Enlai, the first PRC Premier, two Nobel Prize winners and many celebrated Chinese playwrights, writers and historians.
  • Taught by leading academics and experienced language teachers
  • Multi-national classes enhance your study experience
  • Degree programmes taught in English, with the opportunity to develop Chinese language skills as part of your course.
  • Nankai’s Business School is ranked 10th in China (Forbes 2010)
  • China’s leading International Relations School


Students receive tuition from academics at the cutting-edge of their field, many of whom are research active. Our research feeds directly into our teaching, which means students learn the latest developments within the subject area from constantly encouraging, challenge and support. The University offers fully qualified and experienced teachers who teach degrees entirely in English. All of the coursework material is provided in English, as are the assignments and exams. Modules in the Chinese language are a compulsory part of your degree and provide you with a unique opportunity to develop new skills. You do not need prior Chinese language knowledge as you can study from beginner’s level Chinese.


Nankai University is located in Tianjin which is just 30minutes by high-speed train from Beijing and is China’s sixth largest city. Tianjin’s annual economic growth stands at 16% making it the fastest developing economic region in the whole of China. Home to more foreign businesses than Shanghai and Beijing, 285 of the Fortune 500 have a presence here including LG, Samsung, Toyota and Coca-Cola.

Tianjin has a higher GDP per capita than both Beijing and Shanghai and five-star hotels are opening on a monthly basis. Rich in Chinese arts and culture, the city also hosts a number of international festivals, including the annual dragon boat festival and the international beer festival. Tianjin is easy to get around by taxi, bus or metro and as an international student, there is plenty to see and do in this dynamic and vibrant city.

The international airport has flights to Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, Bangkok and other major Chinese cities.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Master in International Affairs and Public Policy

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 China Tianjin

IAPP is an international relations programme with a focus on understanding China’s foreign policy and strategic thinking. [+]

International Affairs and Public Policy is the study of how countries form relationships with and interact with each other. China’s foreign policy and strategic thinking are highly influential, so studying this subject in China itself will provide some fascinating insights.

This programme is designed to prepare graduates for a wide range of careers in the field of international relations.

It will provide you with the academic and analytical skills necessary to understand the contemporary world and the rapidly changing context in which international relations and foreign diplomacy are conducted. This programme will also provide you with the ability to deploy strategic foresight and encourage you to engage in the spirit of constructive dialogue and mutual understanding.... [-]

Master in International Economics and Business

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 China Tianjin

IEB focus is on understanding the globalised world economy and China's increasing role as one of the dominant influencers. [+]

The globalisation of the world economy and the increase in competition among businesses has created a need for highly skilled economists able to work in complex business environments. More and more companies are looking for employees to have experience of China, whether it is through employment, the development of language skills or academic studies.

The programmes are designed and delivered by top-class professors with international work and study experience and incorporate international business perspectives – while bringing specific detailed focus on the growing Chinese economy.

This innovative Master’s programme is designed to provide you with a general training in economics while enabling specialisation in the areas of international business in relation to China’s economy.... [-]


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