Tianjin University

Tianjin University

Tianjin University

Location
Tianjin, China 

Availability
Available university-wide


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    Tianjin University (TJU) was established in 1895 as Peiyang University as the first modern university in China. Over 122 years, more than 200,000 students have graduated from TJU and have made great contributions in every walk of life. TJU has been a National Key University directly under the administration of the Ministry of Education of China. With the tradition of diligence and modesty, TJU is striving for the goals of a world-class university featuring “Comprehensiveness, Research, Openness and Internationalization”.  

    It has two campuses, one located in Tianjin downtown and the other located in the southern suburb of Tianjin. The two campuses are both convenient in transportation, with about 2.5-3 hour driving distance from Beijing International Airport and 30-50 minutes from Tianjin International Airport. TJU is committed to dynamic communication and exchanges with partners across the globe for the goal of excellence and contribution to the national and regional advancement, especially the vibrant development of Tianjin Binhai New Area (TBNA). 

    TJU has a vibrant campus life, with nearly 300 student clubs and societies, and a broad spectrum of sporting facilities. The International Student Association (SICA) at TJU organises multiple events and festivals throughout the academic year.  

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    The northern Chinese city of Tianjin is a large industrial and port city located on the shore of the Bohai Sea. Its geographical location serves as a major channel linking Asia and Europe by sea. With a population of 15 million people, Tianjin is the fourth largest city in China after Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou. It is just 1.5 hours away from Beijing by highspeed train. The city’s streetscapes offer an interesting juxtaposition of 19th and early 20th century European architecture, with ultra-contemporary Chinese buildings. The city is known as the “diamond of the Bohai Gulf” as more than 20 varieties of minerals have been discovered in the land. Interesting activities and places to visit include the Great Wall at Huangya Pass as well as the Tianjin Folklore Museum with over 2,000 folk items of interest.

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    • Guangdong Guild Hall 
    • Monastry of Deep Compassion 
    • Tianhou Temple 
    • Drum Tower 
    • Tianjin Museum 
    • Treaty Port Area 
    • Folk Art Museum 
    • Minyuan Plaza 
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    China, officially the People's Republic of China, is a country in East Asia and the world's most populous country, with around 1.428 billion people. It is also the third or fourth largest country by total area.

    Of the 1.425 billion people in China, 91.51% are Han Chinese. While China has an estimated population density of 145 people per square kilometre overall, Shanghai, the largest city in the country (and the world) has a population density of 3,800 people per square kilometer.

    China is home to many impressive monuments, most notably the Great Wall, as well as ancient palaces, giant Buddha statues, buried statues and more. There are also wonderful natural features to explore such as the Yellow Mountains, the Rainbow Lakes, Tiger Leaping Gorge, the Floating Peaks, and the Qiantang Tidal Bore.

    The diversity in landscapes goes hand in hand with diversity of culture - you can stay in some of the world’s most advanced cities with access to high-speed trains and modern technology, or you can explore small country villages that remain almost untouched by modernity. Many Chinese people speak some English making it relatively easy for English speakers to navigate, however the chance to learn even a bit of Mandarin is fantastic for future careers.

    Did you know…..?

    China originated as one of the world's first civilisations in the Yellow River basin, and has a history of over 3,000 years. *The mortar used to bind the Great Wall’s stones was made with sticky rice flour! Using sticky rice as a construction ingredient was one of the greatest innovations of the Ming dynasty, helping structures (including tombs and pagodas as well) survive earthquakes and the elements. *https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/sticky-rice-mortar-view-space-and-more-fun-facts-about-chinas-great-wall-180962197/

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Tianjin University Factsheet

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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First semester (SP5)
September to January

Second semester (SP2)
February to July


Tianjin University Factsheet

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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Weather
Autumn/Winter: -8°c to 10°c 
Spring/Summer: 16°c to 30°c 

Currency
¥ Chinese Yuan Renminbi (RMB) 

Local language/s
Mandarin 


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    Tianjin University does not offer airport pick up. You will need to make your own way to the campus from either Beijing International Airport or Tianjin International Airport. 

    More information on how to get to the campus can be found here. 

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    All students on exchange at Tianjin University must reside on-campus. The Institute of International Education of Tianjin University has seven apartment buildings for overseas students with furnished private/shared rooms with communal amenities. 

    More information on accommodation can be found here.  

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    As an exchange partner with the University of South Australia, you do not have to pay tuition fees to Tianjin University, instead you will pay tuition as you would normally at UniSA. Travel and living expenses are at your own cost. The table below gives an indication of costs you will incur: 

    Items Approximate Cost (AUD)
    Return flights from Adelaide $950 
    Health Insurance  $82 per semester 
    Accommodation   $180 to $360 per month 
    Meals/Groceries  $150 to $250 per month 
    Transportation  $320 per month
    Entertainment and incidentals including phone, laundry etc.  $450 to $550 per month 

    More information can be found here.

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    UniSA offers a generous travel grant of up to $2500 for a full semester exchange. You may also be eligible to receive an OS-HELP loan of up to $8000. For more information please see funding and scholarships website

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    UniSA offers travel insurance as part of your exchange for up to 270 days (can be extended up to 365 days). For more information please see travel insurance website.  
     
    Please click here to read the travel insurance policy. 
     
    A list of Frequently Asked Questions can be found here
     
    If you have any further questions about travel insurance, please contact the UniSA Insurance Office on 08 8302 1678. 
     
    As an exchange student at Tianjin University, you must purchase compulsory additional health insurance. See here for more information. 

Tianjin University Factsheet

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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Visa information

It is your responsibility to apply for your visa for your overseas study experience. You can refer to the relevant consulate regarding a specific countries visa requirement. UniSA is legally unable to provide visa advice. Please see below links for more information.  
 
Australian Government DFAT brief on China is available here
 
China embassy website can be found here
 
Tianjin University student visa FAQ is available here

Register your travel

To participate in an exchange experience, you must register your travel with International SOS (iSOS). We will provide instructions on how to do this throughout the process. 
 
UniSA has partnered with iSOS to offer our students medical, safety and security advice, referrals, emotional support and routine and emergency assistance when travelling or living abroad. 
 
For more information please visit the Travel Health and Safety Webpage
 
Before your departure, we strongly encourage you to visit the Smartraveller website.
 
The website contains important information you need to know about travel documents, up to date travel advisories on destinations you may be travelling to on behalf of the University, travel tips and more. 

Tianjin University Factsheet

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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How to apply

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TJU Short-term Program

Tianjin University offer short-term programs in summer or winter to the international students. The programs range from one week to one month, and the courses are either major-related or focusing on Chinese language and culture. 

International Summer School  
Location:
Tianjin, China 
UniSA application deadline:
TBA 
Program dates:
8th July to 4th August 2020 
Credit: 
TBA
 Duration: 
4 weeks 
Eligibility:
All students must meet short-term exchange selection criteria and any host institution requirements. 
Credit notes:
7.5 ECTS is equal to 4.5 UniSA units 
Other Information:
This program is part of the UniSA exchange agreement. UniSA students are eligible for a tuition-free place, dependant on availability – other program fees apply, see partner website for details. 
Available to Undergraduate students only. 
Program brochure:
Currently unavailable

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