To deepen the education cooperation with the Belt and Road countries and to cultivate professionals for these countries, the Ministry of Education P.R.C set up the “Chinese Government Scholarship-Silk Road Program” in 2017. This scholarship program is provided to China’s high-level universities to recruit outstanding young students from “Belt and Road” countries to pursue degrees in China.

Applicants should complete an Online Application on the website( to the application schedule. Applicants should fill in the application information online, and upload the application documents listed below to the Online Application System. Students who are admitted and nominated for the Chinese Government Scholarship-Silk Road Program need to log into the system of the China Scholarship Council at within the specified time to submit the scholarship application (The Agency Number for Tianjin University is 10056; Choose Program Category Type B).

ProgramSpecialty DurationChinese Learning DurationScholarship Duration
Bachelor (taught in Chinese)4 years1 year4-5years
Master (taught in Chinese)2.5-3 years1 year2.5-4years
Master (taught in English)2-3 years2-3 years
Ph.D3-4 years1 year3-5 years

1. Applicants must be a citizens of countries along the Belt and Road, and be in good health; For name list of B&R countries, please refer to:

2. Requirements for applicant’s degree and age: 

Applicants applying for a Bachelor’s degree should hold a High School diploma and be under the age of 25;

Applicants applying for a Master’s degree should hold a Bachelor’s diploma and be under the age of 35;

Applicants applying for a Ph.D degree should hold a Master’s diploma and be under the age of 40.

3. Language Proficiency requirements:

① Chinese-taught program applicants need to submit HSK5 certificates (Score 180 or above. Native Chinese speakers or applicants who obtained their highest diploma taught in Chinese may be exempted from the HSK test after being certified by Tianjin University), and those who are not up to Chinese standard are required to take 1 year of Foundation Program.

②English-taught program applicants need to submit an English proficiency certificate (Native English speakers are exempted). TOEFL: no less than 80, IELTS: no less than 6.0 (Native English speakers are exempted. Applicants who obtained their highest diploma taught in English may provide a certificate of English instruction instead of an IELTS or TOEFL certificate). 

4. Applicants shall be of good moral character, physically and mentally healthy, and willing to comply with Chinese laws and the regulations of Tianjin University.

1. Tuition waiver and accommodation on campus; 

2. Monthly Living Allowance: 

2,500 RMB/month for Bachelor students;

3,000 RMB/month for Master students;

3,500 RMB/month for Ph.D students;

3. Comprehensive Medical Insurance.

1Marine TechnologyBachelorChinese
2Civil EngineeringBachelorChinese
3Environmental ScienceBachelorChinese
4Marine TechnologyMasterChinese
5Civil EngineeringMasterEnglish/Chinese
6Chemical EngineeringMasterEnglish/Chinese
8Environmental ScienceMasterEnglish/Chinese
9Chemical EngineeringPh.DEnglish/Chinese
11Environmental SciencePh.DEnglish/Chinese

Please upload all listed documents below to the application system:

1.  Scan Copy of High School,Bachelor and Master Diploma(Scan of pre-graduation certificate is required if the applicants have not gained degree certificate before the application deadline, please resubmit the notarized copy of highest diploma before registration);

2.  Scan of notarized copy of the High School,Bachelor and Master academic transcripts (Applicants who will not graduate before the application deadline must provide their current academic transcript. In this case, the completed academic transcripts must be submitted before registration);

3. Photocopy of passport (Ordinary passport expires after September 2024);

4. Chinese or English Proficiency Certificate (for more requirements, please refer to Qualifications);

5. Study Experience Resume (The start and end time of each education experience must be uninterrupted, and education level should start from senior middle school);

6. Form of Provisional Acceptance of International Student by TJU Professor (Required for Master and Ph.D applicants only, not compulsory, remember to upload it to the application system, if you get the Acceptance letter);

7. Study or research plan: For the Bachelor program,no less than 600 words in English or Chinese;for the Master program,no less than 800 words in English or Chinese;for the Ph.D program,no less than 1000 words in English or Chinese

8. Two recommendation letters in English or Chinese from two professors or associate professors (Compulsory for Master&Ph.D applicants);

9. Photocopy of Foreigner Physical Examination Form (The medical examinations must cover all the items listed and should be conducted after October, 2023);

10. Applicants who are now in China must submit scan of Photocopy of Visa and Transfer Certificate from present university;

11. Scan of Non-Criminal Records or Student Performance Letter;

12. Applicants for Bachelor degree can submit award certificates; Applicants for Master and Ph.D degree can submit published papers or formal acceptance notification and relevant certificates for participating in the research projectCompulsory for Ph.D applicants);

13.Other attachments: Scholarship applicants should submit CSC application form with signature, applicants of School of Architecture are requested to submit E-work Collection and Video Presentation etc.

Template download link (please download the corresponding template according to your application program):

1. All uploaded documents should be in Chinese or in English; otherwise, notarial translations in Chinese or English are required. Once translated, the original documents and certified translations are to be submitted together to the application system.

2. Please scan the original or notarized application documents in color using a scanner. Images captured by mobile phone or camera are not acceptable. Copies are also not acceptable.

3. Applications with incomplete documents will not be processed.

4. TJU has the right to request the applicants to provide the original or notarized hard copies of application documents for further qualification checks if the uploaded documents are not sufficient. Applicants shall guarantee all the information and application documents submitted in this application are authentic and accurate, otherwise they will be disqualified from admission.  

1. Application:

From now until May 1, 2024

2. TJU Review, interview, and written examination: May 2 to June 23, 2024;

(The date and form of the interview will be notified through the email of the TJU online system. Please check your email day by day. Applicants who fail to attend the interview are deemed to be giving up the application.)

3. China Scholarship Council Review: Tianjin University will deliver materials of applicants who pass the TJU review to CSC and wait for the final admission results, normally from June 1 to June 30 (the exact date is decided by CSC each year);

4. Result Release: Tianjin University will announce the admission result officially on the website, and send Admission Notice and Visa Application Form for Study in China (JW201) to scholarship winners from July 1 to July 31;

5. Registration: from the end of August to the early September, 2024.

VIII. Contact

International Admissions Office, School of International Education, Tianjin University

Address: 92 Weijin Road, Nankai District, Tianjin, PR.China

Zip code: 300072

Tel: +86-22-27406691   

Fax: +86-22-27406147

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