Nankai University - Summer Program

City: Tianjin Country: China

Nankai University - Summer Program Website


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Founded in 1919, Nankai University is one of the oldest and most prestigious public universities in China, and is the alma mater of China's first Prime Minister, Zhou Enlai. Located in the bustling port city of Tianjin, Nankai is in a hub of economic activities and international trade. As of 2014, Nankai had developed cooperative relationships with more than 300 overseas universities and research institutes from about 40 countries

Tianjin is the third largest city in China and one of the four cities under the direct jurisdiction of the central government of the People's Republic of China. Located only 30 minutes from Beijing by bullet train, Tianjin is not only the economic center of northern China, but also an international trading port and a leading city in ecological development.

Students who are Canadian citizens applying for this program are encouraged to apply for funding through the Canada Learning Initiative in China (CLIC) program.

When Can I Go?

Terms Offered: Summer

Dates & Duration: June 24 - July 21, 2019


Eligibility Requirements

Open to: All Faculties

Level: Undergraduate, Graduate

See Eligibility.

Program Information

Language of Instruction: English, Chinese

The 2019 Summer School Program offers a variety of courses taught in English covering a series of interdisciplinary topics like Chinese Economics, Business, History, Law & Society, Public Policy, Chinese Language & Culture (including fun electives like Tai Chi, Chinese Paper cutting, and Folk music). In addition, field trips will be arranged for participants to experience traditional Chinese culture and explore unique perspectives on China.

  • Weeks 1 & 2 = Doing Business in China, Chinese Language Training, Chinese Cultural Class, Field Trips (on weekends)
  • Weeks 3 & 4 = Belt & Road Initiative and Chinese Economic Development, Chinese Language Training, Chinese Cultural Class, Field Trips (weekends)

The field trips include a variety of company visits and tours around Tianjin and to Beijing.

Nankai University Credit Information

Fees & Costs

Education Abroad Application Fee: $250.00 CAD

Program Fee (EXCH 811 or EXCH 813* based on courses taken): $1459 or $1943.15 CAD

PROGRAM TOTAL: $1709 - $2193.15

*Based on Spring/Summer 2019 UAlberta fee index, incl. non-instructional fees.

International students will be subject to International Differential Fee.


Accommodation: Students will live in Nankai's overseas student dormitory, in a double occupancy room with bathroom facilities and broadband internet. This year Nankai is offering the accommodation at no cost to exchange students from UAlberta.

Students are responsible for their own travel arrangements. Students are also responsible for any additional costs including visa fees, vaccinations, medical coverage, books and supplies, extra food costs, entertainment and incidental expenses.

Program Contact

University of Alberta International, Education Abroad

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Funding Opportunities 

Students receive on average between $1,200-$1,800 in funding.

Over 70% of students who apply get funding.

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