Introduction to University

Tianjin University of Sport (TJUS), founded in August 1958, is a leading multidisciplinary institute with health and human sciences as the predominant discipline. TJUS, now, consists of 18 undergraduate programs in such six disciplines as Pedagogy, Management, Literature, Art, Science and Medicine. July 2013 witnessed the approval of our doctor program by the Academic Degrees Committee of the State Council of China, shaping a complete training system.

More than 30,000 talents have been cultivated, who are always welcomed by the society. Among them, there are advanced workers, national physical education teachers, provincial and municipal labor models, national team coaches and gold medal athletes.

The school has achieved pioneering work in the fields of mass sports and national fitness, youth physical fitness survey and evaluation, exercise energy metabolism, Chinese bone age development standards, sports information and sports legal system construction.

In the fourth national discipline evaluation in 2017, our school’s first-class discipline of physical education won A-grade, ranking among the top 5% of the national discipline of physical education.

In November 2017, the new campus was officially opened, and the current conditions for running the school ranked first among similar colleges and universities in the country. With the achievements made in more than 60 years of history, we strive to build an internationally renowned, first-class, high-level and distinctive modern university of sport.

Year of Establishment : 1958
Current President/Principal : Ji Chengshu
Number of Students : The school currently has more than 6,000 full-time students, including more than 4,900 undergraduates, 1030 postgraduates, 51 doctoral students and 51 international students.
Number of Teaching Resources : At present, there are 535 teaching staff, 52 full-time teachers with senior professional titles and 114 with deputy senior professional titles. Among the full-time teachers, 87 are doctorates, and 262 have master’s degrees. The school has one national excellent teaching team, 11 excellent teaching teams of Tianjin, and 3 teaching innovation teams of Tianjin during the Twelfth Five-Year Plan. There are 4 experts who enjoy special government allowances, 1 winner of National Teacher Award, 7 winners of Tianjin Teacher Award, 18 other provincial and ministerial honorary titles. The school currently has 36 doctoral supervisors and 193 master supervisors.
Facilities : Chongqing University has established 3 national teaching bases for fundamental courses and a national quality education base for college students, 11 national key labs and 8 ministerial key labs, 180 provincial key labs of different specialties. Moreover, Chongqing University has constructed the distance education center, multi-media classrooms of large scale and interactive audio-visual classrooms, labs or training centers in cooperation with world-famous enterprises such as Siemens, Microsoft, IBM, Rockwell, Omron, etc. The university has a national key publishing house, a national first-class architectural designing institute, and a first-class institute for planning and design. The university library is well equipped with modern facilities of large scale, with a collection of 3.90 million volumes, 6000 kinds of Chinese and foreign periodicals, and 2.0 million volumes of E-books. In addition to 5 electronic reading rooms with 65000 kinds of e-books and journals, the China Education Research Network (CERNET) Chongqing Central Node is set up in the library.
Student Welfare : TJUS consists of two campuses, Tuanbo Campus and Hexi Campus, of which Tuanbo Campus covers an area of 183.7 acres. The buildings in Tuanbo Campus have a total construction area of 460,000 square meters, which was put into use in November 2017. TJUS is also home to world class labs such as Psychological and Physiological Regulation of Competitive Sports Key Lab of the General Administration of Sports of China (GASC), Tianjin Key Lab of Sports Physiology and Sports Medicine, GASC Key Research Base of Sports Social Sciences, Key Research Base of Humanities and Social Sciences of Universities in Tianjin and GASC Sports Culture Research Base. TJUS also hosts a number of provincial and ministerial-level key labs and scientific research units, including the Physical Education Research Center of the Ministry of Education, 14 teaching labs of various types, including 4 municipal experimental teaching demo centers, 1 municipal experimental teaching demo center, 1 municipal simulation experimental teaching center. The total value of teaching and scientific research instruments and equipment reaches over 120 million yuan. Our new library, owning 78 databases, covers an area of 14,526 square meters. We possess 14 indoor and outdoor stadiums, including a track and field hall, a natatorium, a tennis hall, a basketball hall, a volleyball hall, a table tennis hall, a badminton hall, dancing halls, martial arts halls, taekwondo halls, Chinese wrestling halls, football fields, a baseball field, social sports training center and a rugby field. The total area of the venues reached 205,804 square meters, including 142,588 square meters of indoor sports venues and 63,216 square meters of outdoor sports venues. The school now has 44 multimedia classrooms with 3432 seats, 3 voice classrooms with 126 seats and 5 computer classrooms.


The school has continuously strengthened the central position of teaching work, implemented a series of programs and measures to deepen teaching reform and improve teaching quality, and achieved a number of landmark results. Since 2007, physical education, social sports, and dancing majors have been selected in batches by the Ministry of Education as "Specialty Construction Sites”; in 2011, eight majors including physical education, social sports, dancing, sports rehabilitation and health, education technology, journalism, applied psychology, and marketing, were approved as the brand-based professional construction projects for the "Twelfth Five-Year" comprehensive investment planning of Tianjin colleges and universities, and the two majors of sports training and traditional national sports were approved as majors related to strategic emerging industries. In 2013, the sports human and science major was approved by the Ministry of Education "Undergraduate Teaching Project" as the first batch of undergraduate major comprehensive reform pilots in local colleges and universities, and the special education major was approved as municipal professional comprehensive reform pilots; in 2017, five majors were approved as Tianjin’s advantageous specialty construction projects and seven were approved as applied major construction projects in Tianjin. In 2019, the two majors of physical education and sports training were recognized as national-level first-class professional construction points, and the dancing major was recognized as city-level first-rate professional construction points. In 2020, the two majors of social sports guidance and management and sports rehabilitation were recognized as national-level first-class professional construction points, and the two majors of special education and Journalism were recognized as city-level first-rate professional construction points. 2 national quality resource sharing courses, 1 national quality video open course, 4 national quality courses, 8 Tianjin quality courses, 15 Tianjin first-class undergraduate construction courses have been completed. Four experimental teaching centers were awarded the title of "Tianjin General College Experimental Teaching Demonstration Center", and one experimental teaching center was approved as Tianjin Municipal Virtual Simulation Experimental Teaching Center. Six virtual simulation experiment teaching projects were identified as "Tianjin Virtual Simulation Experiment Teaching Construction Project". Our school’s teaching achievement " Strengthening the Comprehensive Practical Ability of Physical Education Students by Constructing the Practical Teaching Platform of Sports Psychology" won the first prize of the Sixth National Teaching Achievements award of higher education, and 9 achievements won the first, second and third prizes for teaching achievements rewarded by Tianjin and the General Administration of Sports of China respectively. Since 2013, our school’s 115 programs have been authorized by the National Undergraduate Training Program for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.



We stay committed to the concept of “health first” and has always been consistently explored in undergraduate teaching, scientific research, and training. We work to take advantageous disciplines as the guide, build characteristic undergraduate professional clusters, and train urgently needed talents for sports and health education. We also adhere to the national strategy of serving “the Belt and Road Initiative” and promote “Chinese Culture Going Global”. At the same time, we take the lead in setting up the “Martial Arts Culture Experience Base for International Students in Tianjin”. We pay high attention to the cultivation of high-level competitive sports talents. Baseball, rattan ball and other sports are advantageous sports and maintain a high level of competition for a long time in our university. In 2008, TJUS was awarded the honorary title of “Advanced Unit of Beijing Olympics and Paralympics” by the CPC Central Committee and the State Council. In April 2014, our school formed Tianjin Rowing Team, Rugby Team, Badminton Team and Sailing Team, which won the excellent results of one gold, two silver and four bronze on behalf of Tianjin in the 13th National Games. At Jakarta Asian Games 2018, our students won three gold medals. We also cooperated with the China Volleyball Association to build the Volleyball Academy of China, with Lang Ping, coach of the National Women’s Volleyball Team, as its director. In addition, it has also jointly established a youth training center and Baseball Academy of China with the China Baseball Association to take over the work of the chairman unit of the National School Sports Federation (Football).




Materials needed


Bachelor’s Degree

18-35 years old, with high school education or above and HSK4 certificate

1.   The highest academic certificate. If the applicant is a to-be graduate, he or she must submit a certificate of expected graduation issued by his or her school. A notarized Chinese or English translation must be attached to the text if the text is not Chinese or English.

2.   Complete transcript of the highest academic education. A notarized Chinese or English translation must be attached to if the text is not Chinese or English.

3.   Personal statements. Including the study and research plan in China, the family’s economic situation, the reasons for applying for the scholarship, the awards you have received and your personal expertise, etc. (not less than 800 words).

4.   Letter of recommendation. The phone number and email address of the recommender are attached. Applicants for master’s or doctor'’ degrees must submit letters of recommendation from two professors or associate professors, written in Chinese or English.

5.   Valid transcripts of Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK) Level 4 and above. (Malaysian independent secondary school graduates are not required to provide language certificates.)

6.   English language certificate

7.   Physical examination form for foreigners. The inspection shall be carried out in strict according with the items required in the form. Missing items, no photo of the person, or no seal on the photo, no signature or stamp of the doctor or hospital, and the expiration date (6 months) of the examination shall be deemed invalid.

8.   Certificate of no criminal record issued by relevant local agencies.

9.   Copy of passport (ordinary passport and valid after April 1, 2021).

10. Certificate Photo.

11. Application form for foreign students to  study in TJUS.


Students can obtain communication instructions and application forms from the Foreign Affairs Office. Please send a scanned copy of the above application materials to our school's email [email protected]

4 years

Master’s Degree

Under 18-40 years old, with bachelor’s degree and HSK4 certificate

3-5 years

Doctor’s Degree

Under 45 years old, university graduate degree, HSK4 certificate

4-6 years

Advanced student

Over 18 years old, with high school education or above


TJUS has a beautiful and modern campus with excellent learning and living conditions. The student dormitory is clean, sanitary, safe and convenient. The room is equipped with separate bathrooms, as well as AC (rental), 24-hour hot water, free WIFI on campus (3G per month for undergraduates, 5G for masters and doctoral students, and extra expenses for extra data), network and other equipment.


Tuition fees:

  • 20,000 yuan/year for undergraduates,
  • 30,000 yuan/year for postgraduates and
  • 40,000 yuan/year for doctoral students.



Student dormitory: 600-1200 yuan/person/month (independent toilet, bathroom, air conditioning).


Tianjin Municipal Government Scholarship:

Full Scholarship 34,800 yuan/person/year for undergraduates, 47,800 yuan/person/year for postgraduates and 58,800 yuan/person/year for doctoral students. Apply before the end of May each year.


Tianjin University of Sport International Student Scholarship:

Full Scholarship 34,800 yuan/person/year for undergraduates, 47,800 yuan/person/year for postgraduates and 58,800 yuan/person/year for doctoral students. Apply before the end of May each year.



Undergraduate        (4 years)

Master’s degree               (3-5 years)

Doctor’s degree         (4-6 years)

School of Physical Education and Educational Sciences

Physical Education

Master of Physical Education (in the field of physical education)

Physical Education and Training

Special Education

Special Pedagogy

Applied Psychology

Educational Technology


Vocational and Technical Pedagogy


Physical Education and Training

School of Sports Training

Sports Training

Master of Physical Education (in the field of sports training)

Physical Education and Training

Physical Education and Training


School of Social Sports and Health Sciences

Rehabilitation and Health (Medical Major)

Master of Physical Education (in the field of social sports guidancing)

Sports Rehabilitation

Exercise Rehabilitation

Sports Rehabilitation

Social Sports

Sports and Health Management

Sports and Human Science


School of Sports Culture

Martial Arts and Traditional Sports

Ethnic Traditional Sports



Sports Dancing



News and Communication


Preschool Education

Curriculum and Teaching Theory



Higher Education


School of Sports Economics and Management

Management of Public Affairs

Sports Management

Humanistic Sociology of Sports

Sports Economy and Management


School of Sports and Health


Applied Psychology

Sports and Human Science


Humanistic Sociology of Sports

Humanistic Sociology of Sports


Sports and Human Science

Sports Psychology

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