20 2 1 N a n k a i U n i v e r s i t y
Ap p l i c a t i o n I n f o r m a t i o n
fo r I n t e r n a t i o n a l S t u d e n t s Ph . D .

1.Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens under the age of 40, with avalid foreigner’s
2.Applicants must be healthy and have good behavior, complying with thelaws and
regulationsof China and the rules of Nankai University.
3.Docrate degree applicants must have a master’s degree.
BeforeApril 30th (scholarship available);
BeforeJune 15th (self-support).
Majorsand Length of Study
TheDoctoral degree requires 4-5 years.
Inthe school year of 2021-2022, there are 133 specialties from 26faculties available for
internationalstudents. 4 specialties are full-time programs taught inEnglish.
Pleaseclick this link to know more aboutspecialties:
Pleasetake the Chinese version as standard should any conflictsoccur.
ApplicationProcess and Required Materials
1.Please register at the website:
andcomplete the online application.
2.Required Materials:
A.Notarized diploma of the highest level of education obtained.Applicants expecting to
graduatethis academic year must submit an official document issued by theircurrent school
toprove their current student status and expected graduation date.
B.Complete academic transcripts of the highest level of education.
C.Personal Statement, including a study or research plan, financialsituation, reasons for
scholarshipapplication, honors and awards, personal strengths, etc. (no lessthan 800 words).
(Pleaseclick the link for the personal statementform:
D.Two letters of recommendation from professors or associateprofessors. The letters should
bewritten in Chinese or English; the phone number and email address ofthe person issuing
therecommendation should be included. (Please click the link for theletterof
E.Acceptance Form for International Student signed by a professor atNankai University.
(Pleaseclick the link for acceptanceform:
F.Applicants for Chinese-taught specialties are required to submit theHSK certificate (Level 5,
noless than 210 scores). Applicants for English-taught specialties arerequired to submit IELTS
6.5(each subject no less than 6) or IBT TOEFL 90 (each subject no lessthan 20). Applicants
whohave graduated from the Independent school of Malaysia don’t needto submit any
certificateof Chinese language proficiency if they apply for Chinese-taughtprograms.
Applicantswho don’t meet the Chinese language requirements can apply for oneyear of
Chineselanguage studies before entering their major studies.
G.Photocopy of passport (ordinary passport- it must be valid beforeApril 1, 2022).
H.Photocopy of signature.
I.Supplementary Materials: other materials that can prove theapplicants’ learning ability and
comprehensiveabilities, such as award certificates in sports or arts, specialtycertificates,
publishedpapers, undergraduate admission notices issued by other universities,etc.
Allof the above application materials should be either in Chinese orEnglish. For
documentsor certificates in languages other than Chinese or English, notarizedChinese or
Englishtranslations are required.