2018 Introduction to TUTCM
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Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Recruitment Information for International Students

A Brief Introduction to TUTCM


Established in 1958, Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TUTCM) is one of the earliest universities of TCM in China and the only International University of TCM which is approved by State Education Committee (now Ministry of Education) in 1992. TUTCM is also the “Educational Aid Center for Africa and Asia” and “China-ASEAN Educational Training Center” of Ministry of Education (MOE), TCM International Cooperation Center of State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine (SATCM), and Belt & Road Training Center for TCM International Education. Adhering the motto of “strengthening moral education and pursuing academic studies, inheriting and innovating”, TUTCM has developed into a comprehensive university with key program construction and research as the advantage, TCM international education as feature, and covers extensive areas of study, namely as Medicine, Science, Arts, Management, Engineering, Education and etc.

The University has distinguished teaching staff and sufficient resources for students’ internship. Currently it has 2 National Key Disciplines of Acupuncture & Moxibustion andTuinaand TCM Internal Medicine. In 2007, the university was selected into China “Double First-rate” university and Chinese Materia Medica was selected into “Double First-rate” programs. TUTCM is one of the chief commissioner of teaching instructive committee of MOE in both TCM and Medical Humanity, and that of World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies (WFCMS). There are three affiliated hospitals and four non-direct affiliated hospitals. The First Teaching Hospital is qualified as National TCM Clinical Research Center, the National Acupuncture Clinical Research Center and the National Provincial Demonstration Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The Second Teaching Hospital is the Center for TCM to Treat Rare Disease and has significant advantage in gynecological and encephalopathy diseases. Baokang Hospital and other teaching hospitals have unique treatment features in rehabilitation medicine, orthopedics, community health of TCM, integrative medicine and etc.

The University has extensive international exchanges and cooperation. It aims to train international applicant in clinic with solid theoretical foundation and excellent clinical skills which makes it enjoying a good reputation in many counties. It has established an internationalized training system in which the bachelor degree education is the main part. The system also covers master and doctoral degree education as well as short and long term certificate studies. Every year, there are over 2,000 international students from more than 60 countries or regions that study at TUTCM. Collaborations and exchanges have linked over 70 universities, research institutes and medical centers in 50 countries or regions. The joint education on Clinical Pharmacy with U.K., student exchange programs with famous Japanese and Korean universities, the Japan Branch of School of Chinese Materia Medica, Confucius Institute/classroom in Japan and Thailand, all of which have become act as important international exchanges of Tianjin.

The new campus of TUTCM is under construction, which is located by Tuanbo Lake in Jinghai District, Tianjin. The university is expected to move into the new campus in early 2018. The new campus covers an area of more than 1.7km2with building area of about 600,000m2. The nationally largest museum of TCM, Chinese Medicine Botanical Garden, the nationally most advanced Science and Technology Park of TCM and International Education Center of TCM are all under construction within the new campus which will provide an excellent study and living environment for students.

Degree Students

I. Application Requirements

A. Bachelor’s Program:

·Foreign Students

·Applicant should hold High School graduation certificates or Equivalent Degree or Above; Applicants under 18 shall provide notarized evidence of guardianship.

*Register with program other than TCM requires HSK5 or above; Register with clinical Pharmacy, Clinical Pharmacy (Joint Education), Chinese Materia Medica, Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Preparation, TCM Resources and Development require sound foundation of chemistry; Clinical Pharmacy (Joint Education) besides proficiency of English.

B. Master’s Program (One of the Following):

·Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine

·Bachelor’s Degree of subjects other than medicine but hold TCM or Acupuncturist License in his home country

·Bachelor’s Degree of subjects other than medicine but has completed the designated medical courses

·Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Preparation, Pharmacognosy, Pharmacology or other related majors (For application of Pharmacy or related subjects only)

C. Doctoral Program (One of the Following):

·Master’s Degree of TCM-related programs

·Master’s Degree related to Western Medicine, and hold TCM or Acupuncturist License in their home country

·Master’s Degree related to Western Medicine Subjects, and has completed the designated TCM courses

·Master’s Degree in Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Preparation, Pharmacognosy,, Pharmacology or other related majors (For application of Pharmacy or related subjects only)

*Applicants for Master’s or Doctoral Degree of Acupuncture & Moxibustion andTuinain English should have Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree of Medicine or of related degrees.

*Overseas Chinese applicants should have the foreign citizenship for at least 4 years, in which the applicant should stay in the county for at least 2 years in the past 4 years.

*Professional Master’s program requires a Bachelor’s degree of Clinical Medicine and HSK4 or above.

II. Degrees Available:

Doctoral, Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees, Certificate of Graduation and the English Duplication of above.

III. Fees and Expenses (RMB/Person):

Application Fee: 500

A. Bachelor’s Program

25,000/Ac Yr for courses taught in Chinese;

37,000/Ac Yr for courses taught in English;

37,000/Ac Yr for Clinical Pharmacy (Joint Education) when studying in TUTCM, that of UoN will be charged according to the rate of year in the University of Nottingham (It is approximately 18,063 GBP after discount in 2017).

B. Master’s Program

31,000/Ac Yr for courses taught in Chinese;

41,000/Ac Yr for courses taught in English;

C. Doctoral Program

43,000/Ac Yr for courses taught in Chinese;

53,000/Ac Yr for courses taught in English;

* Please remit the application and tuition fee toBank of China, Tianjin Xin Ming Yuan Branch,281760066362, Receiver: Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine or Swift 1 Ban :BKCHCNBJ200 (Remittance receipt is required.)

IV. Programs and Length of Schooling

Bachelor’s Program (5 Years):Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture & Moxibustion andTuina, Clinical Pharmacy,Clinical Pharmacy (Joint Education)*,Clinical Science of Integrated TCM and Western Medicine*.

* For Clinical Pharmacy (Joint Education), 1stand 2ndyear will be in China, 3rdand 4thyear will be in U.K., and the 5thyear will be in China for clinical practice.

Bachelor’s Program (4 Years):Chinese Materia Medica, Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Preparation, TCM Resources and Development, TCM Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Engineering, Rehabilitation Treatment, Food Sanitation and Nutrition, Medical Experiment Techniques, Medical Information Engineering, Nursing, Applied Psychology, Chinese Language, Teaching Chinese as A Foreign Language, Marketing, Labor and Social Security, Public Services Administration, Social Sports Guidance and Management.

Master’s Program (3 Years):Theories of TCM, TCM Clinical Basics, TCM History, TCM Prescriptions, TCM Diagnostics, TCM Internal Medicine, TCM External Diseases, TCM Orthopaedics and Traumatology, TCM Gynecology, TCM Pediatrics, TCMOphthalmologyandOtolaryngoloy, Basics of Integration of TCM and Western Medicine, Clinical Science of IntegrativeMedicine,Acupuncture & Moxibustion andTuina*,Chinese Materia Medica*and etc.

Doctoral Program (3 Years):Theories of TCM, TCM Clinical Basics, TCM Prescriptions, TCM History, TCM Diagnostics, TCM Internal Medicine, TCM External Diseases, TCM Gynecology, TCM Pediatrics, Basics of Integration of TCM and Western Medicine, Clinical Science of IntegrationMedicine,Acupuncture & Moxibustion andTuina*,Chinese Materia Medica*and etc.

V. Language of Instruction:Chinese orEnglish (Majors with *)

*The courses of Clinical Pharmacy (Joint Education) include bilingual courses in China and English courses in U.K. The admission requires an overall score of IELTS no less than 6.5 and no less than 6.0 in each section. If the applicant has an overall score of IELTS no less than 6.0 and no less than 5.0 in each section, after a paid 10-week English enhancement training, the applicant can be admitted. If the applicant fails the English test in the 2ndyear, the applicant cannot continue with the study in U.K., and has to extend the year of schooling up to two years. Those who fail to meet the overseas study requirement or are rejected by UoN due to incompetent performance will be ordered to quit school.

VI. Application, Entry and Date of Entrance Examinations

A. Application Deadline:Every June 15th

B. Entry Date:Every September

C. Date of Entrance Examination:Every September after the entry date

E. Documents Needed:

i. Application Form

ii. Copy of Highest Degree/Diploma Obtained

iii. Copy of Academic Transcript

iv. Copy of Passport

v. Other Certificates

vi. Two Signed Photographs

VII. General Procedures for foreign applicants:

A.The application documents will be examined by theuniversity, and the students should pay application fee upon the approval of their documents ( remittance receipts are needed).

B.Theuniversity sends Admission Notice and JW202 Form (Visa Application for Study in China).

C.The applicants should carry out thephysical examination at designated hospital and apply X1 or X2 visa at Chinese embassy.

D.Report to the university immediately after entry into China, verify/re-do physical examination and apply for a residence permit within 30 days.

Certificate Students

I. Long-term Program:

A.Late EnrollmentProgram

Course Selection: Students can refer to the Curriculum on line and choose the courses based on their own needs and interests.

Language: Chinese

B. Clinical Practice

Practice Pattern: Choose the subject at the beginning of the semester and practice in the affiliated hospitals.

Language: Chinese

C. One-Year English Acupuncture Program


Study Duration



Acupuncture & Moxibustion andTuina

Sept. to Next Jun.

Theories of TCM, TCM Diagnostics, Acupuncture Meridians and Collaterals,Tuina, Health Care & Physical Education, TCM Culture, Acupuncture Treatment, Acupuncture Points and Clinical Practice


D. Chinese Language:Preliminary and Intermediate

II. Short-term Program:




Acupuncture (Beginners)

Theories of TCM,TCM Diagnosis, Acupuncture Meridians, Collaterals and Points, Techniques of Acupuncture & Moxibusiton, Acupuncture Treatment, and Lectures on Acupuncture Clinic and Clinical Practice

1-2 months


(Advanced Learners)

Mechanism of Acupuncture Treatment, Acupuncture Clinical Practice. The main content includes Acupuncture Points Techniques, Special Acupuncture Treatment, Techniques of Acupuncture & Moxibusiton, Xing Nao Kai Qiao Therapy

1-2 months

TCM Health Care

Theories of TCM, Chinese Materia Medica, Theories of Medicated Diet and Cooking, Health CareTuina, Meridian Massage, Health Care Qigong, etc

4 weeks

Chinese Materia Medica

Basic Theories of Chinese Materia Medica, Clinical Application of TCM, TCM Pharmacology, TCM Preparation, TCM Recognition and Identification

4 weeks

Medicated Diet

Theories of TCM, Brief Chinese Materia Medica, Introduction to Prescriptions of Medicated Diet, Theories of Medicated Diet, Cooking Methods of Medicated Diet

2 weeks

TCM Cosmetology and Weight Loss

Basic Theories of TCM Cosmetology, TCM CosmetologyTuina, Facial Scraping, Techniques of CosmetologyTuina, Weight Loss by Using Acupuncture, Treatment Principle and Actual Operation of Common Skin Diseases

2 weeks

Themed Lectures

Lectures and clinical practice on diseases treated by acupuncture andTuina, TCM Internal Medicine

4 weeks

Orthopedics andTuina

Theories of TCM, Acupuncture Meridians and Collaterals, Introduction toTuina, Techniques ofTuina, Treatment on Common Diseases in Dept. of Orthopedics and Clinical Practice

4 weeks

TCM Characteristic Therapy

Scraping, Fire Needles, Blood Letting, Cupping

2 weeks


Anatomy, Regional Anatomy, Systematic Anatomy

1 week

Medical Qigong

Theories of TCM Qigong, Techniques and Exercise of Qigong (Baduanjin, Five-animal Exercises, Medical Qigong)

4 weeks

Taichi Boxing

Theories of Taichi and Exercise

4 weeks

Clinical Practice

TCM Clinical Practice in Different Departments

4 weeks

Starting anytime when there are five applicants or more. Contents and length may be adjusted according to the students’ education background.

Language of Instruction: Chinese, English, Korean, Japanese, Russian (Or assisted by an interpreter)

III. Certificates:Certificates will be issued when completing the study.

IV. Fees and Expenses (RMB/Person)

i. Application Fee:500

ii. Fees standard:

a. Long-term Programs:

Study Duration

Tuition (Chinese)

Tuition (English)

Late Enrollment and Course Selection

40/Hour×Hours of Single Subject

50/Hour×Hours of Single Subject

Clinical Practice

330/Day 1,200/Week 4,200/Month

b. One-Year Acupuncture Program:

Study Duration


Interpretation Fee

First Semester (5-month Theory)



Second Semester(1-month Theory plus 3-month Clinical Practice)



c. Chinese Language Program:

Study Duration


One month


Three months


One Semester


d. Short-term Studies Group:

Professional Courses


Interpretation Fee

One day



One week



One month



Three months



Clinical Practice


Interpretation Fee

One day



One week



One month



﹡20-24 teaching hours a week.

﹡Interpretation fee is also charged when the teacher gives lectures in foreign languages.


Admission Office

International Education College

Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Add: 88 Yuquan Road, Nankai District, Tianjin, P.R. China, 300193

Tel: 86-22-59596555 86-22-27374931

Fax: 86-22-27374931

E-mail:tutcm@hotmail.com;admission@tjutcm.edu. cn

Admission Website: http://iec.tjutcm.edu.cn;http://admission.tjutcm.edu.cn/

TUTCM Website:www.tjutcm.edu.cn

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