Tianjin Foreign Studies University (TFSU), one of China’s eight foremost higher education institutions specializing in foreign languages, is a multidisciplinary university with “Foreign Language & Literature” as the predominant discipline.
The history of TFSU can be traced back to 1921 when the university’s first predecessor, Hautes Etudes Industrielles et Commerciales was founded at the present site of the Machang Road campus. In 1964, the university's second predecessor — Qinhuangdao Foreign Language College (later renamed Tianjin Foreign Language College) was established.
Then in 1974, with the approval of the State Council, Tianjin Foreign Language College expanded into a new school known as Tianjin Institute of Foreign Languages at the current Machang Road campus. In 2010, with the approval of the Ministry of Education (MOE), the school was renamed Tianjin Foreign Studies University.
Today’s TFSU has two campuses—the Machang Road campus and the Binhai campus, covering a total area of approximately 70 hectares. The Machang Road campus lies in the city’s iconic Wudadao area and a number of buildings inside it are rated as Historical Heritage Architecture, rendering a cultural uniqueness to the campus. The Binhai campus boasts picturesque scenery and is situated in the ecologically-friendly university complex in Dagang District, Tianjin Binhai New Area (TBNA).
Following its motto, “For Global Knowledge and Moral Integrity”, the university gives priority to quality and integrity, and devotes itself to nurturing well-rounded, high quality, interdisciplinary talents with strong abilities of self-directed learning and intercultural communication. The university makes great efforts to feature “foreign language+” & “major +” education with a focus on producing talents who possess both solid professional knowledge and strong language proficiency.