Program at Tibet University
As a comprehensive university with a main
focus on training of teachers in the Tibet Autonomous Region,
Tibet University (TU) was in July 1985 based on the former
Tibet Teachers' college. TU was originally founded in 1951 as
the Tibet Cadres School.
Located in Lhasa, the capital city of the
Tibetan Autonomous Region, TU currently offers degrees in
seven major areas of study: Tibetan Language; Chinese and
English; Politics and History; Mathematics and Physics; Chemistry, Biology and Geography; Chemistry, Biology and Geography; Tibetan Art and
Music; Economics Management. There are a total of 19 subjects in
Tibet University, in 2 of which students can obtain Masters
Degrees, and 10 of which they can obtain Bachelor Degrees.
There are currently 1400 students enrolled at.
Student Population: 7,000
International Student Population:
Areas of Study: Humanities, Tibetan
Languages, Chinese Language
12-20 students average
University 20 percent bilingual
The following accommodations are available for programs at Tibet University.
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Dates and Fees
For dates and fees at Tibet University, click here .
The campus houses a 22,000-volume library,
and a computer lab as well as a computer network center which
is connected to China's educational network. After registering
with the library, students have full access to all of its
services from the current opening times of 3:30 pm – 9 pm.
The campus has football pitches, basketball
courts, volleyball courts, a running track, cafeteria and
student centre. There are also plenty of gyms, bars and KTV
bars near the campus. Private sports and swimming facilities
are available about 15 minutes away from the campus by bicycle
Although there are no drycleaners on campus,
there are several in the shopping streets nearby. Washing
machines are provided in the international students' dormitory
block, while a laundry shop can be reached within 2-3 minutes
Money & Banking
Although there is no bank on campus, ATMs
and Chinese bank branches are not far away, offering a range
of services for international students, including money
transfers and foreign currency exchange. Students can also
open a bank account at the bank of their choice for greater
convenience during their period of study.
There is a medical clinic on campus with
24-hour service. There are also several larger hospitals
nearby the university.
Food & Groceries
The university area has plenty of grocery
stores, and students can make use of their kitchenettes to
cook in the dormitory building. However, the average cost of
breakfast (RMB 4), lunch and dinner (RMB 7 each) makes eating
in the canteens very reasonable. These on-campus restaurants
generally offer Chinese food, particularly spicy dishes, with
a special canteen for international students.
numerous internet cafes, shops, teahouses and restaurants
within 2-3 minutes of the dormitory. Western restaurants and
tourist facilities are about 15-20 minutes walking distance
from the university.
A post office is located nearby, about
10-15 minutes walking distance from the campus.
The university campus is situated in the
west of Lhasa. The main Tibetan areas and traditional temples
of the city (i.e. the area around the Barkhor) are about 15-20
minutes walk from the university. Students can easily visit
local restaurants and shops and converse with people there in
order to practice their language skills.
Distance from the airport: One hour by
bus or taxi.
Distance from the train station: 30 minutes by