1.如何兑换人民币？ How can I convert my own country’s currency into RMB?
There are several banks within 5-10 minute walking distance from TFSU’s campus. Bank of China, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Agricultural Bank of China, and China Construction Bank can all exchange RMB. Additionally, there are two ATMs in the campus cafeteria that can be used to withdraw RMB.
2.学校周围是否有药店？ Is there a pharmacy near campus?
There is an on-campus clinic next to the tennis court.
3. 学校有餐厅吗？每天餐费大约需要多少钱？Is there a school cafeteria? About how much money should I budget per day for food?
TFSU has a cafeteria with a wide selection of choices. You can choose from Chinese food, western food, Korean food, Japanese food, Southeast Asian food and numerous quick-service options. Additionally, there are halal choices available. After registering for classes and beginning your studies, you can use your student ID (known as the “Yikatong”) to pay for your meals in the cafeteria. If you choose to eat at the on campus cafeteria, three meals a day requires a budget between 25-50 yuan.
4.宿舍内如何上网？Does the dormitory have internet access?
To access the internet in your dorm room, you must use an Ethernet cable and port. There is free WIFI available on the first floor of the dormitory.
5．如何洗衣服？Are there laundry facilities in the dormitory? How much does it cost to do laundry?
Each floor of the dormitory has a shared laundry room. To do your laundry, you must first purchase a laundry card from the front desk in the lobby of the dormitory. The laundry card costs 40 yuan, which includes a 10 yuan deposit. Each wash costs 3 yuan, and each card can be used for 10 washes. After 10 washes, you can purchase another 10 washes for 30 yuan at the front desk. Your 10 yuan deposit will be returned after you return your laundry card when check out from your room.
6.在哪里买东西？Where can I go shopping?
There are two supermarkets near campus: Century Mart and Tesco. Additionally, there is a 7-11 convenience store located across the street from Century Mart. There is also a service center in the basement of the school’s cafeteria building. This service center is home to a supermarket, express mail services, and printing.
7.学校周边交通方便么？How is it to access public transportation from campus?
There are several bus stops located just outside of the campus gates. There nearest subway station (Xiaobai Lou Station) is just a ten minute walk from school. Additionally, taxis are readily available throughout the city. The base cost of each taxi ride is 9 yuan. If you choose to use taxis during your time at TFSU, always remember to ask your driver for the receipt!
8. 从机场如何抵达学校？学校是否提供接机服务？How do I get to TFSU from the airport? Does TFSU provide a transportation service to and from the airport?
TFSU generally does not provide transportation services to and from the airport. If you arrive at Beijing Capital Airport, you can take a long distance bus (80 yuan) from the airport terminal to the long-distance bus station (Tianjin Huan Yun Ke Zhan) in the Nankai District of Tianjin, and then take a taxi directly to TFSU (around 20 yuan). If you arrive at the Tianjin International Airport, you can take the Airport Bus and then a taxi, or a taxi directly to TFSU (estimated cost is around 50 yuan).
9.保险费是多少？ How much is the insurance fee?
In accordance with the Chinese government’s laws and regulations, all study-abroad students in China must purchase comprehensive insurance for the duration of their study. The cost of comprehensive insurance is 800 RMB per year, or 400 RMB per semester. And the insurance fee is covered by TFSU.
10.报名费和申请资料是否可以退还？Can registration fees and application materials be returned?
Registration fees and application materials CANNOT be returned.
11.是否可以住在校外？Can I live off campus?
Students can live in residential areas off campus. If you choose to do so, you must abide by China’s laws, which require that within 24 hours of your stay, you and your landlord must go together to the local police station and handle residency formalities yourself.
12.一个班大概有多少名学生？ What’s the average class size at TFSU?
Normally, each class has 18-20 students.
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