Approved by the national Ministry of Education in 2005, Shanghai Normal University Tianhua College is among the first non-profit private institutions in Shanghai, China, providing comprehensive educational programs to over 8,700 full-time students for their undergraduate studies.


While focusing on internationalization, Tianhua attaches great importance to developing cooperation and exchange with overseas universities. It is continually urging its leaders to exchange with worldwide state-of-art educational philosophy and practices, and also sending its faculty members and student advisors abroad to learn from what is considered to be good to both themselves and their students.Guest professors from America and other partner colleges are invited to speak, and more and more international students are visiting Tianhua, which enriches campus life and sparks new trains of thoughts. The ultimate goal of internationalization is to provide opportunities for students to connect with the world, and to be global citizens.



The common goal of our education is to prepare students for their personal and professional success. Specifically, they are: 

Zhuan (Professionalism):

·Mastery of Expertise

·Training of Practicum

·Cultivation of Creativity


Tong (Versatility)

·Understand the fundamental classics in humanities

·Have solid foundation of Interdisciplinary thinking

·Hold a broadened global perspective


Ya (Refinement)

·Abide by etiquettes and integrity

·Be confident in the national culture

·Bear social responsibilities actively



Designed by landscaping experts, Tianhua campus has delicate beauty of the South-China gardens and traditional cultural atmosphere.


The campus features a Long Covered Cultural Walkway, along the bank of a river surrounding the campus, with more than 400 aphorisms and catchphrases from ancient Chinese sages inscribed on the wall. Students often spend time there with friends or alone while immersed in Chinese traditional culture.

Paired with traditional landscape, Tianhua has newly built up cutting-edge library, classrooms, technology centers and practical training centers. The housing and dining options are located in a bamboo forest.



Due to rigorous internal quality assurance system, Tianhua College has been recognized by its student-centered services, with support from academic, administrative, and logistic team.


·Shanghai Garden Unit

·Shanghai Model Organization

·Shanghai AAAAA Social Organization

·Shanghai Advanced Social Organization

·Shanghai Safe and Civilized Campus

·Shanghai Top Level Student Counseling

·Chinese Outstanding Private Higher Institution

·Best Campus Culture by Ministry of Education