Prospectus of International Schools in Tianjin | Wellington Admissions

May 27 15:34 2020

Selecting a school for your child is one of the most important decisions that you can make as a family. Wellington College has gained a strong reputation around the world as an educational leader, providing a progressive and exciting academic programme that is supported by strong traditions developed throughout its 161-year history. This continues at Wellington College International Tianjin, where pupils are supported by world-class teachers, state-of-the-art facilities and an environment that promotes a highly individual education, ensuring that all Wellingtonians fulfil their potential and are given every opportunity for success. As one of the best international schools in Tianjin, Wellington believes in a holistic education that develops well-rounded children, and that means they provide a wide range of both academic and extra-curricular activities.

Prospectus of International Schools in Tianjin丨Wellington Admissions

In addition to above, this international school in Tianjin also offers a wide range of community activities throughout the year, where parents have an opportunity to engage with the school and help make the environment more inclusive and caring for the children.

Below are 11 of the most frequently asked questions we receive.

Q1: What year levels are open for the 2020-2021 academic year?

For the 2020-2021 academic year, Wellington College International Tianjin will be enrolling pupils from Year 2 through to Year 13. We would suggest early application as we do have limited seats in some year levels.

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Q2: What are your admissions standards?

In line with the admissions regulations for international schools in China, Wellington College International Tianjin can accept applications for pupils who meet certain criteria. We would recommend a personalised appraisal of your status by contacting our admissions team. The team will help evaluate your status and will be able to answer any question you may have about the enrolment process.

Prospectus of International Schools in Tianjin丨Wellington Admissions

Wellington College International Tianjin is a non-selective school which, in line with our holistic educational philosophy, aims to admit pupils with a wide range of skills and capabilities including those who can demonstrate academic ability, as well as an enthusiasm for arts, music, sports and service.

Other important characteristics include:

  • An international outlook and a desire to be a global citizen of the future
  • A willingness to work hard with a positive attitude towards learning
  • A desire to develop all Wellington Identities, to take full advantage of the opportunities on offer at Wellington and a commitment to making a positive contribution to the wider Wellington community
  • An aspiration to fulfil and live by the Wellington Values

Q3: Is there an assessment or interview? 

Applicants for Years 2-3 will undertake a short verbal test and interview with the teaching team. For Years 4 and above we also required a Cognitive Ability Test (CAT4). The test is completed online, under the supervision of a member of the Admissions team, and takes one to two hours to complete. This assessment provides comprehensive data on a pupil’s verbal, non-verbal, spatial and quantitative abilities and informs the Admissions Committee as to whether your child is ready to access the Wellington College curriculum. 

Q4: How can we book a campus tour?

We are able to offer a limited number of onsite tours as per the current regulations.  Please contact our hotline numbers below to book an appointment.

Q5: Do you offer a bus service? What are the bus routes?

Yes. For the 2020-2021 academic year, Wellington offer 13 school bus routes with over 60 pickup points across the majority of family living areas in Tianjin.

Q6: What is the relationship between Wellington College International Tianjin and Wellington College in England? 

Wellington College International Tianjin and Wellington College in England hold a uniquely close relationship at all levels from governance to pupil and faculty exchanges. This relationship allows for an exchange of ideas and professional learning, and ensures that we uphold our Values, Identity and the highest quality of education.

Like Wellington College International Shanghai and Hangzhou, the curriculum at Wellington College International Tianjin is based on the National Curriculum of England and Wales, suitably enhanced to incorporate exciting elements from the International Primary Curriculum. We also recognise that the College is an international school with a multinational pupil body, and the needs and expectations of all pupils very considerably. Our curriculum is suitably tailored to meet the background and individual needs of our pupils, giving them a wide breadth of educational experience and academic depth.

Q7: Does Wellington provide a Mandarin Programme?

Though the language of the College and of the curriculum is English, we recognise the importance of Mandarin to our pupils and to their families. In all years, pupils are taught by Mandarin specialist teachers on a daily basis who can adapt to those taking their first steps in learning Chinese as well as those who may be bilingual or have parents for whom Mandarin is their first language. The Mandarin department works across the school, with specialists for each different age and phase of child development. In addition to supporting a love of learning of the Chinese language, the Mandarin department also works outside the formal classroom learning, offering a wide variety of Chinese cultural activities as part of the After School Activities (ASA) programme as well as organising celebrations of traditional Chinese festivals.

Q8: How much time is devoted to sport weekly?

Sport is an integral part of each pupil’s development, wellbeing and education. As such, our pupils engage in separate Physical Education and Swimming classes weekly. Through our ASA programme, as well as Sports Days and other school sport competitions, our pupils enjoy access to our gymnasium, football pitch, 100-metres all-weather synthetic running track, basketball and Tennis courts, and two swimming pools, including a 25-metre, six-lane competition pool.

Q9: How do you prepare your senior school graduates to apply to the world’s leading colleges and universities?

Our Senior School University planning starts as early as Year 9 at Wellington College International Tianjin. Working closely with the university Guidance team, students will build over time an exceptional selection of work and academic results to add to their university portfolio. In 2020 alone 50% of all our graduates have won offers to the top 30 universities in the world, with 30% of our graduates being offered a place in the top 10.

Q10: Do you offer scholarships?

We recognise and reward excellence by offering scholarships in the categories of music, sport and academics. Scholars play a significant role in the life of the college and, whatever their discipline, must show a high degree of ability in their chosen field and be able to demonstrate leadership in the encouragement of non-scholarship holding pupils. For the 2020-2021 academic year, we are again introducing a range of academic scholarships for external candidates that can result in significant reduction of tuition fees. For the most up-to-date scholarship information, please contact the Admissions Team.

Q11: What type of community events do you have? 

A strong sense of community forms the foundation for all that we do at Wellington. In addition to school events throughout the year from concerts to sports and our much coveted annual Musical, Wellington is proud to be an active member of the greater community. Wellington College Tianjin is also a proud host of the Festival of Education, or EdFest, hosted annually at each of the Wellington College China campuses. EdFest provides an opportunity for debates about education and the place it has in a rapidly changing world.  Education’s disciplines and expectations can no longer be taken for granted and are being revisited, revised and renewed. The significance that Chinese culture places on learning means that the city is likely to become pivotal in the reshaping of world education in the 21st century. 

Our Admissions Team is always available to provide advice and assistance. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via one of the channels listed below.


(+86)187-2248-7836 (English)

(+86)136-4200-4609 (中文)

(+86)187-2253-0823 (한국부)

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Email: [email protected] 

Wellington College International Tianjin

Wellington College International Tianjin officially opened its doors to pupils in September 2011, offering a world-class international education for children of expatriate families from the ages of 2 to 18. The College follows the English National Curriculum, which is enhanced through the cross-curricula International Primary Curriculum. In Senior School, pupils complete the International General Certificate of Secondary Education IGCSE in Years 10-11 and then in the final 2 year the internationally recognised A Level Programme for pupils in Years 12-13. As with all Wellington College schools, the Wellington Values and Identities form the core of the holistic education provided by Wellington College International Tianjin.

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City: Tianjin
Country: China