Worldwide University Achievement


Wellington College in Tianjin is once again celebrating an excellent crop of university offers from the UK, the USA, South Korea, and around the world. Offers made to our pupils over the past three years are beginning to show a strength in depth and consistency which is remarkable for what is still a relatively new school.

Notable achievements in public exam results this year included A*, A*, A, A in our A Level cohort and an IB score of 42 which equals our previous record. All pupils deserve congratulations as their grades have enabled them to accept places at some of the top universities in the world. These include Durham University (ranked 5th in the UK and 97th in the world) TheUniversity of Virginia (ranked 3rd in the public school rankings in the USA), New York University (ranked 19th in the USA and 27th in the world) and Pennsylvania State University (ranked 36th in the USA and 77th in the world).For the first time in the school’s history, we have had two pupils accepted onto undergraduate courses for architecture, one of whom has been admitted to the world-renowned Architecture Association in London, the alma mater of many of the world’s most well-known architects, including Zaha Hadid and Rem Koolhaas.

As usual, our Wellingtonian artists are heading to top art institutions across the world. This year, destinations for our graduates include Central Saint Martins – University of the Arts London (ranked 8th in the world, with an acceptance rate of only 6%) and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago which is ranked 6th in the world.

2018 has seen some of our strongest results for our Korean pupils with our first places gained at Yonsei University (ranked 3rd in South Korea) and Korea University (4th in South Korea). Anyone with knowledge of Korean Universities will understand what a fantastic achievement this is.

Looking ahead, our new Year 13 pupils have been taking advantage of some of the world’s best summer schools, including Stanford University, Berklee College of Music (ranked 5th in the USA for Music Colleges) and Parsons School of Art and Design (ranked number one Art School in the USA and number 2 in the world). Our pupils also attended summer schools in the UK at University of Oxford, University College London (ranked 16th in the world) and Imperial College  London (ranked 8th in the world). These experiences will pay off handsomely as they begin to make their university applications between now and Christmas. Support for our pupils was mentioned by our Head of College during the graduation ceremony who said, ‘Courage, responsibility, kindness, integrity and respect. These values echo in our heads, wherever we go and whatever we do. My years at Wellington have been and will be some of the best years of my life‘.

All of our pupils from Year 10 and above will also begin to benefit from our new College and University Guidance Counsellor, Ms Luyi Feng, who has joined us from Canada and brings a wealth of experience of the North American applications process. Luyi is a full-time counselor who speaks fluent English and Mandarin. She is available for all parents and pupils who need guiding through the university applications process.

Excellent public exam results, enviable university destinations and first-class support from our growing team are reasons why the Sixth Form at Wellington College in Tianjin is becoming the first choice for parents and ambitious youngsters. Our next public event will be the 5th International University Fair on Wednesday 26th September. All are welcome to come and meet representatives from over 50 universities worldwide.

Congratulations to our Class of 2018 and good luck to our Class of 2019 over the coming months. We know that we will have even more to celebrate next year.

University Offers 2015-2018


Aberystwyth University

Architectural Association School of Architecture

Bournemouth University

Brunel University London

Cardiff University

Central St Martins University of the Arts

City University London

Coventry University

Coventry University London

Durham University

Imperial College London

King’s College London

Lancaster University

London College of Fashion

London School of Economics and Political Science

Loughborough University

Northumbria University

Oxford Brookes University

Queen Mary University of London

Royal Holloway University of London

St George’s University of London

University of the Arts London Camberwell College

University College London

University of Bath

University of Birmingham

University of Brighton

University of Bristol

University of East Anglia

University of Edinburgh

University of Glasgow

University of Greenwich

University of Kent

University of Leeds

University of Liverpool

University of Manchester

University of Nottingham

University of Sheffield

University of Southampton

University of St Andrews

University of Stirling

University of Warwick

University of Westminster



Academy of Art University of San Francisco

Bard College

Berklee College of Music

Brown University

Carnegie Mellon University

Cornell University

Denison University

Fordham University

Hamilton College

Illinois Wesleyan University

Michigan State University

New York University

Northeastern University

Parsons School of Design

Pennsylvania State University

Pepperdine University

Rhode Island School of Design

Rutgers University the State University of New Jersey

School of the Art Institute Chicago

School of Visual Arts New York

St Olaf College

Syracuse University

The George Washington University

University of California Davis

University of California Irvine

University of California Los Angeles

University of California San Diego

University of California Santa Cruz

University of Connecticut

University of Illinois Urbana-Champagne

University of Iowa

University of Rochester

University of Virginia

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University



Peking University

Nankai University

City University Hong Kong

Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Savannah College of Art and Design Hong Kong


Chung Ang University

Dankook University

Dongduk Women’s University

Gyeonggi University

Hongik University

Hy Erica University

InHa University

Kacheon University

Korea University

Kyung Hee University

Seoul National University

Sogang University

Soongsil University

Sungkyunkwan University

Sungshin Women’s University

Yonsei University


McGill University

University of British Columbia

University of Toronto


Bond University

Monash University

University of Melbourne

University of New South Wales

University of Queensland

University of Sydney


Parsons Paris


Media Design School Auckland