International Students

International Students Overview

Tsinghua University was one of the first Chinese universities with international students enrollment. Back in 1950, 14 students from Eastern Europe were admitted into Tsinghua. As of today, more than 30,000 international students have studied at this historical Imperial Garden, and have been making distinctive contributions to societies and industries worldwide.

In recent years, Tsinghua’s international students’ community has grown rapidly. Roughly 3,500 international students from over 110 countries studied on campus, among whom 78% were enrolled in degree programs, 22% studied in various visiting programs. Furthermore, Tsinghua has brought in distinguished professors from around the world including the Noble prize winner and Turing Award winner, Chinese Science Academy members, and Chinese Engineering Academy members. All of them take active roles in teaching and mentoring students at all levels.

Tsinghua University offers a wide range of programs and courses for world talents. International students have choices from 39 undergraduate programs, more than 100 master programs and over 80 Ph.D programs. For students unable to take courses in Chinese, Tsinghua offers 15 master programs and 4 Ph.D programs delivered in English. More than 400 courses taught in English are available to all students.

Tsinghua welcomes students’ diversity and promotes intercultural dialogue. With more than 200 students associations and organizations, the campus provides a vibrant community and thriving environment for the students. The Asian Youth Exchange Center was established in 2014 to host domestic and international students alike. It fosters a blend-in environment for those seeking to be immersed in learning and culture exchange. To better serve international students and scholars, Tsinghua set up the International Students & Scholars Center to extend comprehensive and professional support to the international community on campus.

The Chinese civilization is so rare that it has preserved a continuous history of five thousand years. In this society full of multitudes and complexity, Tsinghua University presents a China perspective with both modern and ancient wisdom. Tsinghua is confident in providing education of extraordinary standard, and is committed to cultivating the world’s best and brightest students who are willing to make a difference worldwide.

Undergraduate Programs

Overview

The undergraduate programs of Tsinghua University are 4-year full-time study (except for the program in architecture which requires 5 years). The programs are mainly delivered in Chinese, with part of the courses taught in English or bilingually. Bachelor's degree and graduation certificate will be awarded if the students finish all the required course work and pass the thesis defense.

Starting from 2017, Tsinghua begins to integrate programs/majors into divisions and recruit students of undergraduate programs by division. There are 15 divisions open to international students. The application based admission process has been adopted for international students: academic performance (such as high school transcripts, certificate of National/Regional Graduation Examination/Matriculation Examination, results of international standard tests etc.), Chinese & English Language proficiency, awards and recommendation letters etc. are required when apply. The admission decision is based on a comprehensive evaluation of academic performance, language ability, supporting materials as well as interview.

Key Dates & Deadlines for 2019 Intake

1. First Round Application and Admission
Design/Fine Arts programs in Arts Division are open ONLY in this round
Online application (Beijing Time):
8:00 AM August 27—5:00 PM October 12, 2018
The First Round result will be issued by mid-December 2018

2. Second Round Application and Admission
Online application (Beijing Time):
8:00 AM October 13—5:00 PM November 30, 2018
The Second Round result will be issued by late February 2019

3. Third Round Application and Admission
Online application (Beijing Time):
8:00 AM December 1, 2018—5:00 PM January 5, 2019
The Third Round result will be issued by late March 2019

NOTE: The method and time of each round’s interview will be informed in advance.

Admission for International Applicants
2019 Undergraduate Divisions for International Students of Tsinghua University
Online Application System (Undergraduate) for International Applicants

Contact Information

Admissions Office
Tsinghua University
Haidian District, Beijing, 100084, P. R. China
Tel: +86-10-62783100
Fax: +86-10-62770837     
Email: admissions@tsinghua.edu.cn
Website: http://www.join-tsinghua.edu.cn/publish/bzw/7602/index.html

Admission Office
Academy of Arts and Design
Tsinghua University

Haidian District, Beijing, 100084, P. R. China
Tel: +86-10-62798170
Email: myzb@tsinghua.edu.cn
Website: http://www.tsinghua.edu.cn/publish/aden/index.html

HOW TO APPLY

Graduate Programs

Overview

Tsinghua University has been active in promoting the internationalization of student education. In the fall of 2017, around 3,500 international students comprising of 128 nationalities are studying at Tsinghua, and more than 1,600 of them are graduate students comprising of 115 nationalities. In the academic year 2018-2019 Tsinghua University will offer more than 100 Master’s degree programs and 80 Doctoral degree programs to International Students. Sixteen Master’s programs and four Doctoral programs are delivered in English (Graduate Programs in English ).

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Graduate Programs for International Students 2018

(M)–Master’s Programs

(EM)- Master’s Programs in English

(D)- Doctoral Programs

(ED)- Doctoral Programs in English

000 School of Architecture
Architecture (M)(D)
Civil Engineering (M)(D)
Urban and Rural Planning (M)(D)
Landscape Architecture (M)(D)
Fine Art (M)
Master of Architecture (M)(EM)
003 Department of Civil Engineering
Civil Engineering (M)(D)
Geodesy and Survey Engineering (M)
Transportation Engineering (M)
Management Science and Engineering (M)(D)
Project Management (EM)
004 Department of Hydraulic Engineering
Civil Engineering (M)(D)
Hydraulic Engineering (M)(D)
Management Science and Engineering (M)(D)
005 School of Environment
Civil Engineering (M)(D)
Nuclear Science and Technology (M)(D)
Environmental Science and Engineering (M)(D)(EM) (ED)
Environmental Engineering (M) Shenzhen
012 Department of Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering (M)(D)
Aeronautical and Astronautical Science and Technology (M)(D)
013 Department of Precision Instrument
Optical Engineering (M)(D)
Instrument Science and Technology (M)(D)
014 Department of Thermal Engineering
Power Engineering and Engineering Thermophysics (M)(D)
Power Engineering (M)
015 Department of Automotive Engineering
Mechanical Engineering (M)(D)(EM)
Power Engineering and Engineering Thermophysics (M)(D)
Vehicle Engineering (M)
016 Department of Industrial Engineering
Management Science and Engineering (M)(D)(EM)
Logistics Engineering (M) Shenzhen
Master of Engineering Management (EM)
Statistics (D)
022 Department of Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering (M)(D)
023 Department of Electronic Engineering
Electronic Science and Technology (M)(D)
Information and Communication Engineering (M)(D)
024 Department of Computer Science and Technology
Computer Science and Technology (M)(D)(EM)
Computer Technology (M) Shenzhen
025 Department of Automation
Control Science and Engineering (M)(D)
Control Engineering (M) Shenzhen
026 Department of Microelectronics and Nanoelectronics
Electronic Science and Technology (M)(D)
Integrated Circuit Engineering  (M)
031 School of Aerospace Engineering
Mechanics (M)(D)
Power Engineering and Engineering Thermophysics (M)(D)
Aeronautical and Astronautical Science and Technology (M)(D)
032 Department of Engineering Physics
Physics (M)(D)
Nuclear Science and Technology (M)(D)
Safety Science and Engineering (M)
Nuclear Energy and Nuclear Technology Engineering (EM)
034 Department of Chemical Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering (M)(D)
Chemical Engineering and Technology (M)(D)
035 School of Materials Science and Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering (M)(D)
Nuclear Science and Technology (D)
Materials Engineering (M) Shenzhen
042 Department of Mathematical Sciences
Mathematics (D)
Statistics (D)
043 Department of Physics
Physics (D)
Astrophysics (D)
044 Department of Chemistry
Chemistry (D)
045 School of Life Sciences
Biology (D)
046 Department of Earth System Science
Ecology (D)
047 Institute for Interdisciplinary Information Sciences
Physics (D)
Computer Science and Technology (M)(D)
051 School of Economics and Management
Theoretical Economics (D)
Applied Economics (D)
Management Science and Engineering (M)(D)
Business Administration (M)(D)
Master of Finance (M)
Master of Business Administration (M)(EM)
Master of Professional Accounting (M)
059 School of Public Policy and Management
Public Administration (M)(D)
Master of Public Administration (EM)
060 PBC School of Finance
Master of Finance (M)
Master of Business Administration (M)
066 School of Law
Science of Law (M)(D)
Juris Master (EM)
067 School of Journalism and Communication
Journalism and Communication (M)(D)
Master of Journalism and Communication (EM)
068 School of Marxism
Theory of Marxism (M)(D)
069 School of Humanities
Philosophy (M)(D)
Chinese Language and Literature (M)(D)
Foreign Languages and Literatures (M)(D)
History of China (M)(D)
History of the World (M)(D)
History of Science and Technology (M)
070 School of Social Sciences
Philosophy (M)(D)
Theoretical Economics (M)(D)
Politics (M)(D)(EM)
Sociology (M)(D)
Psychology (M)
Physical Education and Sport Science (M)(D)
Master of Science in Physical Education (M)
History of Science and Technology (M)
080 Academy of Arts & Design
Art Theory (M)(D)
Fine Art (M)(D)
Design (M)(D)
097 Schwarzman College,Tsinghua University
Global Affairs (EM)
101 Institute of Nuclear and New Energy Technology
Materials Science and Engineering (M)(D)
Chemical Engineering and Technology (M)(D)
Nuclear Science and Technology (M)(D)
Environmental Science and Engineering (M)(D)
Nuclear Energy and Nuclear Technology Engineering (EM)
103 Institute of Education
Education (M)(D)
Public Administration (M)(D)
400 School of Medicine
Biology (D)
Biomedical Engineering (M)(D)
Clinical Medicine (M)(D)
Master of Medicine (M)
Master of Public Health (EM)
402 School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Biology (D)
410 School of Software
Master of Software Engineering (M)
Software Engineering (M)(D)
600 Tsinghua-UC Berkeley Shenzhen Institute
Environmental Science and New Energy Technology (M)(ED)
Data Science and Information Technology (M)(ED)
Precision Medicine and Healthcare (M)(ED)
601 Global Innovation eXchange Institute,Tsinghua University
Data Science and Information Technology (M)

Please click here to get ‘Catalog of Graduate Programs 2018’.

How to Apply?

Online Application

All international applicants should apply via the online application system. Submissions in other formats are invalid.

Qualification of Applicants

Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens with a valid passport.

A Master's Degree program applicant should have a Bachelor’s Degree or a degree equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree (or above) in China. A Doctoral Degree program applicant should have a Master’s Degree or a degree equivalent to a Master’s Degree (or above) in China.

Applicants should be in good health and character, well-behaved and willing to abide by China's laws, regulations as well as Tsinghua’s rules.

Language skills requirements:

(a) For programs offered in Chinese: see the Notes of “Catalog of Graduate Programs 2018”

(b) For programs offered in English: see the target programs’ specific requirements.

Note: Please be sure to review any additional requirements that may be required for the target department.

Application Schedule

Graduate Programs offered in Chinese:

1st Round : Nov 1, 2017 – Jan 15, 2018

2nd Round : Feb 15, 2018 - Mar 1, 2018

Graduate programs offered in English: the application schedule is specified by individual programs.

Scholarships

Applicants are encouraged to apply for Chinese Government Scholarship/Tuition Scholarships.

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Contact us

For Admission

Graduate Admission Office, Tsinghua University

Tel: +86-10-62781380 Email: grad@tsinghua.edu.cn

For Scholarship

Graduate Scholarship and Grants Management Office, Tsinghua University

Tel:+86-10-62789660 Email:finaid@tsinghua.edu.cn

For Visa or Campus Life

International Students & Scholars Center, Tsinghua University

Tel:+86-10-62784857/8503 Email:iso@tsinghua.edu.cn

Web:http://is.tsinghua.edu.cn

Financial Aid

Currently, Tsinghua University mainly offers three kinds of scholarships to the international students: Chinese Government Scholarship, Tuition Scholarships, and Confucius Institute Scholarship.

Chinese Government Scholarship

The Chinese Government Scholarship (CGS) is set up by the Chinese government to sponsor international students, teachers and scholars to study and conduct research in Chinese universities. It is aimed to promote the mutual understanding, cooperation and exchanges in various fields between China and other countries. Tsinghua University is one of the designated universities to undertake the CGS Program.

The CGS is open to both the degree program students (undergraduate and graduate) and the visiting/exchange students. The full CGS covers tuition fees, on-campus accommodation, living allowance and comprehensive medical insurance. The partial CGS covers one or few items in the full CGS. Specific items covered by the partial CGS are in accordance with the regulations of the CGS program concerned and the Letter of Admission.

Inquiries:

1. Graduate Students
Graduate Scholarship and Grants Management Office
Email: finaid@tsinghua.edu.cn
Tel: +86-10-62789660

Kind Reminder:
Incoming Graduate Students
For eligibility, application channel and procedure of CGS, please refer to the Scholarships for Incoming Full-time International Graduate Students at Tsinghua University at:
http://gradadmission.tsinghua.edu.cn/f/login
Scholarships for Incoming Full-time International Graduate Students

Current CGS holders
For distribution and regulation of CGS, please look at the Chinese Government Scholarship Handbook for Full-time International Graduate Students at Tsinghua University

2. Visiting/Exchange Students
Academic Affairs Office
Email: exchange@tsinghua.edu.cn (student exchange program)
   visiting@tsinghua.edu.cn (general visiting program)
Tel: +86-10-62773058

Tuition Scholarships

Tuition Scholarships cover full or partial tuition fee with a duration of one academic year and could be applied year by year (competitive). Tuition Scholarships mainly refer to the following scholarship programs:

1. Beijing Government Scholarship (for undergraduates and master’s students)

The Beijing Government Scholarship is established by Beijing Municipal Government to attract and support excellent International students to study in Beijing. It is used to cover the tuition fees fully or partially, and needs to be applied year by year.

At Tsinghua University, the Beijing Government Scholarship is open only to the undergraduates and Master's students.

2. Tsinghua University Scholarship (for doctoral students)

The Tsinghua University Scholarship is established by Tsinghua University to encourage and support excellent International students to study at Tsinghua University. The Scholarship is used to cover tuition fees fully or partially, and needs to be applied year by year. Since 2011, the Scholarship is open only to the doctoral students.

Inquiries:

1. Graduate Students
Graduate Scholarship and Grants Management Office
Email: finaid@tsinghua.edu.cn
Tel: +86-10-62789660

Kind Reminder:
Incoming Graduate Students
For eligibility and application procedure of Tuition Scholarships, please refer to the Scholarships for Incoming Full-time International Graduate Students at Tsinghua University at: http://gradadmission.tsinghua.edu.cn/f/login

Confucius Institute Scholarship

The Confucius Institute Scholarship is established by the Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) to encourage and support International students to study Chinese language and culture in China. Tsinghua University is authorized by Hanban to enroll the Confucius Institute Scholarship students who will be studying Chinese language in China for one semester or one year. The Scholarship application should be recommended by the Confucius Institute or the Education Section of Chinese Embassies in the applicant's home country.