Join us | Tsinghua Global Summer School 2022

The 2022 Tsinghua Global Summer School (GSS 2022) will be held from July 4 to July 10, 2022. Themed A Healthy Planet for Sustainable Development, GSS 2022 is a 7-day program organized collaboratively by Tsinghua academic institutions.

GSS 2022 explores innovative ways to solve critical challenges related to public health, society, economy, and environment, with sustainable development as a core reference point. It integrates academics with innovation and interaction by engaging with students through master classes, workshops, an SDG Hackathon, virtual visits and cultural events. The SDG Hackathon has been specially added into the program to strengthen the cultivation of students' innovative thinking and incorporate the values of sustainable development.

GSS strives to break through boundaries, technical limitations and different identities to address social issues. It aspires to integrate resources and inspire collaboration inside and outside class, on and off campus, in China and in other countries, and online and offline.

Method of Delivery: Online

Start Date: July 4, 2022

End Date: July 10, 2022

Course Content

Supported by over 20 Tsinghua departments and institutes, this summer school will cover diverse topics related to sustainable development. The program features a carefully curated syllabus combining academic, cultural, and social engagements, and will be conducted entirely in English through online lectures, workshops and an SDG Hackathon.

Learning Objectives

Tsinghua GSS combines Tsinghua’s world-class teaching and research resources with virtual engagements that showcase Chinese culture and Tsinghua’s spirit of academic excellence. This year’s GSS will increase participants’ awareness of sustainable development and stimulate their critical thinking to explore and solve critical challenges related to education, economy, and environment, with sustainable development as a core reference point.

Expected Outcomes

Participants are expected to develop skills fundamental to global leadership, including in-depth problem analysis and exploration, presentation and expression, cross-cultural communication, and teamwork.


Students who meet the attendance requirement and complete the SDG Hackathon will be eligible for 1 academic credit and a Tsinghua GSS 2022 Certificate.

How to apply

Tsinghua’s partner institutions and affiliated alliances

The program is open to students from Tsinghua partner institutions and affiliated alliances worldwide.

Eligible students are required to complete the application form and submit application materials online via the link below:


(Click "Read more" below to apply)

Tsinghua Global Summer School uses a rolling admission policy; applications are reviewed as they are received.

Eligibility Requirements

- Applications are welcome from undergraduate students from overseas partner universities.

- Good command of English is a must.

Application Materials

1) Application Form (online application)

2) Supporting documents (to be uploaded):

- One-page curriculum vitae

- Full academic transcript

- Passport information page

Application Schedule

May 10-June 10, 2022

Application materials should be submitted before June 6, 2022.


Eligible students accepted by the program will be granted a tuition waiver.



For more information, please visit https://www.tsinghua.edu.cn/gss/.

Source: Office of International Affairs

Editors: Guo Lili, Sangeet

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