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2022 Global Environmental Leadership Program, GELP

1. Overview of the Program

Tsinghua’s Master’s program of Global Environmental Leadership (GELP) is an extension of the Global Environment Program (GEP) – a pioneering Bachelor program on global environment management in China. GELP prepares its students with “Global Competence”- the capability to learn, work and live with others from different cultures in order to embrace opportunities and challenges in the future.

GELP is dedicated to providing students with the tools, resources and the platform needed to thrive in international organizations. The program fosters a close connection  between students and faculty members. Study and research programs are arranged individually by each student in consultation with two advisers from both Tsinghua and internationl organizations.


Global Environmental Leadership Program, GELP

2. Degree Offered

Master of Science in Environmental Science and Engineering (M.S.-ESE)

3. Required Qualification of Applicants

(1) Applicants must be non-Chinese citizen with a valid passport.

(2) Applicants should have a Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent degree to a Bachelor's Degree (or above) in China, majoring in Environmental Science and Engineering, Environmental Economics and Management, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Biology, or other relevant fields. 

The Bachelor degree should be a formal four-year program with at least 100 credits or 30 courses.

The overall average of required courses should be 70%. No more than 5 courses have scores lower than 60%. If the transcript only shows GPA, please clarify the calculation method from actual score to GPA and whether the GPA meets the requirement in the personal statement.

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

(4) Language skills requirements:

For NON- English native speakers, ONE of the following conditions shall be met.

a. Major courses in undergraduate period were given in English and this shall be clearly stated in the applicants’ transcripts.


b. Applicants provide the transcript of either TOEFL (minimum 90 for overall score and 23 for writing component) or IELTS (minimum 6.5 for overall score and 6.0 for writing component).

4. How to Apply

Applicants should complete an Online Application on the website of the THU Graduate Programs Application System for International Students (http://gradadmission.tsinghua.edu.cn) during the designated THU application period. Applicants should fill in the application information online, upload the application documents to the Online Application System, and pay the application fee online at the time of submission.

·Application Schedule (Beijing Time)

1st Round:    8:00 AM Oct 15, 2021——17:00 PM Dec 15, 2021

2nd Round :   8:00 AM Jan 1, 2022——17:00 PM Mar 1, 2022

☆The winter break of THU will be from Jan 12,2022 to Feb 16,2022. The application system will still be available during the winter break, but online verification might be delayed due to the vacation. Applicants are therefore recommended to complete their application at least two or three weeks in advance.

·Application Documents and Remarks

Please refer to the below link:


5. Scholarship

 (1) Chinese Government Scholarship (CGS): The Full CGS usually covers tuition, stipend, on-campus accommodation (or accommodation subsidy), and medical insurance. The Partial CGS includes one or a few items in the Full CGS. Annual Review is strictly required for all CGS holders.

(2) Tuition Scholarship: For example, the Beijing Government Scholarship for International Students, covers full or partial tuition fee with a duration of one academic year. Applicants may apply for Tuition Scholarships annually (competitive).

For further information about Chinese Government Scholarship and Tuition Scholarship, please refer to the below link:


(3) School of Environment Top-up Scholarship: To support those who have not been granted the full scholarship and are not in a good economic condition, accommodation fee could be fully covered by the School after a full consideration of the applicants’ potential in study and research. The amount is RMB 2000 /month. The students, who already get full scholarship from other sources, will NOT be supported.

6. Campus Life

SOE is a friendly and welcoming community where students can get involved in a variety of clubs and activities. Students may choose from more than 100 student associations of the university and activities, such as sports competition, community service, social and environmental awareness, New Year’s party, tourist visits to Chinese cultural and historical destinations, concerts etc.

SOE also hosts a variety of academic events that are open to all the students across the country, such as the National Doctoral Candidates Conference and Tsinghua Environmental-Friendly Science & Technology Competition.

Students are encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities, so that they can achieve a well-rounded development.

The School of Environment launched the International Student Ambassador Program in 2016. Ambassadors are assigned a group of incoming students, to whom they provide guidance on a range of matters relating to studying and living in China.

7. Contact information

Manager of GELP: Ms. JIANG Aina

E-mail: soe-gep@tsinghua.edu.cn

Tel: 86-10-62796342

Mailing Address:

Office of International Graduate Programs

Room 103, School of Environment

Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, P. R. China