As an open university, Tsinghua attaches much importance to the international education, and offers quality programs to the international students.

Undergraduate programs

Nearly 40 undergraduate programs are open to the international students who are going to study in China for a Bachelor’s degree. The international applicants need to be skilled at Chinese language, the proficiency of which is evidenced by the certificate of HSK band 5 or above. The admission criteria are based on a combination of entrance exam scores, high school records, recommendation, and other documents reflecting on your excellence, such as the scores of SAT, A-level or the national college entrance exam of your country.

In almost all the departments/schools, the international undergraduate students are organized together with the Chinese students into classes. Therefore, you will have more opportunities to communicate with Chinese classmates and learn from each other.

Graduate programs

Around 100 Master’s and 80 doctoral programs are open to the international students. In particular, more than 10 Master’s programs as well as most of the doctoral programs in engineering and natural science subjects are delivered in English, providing more choices to the students who are not skilled at Chinese language. The admission criteria are based on the evaluation of the applicant’s academic background and research capability.

Moreover, Tsinghua has established more than 20 Master’s dual-degree programs in cooperation with foreign partner universities, some of which are listed as follows:

  • Tsinghua-RWTH Aachen (mechanical engineering),
  • Tsinghua-Tokyo Institute of Technology (materials, life science, humanities, medicine, and chemical engineering),
  • Tsinghua-Tohoku University (materials, physics, and mechanical engineering),
  • Tsinghua-HEC Paris (MBA),
  • Tsinghua-MINES Paris Tech (environment, thermal engineering, and nuclear energy),
  • Tsinghua-IL POLITECNICO DI MILANO (arts and design),
  • Tsinghua-Johns Hopkins University (international relations),
  • Tsinghua-Columbia University (business analysis),
  • Tsinghua-Cornell University (FMBA),
  • Tsinghua-Yale University (environment), etc. 

The program students from partner universities spend one year or more in host universities to take courses and do research. Two Master’s degrees will be awarded respectively by the home and host universities, once the dissertations meet the academic requirement of both universities.

It is also worth noting that a brand new one-year Master’s program, the Schwarzman Scholars at Tsinghua, will be enrolling the inaugural class in 2016. This program will give the world’s best and brightest students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills in politics, business, and international relations. For more information about the program, please visit the website of Schwarzman Scholars at Tsinghua ( ).              

Visiting/Exchange programs

Tsinghua has established partnerships with more than 200 universities around the world, and student exchange has been implemented with more than 100 partner universities. The students exchanged from partner universities study in Tsinghua for one to two semesters and transfer back the credits earned. There are more than 200 English-taught courses open to the exchange students. Meanwhile, Chinese Language courses are offered to help them learn basic Chinese.

In addition to the university-level exchange, the department/school-level exchange is also increasingly active. More and more students from partner institutions visit Tsinghua and take major-related courses or do research under the supervision of professors.

Chinese language program

The Chinese language program delivers Chinese language courses to the international students who are going to learn Chinese. The courses have eight levels, covering beginners and advanced learners. The curriculum includes Speaking, Listening Comprehension, Comprehensive Chinese, Extensive Reading, Newspaper Reading, Classical Chinese, Hot Topics, Writing, Pronunciation, Reading Aloud, and Discussion. In addition, some elective courses are also available, such as Chinese Calligraphy, Chinese Painting, Chinese Songs, HSK Lessons, Taiji, Chinese Martial Arts, and Chinese Er-hu, etc.




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