The University provides on-campus apartments for international scholars. These include one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom apartments. For those coming to Beijing for the first time, living on campus is highly advisable. It is quite difficult to find a suitable apartment once you arrive, and you may need to furnish it and also undertake registration procedures yourself off campus, such as obtaining an Accommodation Registration Form from the local police station.
Because the availability of apartments in Tsinghua is limited, you should ask your host department at Tsinghua to apply for one on your behalf as soon as possible.
If you find an appropriate apartment off-campus to rent, you are free to move there.
The most important thing for foreigners both living on- and off-campus is to always be registered at your local police station through the obtaining of an Accommodation Registration Form (住宿登记表).
Tips for Living on Campus
Water, gas and electricity bills: If you live on campus you are responsible for paying for your own water, gas and electricity usage.
Tap water is not drinkable in Beijing and should first be boiled before consumed. If spending more than a few months in Beijing it is recommended that you either purchase bottled water or a water tank during your time in Beijing. For information on local water suppliers on campus please contact service staff at the ISSC.