Tsinghua University was established in 1911, originally under the name “Tsinghua Xuetang”. The school was renamed "Tsinghua School" in 1912. The university section was founded in 1925. The name “National Tsinghua University” was adopted in 1928.
The faculty greatly valued the interaction between Chinese and Western cultures, the sciences and humanities, the ancient and modern. Tsinghua scholars Wang Guowei, Liang Qichao, Chen Yinque and Zhao Yuanren, renowned as the "Four Tutors" in the Institute of Chinese Classics, advocated this belief and had a profound impact on Tsinghua's later development.
The educational philosophy of Tsinghua is to "train students with integrity." Among over 120,000 students who have graduated from Tsinghua since its founding are many outstanding scholars, eminent entrepreneurs and great statesmen remembered and respected by their fellow Chinese citizens.
With the motto of “Self-Discipline and Social Commitment” and the spirit of “Actions Speak Louder than Words”, Tsinghua University is dedicated to the well-being of Chinese society and to world development.
Academic Programs :
Currently, Tsinghua University offers 34 undergraduate programs to international students. The undergraduate programs have a schooling system of 4 years, except that the architecture program requires 5 years. The programs are delivered in Chinese or bilingually in Chinese and English. Bachelor’s degree and graduation certificate are awarded to those who have finished all the course work required and passed thesis defense.
The eligibility requirements and approcedures are described in Admission to Undergraduate Programs of Tsinghua University. The departments and majors are listed in Catalog of Undergraduate Programs for International Students.
At present, Tsinghua University offers 57 Master’s and 41 Doctoral programs to international students. Master’s programs have usually a schooling system of 2-3 years, and Doctoral programs 3-4 years. Certificates of degrees and graduation will be awarded to those finishing all the course work and passing thesis/dissertation defense.
Eight of the Master’s programs are offered in English, and the others are offered in Chinese or bilingually in Chinese and English.
The eligibility requirements and approcedures are described in Admission to Graduate Programs of Tsinghua University. The departments and majors are listed in Catalog of Master’s and Doctoral Programs for International Students.
Foreign Student Affairs Office
Admission information :
Foreign citizens under 25 and in good health, with:
(1) Certificate of Graduation from senior high school;
(2) Certificate of HSK (Chinese Proficiency Test) Band 6 or above.
The qualified applicants are encouraged to apply for Chinese Government Scholarship (CGS). The scholarship applications should be directed to the governmental departments of overseas study affairs, the related organizations, or Chinese embassies, in their home countries. The application time is from early January to early April each year.
The applicants who are not able to get CGS support may apply to Tsinghua University for Beijing Government Scholarship (BGS) or Tsinghua University Scholarship (TUS), by submitting the Application Form for Tsinghua University Scholarship.
Tuition and Fees :
Cost in RMB per year:
Application Fee (Non-refundable): 600
Science, Engineering: 30,000
Economics Management: 26,000
Law, Journalism, Humanities & Social Sciences: 26,000
Other majors of Arts: 24,000
Fine Arts: 40,000
Insurance (Per Year): 600
Financial Aid Information:
International students of Tsinghua University may apply for financial support of Chinese Government Scholarship (CGS), Beijing Government Scholarship (BGS), or Tsinghua University Scholarship (TUS). The scholarships are categorized into full scholarships and partial scholarships. Partial scholarships cover full tuition or partial tuition.
The students who are granted one of the above scholarships are requested to participate in annual review organized by Tsinghua University. Those passing the annual review are eligible for next-year scholarship support.
Chinese Government Scholarship (CGS)
Beijing Government Scholarship (BGS)
Tsinghua University Scholarship (TUS)