How to Apply

Applicants should complete the Online Application on the website of the THU Graduate Programs Application System for International Students during the designated THU application period. Applicants should fill in the application information online, upload the application documents listed below to the Online Application System, and pay the application fee online at the time of submission. The online application system of Tsinghua University for 2018 applicants will be open on November 1st, 2017. The URL for online application website is   gradadmission.tsinghua.edu.cn.


1. Qualification of Applicants

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

2) Applicants for master’s degree programs should have a bachelor’s degree.


2. Application Schedule 

First Round: November 1, 2017 -- January 15, 2018

Second Round: January 16, 2018 -- March 1, 2018

Please note that for applicants for the Chinese Government Scholarship or other scholarships, applications should be submitted before December 31, 2017. 

Note: The deadline for the second round of application has been extended to March 20, 2018.


3. Application Documents

1) Personal statement.

2) Degree certificate. Master’s degree program applicants should submit a bachelor’s degree certificate. Doctoral degree program applicants should submit both master’s and bachelor’s degree certificates. Those who have not graduated yet must provide a proof of education in current academic institution.

3) Academic transcript. Master’s degree program applicants should submit an academic transcript of undergraduate study.

4) Two online academic recommendation letters from scholars who have the title of associate professor or higher, or senior professionals in a related academic field. Please follow system instructions for submission of online recommendation letters.

5) For non-English-speaking students, please provide English level certificates. e.g. TOEFL, IELTS, etc.

6) Passport personal information page (personal and ordinary passport).

Note:Use the online application to apply. The online application offers tools for collecting and submitting some, but not all, of the documents and information required for application.


4. Application Remarks 

Applicants are required to submit scanned images of all required documents at the time of application. All uploaded documents should be in Chinese or in English; otherwise notarial translations in Chinese or English are required. Once translated, the original documents and certified translations are to be submitted together to the application system.

Please scan the original or notarial application documents in color using a scanner. Documents images captured by mobile phone or camera are not acceptable. Copies are also not acceptable.

Application fee must be paid at time of application submission. THU is not responsible for errors made by applicants during the application process. There are no application-fee refunds.

Applications with incomplete documents or without application fee payment will not be processed.

THU may request some applicants to offer original or notarial hardcopies of application documents for further qualification check if uploaded documents are not sufficient. Applicants shall guarantee all the information and application documents submitted in this application are authentic and accurate, otherwise, the admission will be disqualified.

None of the above application documents will be returned.


5. Evaluation and Admission 

THU enrolls students by document evaluation together with matriculation examination. The admission committee of the applicable department/school will review the application documents and select applicants for further examination. The examination will be made by one of the following methods: ①Interview Exemption; ②Personal Interview. If an interview is required for admission, the department/school will contact the applicant directly to set up an interview appointment; and provide information about the interview process.

Admission to the graduate program is determined at the department/school level with oversight by Tsinghua University according to the result of document review, result of interview, and other factors. Certificate of Admission will be issued by THU Graduate Admission Office after the final admission result is released.  


6. Scholarship

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply for the Chinese Government Scholarship (CGS). Applications should be submitted to the China Scholarship Council (CSC) (Website: https://www.csc.edu.cn) through recommendation by Chinese Embassies or Consulates or relevant organizations in applicant home countries between November and April (deadlines vary by country). Applicants are recommended to identify their respective countries’ application deadlines well in advance. A certificate of conditional acceptance should be obtained from the THU Graduate Admission Office beforehand if necessary. Admission documents of Chinese Government Scholarship holders will be issued by recommending scholarship organizations (excluding scholarship holders recommended by Tsinghua University).

Applicants may also apply for the Chinese Government Scholarship with recommendation from Tsinghua University. But the number of the recommended applicants is very limited, and successful applicants are generally of remarkable merit among those who are not currently studying in China.

In addition to the Chinese Government Scholarship, applicants may choose to apply for the Beijing Government Scholarship (for master’s degree programs)/Tsinghua University Scholarship (for doctoral degree Programs), which will typically support full, half, or partial tuition.

For more detailed information about introduction and application of scholarship, please visit http://is.tsinghua.edu.cn.


7. Accommodation

Due to limited dormitory capacity, on-campus rooms can only be reserved for those who have successfully applied online. For Chinese Government Scholarship (full-scholarship) recipients, a dormitory on campus will be reserved by the University. Those who fail to apply for the dorm online have to find off-campus accommodation independently.

Detailed information regarding THU academic life, accommodation, student activities, visa, and residence permit application, as well as other useful information, is available at http://is.tsinghua.edu.cn

8. Visa Application and Registration

Admitted students should bring their personal and ordinary passport, Certificate of Admission, Visa Application Form (JW202/JW201), and original Form of Physical Examination Record for Foreigners as well as other original documents of physical examination to the Embassy or Consulate of the People's Republic of China, and apply for a student visa (X1 visa). Students who intend to live in an on-campus dormitory shall apply for the room on line during the dates specified in the university instructions. Students shall come to THU for registration during the dates indicated by the Admission package with the required documents. Normally, registration is held in late August. Students must enter Mainland China with an ordinary passport and X1 visa; and must apply for a Residence Permit within 30 days after arrival in China. 

All students should present the necessary original or notarial degree certificate upon registration at Tsinghua University for enrollment qualification review. Students who are failed enrollment qualification review will be disqualified from enrollment. 


9.Costs (Unit: RMB Yuan)

(1) Application Fee: RMB 800

(2) Tuition Fee: RMB 39000 /year.

(3) Accidental Injury and Hospitalization Insurance: RMB 600/year.

(4) Accommodation: RMB 80/day·bed for single rooms and AB rooms, RMB 40/day·bed for double rooms in student dormitories.


10. Contact Us

Ms. Ma Chengcheng (Sarah)

The GBJ Office

Room 302, Omnicom Building,

School of Journalism and Communication

Tsinghua University,

Beijing 100084, P. R. China

Tel: +86 10 6279 6842

Fax: +86 10 6277 1410

E-mail: tsjcws@mail.tsinghua.edu.cn