Tsinghua University is an exchange destination for University College Utrecht students, located in Beijing, China.

Tsinghua University is an exchange destination that can be part of the China Studies program.

Number of places available

2 per semester

Academic Calendar

Fall Semester: 2nd week of September – mid January
Spring Semester: mid February – mid/end June

Language of instruction


Application deadlines

Fall Semester: April 30th
Spring Semester: November 30th

Course offer

A list of courses taught in English can be found here. Exchange students can take courses in the following departments: 

  • School of Economics and Management
  • Department of Civil Engineering
  • Department of Industrial Engineering
  • School of Life Sciences
  • School of Journalism

Courses in the following departments are not open to exchange students:

  • MBA program hosted by the School of Economics and Management
  • MPA program hosted by the School of Public Administration
  • LLM program hosted by the School of Law
  • Architecture study instructed in English
  • Courses hosted by the Academy of Arts and Design
Credit system

1 Tsinghua credit = 1.5 ECTS. A full semester workload of 30 ECTS is 20 credits at Tsinghua University, which is the equivalent of 5 – 8 courses.

Grade System

Tsinghua University uses the same letter grade system used at UCU.


On-campus accomodation is available for exchange students, but there is also the possibility to find accomodation elsewhere in Beijing. You can find more information here

  • On-campus accommodation is between CNY 7,500-15,000 (€970-1940) per term.
  • Off-campus accommodation is between CNY 9,000-20,000 (€1160-2590) per term.
  • Meals are about CNY 5,500-9,000 (€710-1160) per term.
  • Textbooks are about CNY 1000 (€130) per term.
  • Obligatory insurance: CNY 300 (€40) per term.

The week before the semester begins, there is an orientation programme, about which you will receive more information when you are accepted at Tsinghua. There is also a Buddy Program available which matches you to a local student.

Student experiences

Since Tsinghua University is a new UCU exchange destination, we have not received any student experiences yet. 

More information

For information about the requirements for studying abroad, the application procedure and more, go to UCU's Study abroad page. 

You can browse through all UCU exchange destinations and UU exchange destinations in the exchange catalog.