Tsinghua University (Beijing)

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. 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
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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

English

Course offer

A list of courses taught in English can be found here, note that this is the most up to date info available. 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

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

For most up to date information on the conversion, please see the credit conversion table

Grade System

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

Housing

On-campus accommodation is available for exchange students, but there is also the possibility to find accommodation elsewhere in Beijing. There are more than 10 student dining halls on campus, as well as several fast food restaurants and cafés. You can find more information here

Costs
  • 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.
Orientation

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 life

Tsinghua University has over 50.000 students of which 16.000 are Bachelor students. Of those, some 1200 are internationals. Tsinghua’s campus is roughly 5 square kilometers in size (three times larger than the center of Utrecht) and has won prizes for its beauty. It is located about half an hour by car from the historic city center.

There are over 250 student organizations on campus engaged in sports, arts, science, etcetera. It also has extensive sports facilities and many sports events. 

Situation

Tsinghua University is located in Beijing, the capital of China. This city of 20 million inhabitants has many historical sights and modern districts. Beijing has cold but sunny winters and warm but rainy summers. 

Student experiences

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

Click here to read more about student experiences.

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.