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Application Instructions for Bachelor's Degree Holders to Pursue Doctoral Degrees

In 2024, 32 departments and schools in the university will accept international students with Bachelor's degrees to pursue Doctoral degrees. ('Catalog of Doctoral Programs for International Students 2024' ). For students with a Bachelor's degree who move on directly to pursue a Doctoral degree program, the study period is normally 4-5 years. Applicants must meet the following requirements and relevant eligibility criteria; submit the required application documents online.

School/Department accepting bachelor's degree holders to pursue doctoral degrees 2024

003 Department of Civil Engineering 004 Department of Hydraulic Engineering 005 School of Environment
012 Department of Mechanical Engineering 013 Department of Precision Instrument 014 Department of Energy and Power Engineering
015 School of Vehicle and Mobility 022 Department of Electrical Engineering
023 Department of Electronic Engineering
024 Department of Computer Science and Technology 025 Department of Automotion 026 School of Integrated Circuits
031 School of Aerospace Engineering 034 Department of Chemical Engineering
035 School of Materials Science and Engineering
042 Department of Mathematical Sciences
043 Department of Physics 044 Department of Chemistry
045 School of Life Sciences
046 Department of Earth System Science
047 Institute for Interdisciplinary Information Sciences
051 School of Economics and Management 060 PBC School of Finance
069 School of Humanities
070 School of Social Sciences 092 Department of Astronomy 103 Institute of Educaiton
400 School of Medicine
402 Schoo of Pharmaceutical Sciences 
410 School of Software
599 Tsinghua Shenzhen International Graduate School
476 Qiuzhen College

Application Qualifications

Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens with a valid personal ordinary-type passport.

Bachelor's degree holders, or students who will graduate in 2024(students who have yet to graduate must guarantee to obtain their Bachelor's degree before the registration date for Doctoral students).The students who will enroll in 2024 must obtain the nationally recognized bachelor's degreefor the universities of Chinese mainlandor the degree authentication report issued by Chinese Service Center for Scholarly Exchange,Ministry of Education,P.R.China(CSCSE) (for overseas universities) before THU graduate student registration date of 2024, otherwise the admission qualification is invalid.

Applicants should be in good health and of good character(meet the physical examination requirements stipulated by the country and THU)be well-behaved and be willing to abide by China's laws and regulations, as well as Tsinghua's rules.

Application Requirements

Language Competence Requirements:

Chinese Proficiency Requirements:Applicants must meet the minimum requirement of Chinese proficiency stipulated in the information of relevant school/department in 'Catalog of Doctoral Programs for International Students 2024'.

English Proficiency Requirements:Non-native English speakers must meet the minimum English language requirements stipulated in the information of relevant school/department in Catalog .

Recommendation Letters:Two recommendation letters from scholars who hold the title of associate professor or higher. The letters must state that the Bachelor's degree holder has the learning and research ability to pursue a Doctoral degree directly.

Other application requirements as defined by individual programs (stated in Catalog or on specific program application website).

Note: The applicant shall carefully check whether he / she meets the application qualification and application requirements (including the application requirements declared by the target school/department/major/program) before applying. The relevant consequences arising from his / her failure to meet the application qualification and application requirements shall be borne by the applicant himself / herself.

Application Documents

Applicants must complete the online application in accordance with the instructions given under 'Admission to Graduate Programs of Tsinghua University 2024(For International Students)' , and must submit all the required documents listed below:

1. Personal statement and a brief introduction of research experience or research plan.

2. Bachelor’s degree certificate and degree authentication

The degree diploma awarded by overseas universities should be authenticated by Chinese Service Center for Scholarly Exchange,Ministry of Education,P.R.China(CSCSE).The degree diploma awarded by universities of Chinese mainland should be authenticated by Center for Student Services and Development,Ministry of Education,P.R.China(CSSD).Applicants who will not graduate before the application deadline shall provide the expected graduation certificate first, the degree diploma and degree authentication must be submitted before registration. Applicants who have graduated are required to provide the degree authentication at the same time. 

3. Academic transcript

Applicants who will not graduate before the application deadline must provide their current transcript. In this case, the completed academic transcript must be submitted before registration.If the uploaded transcript cannot directly show the total GPA score, the GPA certification document issued by the university is also required.

4. HSK certificate and score report

Applicants must provide a HSK certificate and score report which shows they have reached the level required by the target school/department (please see the requirements in Catalog). Applicants who complete their undergraduate studies in Chinese must provide a certificate issued by the university they graduated from. After obtaining the permission of the applied school/department, they can be exempted from submitting the HSK score certificate.Those who intend to apply for scholarships (such as the Chinese Government Scholarship) must provide corresponding HSK score reports according to the requirements of the scholarship application.

5. TOEFL or IELTS score report

Applicants who are not native English speakers must provide their TOEFL or IELTS scores according to the requirements of the target school/departments. Please see the requirements stated in Catalog.

6. Recommendation Letters

Two recommendation letters from scholars who hold the title of associate professor or higher.The letters must state that the Bachelor's degree holder has the learning and research ability to pursue a Doctoral degree directly.

7. Passport:Passport bio page (personal ordinary-type passport). 

Applicants should present bio page of personal ordinary-type passport. Those who previously held Chinese nationality and subsequently acquired foreign nationality are required to provide certificate of cancelled Chinese household registration (Hukou) and certificate of naturalized citizenship of other countries.

8. Other application documents required by some schools/departments (stated in Catalog or on the school/department application website).

Evaluation and Admission

THU admits students based on evaluation of their application documents together with a comprehensive assessment. The application materials are reviewed by an expert group of the relevant departments / schools, and the candidates for the comprehensive assessment will be selected based on the review results. The further assessment of bachelor degree holders to pursue doctoral degree program normally will be conducted in a public interview within the specific range of the university. The method of the interview (on-site interview or remote interview), the location and the time are determined by the target school/department and will be notified to the applicants.

THU comprehensively considers the results of material review, comprehensive assessment and other factors, selects the best candidates, and determines the admission list .Applicants may check their admission status via the THU Graduate Programs Application System for International Students.


1.Applicants must ensure that the application information ,application materials,degree certificate and degree authenticationprovided are true and accurate. If the admissions unit or certification department verifies that anything in the application is not true, the application, admission or study qualification will be cancelled.

2.Applicants who are found to be in breach of academic ethics, professional ethics, honesty and trustworthiness, discipline and law-abiding,etc., will not be admitted or admission/study qualification will be cancelled after this breach has been verified.

3.Applicant who has any objection to the admissions process of the school/department, may file a complaint to the school/department in written form. The school/department should accept the complaint and respond. If the complainant disagrees with the reply, the complainant may appeal to the Graduate Admissions Office.

4.Other unfinished matters in this guide are implemented in accordance with 'Admission to Graduate Programs of Tsinghua University 2024(For International Students)'.

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