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Admission to Graduate Programs of Tsinghua University 2024(For International Students)

Tsinghua University (THU) offers Master's and Doctoral degree programs to international students in 44 schools and departments. Among them, 32 Master's degree programs and Doctoral degree programs are offered fully in English, while others are offered fully in Chinese or bilingually in Chinese and English.

Master's degree programs are generally required to be completed in 2-3 years, and Doctoral degree programs in 3-4 years. 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.

Required Qualifications of Applicants

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

2.Master's degree program applicants should have a Bachelor's degree or an equivalent degree to a Bachelor's degree (or above) in China. Doctoral degree program applicants should have a Master's degree or an equivalent degree to a Master's degree (or above) in China.The students who will enroll in 2024 must obtain the nationally recognized bachelor's or master's degree(for the universities of Chinese mainland)or 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.

*32 schools/departments can accept bachelor degree holders to pursue their doctoral degrees directly. Please see the application requirements on 'Application Instructions for Bachelor's Degree Holders to Pursue Doctoral Degrees' and the 'Catalog of Doctoral Programs for International Students 2024'.

3.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.

4.Language competence requirements:

The applicant's Chinese or English proficiency should meet the language proficiency requirements announced by relevant schools/departments in the 'Remarks of Application 'of Catalog of Graduate Programs 2024 .

5.Some programs have specific requirements for applicants' working years, etc. For relevant information, please refer to the remarks in the Catalog and the Admissions Guide of the programs.

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.

How to Apply

Applicants should complete an Online Application (Apply Now) during the designated THU application period. (Exceptions: applicants for Schwarzman Scholars and MBA programs, please apply on the specified websites). 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.

Application Schedule

The application period is generally from September to February of the following year, but the deadline and application batches vary among different departments and schools. Please refer to the "Remarks of Application" in the Catalog for the specified deadline and application arrangements of each department or school or program.

☆The winter break of THU will be from Jan 25,2024 to Feb 21,2024. The application system will still be available during the winter break, but online verification might be delayed due to the vacation. Applicants are therefore recommended to complete their application at least two or three weeks in advance.

Application Documents

Please submit all the documents listed below to the application system:

1.Personal statement

The personal statement should be completed directly in the application system. PhD applicants are also required to upload a brief research experience or research plan.

2.Degree certificate and degree authentication

Master's degree program applicants should submit their Bachelor's degree certificate. Doctoral degree program applicants should submit both their Master's and Bachelor's degree certificates.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, and 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

Master's degree program applicants should submit the academic transcript of their undergraduate study. Doctoral degree program applicants should submit academic transcripts of both graduate and undergraduate studies.Applicants who will not graduate before the application deadline shall provide their current academic 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.Language Proficiency Test score report

For related requirements of HSK score report or English score report,please check the 'Remarks of Application 'of Catalog.Applicants who complete their undergraduate or master's 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.Two academic recommendation letters

Academic Recommendation Letters from scholars who hold the title of associate  professor or higher, or senior professionals in a related academic field. Please follow the instructions on the online system for submission of online recommendation letters or upload the recommendation letters signed by references.

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

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.

7.Some programs may require additional application documents; please check the 'Remarks of Application 'of the catalog or the program admission brochures.

8.For information on the required documents for Bachelor degree holders who wish to pursue Doctoral degrees, please see the 'Application Instructions for Bachelor's Degree Holders to Pursue Doctoral Degrees'.

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

Application Remarks

1.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 should be submitted together to the application system.

2.Please scan the original or notarized application documents in color using a scanner. Images captured by mobile phone or camera are not acceptable. Scans of copies are also not acceptable.

3.For inquiries regarding program details, application for supervisors and the'Remarks of Application'in the catalog, please contact the applying department or program office directly. For personal information of supervisors, please check on the departments'/ schools'websites.

4.The application fee must be paid at the time the application is submitted. (It cannot be covered by the Chinese Government Scholarship). Please apply online and pay the application fee in a safe place. THU is not responsible for any losses caused by your own operation errors or the leakage of your online payment account and password. Please consider carefully before paying the application fee online. If you cannot finish the application due to various reasons, the paid application fee will not be refunded. Regardless of whether the application is successful or not, the application fee is not refundable.

5.Applications with incomplete documents or without application fee payment will not be processed.Applicants should take the initiative to understand the application procedures and application requirements before applying. The applicant will be responsible for any consequences arising from failure to complete the application process as required.

6.THU has the right to require applicants to provide original application materials or authentication documents issued by a designated institution for further inspection.

7.As some countries' higher education systems are very different from the Chinese system, applicants from different education systems should refer to THU’s online application website for reference.Click here

8.None of the above application documents will be returned.

9.If the higher-level department issues a new policy, THU will make corresponding adjustments.

10.Applicants must ensure that the application information,application materials,degree certificate and degree authentication provided 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.

11.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.

12.The relevant information, documents and messages that the THU Graduate Admissions Office and relevant departments / schools publish or send to applicants through websites, phone calls, emails, text messages, etc. are deemed to have been delivered. All consequences caused by the applicant’s personal negligence and other reasons shall be borne by the applicant himself/herself.

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 comprehensive assessment is generally based on interviews. The specific content, format, requirements and time arrangements are determined by each department / school and will be notified to applicants who enter the comprehensive assessment.

Tsinghua University comprehensively considers the results of material review,comprehensive assessment and other factors, selects the best candidates, and determines the admission list . A Certificate of Admission and the appendix will be issued by THU after the final admission result is released. Prior to this, applicants may check their admission status via the Application System.(For Schwarzman Scholars and MBA programs' applicants, please check the respective programs' websites).


At present, Tsinghua University mainly provides the following scholarships for outstanding prospective full-time international graduate students.

Chinese Government Scholarship (CGS): The Full CGS usually covers tuition fees, free university dormitory or accommodation subsidy, stipend, and comprehensive medical insurance. The Partial CGS includes one or a few items covered by the Full CGS.

Tuition Scholarship: For example, the Beijing Government Scholarship for International Students, covers full or partial tuition fees with a duration of one academic year. Applicants may apply for Tuition Scholarships annually (competitive).

For further information about scholarships, please click on'Financial Aid'on the Graduate Admission Website.


Due to limited accommodation on campus, dormitory application must be made online on a first come first served basis. On-campus dormitories can only be reserved for full-time international graduate students who successfully apply for rooms online. Those who fail to make it need to find off-campus accommodation by themselves.

Detailed information regarding THU life, accommodation, student activities, visas and residence permit application, as well as other useful information, is available on the International Students & Scholars Center website.

Visa Application and Registration

Admitted students should apply for a student visa (X1 visa) at the Embassy or Consulate of the People's Republic of China in their home country. To apply, students should provide their personal ordinary-type passport, Admission Notice and its Appendix, Visa Application for Study in China (JW201/JW202), and Physical Examination Record for Foreigners (applicants should confirm with the Chinese embassy/consulate for specific requirements).

Students must enter China with an ordinary-type passport (nationality and personal information must be consistent with the passport information as applying) and X1 visa, and must apply for a Residence Permit within 30 days after arrival in China. Students are required to arrive at Tsinghua University and complete their university registration during the dates indicated in the admission package.

Normally, registration is held in late August or early September. All students should present the required original degree certificates, and submit the degree authentication issued by THU designated institutions upon registration at Tsinghua University for enrollment qualification review. Students who fail the enrollment qualification review will be disqualified from enrollment and study at Tsinghua University.

Costs (Unit: RMB Yuan)

(1) Application Fee: RMB 800

(2) Tuition Fees of Graduate Programs:Please check the list of Tuition Fees 2024

(3) Accidental Injury and Hospitalization Insurance: RMB 800/year

(4) Accommodation fee of student dormitories on Tsinghua campus, Beijing: RMB 40/day per person for double rooms, RMB 30/day per person for triple rooms. For accommodation on Tsinghua Shenzhen campus, please consult the Tsinghua Shenzhen International Graduate School.


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.

Contact Information

Graduate Admissions Office, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 P. R. China

Tel: +86-10-62781380

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