About Tsinghua University
Tsinghua University (sometimes abbreviated as THU and also romanized as Qinghua University) is a research university located in Beijing, China, and one of the nine members in the C9 League. The institution was originally established in 1911 under the name "Tsinghua College" and had been renamed several times since then: from "Tsinghua School" which was used one year after its establishment, to "National Tsinghua University" which was adopted three years after the foundation of its university section in 1925. With its motto of Self-Discipline and Social Commitment, Tsinghua University describes itself as being dedicated to academic excellence, the well-being of Chinese society and to global development. It has been consistently regarded by most domestic and international university rankings as one of the top higher learning institutions in mainland China.
Courses and areas of study
Please check http://is.tsinghua.edu.cn/EN/non-degree-programs/exchange.htmlfor course list of previous semester for reference.
The course list of Tsinghua is only issued semester by semester. Up-to-date course information will only be available after the nominated applicant has applied and logs in to on-campus academic system with their username and password.
Interested students may search the websites of the departments/schools and contact the academic offices for detailed information if needed.
Students enrol in the Chinese Language Program, which serves to promote Chinese language learning throughout the world and to help people in other countries acquire a better understanding of China. The courses are delivered by instructors from The International Chinese Language & Culture Centre (ICLCC), Tsinghua University.
Chinese Course Catalogue
24 units of credit at ANU = 15 to 18 credits per semester (normally 5-8 courses) at Tsinghua University
The Zijing International Students Apartment at Tsinghua University provides rooms for foreign students to live on-campus. Single rooms and double rooms are available in the apartments, with the capacity to accommodate more than 2,000 international students. Reception in Zijing Apartment Building No.19 is 24 hours, and specialises in services for foreign students. The service phone number is 5153 5500.
Chinese students live in the Zijing Apartment District, but in different buildings. Facilities such as cafeterias, banks, post office, super market, are all located close to the apartment building. The International Students Office is also located here.
As places in the apartments are limited, students must book for rooms beforehand. Instructions will be provided in the admission package.
When checking in, students will be required to show their Admission Notice and passport and pay 200 RMB Yuan as a deposit plus the rent for a semester. Cards are accepted at reception.
Students can find their own apartment accommodation off campus. However, apartments for rent may not be furnished. Students living in off-campus apartments will need to obtain a Temporary Residence Registration Form from a local police station. You will need to go to the local police station with the landlord and show your passport. You will also need to confirm with the landlord that they are able to process the accommodation registration before you sign the rental contract.
The Temporary Residence Registration Form is an important document that is needed for new visa applications, visa extensions, additional entry or a residence permit.
The costs of studying overseas vary greatly depending on your lifestyle and where you go. Major costs are your return airfare, accommodation and living expenses, which vary from country to country. Living and travel costs range from as little as $2000 in total for short-term international study programs, up to $2000 per month (more in some high-cost countries) for full semester or year programs. Some partner universities also require you to pay for health insurance, orientation or extra-curricular activities, so be aware that extra costs like these might pop up.
For all ANU endorsed programs you continue to pay your fees to ANU, but you are exempt from paying tuition fees to the institution overseas. Often long-term overseas study will not cost much more than studying in Australia and it will give you an experience of a lifetime.
It’s possible to hold more than one scholarship, bursary or grant at a time, so checking out all of the funding opportunities available to you is a good idea.
You may also be able to source some funding through our partner universities – they provide scholarships and grants to encourage you to choose them as your destination.
OS - Help
OS-HELP is a Government loan scheme to assist eligible Australian students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place, who wish to undertake an overseas experience as part of their degree.
Language of instruction
Mandarin and English
Restrictions and considerations
Courses of Graduate Programs in English as stated in http://is.tsinghua.edu.cn/EN/PIE/pie.html are NOT open to exchange students. Courses hosted by Academy of Arts and Design and Physical training courses are not open either.
Please note Tsinghua have specified exchange nominees should be non-Chinese nationals. Chinese nationals (including Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau) cannot be nominated and therefore cannot apply for exchange to Tsinghua University. This does not affect students with Australian citizenship. Nominees should be above 18 and under 45 of age. Students who hold the following passports: Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan are not eligible to apply for exchange with this university.
Other information about Tsinghua University can be found here.