International Students

Tsinghua is a dynamic global university renowned for its high quality teaching and research, and its spirit of social commitment. With an enduring dedication to excellence and innovation, Tsinghua is committed to inspiring future global leaders.
The bright and aspiring students are taught by top experts in their fields in world-class teaching and research facilities. The university is a hub for learning and discovery and helps pave the way for research and innovation in China and the world.

International collaboration and engagement are fundamental to the mission of the university. The diverse faculty and students come from across the nations and make key contributions to solving global challenges.

Tsinghua is consistently ranked among the very best universities in the world by the most respected international university rankings.

No.1 in China

QS World University Rankings (2020)
US News Global University Rankings (2020)
Times Higher Education World University Rankings (2020)
ARWU World University Rankings (2019)
Top 3 in Asia
Times Higher Education World University Rankings (2020) (No. 1)
US News Global University Rankings (2020) (No. 2)
QS World University Rankings (2020) (No. 3)
ARWU World University Rankings (2019) (No. 3)
Subject rankings (US News 2020)
No. 1 Engineering
No. 1 Computer Science
No. 6 Materials Science
No. 7 Chemistry
No. 6 Graduate Employability
QS Graduate Employability Rankings (2020)
Top 25 in the World
QS World University Rankings (2020) (No. 16)
THE World University Rankings (2020) (No. 23)

Tsinghua is home to a remarkably diverse community. In 2019, more than 4,000 international students from over 130 countries were enrolled, including more than 3,200 degree students and over 700 non-degree students. Worldwide, more than 30,000 Tsinghua international alumni make significant contributions to social, scientific, economic, and sustainable development.
Our international connections are built upon a strong belief in cooperation and collaboration. Tsinghua has partnerships with over 290 universities and institutes worldwide and has established over 100 exchange programs and 50 dual and double degree programs with world-renowned institutions. In 2019, more than 8,800 international scholars from 130 countries visited Tsinghua, more than 200 international conferences were held on campus, and more than 16,500 students and faculty members went abroad for various programs.
Tsinghua’s diversity of student population is reflected in its diversity of programs! 20 schools and 59 departments cover disciplines in science, engineering, literature, art, history, philosophy, economics, management, law, education, and medicine. International students can choose from more than 60 undergraduate programs, 100 master’s programs, and 90 doctoral programs, among which 21 master’s programs and 8 doctoral programs are delivered fully in English. More than 500 courses in English are available to students across the university.
At Tsinghua, we encourage every student to embrace the world. Through the Center for Global Competency Development, Tsinghua prepares its students with ‘global competence’ – the capability to learn, work and live with others from different cultural backgrounds to embrace opportunities and challenges in the future. Tsinghua has a focus on creating programs that blend global leadership development with a strong foundation in interdisciplinary thinking, including the renowned Schwarzman Scholars program, the GIX (Global Innovation eXchange) program, and programs at the Tsinghua SIGS (Tsinghua Shenzhen International Graduate School). With an emphasis on entrepreneurship and innovation, on-campus platforms such as the x-lab, iCenter, and Future Laboratory help the students gain valuable skills across disciplines.
The Tsinghua campus is a beautiful backdrop to learning and research and "Life at Tsinghua" goes well beyond the classroom. The University prides itself on its vibrant and enriching campus community, with more than 200 student associations and organizations. Events such as the on-campus marathon, talent show, international student Gala Night, and the international cultural festival, have become hallmarks on Tsinghua's annual calendar. Countless experts, innovators, and international business leaders come to Tsinghua each year to give open lectures and talks, and participate in international conferences. International students at Tsinghua are active and valued members of our community and rich campus life.
Studying at Tsinghua and living in Beijing, international students experience the dynamism of China and its endless possibilities. Understanding China is imperative for aspiring leaders as they become true global citizens. Through trips, internships and everyday life in China's vibrant capital, international students develop a deeper understanding of China that can only be gained through experience. By joining activities, sharing meals, playing sports, and attending class with world class students who come from every province in China, international students learn alongside China’s future leaders and develop friendships that will last a lifetime.
To help everyone in our community feel at home, Tsinghua has the International Students & Scholars Center (ISSC). The ISSC staff foster an environment in which every international student and scholar can thrive by ensuring that the international community is strongly supported and well represented at Tsinghua. The Center is a hub of information and resources for the international community, providing help and guidance on immigration and visas, residency, university services, campus life and cultural activities.

Contact us:

International Students & Scholars Center
Tsinghua University
Tel: +86-10-62784857
Email: iso@tsinghua.edu.cn
Website: http://is.tsinghua.edu.cn

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