Study alongside Chinese and international students at top-ranked Tsinghua University in engineering, economics. management, or sciences. This is a unique opportunity to work alongside equally ambitious students and develop relationships with notable faculty in your field.
Coursework taught in English in information science, electrical engineering, microelectronics, economics, management, and some sciences is available. Students with strong Chinese language ability have the full range of Tsinghua courses available. All students have the option to begin or continue Chinese language study.
Located in China’s capital Beijing, access to the full range of historical and modern attractions of greater Beijing is available with public transportation.
Students attend classes with international and/or host country students.
Language of Instruction
Standard Chinese (simplified characters)
Chinese language study is available.
Go to the Participants
section to see current or past calendars.
mid-February to mid-June
You will be housed with UC students or international students in a single or shared room on campus in a foreign student dormitory. With Study Center approval, you may live off campus during the program.
Enjoy cultural activities and excursions arranged by UCEAP. In addition, you will find many opportunities to explore China during festivals and university holidays.
EAP students are supported by UC’s network of EAP offices at every UC campus and partnerships with EAP host universities throughout the world. UC faculty and local staff abroad help students integrate into Chinese culture and provide assistance with academics, housing, safety, and other issues.
Tsinghua University was established on the former imperial gardens of the Qing Dynasty in northwestern Beijing in 1911 and began enrolling undergraduate students in 1928. It is now a comprehensive university widely recognized for excellence in teaching and research.
Tsinghua University is consistently among the top institutions in international rankings, with particular strengths in the fields of science, engineering, management, and the humanities.
The Tsinghua campus is famous for its beautiful gardens, shady trees, and diverse architecture.
The program offers course work taught in English primarily in the fields of engineering, economics and business,.or in Chinese in a variety of additional disciplines.
Use the following resources to learn about courses on EAP:
- EAP Program Search provides information on general areas of study.
- Host institution online catalogs or course listings:
Term: Minimum 18 UC quarter/12 UC semester units required
Internships, Research, and Independent Study
You may be able to engage in an internship and/or independent study for academic credit in this program. If you are interested, you can make arrangements with the EAP Study Center after arrival. In some cases, predeparture preparation is also required.
Participation in UCEAP is a great value! The cost of studying abroad on UCEAP programs is typically less than that of non-UC study abroad programs. The dollar figures listed in the chart below represent an estimate of: 1) the UCEAP fees for the current year, and 2) the additional amount needed to cover your living expenses in this location. Estimates for personal travel, entertainment and Non-Resident (out of state) Fees are not included.
Keep in mind that on UCEAP you take your financial aid with you. The amount of your financial aid package will take into account the total estimated costs of this experience. One advantage of selecting UCEAP for study abroad is that we facilitate the process by working with your UC Financial Aid Office (FAO), informing them of your UCEAP participation and providing them with your UCEAP budget. Just like your UC Campus billing office, we receive your financial aid and scholarships from your FAO, apply it to cover the UCEAP program fees, and disburse any remaining aid on a set schedule.
* Estimates do not include Non Resident Fees. If you are subject to out-of-state tuition at your UC campus, you will pay Non-Resident Fees on UCEAP.
1 UCEAP Fees: This represents an estimate of UCEAP fees for the current year. Actual amounts will vary due to potential changes to UC fees, exchange rate fluctuation, etc. This figure includes UC tuition and fees for undergraduate, in-state residents. For a detailed breakdown of what’s included in this estimate, visit the Participants Portal and select the appropriate program. Non-Resident Fees apply: If you are subject to out-of-state tuition at your UC campus, you will pay non-resident fees on UCEAP.
2 Additional Costs: Average living expenses include but are not limited to room and board, transportation, books, supplies, and other incidentals and do not include recreational travel or entertainment. The total cost will vary depending on your personal expenses, exchange rate fluctuation, and the program you attend. For a detailed breakdown of the estimate, visit the “Cost” tab of the appropriate program.
All fees are subject to change without notice.
These expenses are estimated for 2012-13. Actual amounts will vary due to potential changes to UC fees, exchange rate fluctuation, etc. For a more detailed breakdown of 2012-13 payment information, visit the Participants Portal
and select the appropriate program. Estimates do not include Non Resident Fees. If you are subject to out-of-state tuition at your UC campus, you will pay Non Resident Fees on UCEAP.
Here’s what is included in the estimate:
While on UCEAP, you are covered by UC’s accident and medical insurance, including non-medical benefits, and 24/7 travel assistance anywhere in the world.
- UC Fees
- Tuition at Tsinghua University
- Automatic transfer of credits and grades to your UC transcript
- Accident and medical insurance
- On-site orientation
- Predeparture expenses (visas, etc.)
- Room and board
- Program excursions
- Books and other incidental expenses
- Round-trip transportation from California
UCEAP scholarships are available. Please visit our scholarships overview page for general information and details regarding eligibility requirements and application deadlines.
Junior, Senior, Graduate
3.00 cumulative GPA at the time of application and maintained through the end of the last term prior to departure.
Other Eligibility Requirements:
Successful completion of a course on China is highly recommended.
Tsinghua does not accept students who only have PRC, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan passport or ID. Dual passport holders are okay.
All applicants must also have:
- Serious academic goals and a clear plan for integrating EAP studies into the student's UC degree program.
- Social, interpersonal, and cross-cultural sensitivity; maturity; willingness to adapt successfully to different living and academic environments; appropriate behavior in a variety of situations.
- A willingness to abide by program regulations.
- Completed all campus- and program-specific requirements.
Application Information and Deadlines
Application deadlines and information on the application process are available through your Campus EAP Office. Supplemental predeparture materials will be required for many programs, including, but not limited to, host institution applications, visa and housing applications, medical clearances, etc.
For participation in the program, you must meet all deadlines and submit complete application materials.
These are minimum requirements. After selection by your UC Campus EAP Office, final admission is determined by Tsinghua University.
Visit your Campus EAP Office for more information: