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Tsinghua Univ.

Study Abroad Program Overview

​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, gain new perspective on your major interests, and develop relationships with notable faculty in your field. 

Courses taught in English in information science, electrical engineering, economics, management, and some sciences are 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 expansive and international capital city, access to the full range of historical and modern attractions of greater Beijing is available through public transportation.
 
Students attend classes with international and/or host country students.

Language of Instruction

Chinese; English
 
Standard Chinese (simplified characters)


Language Study

Chinese
 language study is available.


Duration

​Go to the Participants section to see current or past calendars.
 
Spring :  
​mid-February to late June
 

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Housing

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. More information on housing


Extracurricular Activities

Enjoy cultural activities and excursions arranged by UCEAP. In addition, you will find many opportunities to explore China during festivals and university holidays.


On-site Support

​UCEAP students are supported by UC’s network of study abroad offices at every UC campus and partnerships with UCEAP 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.
 
​See the EAP Program Guide for program-specific details about host institutions, program structure, and courses; academic culture and conduct; internships, research, & independent study; units, exams, and grades; orientation; and housing.

Course Opportunities

​The program offers coursework taught in English  primarily in the fields of engineering, economics and business, or courses taught in Chinese in a variety of additional disciplines.

Use the following resources to learn about courses on EAP:

​"I was able to take business courses in Chinese, which I appreciated because it helps prepare me for a future career that could have connections or a foundation in China."                                          --2013 Tsinghua UCEAP Participant

Units

You are required to take a full-time course of study while abroad. 18 quarter/12 semester UC units minimum required; usually 5 or 6 courses.


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 Study Center after arrival. Predeparture preparation may be required. 


Tsinghua University

 
Tsinghua University
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.
 

Test Drive Your Future

Internships abroad are a great way to enhance your resume for today’s competitive job market. Stand out from your peers, gain hands-on experience, and develop your global professional network.

Opportunities

  • Marketing
  • Education
  • Business/trade
  • Advertising
  • News
  • Law
  • Finance
  • IT/Technology
Please note-Current internship offerings may vary; you may do your own research to find additional internship opportunities.
 

Setting Up Your Internship

  • All internships are secured once you are on-site.

Student Experiences

  • Be among the first to tell us about your internship abroad in China.
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.
 

Estimated EAP Costs *

OptionWeeksUnits (Qtr)Units (Sem)UCEAP Fees 1Additional Costs 2
(Estimated)
 
Spring191812$8,500$5,200
 
* Estimates do not include Miscellaneous Campus Fees or, if applicable, Non-Resident Supplemental Tuition, Graduate or Professional 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 2014-15. Actual amounts will vary due to potential changes to UC fees, exchange rate fluctuation, etc. For a more detailed breakdown of 2014-15 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:
 
  • UC Fees 
  • Tuition at Tsinghua University
  • Automatic transfer of credits and grades to your UC transcript
  • On-site orientation
  • Predeparture expenses (visas, etc.) 
  • Room and board
  • Program excursions
  • Books and other incidental expenses
  • Round-trip transportation from California
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.​

Scholarships

UCEAP scholarships are available. Please visit our scholarships overview page for general information and details  regarding eligibility requirements and application deadlines.

Study abroad scholarships for China

Chinese Ministry of Education Scholarships

 
The Chinese government provides scholarships for US students to study at many of the country's top universities. They are offered by the China Scholarship Council under the U.S.-China Consultation on People-to-People Exchange (CPE). These scholarships cover all in-country costs, including tuition, housing and an appropriate stipend. Find out more.

Eligibility

Class Level:

Junior, Senior, Graduate

Language Prerequisites:

None

GPA:

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 pre-departure 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 website for program-specific deadlines: