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Tsinghua University was established in 1911, originally under the name Tsinghua Xuetang. The name National Tsinghua University was adopted in 1928. After the founding of the People's Republic of China, the University was molded into a polytechnic institute focusing on engineering in the nationwide restructuring of universities and colleges undertaken in 1952. In November 1952, Mr. Jiang Nanxiang became the President of the University. He made significant contributions in leading Tsinghua to become the national center for training engineers and scientists with both professional proficiency and personal integrity. Since China opened up to the world in 1978, Tsinghua University has developed at a breathtaking pace into a comprehensive research university. At present, the university has 13 schools and 55 departments with faculties in science, engineering, humanities, law, medicine, history, philosophy, economics, management, education and art. The University now has 32,000 full time students including 13,700 undergraduates, 13,400 Master's candidates and 5,000 doctoral candidates. As one of China's most renowned universities, Tsinghua has become an important institution for fostering talent and scientific research.
There are three types of rooms available in the international student dormitory: single rooms (private bathroom), AB double rooms (shared bathroom), and double rooms (public bathroom). All room types include air conditioning, telephone, color TV, and internet access. The dorm is located in the Zijing Apartment District and is close to local student housing, cafeterias, banks, a post office, and supermarket. The reception desk is open 24 hours and is experienced in dealing with foreign students.
- no meal plan
- on-campus dining
Once you arrive at the university, you can apply for a Dining Card in the Food & Beverage Service Center with your Admission Notice or an introduction letter issued by FSAO. The card is rechargeable and is the only form of payment accepted at most student cafeterias. Only a few cafeterias accept cash, but these are close to the student housing.
If you don't want to eat in the cafeterias, you can buy food in the student supermarket, which stays open until 11:00. A microwave oven is available for heating food. Several supermarkets can be found on campus, such as the Zijing Student Supermarket on the underground floor of the Student Service Center, Zijing Supermarket in the Dining Plaza, and the Student Supermarket between No.7 and No.8 student dormitories.
- Georgia Tech degree-seeking student.
- Good Academic Standing with a 3.0* (or higher) GPA at time of application
- Undergraduates must have completed at least two semesters of study at GT.
- At least 18 years of age by the program's departure date
- Be able to stay at the host university for the duration of their semester, INCLUDING through their exam period
- Be in Good Standing with the Office of Student Affairs and Housing
- All Non-U.S. Citizens are welcome to apply to participate in an exchange outside of their home country only. This rule applies to all who do not have a U.S. passport, including U.S. Permanent Residents.
- All study abroad participants are required to have a passport prior to any visa deadline dates, and any needed visas prior to departure date (Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations prior to departure).
*Some host schools have stricter requirements such as higher GPA or more time in school before study abroad. (See Academic Info on your host school GT program page for any restrictions.)
For Tsinghua's course catalog (classes taught in English), click here.
For Tsinghua's course catalog (classes taught in Chinese), click here.
Most courses at Tsinghua are taught in Chinese. Exchange students are allowed to enroll in Chinese-taught courses if they qualify. About 80 courses each semester are taught in English.
Credit for courses taken as a part of exchange programs is received by transferring the credits back to Georgia Tech. For more information about this, click here. Here you will find the foreign credit approval form, the foreign credit approval form instructions, and a link to the registrar's Equivalency Table.
CREDIT TRANSFER SYSTEM
1 Tsinghua credit = 1.28 GT credit
Tsinghua Grade = US Grade
90-100 (Excellent) = A
80-89 (Very Good) = B
70-79 (Good) = C
60-69 (Pass) = D
0-59 (Failure) = F
Program Costs (Estimated)
- For most exchange programs, participants must pay GT tuition, GT campus fees, and study abroad insurance to the GT Bursar for each GT semester they are abroad. No other expenses associated with this program are paid to GT; instead, these expenses are paid on site.
- Keep in mind the costs of books, health insurance, food, living expenses, and travel money, as well as pre-departure costs like your passport and visa.
- Following are cost estimates for one semester at the exchange program school that may help you prepare for your term(s) abroad. All costs are in USD.