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Tsinghua University



Tsinghua University was established in 1911.The faculty greatly valued the interaction between Chinese and Western cultures, the sciences and humanities, the ancient and modern. 

Located in the northwestern suburbs of Beijing, Tsinghua University was established in 1911 on the site of “Qing Hua Yuan (Tsinghua Garden)” —a former royal garden of the Qing Dynasty.


Currently, the university has 14 schools and 56 departments with faculties in science, engineering, humanities, law, medicine, history, philosophy, economics, management, education and art. The University has now over 25,900 students, including 13,100 undergraduates and 12,800 graduate students. As one of China’s most renowned universities, Tsinghua has become an important institution for fostering talent and scientific research.


Tsinghua University diligently focuses on addressing the challenges faced by both Chinese and global societies by developing competitive and creative solutions, enhancing research efforts on strategic and global issues, and aiming for topics with significant prospective importance. 

 As part of these efforts, Tsinghua actively engages in Asian/African/Latin American studies, and carries out mid- and long-term strategic studies on key issues of human societies. Furthermore, Tsinghua actively promotes the creation and development of platforms for global research collaborations.


Tsinghua alumni have stepped all over the world and are active in the developed countries such as the United States and Japan, the developing ones including India and Thailand, and the distant southern Africa and South America as well. Around 20,000 alumni currently stay abroad, mostly in North America, and nearly half of them live and work in Silicon Valley under the background of the University's strength in science and engineering. Nearly 50 Tsinghua alumni organizations have been established in over 10 countries.

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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22 8
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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Student services

The Student Services Center is located in the student living area, and is comprised of many supporting facilities, such as a bank, post office, supermarket, copy shop, bookstore, photography studio, optical shop and barber shop. In addition, the Front Desk of the Student Dormitory is located in the Student Service Center, which provides a 24 hour "one-stop" service.

Housing services

According to the experiences of our international students, many of them prefer to live in the apartments near the campus, such as Huaqing Jiayuan and Dongsheng Yuan, etc.  Some students choose to live far from the campus, because the rents might be much lower. 

Library services

Currently the university library comprises the Old Library, the Yifu Library, the Mochtar-Riady Library, the Humanities and Social Sciences Library, the Arts Library, the Finance Library, the Law Library, the Economics and Management Library and the Architecture Library. The Library holds over five million books and printed materials. 

ICT services

New incoming students, please check in with the International Students Office or the office of your department with your Admission Letter or Student ID in order to get your network username and password envelope to log on to the Tsinghua Campus Network. 

Medical services

The University has a comprehensive hospital on campus, providing both clinic treatment and hospitalization services to the faculty, staff and students. Student IC card or passport is needed for out-patient registration. The operating hours of Consultation are: Monday - Friday, 8:00 to 12:00, 13:30-17:00; Saturday, 8:00-12:00.  Emergency consultation serves 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Student Life

Campus life

The Zijing International Student Apartments of Tsinghua University provide three types of dormitory rooms to the international students: single room (private bedroom and bathroom), RMB 80/day; AB room (private bedroom, shared bathroom), RMB 80/day/person; double room (two beds in one room, shared bathroom on each floor), RMB 40/day/person. Included in each room are bedclothes, air-conditioner, telephone, Internet access and furniture.

Sports facilities

The on-campus sports facilities include the following:

  • The indoor swimming and diving gymnasium, and the West Lake outdoor swimming pool (Open from June.1st to Sep 1st each year).
  • The comprehensive gymnasium (sports facilities provided: badminton, table tennis, basketball, and gymnastic apparatus).
  • Western gymnasium (sports facilities provided: badminton, basketball, and billiards).
  • The plastic tennis court, the eastern gymnasium, and the table tennis Center.
  • International students may use the above mentioned services with Student ID cards and pay relevant fees.

Student clubs

The International Student and Scholars Center was established in 2016, aiming to offer a one stop service to assist the international students and faculty in Beijing. The high level of support includes assistance on immigration and visas, legal issues, health insurance, career development, accommodation, and language support as well as integrating into Chinese culture.

Student Reviews

Studying in Tsinghua is the best thing I have ever done!
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Studying in the Department of Physics at Tsinghua University is challenging but rewarding. You have the world's best teachers and smartest peers. Thus you can always learn a lot not only from the lectures but also from your fellow students. Overall, it is a paradise for anyone who loves science. Besides the knowledge about physics, I have learned how to cooperate with...

I want to learn more things at foreign university.
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I studied computer science major including java, c#, security, database, javascript, php, networking.

Best time of my life!
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I went on exchange to Tsinghua University with little to no expectation of my experience. However, when I got there, I had the time of my life. I went as a part of a language program from my home university. Classes ran from 8am-12pm every week day. All the classes were taught in Mandarin so I could improve my proficiency quite quickly. After class I would normally do my...