Tsinghua University

清华大学 Qīnghuá dàxué, also known colloquially as 清华 Qīnghuá

Study in China at Tsinghua University Tsinghua University was founded in 1911 on the site of a royal garden once belonging to a prince. Tsinghua is one of nine universities of the elite C9 league, a group of institutions identified by the Chinese government as the original “prestigious universities” eligible for increased funding as part of the Project 985 initiative in 1998. Tsinghua regularly ranks in the top two universities in mainland China in both national and international rankings, along with Peking University, also located in Beijing.

A university with a reputation for producing scientists and engineers of the highest level, Tsinghua has also built a strong base in social sciences and the arts. Recently, Tsinghua became the first university in mainland China to offer a Masters program in American Law and its business school, the Tsinghua School of Economics and Management (SEM), is the first such school in mainland China to achieve the prestigious AACSB and EQUIS international accreditation for its business and accounting programs. The SEM has an acceptance rate of 16% for MBA students, making entry as competitive as the MBA program at Wharton Business School.

Notable past graduates from Tsinghua include Chinese President Hu Jintao, who graduated with a degree in Hydraulic Engineering, and Chinese Vice-President Xi Jinping, who graduated with a degree in Chemical Engineering.

*Students must be over 18.

Our two cents...

Tsinghua is one of China’s premiere universities and, along with Peking University, also in Beijing, is consistently ranked in the top two universities in China. The course load and standard of this program is one of the toughest in Beijing. Tsinghua is first and foremost an academic institution and is perfect for those students who are coming to China to get their heads down and study. Don’t get us wrong, Tsinghua students also have a lot of fun, but you will find that most of the students around you want to work hard AND play hard, rather than not work at all! Find out more about what it's like to live and study in Beijing... 

All our programs include as standard:

  • Course tuition fees
  • Pre-departure assistance
  • Airport Pick-up 
  • All textbooks (for students who choose a study option)
  • Assistance buying a local SIM card on arrival 
  • City and local area orientation (restaurants, supermarkets etc.)
  • Meet up with other CSA students
  • Registration assistance when you arrive
  • 24-hour on the ground support while you are in China. More Information ►

It's worth noting:

- While Tsinghua University is one of the best around, we can't help with access to dormitories unfortunately. If you want to find your own place we can assist with the Housing Help Package, or we also strongly recommend the Homestay option


What is the cost of this program, and when can I start?!

We only run Semester programs at Tsinghua, so September and February start dates, each running for 18 weeks Be sure to follow the link below to find out more information on the Tsinghua University Chinese language program that is right for you. We look forward to welcoming you to Beijing soon!


Cost varies. See our Dates and Fees page for more details



Apply Now Sign up for a CSA program with a friend and you both receive a 5% discount!
  • Beijing

    China Study Abroad Ltd
    3610 Capital Mansions,
    6 Xinyuan Nan Road, Chaoyang
    Beijing, 100027
    Phone: (+86) 10 8468 3799 
  • London

    China Study Abroad Ltd
    154 Bishopsgate
    London EC2M 4LN
    United Kingdom
    Phone: (+44) 0207 377 84 
  • Hong Kong

    China Study Abroad Ltd
    Rm 604-7 Dominion Centre
    43-59 Queen’s Road East
    Hong Kong
    Phone: (+852) 800 968 924 


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