2019 Tsinghua International Summer School - Experiencing China

Program Introduction
Packed into two exciting weeks, this summer program opens up to you the fascinating and diverse world of China. Guided by a standout team of experts in their field, you will be taught how global issues play out in the Chinese context through interactive classes and panels. With seven special China-focused tracks to choose from, you can hone in on your specific academic interest including Architecture, Creative City, Environment,  International relations, Gender Studies, Industry Frontier and Urbanization.

Today's dynamic China cannot just be understood from the classroom. That's why this summer program emphasizes really experiencing China, through excursions and on-site trips. Alongside this, Students are given the opportunity to gain insight into Chinese culture and the Tsinghua spirit through various cultural experience activities.

With the summer school's 200 strong international cohort you have the wonderful opportunity to make new friends from all corners of the globe. You will gain skills in cross-cultural communication, a key skill required for tomorrow's future leaders, and also sharpen your interdisciplinary mindset.

After successfully completing the summer school, students will receive an official transcript and 2 academic credits from Tsinghua University.
Host Department
Office of International Cooperation and Exchange
Who can apply?
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Program Fee
Tsinghua University offers summer school scholarship places for 2019 Tsinghua International Summer School -Experiencing China.

The scholarship covers the following:
- Registration fee
- Tuition fee
- Housing (on-campus accommodation for international students for the two-week period, mainly en-suite single rooms)
- Basic accident insurance for the two-week period in Beijing

Scholarship students are required to cover their own airfare costs, and adequate personal medical insurance for their stay in China , as required by both Tsinghua University and Chinese visa applications.
Program Seats
Basic Requirements
The applicants for Experiencing China 2019 should fulfill the following requirements:

•   Foreign nationals currently attending college/university;
•   Must be at least 18 but no more than 30 years of age as of July 11th, 2019; and be in good health;
•   The program is conducted in English; students are required to provide proof of English proficiency if their first language or teaching language in home institution is not English; please provide one of the following documents as reference:
- IELTS  (a score of 6.5 or above) 
- TOEFL  (a score of 85 or above) 
- Other (such as a letter of reference from your institution to prove that your English ability is of a sufficient enough level for learning and communication)
Supporting Documents
To apply, please complete the application form along with other application materials and email it to: experiencing-china@tsinghua.edu.cn

Application Material:

1. Application form  (the application form is available at:              http://is.tsinghua.edu.cn/publish/isscen/11847/20190122101551617851351/1548123425265.pdf)
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Official full academic transcript
4. Photocopy of passport photo page
5. One electronic copy of applicant's passport-sized photo (front facing, cap-free, white background)
6. Proof of proficiency in English, scores of TOEFL or IELTS (If applicable)

We will acknowledge receipt of your application by email within ten working days of submission. 
Application Deadline
Contact Details
Short-term Study Office