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UVA Exchange: Tsinghua University
Beijing, China (Exchange Program) (Education Abroad Programs Program)
Program Terms: Fall Semester,
Spring Semester,
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: U.Va. applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2019 01-OCT-2018
10-OCT-2018 TBA TBA
NOTE: If accepted to this program, you must commit to or decline participation by October 15. Exact orientation dates will be provided upon acceptance by the host university. Semester end dates may vary according to exam schedules.

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Fact Sheet:
Class Status:
2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0
Language Requirement:
Open to Non-UVa Students:
Housing: University dormitory Language Courses Offered: Yes
Language of Instruction: Chinese, English
Credit Type:
Transfer Credit
Program Type:
Direct Enrollment at foreign institution
Tuition Payments Made To:
Advising Appointment Required:
Education Abroad Advisor:
Ryan Hathaway
Application Fee:
Study Abroad Administrative Fee:
Subject Area:
Accounting, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemical Engineering, Chinese, Civil Engineering, Commerce, Communication, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Foreign Affairs, Global Development Studies, Information Technology, Journalism, Management, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Political Science, Public Policy and Administration, Sociology
Program Description:
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UVA Exchange
Tsinghua University


Located on the site of "Qing Hua Yuan" in Haidian District, Beijing, Tsinghua University was founded in 1911, in a former royal garden of the Qing Dynasty. The campus is famous for its beautiful surroundings embraced by shady trees and time-honored architectural complexes, in which "Shui Mu Qing Hua" has a long reputation. It is listed as one of the 14 of the world's most beautiful college campuses by Forbes Magazine in 2010, the only one from Asia.

Tsinghua University is one of the leading universities directly affiliated with the Ministry of Education of China. It is among the Key Universities, and also the prominent center for higher education and scientific research. The university hosts the largest numbers of academicians affiliated with the Chinese Academy of Science and the Chinese Academy of Engineering, The faculty ranks highly in the top disciplines, the Key National Laboratories, and recipients of national awards in science and technology, research funds, and citations of articles indexed in SCI, EI and ISTP over the years.

Schools and Departments

Currently, Tsinghua University consists of 15 schools with 56 departments, which cover a variety of academic fields such as sciences, engineering, humanities and arts, history, philosophy, economics, management, law, education and medicine.

Tsinghua University affords access to the most advantageous subjects in science and technology among universities in China. It also established a series of characteristic subjects in the field of Humanities and Social Sciences. In the second-round national evaluation of primary disciplines in the years of 2007-2009, Tsinghua University has been ranked first in twelve subjects such as arts, mechanics, materials science and engineering, electrical engineering, electronic science and technology, information and telecommunications, control science and engineering, computer science and technology, architecture, nuclear science and technology, environmental science and engineering, and business administration. The research papers from this university have ranked the top 1% in the world in such areas as physics, chemistry, material science, engineering, and computer science.

The School of Economics and Management, praised as "the best business school of China" by Fortune, has been certificated by AACSB and EQUIS, and it is the only school in China who has won these certifications.

Campus Facilities and Culture

The University holds large libraries with a collection of more than 3.76 million books, including 48,000 full-text e-journals and 2.47 million e-books. The teaching buildings have a vast capacity and are equipped with modern facilities. The University Natatorium has been the training venue for diving athletes of 2008 Beijing Olympics. All kinds of facilities are easily available in the student's dormitory areas. The dining halls for students are famous for their good service among universities in Beijing. The University also has a Level II comprehensive hospital on campus.

There are 110 students' clubs and associations on campus, being classified into five categories such as Humanities and Social Science, Science and Technology, Public Welfare, Literature and Art, and Sports.

Location IconLocation

Located on the site of "Qing Hua Yuan" in Haidian District, Beijing, Tsinghua University was founded in 1911, in a former royal garden of the Qing Dynasty. The campus is famous for its beautiful surroundings embraced by shady trees and time-honored architectural complexes, in which "Shui Mu Qing Hua" has a long reputation. It is listed as one of the 14 of the world's most beautiful college campuses by Forbes Magazine in 2010, the only one from Asia. In the neighboring areas of the University campus, there are many institutions of higher education, famous gardens and historical sites. The south gate of the University campus is near to Wudaokou--a very popular place with international students from different countries, the Wudaokou Subway Station, and many bus stations. The Capital International Airport is only 38 kilometers away from the University campus, being convenient to go by taxi or subway.

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Courses IconAcademics

Course Listings
You can find listings of courses taught in English for the current and previous semester in the navigation links on the Tsinghua exchange page. You can use previous semester's listings as a reference, as mostly the same courses are offered year to year.

Fall semester: late August - mid-January
Spring semester: mid-February - late June

Accommodation and MealsAccommodation

The Zijing Apartments of Tsinghua University provide rooms for foreign students to live on-campus. The reception is on duty for 24 hours, and is experienced in services for foreign students. Zijing Apartment District is the same place where Chinese students live, but in different buildings. The living facilities, such as cafeterias, banks, post office, super market, are all located close to the apartment building. Our Foreign Student Affairs Office is also located here.

Since there are not enough rooms for all the students to live on-campus, students must book for rooms beforehand, following the guide sent in the admission package.

Cost IconCost

UVA students will pay their regular tuition rate and fees to UVA for the term they are on a UVA Exchange Program. Students are additionally responsible for room and board, transportation, and personal expenses. Students will pay the host institution or make their own arrangements for accommodations. Check the host institution web site for accommodation choices, cost, and application procedures.

Students are responsible for booking and paying for their own international airfare as well as researching and obtaining the necessary visa.

UVA students are required to purchase CISI emergency medical and accident insurance.

Expenses IconExpected Expenses

  • UVA Tuition and Fees
  • Host institution Room and Board
  • International Airfare
  • CISI insurance
  • Books and Supplies
  • Local Transportation
  • Passport and Visa
  • Personal Expenses

Accessibility IconAccessibility

The University of Virginia believes in providing reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities on an individual and flexible basis. If you believe that you would require adjustments in order to fully participate in this program, please contact the Student Disability Access Center at 434-243-5180 as early as possible in order to begin this dialogue.


Passport IconPassport and Visa

All participants will need a valid passport in order to participate in the program. Students must ensure that their passport is valid at least six months past the program return date. US passport holders will need a visa to participate in this program. International students should meet with their International Student Advisor and Education Abroad Advisor in the International Studies Office as part of the application process.


Health Info IconHealth and Safety Information

All students considering Education Abroad should consult the Students Abroad section of the U.S. Department of State’s web-based travel resources and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Traveler’s Health web resources to research health, safety, and security conditions; visa requirements; immunization requirements; and recommendations on staying healthy and safe in their target destination(s). Students should also carefully review the UVA Education Abroad Health & Safety Abroad web page. Parents and guardians are strongly advised to review all of these resources, as well. UVA students and visiting students enrolled in UVA Education Abroad programs are subject to the University of Virginia’s Policy on Student International Travel.

This program is currently not accepting applications.