Admission to Tsinghua Shenzhen International Graduate School 2024 (For International Students)

Required Qualifications of Applicants

1.       Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens with a valid personal ordinary-type passport.

2.       Master's degree program applicants should have a Bachelor's degree or an equivalent degree to a Bachelor's degree (or above) in China. Doctoral degree program applicants should have a Master's degree or an equivalent degree to a Master's degree (or above) in China. The students who will enroll in 2024 must obtain the nationally recognized bachelor's or master's degree (for the universities of Chinese mainland) or the authentication report issued by Chinese Service Center for Scholarly Exchange, Ministry of Education, P. R. China (CSCSE) (for overseas universities) before THU graduate student registration date of 2024, otherwise the admission qualification is invalid.

3.       Shenzhen International Graduate School accepts bachelor degree holders to pursue doctoral degrees. Applicants must meet all the uniform requirements of the university, as well as the requirements of this school/department listed below: 1. Chinese Proficiency Requirement: HSK band 4 with a score of 195 or above; English program applicants can be exempt from the HSK certificates 2. Non-native English speakers must meet the minimum English proficiency requirement: TOEFL:80/IELTS:6.5.

4.       Applicants should be in good health and of good character (meet the physical examination requirements stipulated by the country and THU), be well-behaved and be willing to abide by China's laws and regulations, as well as Tsinghua's rules.

5.       The applicant's Chinese proficiency should meet the Chinese proficiency requirements announced by relevant programs in the 'Catalog of Graduate Programs 2024'. Some programs have specific requirements for applicants' academic performance, working years, etc. For relevant information, please refer to the remarks in the 'Catalog of Graduate Programs 2024' and the Admissions Guide of the programs.


Note: The applicant shall carefully check whether he / she meets the application qualification and application requirements (including the application requirements declared by the target school/department/major/program) before applying. The relevant consequences arising from his / her failure to meet the application qualification and application requirements shall be borne by the applicant himself / herself.


Programs Overview

1.       SIGS offers 22 Doctoral Programs and 33 Master’s Programs to international students. Master's degree programs are generally required to be completed in 2-3 years, and Doctoral degree programs in 3-4 years. For students with a Bachelor's degree who move on directly to pursue a Doctoral degree program, the study period is normally 4-5 years.

2.       For more details, please check the ‘List of Programs’

Doctoral Programs






Applied Economics









Mechanical Engineering



Instrument Science and Technology



Materials Science and Engineering



Electrical Engineering



Electronic Science and Technology



Information and Communication Engineering



Control Science and Engineering



Computer Science and Technology



Data Science and Information Technology






Civil Engineering



Hydraulic Engineering



Chemical Engineering and Technology



Environmental Science and Engineering



Environment Science and New Energy Technology



Biomedical Engineering



Precision Medicine and Healthcare



Management Science and Engineering



Business Administration

Tsinghua SIGS Doctoral Programs Catalog 2024.pdf

Master’s Programs



Research Field


Master of Finance

Master of Finance

Master of Financial Security


Data Science and Information Technology

Data Science and Technology


Environment Science and New Energy Technology

Global Environment and New Energy Technology


Precision Medicine and Healthcare


Bioengineering and Translational Medicine


Master of Architecture

Master of Architecture in Future Human Habitats Design


Electronic Information

Electronic and Communication Engineering

Integrated Circuits and Systems

Artificial Intelligence

Big Data Engineering

Interactive Media Design and Technology

Biomedical Engineering

Instrument and Meter Engineering

Intelligent Manufacturing

Marine Technology and Engineering

Internet+Innovation Design


Computer Technology

Computer Technology


Mechanical Engineering

Intelligent Manufacturing


Materials and Chemical Engineering

Functional Materials and Devices

Pharmaceutical Engineering

Evidence-based Health Engineering


Resources and Environmental Engineering

Marine Technology and Engineering

International Master's Program in Green Environmental Infrastructure


Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Ocean Energy Engineering


Civil and Hydraulic Engineering

Marine Technology and Engineering

Ocean Energy Engineering


Public Administration

Hospital Management


Master of Professional Accounting

Master Program in Advanced Financial Management and Big Data (Part-time)


Logistics Engineering and Management

Logistics Engineering and Management

Smart Logistics


Master of Healthcare Administration

Master of Program in Healthcare Administration (Part-time)

*For more information on Master of Finance, please refer to the program's remarks of application.

Tsinghua SIGS Master's Programs Catalog 2024.pdf

How to Apply

Applicants should complete an Online Application on THU website ( during the designated application period. Applicants should fill in the application information online, upload the application documents listed below to the Online Application System, and pay the application fee online at the time of submission.


Application Calendar (3 Rounds) Beijing Time, UTC+ 08:00

1st round: Now to 17:00 PM December 15, 2023 (Beijing time)

2nd round: 8:00 AM January 1, 2024 to 17:00 PM March 1, 2024 (Beijing time)

3rd round: 8:00 AM March 2, 2024 to 17:00 PM May 31, 2024 (Beijing time)


The winter break of THU will be from Jan 25,2024 to Feb 21,2024. The application system will still be available during the winter break, but online verification might be delayed due to the vacation. Applicants are therefore recommended to complete their application at least two or three weeks in advance.


Application Documents

Please upload all the documents listed below to the application system:

1.       Personal statement.

The personal statement should be completed directly in the application system. PhD applicants are also required to upload a brief research experience or research plan.

2.       Degree certificate and degree authentication.

Master's degree program applicants should submit their Bachelor's degree certificate. Doctoral degree program applicants should submit both their Master's and Bachelor's degree certificates. The degree diploma awarded by overseas universities should be authenticated by Chinese Service Center for Scholarly Exchange, Ministry of Education, P. R. China (CSCSE: degree diploma awarded by universities of Chinese mainland should be authenticated by Center for Student Services and Development, Ministry of Education, P. R. China (CSSD:

Applicants who will not graduate before the application deadline shall provide the expected graduation certificate first, and the degree diploma and degree authentication must be submitted before registration. (Applicants who have graduated are required to provide the degree authentication at the same time.)

3.       Academic transcript.

Master's degree program applicants should submit the academic transcript of their undergraduate study. Doctoral degree program applicants should submit academic transcripts of both graduate and undergraduate studies. Applicants who will not graduate before the application deadline shall provide their current academic transcript. In this case, the completed academic transcript must be submitted before registration. If the uploaded transcript cannot directly show the total GPA score, the GPA certification document issued by the university is also required.

4.       Language Proficiency Test score report

For related requirements of HSK score report or English score report, please check the 'Remarks of Application 'of Catalog. Applicants who complete their undergraduate or master's studies in Chinese must provide a certificate issued by the university they graduated from. After obtaining the permission of the applied school/department, they can be exempted from submitting the HSK score certificate. Those who intend to apply for scholarships (such as the Chinese Government Scholarship) must provide corresponding HSK score reports according to the requirements of the scholarship application.

5.       Two academic recommendation letters

Academic Recommendation Letters from scholars who hold the title of associate professor or higher, or senior professionals in a related academic field. Please follow the instructions on the online system for submission of online recommendation letters or upload the recommendation letters signed by references.

6.       Passport (Personal ordinary-type passport): Passport information page

Applicants should present information page of personal ordinary-type passport. Those who previously held Chinese nationality and subsequently acquired foreign nationality are required to provide certificate of cancelled Chinese household registration (Hukou) and certificate of naturalized citizenship of other countries.

7.       Some programs may require additional application documents; please check the program remarks in the 'Catalog of Graduate Programs 2024'.

8.       For information on the required documents for Bachelor degree holders who wish to pursue Doctoral degrees, please see the 'Application Instructions for Bachelor's Degree Holders to Pursue Doctoral Degrees'.


Application Remarks

1.       Applicants are required to submit scanned images of all required documents at the time of application. All uploaded documents should be in Chinese or in English; otherwise notarial translations in Chinese or English are required. Once translated, the original documents and certified translations should be submitted together to the application system.

2.       Please scan the original or notarized application documents in color using a scanner. Images captured by mobile phone or camera are not acceptable. Scans of copies are also not acceptable.

3.       The application fee must be paid at the time the application is submitted. (It cannot be covered by the Chinese Government Scholarship). Please apply online and pay the application fee in a safe place. THU is not responsible for any losses caused by your own operation errors or the leakage of your online payment account and password. Please consider carefully before paying the application fee online. If you cannot finish the application due to various reasons, the paid application fee will not be refunded. Regardless of whether the application is successful or not, the application fee is not refundable.

4.       Applications with incomplete documents or without application fee payment will not be processed. Applicants should take the initiative to understand the application procedures and application requirements before applying. The applicant will be responsible for any consequences arising from failure to complete the application process as required.

5.       THU has the right to require applicants to provide original application materials or authentication documents issued by a designated institution for further inspection.

6.       As some countries' higher education systems are very different from the Chinese system, applicants from different education systems should refer to THU’s online application website for reference.

7.       None of the above application documents will be returned.

8.       If the higher-level department issues a new policy, THU will make corresponding adjustments.

9.       Applicants must ensure that the application information, application materials, degree certificate and degree authentication provided are true and accurate. If the admissions unit or certification department verifies that anything in the application is not true, the application, admission or study qualification will be cancelled.

10.   Applicants who are found to be in breach of academic ethics, professional ethics, honesty and trustworthiness, discipline and law-abidingetc., will not be admitted or admission/study qualification will be cancelled after this breach has been verified.

11.   For more information, please check ‘Admission to Graduate Programs of Tsinghua University 2024 (For International Students) ‘


Please note that Tsinghua University has never cooperated with any intermediary agencies or companies for graduate admissions. Applicants need to submit the application directly through our application portal.


Evaluation and Admission

1.       THU admits students based on evaluation of their application documents together with a comprehensive assessment. The application materials are reviewed by an expert group, and the candidates for the comprehensive assessment will be selected based on the review results. The comprehensive assessment is generally based on interviews. The specific content, format, requirements and time arrangements will be further notified to applicants who enter the comprehensive assessment by SIGS programs.

2.       Tsinghua SIGS comprehensively considers the results of material review, comprehensive assessment and other factors, selects the best candidates, and determines the admission list. A Certificate of Admission and the appendix will be issued by THU Graduate Admissions Office after the final admission result is released. Prior to this, applicants may check their admission status via this Application System (



At present, Tsinghua University mainly provides the following scholarships for outstanding prospective full-time international graduate students.

1.       Chinese Government Scholarship (CGS): The Full CGS usually covers tuition fees, free university dormitory or accommodation subsidy, stipend, and comprehensive medical insurance. The Partial CGS includes one or a few items covered by the Full CGS.

2.       Tuition Scholarship: For example, the Beijing Government Scholarship for International Students, covers full or partial tuition fees with a duration of one academic year. Applicants may apply for Tuition Scholarships annually (competitive).

3.       Assistantship: SIGS also offers different assistantship for outstanding students: teaching assistant and research assistant.

For more scholarships information, please refer to:

Costs (Unit: RMB Yuan)

1.       Application fee: 800 RMB.

2.       Accidental Injury and Hospitalization Insurance: 800 RMB /year.

3.       Tuition Fees of Graduate Programs:


Major/Research Fields

Tuition Fee of 2024


07 Science08 Engineering12 Management

40,000 RMB/Year


08 Engineering

33,000 RMB/Year

Master of Finance

198,000 RMB/Full Program

Electronic Information/

Interactive Media Design and Technology

75,000 RMB/Year

Resources and Environmental Engineering/

International Master's Program in Green Environmental Infrastructure

62,000 RMB/Year

Logistics Engineering and Management/

Logistics Engineering and Management

30,000 RMB/Year

Logistics Engineering and Management/

Smart Logistics


Master Program in Advanced Financial Management and Big Data (Part-time)

298,000 RMB/Full Program

Master of Healthcare Administration/

Master of Program in Healthcare   Administration (Part-time)

150,000 RMB/Full Program

Visa Application and Registration

1.       Admitted students should apply for a student visa (X1 visa) at the Embassy or Consulate of the People's Republic of China in their home country. To apply, students should provide their personal ordinary-type passport, Admission Notice and its Appendix, Visa Application for Study in China (JW201/JW202), and Physical Examination Record for Foreigners (applicants should confirm with the Chinese embassy/consulate for specific requirements).

2.       Students must enter China with an ordinary-type passport (nationality and personal information must be consistent with the passport information as applying) and X1 visa, and must apply for a Residence Permit within 30 days after arrival in China. Students are required to arrive at Tsinghua University and complete their university registration during the dates indicated in the admission package.

3.       Normally, registration is held in late August or early September at Shenzhen. All students should present the required original degree certificates, and submit the degree authentication issued by THU designated institutions upon registration at Tsinghua University for enrollment qualification review. Students who fail the enrollment qualification review will be disqualified from enrollment and study at Tsinghua University.



1.       SIGS provides accommodation for all full-time graduate students. School accommodation is automatically reserved for admitted students and students do not need to apply on their own. For reference, the housing rate for 2023 is 1000 RMB per month for single bedroom and 500 RMB per month for double bedrooms. Housing rate for 2024 will be noticed upon registration.

2.       Students who wish to live off-campus are required to provide the International Students & Scholars Center ( with their address, and are responsible for completing a Registration Form of Temporary Residence for Visitors within 24 hours of moving in.



For admission, please contact SIGS Graduate Admission Office



For Scholarships & financial aid, please contact SIGS Academic Affairs Office

Tel: +86-0755-26036415



For Visa application, please contact SIGS International Students and Scholars Center

Tel: 86-0755-26036015



THU Online Application Website

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