• How to Apply

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    Tsinghua SIGS welcomes international students to join our growing global community. International students are drawn to our advantageous location at the heart of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, as well as the diverse opportunities that Tsinghua University and Shenzhen offers. We strive to create a multi-cultural campus that brings a variety of academic and cultural experiences for our students.


    To make the process as smooth as possible, below is information on how to apply and the admission process. 

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    We look forward to your applications.

  • Applicants should complete an Online Application on THU website (http://gradadmission.tsinghua.edu.cn) 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 Schedule (Beijing Time, UTC+ 08:00)

    1st Round:   8:00 AM Oct 15, 2022——17:00 PM Dec 15, 2022

    2nd Round:   8:00 AM Jan 1, 2023——17:00 PM Mar 1, 2023

    3rd Round:   8:00 AM Mar 2, 2023——17:00 PM May 31, 2023

    * The winter break of THU will be from Jan 16,2023 to Feb 12,2023. 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. Master's degree program applicants should submit a Personal Statement. Doctoral degree program applicants should submit both a Personal Statement and a brief introduction of their research experience or research plan.  (The Personal Statement should be filled out in accordance with the requirements of university template https://yz.tsinghua.edu.cn/en/info/1020/1072.htm ).

    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 (http://zwfw.cscse.edu.cn/). The degree diploma awarded by universities of Chinese mainland should be authenticated by Center for Student Services and Development, Ministry of Education, P.R.ChinaCSSD: https://www.chsi.com.cn/en/.

    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. The authentication and the original degree diploma should be combined into one PDF file and uploaded to the application system.)

    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.

    4.       HSK certificate and score report for programs offered in Chinese. For related requirements, please check the program remarks in the 'Catalog of Graduate Programs 2023'. 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 Chinese government scholarships must provide corresponding HSK score report according to the requirements of scholarship application.

    5.       Two 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.       PassportPassport information page (Ordinary passport). Individuals who previously held Chinese nationality and subsequently acquired foreign nationality are required to provide either a Certificate of Cancellation of Chinese Household Registration (Hukou) or a Certificate of Renunciation of Chinese Nationality, or a Certificate of Non-Chinese Nationality issued by a Chinese diplomatic mission/consulate.

    7.       Some programs may require additional application documents; please check the program remarks in the 'Catalog of Graduate Programs 2023'.

    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'.  https://yz.tsinghua.edu.cn/info/1015/2060.htm


    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. https://yz.tsinghua.edu.cn/en/info/1020/1098.htm

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

    8.       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.

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

    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 Univ. 2023 (For International Students)



    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.