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Tsinghua is one of the top three universities in China and one of the best in the world. Its beautiful historic campus is an amazing example of Chinese aesthetics and peace inside one of the biggest and most interesting cities in the world. Dotted with historic, well-preserved mansions, manicured gardens and ponds, the campus also houses very well-equipped modern research laboratories, libraries, dormitories, restaurants and a impressive art museum. The whole neighborhood around Tsinghua is an important academic and entrepreneurial high tech hub. Transportation is easily accessible. Students can take the metro to the historic heart of Beijing or ride an electric bicycle inside the campus. Courses are offered in both English and Chinese in 37 disciplines. Scholarships are available to all majors. Electrical engineering students are highly encouraged to study at Tsinghua during spring of their sophomore year.


Area(s) of Study

  • Accounting
  • Communication
  • International Relations And Gl
  • Mathematics
  • Architecture
  • Communication Studies
  • Liberal Arts
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Art History
  • Economics
  • Management
  • Philosophy
  • Asian Studies
  • Finance
  • Management Information Systems
  • Physics
  • Chinese
  • International Business
  • Marketing

Sponsored by Cockrell School of Engineering

Academic Information

Students enroll in the equivalent of 12 UT hours of coursework per semester while at Tsinghua University plus a 1 credit UT online course required by International Engineering. One of the courses students take must be Mandarin language. If your courses are not listed, please work with to get courses pre-approved.

Language(s) of Instruction

English and Chinese


Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - No
  • Internship - Yes


Students may choose to live in dormitory-style housing, apartment- style housing, or find housing independently. The different housing options vary in distance from campus.

Open To

Cockrell School of Engineering

Program Cost

Students pay a $75 non-refundable application fee and regular UT tuition, and are responsible for airfare, passport/visa, housing, food, local transportation, and other costs of living. Students are required to purchase international health insurance. Financial aid and scholarships may be used.


- Spring
  • Program: February 17, 2021 to June 25, 2021
  • Final Deadline: October 1, 2020

Application Code


Program Coordinator

Helena Wilkins-Versalovic

Additional Resources

Information Session

Next Step

Please contact Helena Wilkins, for advising. Please email her your UTEID and name as well as indicate the semester/year that you would like to study abroad. Electrical engineering students should contact Yesenia Roman to go over credit at

Program information above is subject to change