The transfer credit process takes approximately 16 weeks following each submission deadline. You should allow sufficient time to meet important deadlines that may affect you (e.g., application for graduation, registration in courses that require prerequisites that you took on exchange, entry to a major/honours program, etc.)
- One of the leading universities directly affiliated with the Ministry of Education in China
- A prominent center for higher education and scientific research
- Holds the largest numbers of academic minds affiliated with the Chinese Academy of Science, the Chinese Academy of Engineering, and Key National Laboratories
- National awards in science and technology
- Located in the District of Haidian, northwestern of Beijing
- Established on the site of “Qing Hua Yuan”—a former royal garden of the Qing Dynasty
- Remnants of Old Beijing established in Haidian, including the Summer Palace
Partner university's areas of study
Notes on Language of Instruction
- 50% of undergraduate courses are taught in English
ELIGIBILITY AND TIMING
Who can go?
- Exchange students can take coursework in most areas of study
- Chinese, Hong Kong, and Taiwan citizens studying at Sauder are not eligible to apply for this partner
- Term 1: Late August to Late January
- Term 2: Late February to Early July
- Students on exchange in term 1 returning to UBC for term 2 should take courses that end in December
- If taking courses that ends in January, a written request to the Tsinghua Academic Affairs Office can be made to take exams at UBC in January
- Whether this arrangement is made is up to the discretion of Tsinghua
- Commerce: When applying to Go Global, UBC-V Commerce students must select 'Tsinghua University-COMM' on their Go Global application
Course equivalency formula
- Starting from the 2018/19 academic year, the transfer credit equivalency will be 18 Tsinghua Credits = 15 UBC Credits
- Tsinghua Summer Chinese Language and Culture Centre (ISLCC) 360 ISKCC hours = 15 UBC Credits
Credit transfer process
* Students who have special requirements or require academic accommodation should contact a Go Global advisor regarding their needs at least six weeks prior to the application deadline.
Type of Go Global Experiences
Full course load information
- It is expected that UBC students take a full course load per semester while on exchange
- A full course load at Tsinghua is 20 credits per semester
- Courses are worth 2-4 credits
Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university
Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 3 years. If you don't see a course you need listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while on exchange.
* Areas of study at partner universities are subject to change. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partners' websites for additional course information.
- 15 credits or equivalent full-time program fee per term, paid to UBC
- Summer students attend through our exchange agreement and pay tution to UBC
- Your tuition will be based on the number of credits earned at the partner institution
Scholarships + awards
- There is a new scholarship available through the Chinese Government, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, for eligible BC students to study abroad, in order to strengthen mutual understanding and friendship between the Chinese people and people from the whole world
- Eligibility criteria, application forms and procedures and further information about the Chinese Government Scholarship can be found here
The Go Global award $1000
All students accepted to Go Global for Exchange, Research Abroad, or Study Abroad programs are automatically considered for this award. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you'll be notified of your award after you're accepted to Go Global and after you get nominated to apply to the partner university.
Students who are eligible for awards may receive one UBC or UBC-affiliated international learning award. If you're eligible, you are always offered the highest-value award. Unless stated otherwise, you need to meet eligibility criteria set out by the University Senate regarding awards.
Information for US students
If you are a student from the United States, please check the US Department of Education Lookup Tool to ensure that any partner institution you wish to attend on Exchange is Title IV ‘eligible’ forFederal Student Aid for the year in which you intend to study there. For institutions outside of the US, select “Foreign Country” from the “State” dropdown menu.
If you attend an eligible institution, then you may receive Title IV federal student loans while on Exchange.
If you attend an ineligible institution:
- You will not be eligible for US federal student loans,
- You may invalidate any US student aid you have previously received for your studies at UBC,
- You may be required to immediately begin repaying your US student loans, and
- You may not be eligible for any future US student aid for the remainder of your studies at UBC.
- Some partner fees may apply
- Exchange students attending Tsinghua SEM (business school) are required to have Health Insurance to cover their stay and are subject to the registration fee charged by Tsinghua University (around 400RMB)
Types of accommodation available
- Exchange students doing University level exchange are given priority for housing, but it is not guaranteed
- Those participating in a faculty level exchange (i.e. commerce students) are given lower priority and housing is not guaranteed
- Off-campus housing can be found for similar monthly fees