Overview

Tsinghua University

City: Beijing
Language of instruction: Chinese, English
  • 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

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Partner university's areas of study

ArtsCommerce (UBCV)EngineeringFine ArtsLand and Food SystemsManagement (UBCO)

Notes on Language of Instruction

  • 50% of undergraduate courses are taught in English

ELIGIBILITY AND TIMING

Terms offered

Term 1Term 2

Who can go?

  • Exchange students can take coursework in most areas of study
  • Important Update: Chinese, Hong Kong, and Taiwan citizens studying in any discipline at UBC are not eligible to apply for this partner
  • Due to limited seats available at Tsinghua, for the University-wide exchange program, only single term exchanges are available

Term dates

  • 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

Timing

  • Commerce: When applying to Go Global, UBC-V Commerce students must select 'Tsinghua University-COMM' on their Go Global application
Courses + Transfer Credits

Credits

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

Passing grade

60

Credit transfer process

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.)

For more information about Go Global transfer credit

Course Information

* 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

Exchange (pay UBC tuition)

Course information and restrictions

  • UBCO Management students cannot take a majority of coursework in Business/Economics. The majority of their studies must be done in elective coursework and they may be able to take one or two courses from Business/Economics.

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

Partner Course Information

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.

UBC Vancouver

Applied Science (Architecture and Landscape Architecture)
UBC course: GEOG 2nd
Title: Urban Planning
Partner course code: 8000841
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-11-23
Applied Science (Engineering)
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Design Thinking
Partner course code: 31510093
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2018-05-08
Arts
UBC course: ARTS 1st
Title: Visual Art Design
Partner course code: 00804252
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2019-01-23
UBC course: ARTS 1st
Title: Modern Western Philosophy
Partner course code: PHIL 3rd
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2017-06-26
UBC course: ARTS 2nd
Title: History of scientific civilization
Partner course code: 00691642
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2018-12-04
UBC course: ARTS 3rd
Title: Ancient Books and Records of Chinese Architecture
Partner course code: 80000421
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2017-12-13
UBC course: ARTS 3rd
Title: The Unification of China and Taiwan Issue
Partner course code: 00590052
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2017-06-26
UBC course: ASIA 1st
Title: Modern Life Aesthetics and Practice
Partner course code: 00670122
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2018-06-05
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Chinese Philosophy
Partner course code: 60610132
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-08-28
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Confucian self-cultivation
Partner course code: 00680142
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2018-12-10
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Chinese Philosophy
Partner course code: 60610132
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-08-28
UBC course: CHIN 3rd
Title: Intermediate Chinese 2
Partner course code: 60610172
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2015-08-13
UBC course: CHIN 3rd
Title: Advanced Chinese
Partner course code: 60610182 4th
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2015-08-13
UBC course: CHIN 4th
Title: Special Topics in Cultural Philosophy
Partner course code: 70612333
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2017-06-01
UBC course: ECON 301
Title: Intermediate Microeconomics
Partner course code: 30510743
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2020-01-16
UBC course: ECON 302
Title: Intermediate Macroeconomics
Partner course code: 30510763
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2020-01-14
UBC course: ECON 345
Title: The Economics of Money and Banking
Partner course code: 40700743
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2016-11-09
UBC course: ECON 3rd
Title: Theory of Industrial Organization
Partner course code: 40510943
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-06-19
UBC course: ECON 441
Title: Developmental Economics
Partner course code: 30700123
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-04-15
UBC course: ECON 4th
Title: Behavioral Economics
Partner course code: 40511223
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-04-15
UBC course: ECON 4th
Title: Advanced Macroeconomics
Partner course code: 70510283
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2018-05-22
UBC course: Econ 3rd
Title: Game Theory
Partner course code: 40511103
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-12-18
UBC course: Econ 4th
Title: Economic Growth
Partner course code: 30510883
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-12-18
UBC course: FIPR 1st
Title: Film and TV Production
Partner course code: 70670232
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-02-08
UBC course: GEOB 2nd
Title: Air Pollution and its Impact
Partner course code: 00460053
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2019-02-21
UBC course: GEOG 3rd
Title: Modern China Studies
Partner course code: 0059043
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2017-05-09
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: History of the Late Qing Dynasty (1840 - 1911)
Partner course code: 40690573
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2017-06-06
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Selected Readings in Modern Chinese Intellectual History
Partner course code: 70612433
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2017-06-06
UBC course: HIST 4th
Title: Topics of Contemporary Chinese History
Partner course code: 70690133
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2017-06-06
UBC course: MUSC 1st
Title: Appreciation of Kunqu Opera
Partner course code: 00611662
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2017-11-07
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: American Politics and U.S. China Relations
Partner course code: 80612083
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2018-02-23
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Political Development: A Comparative Perspective
Partner course code: 80974013
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-06-02
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Arms Control and Security Studies
Partner course code: 80615102
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-06-02
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Russian Diplomatic Thoughts and Practices
Partner course code: 80615432
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2017-06-02
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Terrorism and Anti-Terrorism
Partner course code: 80700523
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2017-06-02
UBC course: POLI 4th
Title: Democratization and China in Comparative Perspective
Partner course code: 70613002
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-06-02
UBC course: SOCI 2nd
Title: Aging and Human Development
Partner course code: 00701613
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2019-10-03
UBC course: SOCI 4th
Title: Reforms and Social Changes in China
Partner course code: 80977003
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-06-05
UBC course: STAT 2nd
Title: Mathematics of Risk
Partner course code: 40511373
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-05-08
Commerce
UBC course: COMM 2nd
Title: Entrepreneurial Leadership
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-09-06
UBC course: COMM 2nd
Title: Entrepreneurial Execution
Partner course code: 612819
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2016-09-06
UBC course: COMM 2nd
Title: Principles of Business Negotiation and Simulations
Partner course code: 47706154
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2018-11-30
UBC course: COMM 2nd
Title: Real Estate Development and Strategic Planning
Partner course code: 80000031
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2017-11-22
UBC course: COMM 2nd
Title: Entrepreneurial Leadership
Partner course code: 60510241
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2016-09-06
UBC course: COMM 2nd
Title: Principles of Business Negotiation and Simulations
Partner course code: 00510212
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2018-11-30
UBC course: COMM 2nd
Title: Entrepreneurship Camp
Partner course code: COMM 00510602
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2019-04-16
UBC course: COMM 2nd
Title: Corporate Finance
Partner course code: 60510142
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2019-05-27
UBC course: COMM 2nd
Title: Corporate Finance
Partner course code: 60510142-0
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2019-05-28
UBC course: COMM 2nd
Title: Entrepreneurial Execution
Partner course code: 60510241
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-09-06
UBC course: COMM 353
Title: Intermediate Financial Accounting(1)
Partner course code: 40510323
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2019-08-01
UBC course: COMM 371
Title: Investment
Partner course code: 40511423-2
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-05-21
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Venture Capital and Private Equity
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2016-09-06
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Innovative Design Thinking Using Lean Startup Model
Partner course code: 00701591-9
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2018-05-08
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Consumer Psychology
Partner course code: 80700772
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-12-13
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Introduction to equity and venture capital funds
Partner course code: 80516872
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2018-11-30
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: entrepreneurship management
Partner course code: 00510392
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2018-11-30
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Modern enterprise management practice
Partner course code: 00150102
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2018-11-30
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Business Communication
Partner course code: 30510912
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-09-06
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Venture Capital and Private Equity
Partner course code: 80514242
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2016-09-06
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Sales Management
Partner course code: 80510262
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2018-05-08
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Real Estate Development: Principles and Process
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2016-09-06
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Entrepreneurial opportunity identification and business plan
Partner course code: 60510092
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2018-11-30
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Enterpreneurship
Partner course code: 80700772
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-11-30
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Enterprise Resource Planning
Partner course code: 40510992
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-11-15
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Enterprise management Introduction
Partner course code: 00510032
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2019-05-27
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Management of Technological Innovation
Partner course code: 005102322
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2017-03-22
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Financial Markets and Institutions 
Partner course code: MANA 130327
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2015-09-09
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Public Finance
Partner course code: 30510073
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2016-11-01
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: The Theory and Practice of Business
Partner course code: 30510702
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2017-03-22
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: General Management
Partner course code: 30510732
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-08-02
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Financial Statement Analysis
Partner course code: 30510893
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-11-01
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Business Communication
Partner course code: 30510912
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-09-06
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Financial Institution
Partner course code: 30510962
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-11-01
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Corporate Strategic Management
Partner course code: 30510992
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-05-22
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Public Relations and Strategic Communication
Partner course code: 30670583-0
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2019-05-21
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Topics on International Accounting
Partner course code: COMM 40510093
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-11-01
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Management Systems Simulation
Partner course code: 40510193
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-11-01
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: International Taxation
Partner course code: N/A 40510752
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-04-11
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Electronic Commerce
Partner course code: COMM 40510842
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-11-01
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Introduction to Electronic Business
Partner course code: 40510842
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-11-01
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Large Financial Data Analysis
Partner course code: 40510882
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2016-11-01
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: International Business
Partner course code: 40511202
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-11-01
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: information resource management
Partner course code: 40511273
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-03-22
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: The history of enterprise's rise and fall
Partner course code: Comm 4rd
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2017-05-05
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Partner course code: Comm 4rd
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2017-05-05
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Entrepreneurship Lab
Partner course code: Comm 4th
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2017-05-05
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Strategic Emerging Industry Topics
Partner course code: 70612922
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2017-05-05
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Real Estate Market Analysis
Partner course code: 70910102
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-07-02
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Private Equity and Venture Capital Fund
Partner course code: 80516872
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2018-11-30
UBC course: COMM 455
Title: Auditing
Partner course code: 30510393
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2018-10-02
UBC course: COMM 459
Title: Financial Statement Analysis
Partner course code: 30510893
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2018-10-02
Journalism
UBC course: ARTS 1st
Title: Modern Media Technology
Partner course code: 30670563
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2016-11-22
UBC course: ARTS 3rd
Title: journalism principle
Partner course code: 30670273 3rd
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2019-01-17
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Strategic Communications
Partner course code: 70670313
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2018-05-08
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Introduction to Political Communication
Partner course code: JRNL 30700943
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2019-06-12
Science
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Computer Systems Architecture
Partner course code: N/A 30511043
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-05-09
UBC course: CPSC 1st
Title: Computer Programming Language
Partner course code: 20510102
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2018-05-31
UBC course: CPSC 1st
Title: Fundamental Programming
Partner course code: N/a 20740073
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2020-03-10
UBC course: CPSC 1st
Title: DATABASE PRINCIPLE AND APPLICATION
Partner course code: 30510283
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2018-05-31
UBC course: CPSC 3rd
Title: Computer Networks
Partner course code: 00240103
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2019-04-30
UBC course: CPSC 3rd
Title: Software Engineering
Partner course code: 30240163
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2019-04-29
UBC course: CPSC 3rd
Title: Network System
Partner course code: CPSC 44100395-0
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2019-07-23
UBC course: CPSC 4th
Title: Cloud Data Management
Partner course code: Software 44100385
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2016-12-07
UBC course: ENVR 3rd
Title: Sustainability: Environment, Energy and Personal Choices
Partner course code: 40050773-0
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-12-04

UBC Okanagan

Arts and Sciences
UBC course: HIST 126
Title: Modern World History
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2020-06-29
UBC course: HIST 1st
Title: Concise World Environmental History
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2020-06-29
Management
UBC course: MGMT 220
Title: Marketing Management
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2020-08-07
UBC course: MGMT 2nd
Title: Production and Operation Management
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2020-08-07
Tuition, Fees and Awards

Exchange tuition

  • 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.

Additional awards

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.

Check out international learning awards and eligibility.

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’ for Federal 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.

Additional fees

  • 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)
Housing

Types of accommodation available

Off-campusOn-campus

Housing notes

  • 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

Information on Accommodation

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