Tsinghua University International Summer School

About the Program

The Tsinghua International Summer School - Experiencing China is an intensive 2-week summer program provides students with an inside look into the fascinating and diverse world of China. Students choose from 13 program tracks, which will be led by an academic tutor for in-depth exploration to see how global issues play out in the Chinese context through interactive classes and panels. They will also get to experience Chinese culture through excursions and cultural activities built into the program. Together with the summer school's international cohort of over 300 students, students will have the opportunity to ake new friends from all corners of the globe while gaining critical skills in cross-cultural communication and global competence.

Details about the Tsinghua International Summer School

Partner Institution
Tsinghua University
Program Dates

Mid to late July

Country
  • China
Area(s) of study
ArchitectureArtsChinese StudiesCommerceEducationEntrepreneurshipEnvironmental ScienceGender, Race Sexuality and Social JusticeGeographyHistoryManagementSociologyUrban Studies
Tuition payable to
  • Partner institution
  • UBC
Application deadline
  • February 1, 2018

Additional Requirements or Restrictions

Must be at least 18 but no more than 30 years of age as of July 15th, 2018 and be in good health. Not open to students with Chinese, Hong Kong or Taiwanese citizenship.

Course Credits

You will select one program track for 2 Tsinghua credits. Please note that 20 Tsinghua credits = 15 UBC credits.

Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university

Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 5 years. If you don't see a particular course you listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while abroad. For more information, please visit the Go Global Transfer Credit webpage.

* Not all courses listed are offered through the summer program at this institution. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partner's websites for additional course information.

UBC Vancouver
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: Modern Western Philosophy
Partner course code: PHIL 3rd
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2017-06-26
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 2nd
Title: China Overview
Partner course code: 30631332
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2015-07-27
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Modern Chinese History (After Ming Dynasty)
Partner course code: ASIA 30631102
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2014-07-29
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literary History
Partner course code: ASIA 30631782
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2014-07-29
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: Modern Chinese Literature
Partner course code: CHIN 40631142
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2014-02-17
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 345
Title: The Economics of Money and Banking
Partner course code: 40700743
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2016-11-09
UBC course: ECON 371
Title: Economics of Economics and Resources
Partner course code: 环境与资源经济学 40511003
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-12-02
UBC course: ECON 3rd
Title: Intermediate Macroeconomics
Partner course code: ECON 30510763
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-08-13
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 4th
Title: Advanced Macroeconomics
Partner course code: 70510283
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2018-05-22
UBC course: FIPR 1st
Title: Film and TV Production
Partner course code: 70670232
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-02-08
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: 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 3rd
Title: Political Development: A Comparative Perspective
Partner course code: 80974013
Language of instruction: English
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 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 Execution
Partner course code: 612819
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2016-09-06
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: 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:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-09-06
UBC course: COMM 2nd
Title: Financial Accounting
Partner course code: COMM 00510133
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2014-02-21
UBC course: COMM 2nd
Title: Management Information System
Partner course code: SEM 30510202
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-07-23
UBC course: COMM 2nd
Title: General Management
Partner course code: COMM 30510732
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-02-21
UBC course: COMM 2nd
Title: Marketing Management
Partner course code: COMM 30510812
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2014-02-21
UBC course: COMM 2nd
Title: Managerial Accounting I
Partner course code: COMM 40510343
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-08-15
UBC course: COMM 2nd
Title: Career Development Planning
Partner course code: 40510962
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2014-02-21
UBC course: COMM 2nd
Title: Financial Management
Partner course code: COMM 40511093
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-02-21
UBC course: COMM 2nd
Title: Financial Management
Partner course code: COMM 40511093
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-02-21
UBC course: COMM 2nd
Title: Entrepreneurial Execution
Partner course code: 60510241
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-09-06
UBC course: COMM 335
Title: Accounting Information Systems
Partner course code: 30510643
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2015-03-09
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Management of Technologocial Innovation
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2015-03-09
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Global Business Analysis Team Project
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2015-03-09
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Enterprise Management
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2015-03-09
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: Sales Management
Partner course code: 80510262
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2018-05-08
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: Real Estate Development: Principles and Process
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2016-09-06
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Entrepreneurial Management
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2015-03-09
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: 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: Venture Capital and Private Equity
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2016-09-06
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: Foundation of Enterpreneurial Management
Partner course code: 00510392
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2014-02-21
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: Management
Partner course code: COMM 30410732
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-02-21
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: 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: 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: Risk Management
Partner course code: COMM 40511082
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-02-21
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: Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Partner course code: Comm 4rd
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2017-05-05
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: Entrepreneurship Lab
Partner course code: Comm 4th
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2017-05-05
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Corporate Finance
Partner course code: COMM 60510143
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2014-02-21
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Corporate Finance
Partner course code: COMM 60510143
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2014-02-21
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 491
Title: Strategic Management
Partner course code: 30510992
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2015-03-09
Journalism
UBC course: ARTS 1st
Title: Modern Media Technology
Partner course code: 30670563
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2016-11-22
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Strategic Communications
Partner course code: 70670313
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2018-05-08
Land and Food Systems
UBC course:
Title: The Economics of International Trade
Partner course code: 国际经济学 40510763
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-01-15
UBC course: FRE 302
Title: Organizational Design and Human Resources in Business
Partner course code: 组织设计与人力资源经 40510652
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-01-15
UBC course: FRE 420
Title: Land and Urban Economics
Partner course code: 区域与城市经济学 80910303
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2014-01-15
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: DATABASE PRINCIPLE AND APPLICATION
Partner course code: 30510283
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2018-05-31
UBC course: CPSC 4th
Title: Cloud Data Management
Partner course code: Software 44100385
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2016-12-07
UBC course: MICB 2nd
Title: Environmental Biotechnology
Partner course code: 环境生物技术原理 70050313
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-01-27
UBC Okanagan
Arts and Sciences
UBC course: ECON 3rd
Title: Economic Growth
Partner course code: ECON 30510883
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-02-28
Management
UBC course: MGMT 423
Title: E-commerce
Partner course code: N/A 40510842
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-01-07
UBC course: MGMT 439E
Title: Financial Management
Partner course code: N/A 40511093
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-01-07
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: Principle of Insurance
Partner course code: N/A 00510163
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2015-01-07
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: Public Finance
Partner course code: 30510073
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-01-12
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: General Management
Partner course code: N/A 30510732
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-01-07
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: Financial Institution
Partner course code: N/A 30510962
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-01-07
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: Corporate Strategy Management
Partner course code: 战略管理 30510992
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-07-03
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: Enterprise Resource Planning
Partner course code: N/A 40510992
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-01-07
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: International Business
Partner course code: N/A 40511202
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-01-07
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: Case analysis for Corporate Finance
Partner course code: MGMT 40511242
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-02-28
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: Information Resource Management
Partner course code: 信息资源管理 40511273
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-07-03

Tuition and Fees

The program costs include the registration fee, course instruction, two weeks of on-campus housing (mainly en-suite single rooms) and basic accident insurance for the two-week period in Beijing.

The College is granting ten scholarships to cover the program costs. Scholarships will be assessed on a competitive basis, and students must apply through and be nominated by UBC Go Global in order to qualify. 

Please note that scholarship students will still be responsible for their own airfare costs, personal expenses and Chinese visa applications.

How to apply to a Go Global Summer Program

  1. Ensure that you meet the eligibility requirements, including any partner or program-specific requirements. 
  2. Apply online by the Go Global deadline listed above. Please submit only one application for the summer program of your choice (you can include a second choice as a backup on the same application if needed by selecting the "Add Item" button). If you plan to do multiple experiences (e.g. more than one summer program; a term exchange and a summer program, etc.), please submit a separate application for each experience. Our team will review your application and if successful, will nominate you to apply to the partner institution. 
  3. Pay the Go Global Fee when prompted after the application deadline.
  4. If successfully nominated by Go Global, you will receive instructions on how to apply to the partner university. This application typically includes the supporting documents listed below:
    1. Recommendation letter from a UBC professor in a field similar to the summer opportunity
    2. UBC Transcript (Go Global will provide you with a copy of your UBC transcript)

Go Global Refund Policy for Summer Programs

To receive a refund from Go Global, you must withdraw by e-mail to your Go Global advisor by March 30.

You are eligible for a refund of $321.75 if:

  • You have applied to Go Global but do not meet our minimum eligibility requirements
  • Go Global cannot match you to a partner university
  • The partner university does not accept your application and Go Global cannot find another option

You will receive an $93.25 refund if you withdraw from the program in writing before March 30 for reasons other than those stated above.

Please consult with your Go Global advisor if you have any questions.

Advising Hours

Advising hours

Monday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

You might not need to see an advisor. General questions about the Go Global Exchange process can be answered at the Main Office at the UBC Life Building (Vancouver). 

Go Global Vancouver

When emailing us, please include:

  1. Your student number in the subject line
  2. Your full name and if you are an incoming or outgoing exchange student in the body of the email

Go Global Vancouver

go.global@ubc.ca

Telephone: 604 822 0942

Fax: 604 822 9885

UBC Life Building
6138 Student Union Blvd
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
Canada

Hours

Mon9:00 am - 4:15 pm
Tue9:30 am - 4:15 pm
Wed9:00 am - 4:15 pm
Thu9:00 am - 4:15 pm
Fri9:00 am - 4:15 pm
SatClosed
SunClosed
Partner Institution
Tsinghua University
Program Dates

Mid to late July

Country
  • China
Area(s) of study
ArchitectureArtsChinese StudiesCommerceEducationEntrepreneurshipEnvironmental ScienceGender, Race Sexuality and Social JusticeGeographyHistoryManagementSociologyUrban Studies
Tuition payable to
  • Partner institution
  • UBC
Application deadline
  • February 1, 2018