Funded places are available for two of Tsinghua University’s exciting 2018 Summer School programmes!

  • ‘Experiencing China’ 16 – 27 July 2018
  • ‘Environment’ 3 – 16 August 2018 

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to spend two weeks in Beijing, studying at one of the world’s leading universities in Science and Technology!

Study with students from all over the world and make memories, friendships and connections for life! Experience university in China and of course, life in Beijing, with world famous historic sites such as the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City at your doorstep!

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Programme Details

 'Experiencing China’ 16 – 27 July‘Environment’ 3– 16 August

This summer school is an opportunity for international students to gain first hand experience of China guided by experts in the field, and also get to know more about Tsinghua University.

The program offers small interactive classes on a wide range of topics in the Chinese context including Architecture, Creative City, Education, History, Tomorrow’s Youth, Economy and Gender Studies etc. Participants will be engaged with keynote lectures, project discussions, interactive workshops and site visits with fellow students coming from more than 50 countries and regions across the world.

This programme offers a cultural insight into China with a focus on environmental issues. Lectures and discussions will be centred on themes around Energy and Global Changes and Community Based Environmental Solutions.

Activities will include site visits and field trips (including a trip to the Great Wall of China!), a group innovation challenge project, as well as cultural excursions and social activities.

Tsinghua University Summer Schools 2018 Experiencing China

 Tsinghua University Summer Schools 2018 Environment
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Successful students will receive a scholarship to cover all necessary costs of undertaking the Summer School including:

-Accommodation (student housing)
-visa (if applicable)
-health insurance
-local travel to Tsinghua

Participants are responsible for funding extra costs such as social activities or further travel. 

Bursary payments will be administered by the International Relations Office. 

Application criteria

Who can apply?

  • Both summer school programmes are open to all 1st or 2nd year students from all disciplines of study.  No specific background in the topics of the programmes is required, but students should have an interest in learning more about China and/or the environment.
  • Students must be 18 years and over
  • Applicants should have (or be on track to have) an average grade of 2.1
  • Since one of the main aims of these programmes is to provide an opportunity to visit China and experience Chinese culture, preference will be given to applicants who do not have previous experience in China
  • Both programmes taught in English 

Successful applicants will:

  • Explain how they will benefit academically and personally from the programme their application
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm for engaging with China and Tsinghua University
  • Be willing to be a good ambassador for Imperial and be willing to communicate their experiences on the programme to other students after they return


Apply now!

Applications for 2018 are now closed