How hard is it to get into Tsinghua or Peking University as a Foreigner?

Tsinghua and Peking University are well known as the best and most competitive schools in China. But as a foreigner, how hard is it to get into these two? When you ask how hard it is to get into Tsinghua or Peking University, this depends completely on the applicant and which program you are applying for.

The most popular programs for applying to Peking and Tsinghua are the Chinese language programs. Tsinghua has a larger program of around 400 students and Peking has around 100. Both of these are filled every year.

Other programs, such as masters/PhD, MBA, and MBBS are far more competitive and have higher entry standards.

You need to make sure you meet the entrance requirements of these programs, apply on time, and send the hard copies to Beijing. Applying as early as possible is essential to increase your chances of being accepted.

Chinese and International Admissions

The competition for Chinese students to apply to Tsinghua and Peking is extremely fierce because there are so many students in China and Peking and Tsinghua Universities are the top two universities in China. Compared to Chinese students the application process for international students is a bit easier because there is less competition.

However, for foreign students, the application process is still much more difficult than other universities in China because the admissions requirements are higher. Both Tsinghua and Peking will only accept the best of the best. Qualified international students applying to Tsinghua or Peking University who are recommended through China Admissions’ services have over a 95% acceptance rate. Chinese language programs are the least competitive to get into, MBA and MBBS programs are the most.

At both Tsinghua and Peking University, international graduate-level programs such as the Yenching Academy and Schwarzman Scholars are also quite competitive due to the large body of highly qualified foreign students applying here.

You can increase your chances of getting into top Chinese universities like Tsinghua or Peking by:

  1. Using China Admissions’ application services to help determine your eligibility for a top university and write a successful application
  2. Preparing all documents correctly
  3. Applying early so you have time to manage the application
  4. Achieving good grades and experience in your current school/home country

Our Services

Attending Peking or Tsinghua is the dream of many students. That’s why we created our Top University Consulting Service, designed to help high-achieving and ambitious students prepare for admissions to these rigorous programs.

Services include:

  • Personalized and comprehensive application and essay help starting years or months in advance
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  • Sample university-level projects to enhance your application
  • Preparation courses to adapt and find success at top universities

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China Admissions has helped many international students to get accepted into China’s top universities. If you would like to arrange a free call with our professional counsellor, you can book a time for a call here.

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Founder and CEO at China Admissions. Originally from UK🇬🇧, based in Beijing. Studied at Peking University & BLCU. Preparing for HSK 6. Hope we can help more talented international students have the same amazing experiences and opportunities that I have had
Richard Coward

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