Chinese Language Program

Introduction to the Program

The Chinese Language Program at Tsinghua University offers Chinese language courses of eight levels covering beginners and advanced learners.  Each semester, there are more than 400 international students from over 50 countries learning Chinese language at Tsinghua University.For autumn-semester study, the students may submit application from mid March to mid June. For spring-semester study, the application shall be finished from mid October to mid December in the previous year.

About Tsinghua University

Tsinghua is one of the top Universities in China, located in the North West of Beijing in the University District (Haidian District). The campus is in between Peking University and Wudaokou which is the centre of the University District.

Program Start Date

Students can start the program in September or February each year. Students can study for 1 semester, 1 year, 1 and a half years, or 2 years.

Entry Requirements

Applicant should be above 18 years old, having a high school or higher degree with good health condition. They must abide by the laws of China and the regulations of school.

Application Deadline

The application deadline for the fall semester (starting in September) is May 31st, the application deadline for the spring semester (starting in March) is November 15th.

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees are 12,600 RMB per semester.    


The program delivers 20 class hours per week, 18 weeks per semester. In addition, elective courses are also available.

The curriculum of the program includes more than ten courses, such as:
 – Speaking
 – Listening Comprehension 
 – Comprehensive Chinese
 – Extensive Reading 
 – Newspaper Reading 
 – Classical Chinese
 – Hot Topics, Writing
 – Pronunciation
 – Reading Aloud
 – Comprehensive Chinese & discussion.

Accommodation at Tsinghua University

Located in the north of Tsinghua University, Zijing Apartments (紫荆公寓) is the most modernised student dormitory in China and the largest, able to accommodate 22,400 students. Zijing comprises 26 blocks, with 23 buildings ranging from 7 to 15 stories. The total construction area amounts to 350,000 m2 (3,800,000 sq ft). The cost for the apartments are below. New students should apply at the reception desk of Zijin Building 19.

Tsinghua University Accommodation Prices


To apply complete the application form here. If you have any questions contact us.

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