International Master of Public Administration (IMPA)

Introduction to the Program

The International Master of Public Administration (IMPA) at Tsinghua University is a 1 year program for international students taught in English.

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.

About the Program

The IMPA program is a one-year English degree program offered by the School of Public Policy and Management (SPPM) at Tsinghua University. It is designed for government officials from developing countries and focuses on enhancing cooperation and exchanges between those countries. It aims to expand participants’ ability to apply public administrative theories and tools, to gain a better understanding of China’s development practices and to build leadership skills necessary for problem-solving in transition countries. The IMPA program was launched in 2008 in order to share the successes and failures of China’s development experiences and to make contributions to the practice of international development.

About School of Public Policy and Management (SPPM)

The School of Public Policy and Management (SPPM) of Tsinghua University was founded in the year of 2000. As the first graduate school in public administration in China, the mission of the school is to foster a new generation of leadership in Chinese and global public affairs, to generate policy impacts for public benefits, and to pursue academic excellence in public policy and management research. The School’s long-term objective is to become a world-class institution that actively engages in teaching, research, and consulting in global public affairs.

Entry Requirements

Targeting Applicants:

1. Government officials from developing countries (at least Division Head and above);
2. No less than 5-year working experiences;
3. Under the age of 45;
4. High English proficiency.

Application Deadline

December 24

Start Date of the Program



Core Courses: Public Organization and Management, Public Policy Analysis, Comparative Politics and Government, Research Design and Thesis Writing

Tuition Fees


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


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