How to Apply

Applicants should complete the online application on the website of the Tsinghua University Graduate Programs Application System for International Students during the designated application period. Applicants should fill in the application information online, upload the application documents listed below to the Online Application System, and pay the application fee online at the time of submission.


For international applicants: The URL for online application website is

For Chinese applicants: Apply to Tsinghua School of Journalism and Communication through the Tsinghua University graduation admissions process. During orientation, you can sign up for Global Business Journalism. The online portal for Chinese applicants is


The following information is for international applicants:

1. Qualification of Applicants

1) International applicants must be non-Chinese citizens with a valid passport.

2) Applicants for master’s degree programs should have a bachelor’s degree.


2. Application Schedule (for 2020 applicants)

First Round: October 15, 2019 to December 15, 2019

Second Round: December 16, 2019 to April 15, 2020


3. Application Documents


1) Personal statement.


2) Degree certificate. Master’s degree program applicants should submit a bachelor’s degree certificate. Doctoral degree program applicants should submit both master’s and bachelor’s degree certificates. Those who have not graduated yet must provide a proof of education in current academic institution.


3) Academic transcript. Master’s degree program applicants should submit an academic transcript of undergraduate study.


4) Two online academic recommendation letters from scholars who have the title of associate professor or higher, or senior professionals in a related academic field. Please follow system instructions for submission of online recommendation letters.


5) For non-English-speaking students, please provide English level certificates. e.g. TOEFL, IELTS, etc.


6) Passport personal information page (personal and ordinary passport).


Note:Use the online application to apply. The online application offers tools for collecting and submitting some, but not all, of the documents and information required for application.


4. Application Remarks

Applicants are required to submit scanned images of all required documents at the time of application. All uploaded documents should be in Chinese or in English; otherwise notarial translations in Chinese or English are required. Once translated, the original documents and certified translations are to be submitted together to the application system.

Please scan the original or notarial application documents in color using a scanner. Documents images captured by mobile phone or camera are not acceptable. Copies are also not acceptable.

Application fee must be paid at time of application submission. Tsinghua University is not responsible for errors made by applicants during the application process. There are no application-fee refunds.

Applications with incomplete documents or without application fee payment will not be processed.

THU may request some applicants to offer original or notarial hardcopies of application documents for further qualification check if uploaded documents are not sufficient. Applicants shall guarantee all the information and application documents submitted in this application are authentic and accurate, otherwise, the admission will be disqualified.

None of the above application documents will be returned.


5. Evaluation and Admission

Tsinghua University enrolls students by document evaluation together with matriculation examination. The admission committee of the applicable department/school will review the application documents and select applicants for further examination. The examination will be made by one of the following methods: ①Interview Exemption; ②Personal Interview. If an interview is required for admission, the department/school will contact the applicant directly to set up an interview appointment; and provide information about the interview process.

Admission to the graduate program is determined at the department/school level with oversight by Tsinghua University according to the result of document review, result of interview, and other factors. Certificate of Admission will be issued by THU Graduate Admission Office after the final admission result is released.  


6. Scholarships (Note: Scholarship criteria for 2020 class have not yet been announced. This are 2019 criteria.)

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply for the Chinese Government Scholarship (CGS). Applications should be submitted to the China Scholarship Council (CSC) (Website: through recommendation by Chinese Embassies or Consulates or relevant organizations in applicant home countries between November and April (deadlines vary by country). Applicants are recommended to identify their respective countries’ application deadlines well in advance. A certificate of conditional acceptance should be obtained from the THU Graduate Admission Office beforehand if necessary. Admission documents of Chinese Government Scholarship holders will be issued by recommending scholarship organizations (excluding scholarship holders recommended by Tsinghua University).

Applicants may also apply for the Chinese Government Scholarship with recommendation from Tsinghua University. But the number of the recommended applicants is very limited, and successful applicants are generally of remarkable merit among those who are not currently studying in China.

In addition to the Chinese Government Scholarship, applicants may choose to apply for the Beijing Government Scholarship (for master’s degree programs)/Tsinghua University Scholarship (for doctoral degree Programs), which will typically support full, half, or partial tuition.

For more detailed information about introduction and application of scholarship, please visit


7. Accommodations

Due to limited dormitory capacity, on-campus rooms can only be reserved for those who have successfully applied online. For Chinese Government Scholarship (full-scholarship) recipients, a dormitory on campus will be reserved by the university. Those who fail to apply for the dorm online have to find off-campus accommodation independently.

Detailed information regarding Tsinghua University academic life, accommodation, student activities, visa, and residence permit application, as well as other useful information, is available at

8. Visa Application and Registration

Admitted students should bring their personal and ordinary passport, Certificate of Admission, Visa Application Form (JW202/JW201), and original Form of Physical Examination Record for Foreigners as well as other original documents of physical examination to the Embassy or Consulate of the People's Republic of China, and apply for a student visa (X1 visa). Students who intend to live in an on-campus dormitory shall apply for the room on line during the dates specified in the university instructions. Students shall come to Tsinghua University for registration during the dates indicated by the Admission package with the required documents. Normally, registration is held in late August. Students must enter Mainland China with an ordinary passport and X1 visa; and must apply for a Residence Permit within 30 days after arrival in China.

All students should present the necessary original or notarial degree certificate upon registration at Tsinghua University for enrollment qualification review. Students who are failed enrollment qualification review will be disqualified from enrollment.


9. Costs

(1) Application Fee: RMB 800

(2) Tuition Fee: RMB 39000 /year.

(3) Accidental Injury and Hospitalization Insurance: RMB 800/year.

(4) Accommodation: RMB 80/day·bed for single rooms and AB rooms, RMB 40/day·bed for double rooms in student dormitories.

10. Complaints about the admissions process

Any applicant who has any objection to the admissions process of the Tsinghua School of Journalism and Communication may file a complaint to TSJC in written form. TSJC will respond to any complaint that is filed. If the complainant disagrees with the reply, the complainant may appeal to the Graduate Admissions Office.


10. Contacting the GBJ office

Ms. Ma Chengcheng (Sarah), GBJ Office Program Assistant

Room 302, Omnicom Building,

School of Journalism and Communication

Tsinghua University,

Beijing 100084, P. R. China

Tel: +86 10 6279 6842

GBJ website email:

Sarah Ma's e-mail: