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Here are more answers to  frequently asked questions about the Global Business Journalism Program:

How difficult is the program?


The program is designed to challenge smart students from around the world. You are not required to have a background in English news writing or economics to enter the program, but you are expected to master English writing, both academic and journalistic, and to gain a solid knowledge of business and economics during your stay at Tsinghua.

Are all the classes taught in English?


How much does it cost to attend?

The cost of the program changes each year, but the cost for tuition, fees and living expenses for the 2021-2022 academic year is about $8,000 USD.

What are my chances of admission? 

It depends on the quality and quantity of the applicants. Outstanding applicants have a strong chance of gaining admission. Professional journalism experience is an advantage.

 The Global Business Journalism program application requires applicants to submit a personal statement. Do you have any advice on what should be included?

The personal essay should be at least 500 words and has no maximum length. It should be written clearly and concisely, displaying your mastery of English. The personal statement should let us know more about you, your background, your motivation for joining the Global Business Program and how Global Business Journalism will help you achieve your goals in life. If possible, please discuss your journalism and/or business background and tell us what you will bring to a diverse, dynamic program.

Where do GBJ students live?


Most of our students live on campus in the Zijing dormitory. A few students choose to live off-campus.


Is Beijing safe? 

Beijing has a very low crime rate. It is safe to travel anywhere in the city at any hour.


What is most distinctive about life in Beijing? 

If you did not grow up in China, you will be immersed in Chinese culture during your stay at Tsinghua. Our students do not live in an international-community "bubble." Be ready to learn new things and delve into a different and distinctive culture. Beijing is a huge city. For non-Chinese students, that generally means that you should get ready for large crowds, busy subways and a fast pace of life. Plus great food and exciting tourist opportunities.


Does the censorship of Chinese media affect the program? 



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