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Last updated April, 2023

Academic information

Language of instruction

English and Mandarin

Course information

Undergraduate and graduate level exchange.

Courses in English

Chinese Language Program

Tsinghua University International Chinese Language & Culture Center (ICLCC) gives students from all over the world an opportunity to learn Chinese at one of China's most famous and influential universities.

Restricted courses

Courses of Graduate Programs in English are not open to exchange students – see restricted programme. Courses hosted by Academy of Arts and Design and Physical training courses are not open either.

Semester dates

  • Academic Year: February - January
  • Spring Semester: February - June
  • Autumn Semester: September - January
  • Tsinghua academic calendar

Course load and minimum unit requirements

Maximum 20 credits per semester.

1 credit equals 16 academic hours at Tsinghua.

Accommodation and the cost of living


Run by the Zijing Property Management Center of Tsinghua University, the dormitory offers three types of rooms to international students.

Accommodation Options at Tsinghua

Estimated cost of living and additional information

Scholarships available for students going to China

Student visa and insurance

Information on Student Visas and Insurance for students going on exchange can be found elsewhere on this website.

Exchange experiences

The University, city and region

The University

Since China opened up to the world in 1978, Tsinghua University has developed into a comprehensive research university. It is widely acknowledged as one of the most prestigious universities in China. The university has 14 schools and 56 departments with faculties in science, engineering, humanities, law, medicine, history, philosophy, economics, management, education and art.

The University is located in the North Western suburbs of Beijing and the campus is almost a city in itself – full of restaurants, cafeterias, stores and markets. Dining halls offering a variety of Chinese food are within walking distance of both the dormitories and the classrooms. Stores are conveniently located around campus, which provide for every facet of the student's life.

Tsinghua University

The city of Beijing

The Forbidden City (the Palace Museum) is one of the largest and best-preserved palace complexes in the world. It is located in the center of Beijing, China.

Built 1406-1420 during the Ming Dynasty, it had been the imperial home of 24 emperors of the Ming and Qing Dynasties.

While the Forbidden City is linked to the ancient dynasties of China, Tiananmen Square is linked to Mao Zedong and the Cultural Revolution. Tiananmen Square was expanded in the 1950s so that it would hold over a million people.


Further information

For further information about Otago Global Student Exchange please email

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