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  • Locations: Beijing, China
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: GT applicants only
  • Estimated Program Costs: Academic Year, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 09/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Level: Undergraduate Program Type: University Exchange
Credit Hours: 12 Weeks per term: 18
Language of Instruction: Chinese, English, Mandarin Academic Disciplines: Accounting, Aerospace Engineering, Architecture, Biology, Building Construction, Business Administration, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Chemistry, Chinese, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Physics
Preferred Participating Majors (Exchange Programs): Housing Type: On-Campus Residence Hall
Advisor: Meg Sonstroem International Service Learning: No
Affiliated with GT Serve-Learn-Sustain: No
Program Description:
 
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Location Information

PROGRAM DATES
Spring semester:  mid February – late June
Academic Year:  late August – late June

LOCATION
This university is located in Beijing, China. To learn more about this city and country, please visit:
http://www.state.gov
http://www.lonelyplanet.com

HOST INSTITUTION
Tsinghua University was established in 1911, originally under the name Tsinghua Xuetang. The name National Tsinghua University was adopted in 1928. After the founding of the People's Republic of China, the University was molded into a polytechnic institute focusing on engineering in the nationwide restructuring of universities and colleges undertaken in 1952. In November 1952, Mr. Jiang Nanxiang became the President of the University. He made significant contributions in leading Tsinghua to become the national center for training engineers and scientists with both professional proficiency and personal integrity. Since China opened up to the world in 1978, Tsinghua University has developed at a breathtaking pace into a comprehensive research university. At present, the university has 13 schools and 55 departments with faculties in science, engineering, humanities, law, medicine, history, philosophy, economics, management, education and art. The University now has 32,000 full time students including 13,700 undergraduates, 13,400 Master's candidates and 5,000 doctoral candidates. As one of China's most renowned universities, Tsinghua has become an important institution for fostering talent and scientific research. 

HOUSING
There are three types of rooms available in the international student dormitory: single rooms (private bathroom), AB double rooms (shared bathroom), and double rooms (public bathroom). All room types include air conditioning, telephone, TV, and internet access. The dorm is located in the Zijing Apartment District and is close to local student housing, cafeterias, banks, a post office, and supermarket. The reception desk is open 24 hours and is experienced in dealing with foreign students.

MEALS
  • no meal plan
  • on-campus dining
Once you arrive at the university, you can apply for a Dining Card in the Food & Beverage Service Center with your Admission Notice or an introduction letter issued by FSAO. The card is rechargeable and is the only form of payment accepted at most student cafeterias. Only a few cafeterias accept cash, but these are close to the student housing.

You can also buy food in the student supermarket, which stays open until 11:00. A microwave oven is available for heating food. Several supermarkets can be found on campus, such as the Zijing Student Supermarket on the underground floor of the Student Service Center, Zijing Supermarket in the Dining Plaza, and the Student Supermarket between No.7 and No.8 student dormitories.  

Eligibility
  • Georgia Tech degree-seeking student.
  • Good Academic Standing with a 3.0 (or higher) GPA at time of application
  • Undergraduates must have completed at least two full-time semesters of study at GT 
  • At least 18 years of age by the program's departure date
  • Be able to stay at the host university for the duration of their semester, INCLUDING through their exam period
  • Be in Good Standing with the Office of Student Affairs and Housing
  • All Non-U.S. Citizens are welcome to apply to participate in an exchange outside of their home country only. This rule applies to all who do not have a U.S. passport, including U.S. Permanent Residents.
  • All study abroad participants are required to have a passport prior to any visa deadline dates, and any needed visas prior to departure date (Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations prior to departure).

Academic Info
COURSE INFORMATION
For Tsinghua's course catalog (classes taught in English), click here.
For Tsinghua's course catalog (classes taught in Chinese), click here.

LANGUAGE INFORMATION
Most courses at Tsinghua are taught in Chinese. Exchange students are allowed to enroll in Chinese-taught courses if they qualify. About 80 courses each semester are taught in English. 

Credit for courses taken as a part of exchange programs is received by transferring the credits back to Georgia Tech. For more information about this, click here.  Here you will find the foreign credit approval form, the foreign credit approval form instructions, and a link to the registrar's Equivalency Table.

CREDIT TRANSFER SYSTEM
1 Tsinghua credit = 1.28 GT credit 

GRADING SYSTEM
Tsinghua Grade = US Grade
90-100 (Excellent) = A
80-89 (Very Good) = B
70-79 (Good) = C
60-69 (Pass) = D
0-59 (Failure) = F
 
  • Complete information about how to apply for or renew a U.S. passport is available here.
  • You must obtain all proper immigration documents, such as an official passport and a visa if required. Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations. For visa information visit the U.S. State Department website here.
For information regarding visas, click here and here.  The latter link is to a service that some faculty-led programs to China have recommended to help students obtain visas.
 

Essential Functions of Study Abroad


OIE is committed to supporting students with disabilities who plan to embark on an international experience. Along with this one of a kind experience comes with the knowledge that there are different cultural viewpoints and legal standards for disabilities throughout the world. Contact your study abroad advisor for additional details about the essential functions of this particular study abroad program. Notify the Office of International Education and the Office of Disability Services about your accommodation needs as soon as possible, but at a minimum, we suggest at least six months before your expected departure. Please note, that depending on your needs, it may take longer to determine if accommodations are in place for the program that you have chosen.
Experiences of Former Students
Want to hear from former study abroad students about the realities of daily life at the host school? Want to see snapshots from around the world - taken by former study abroad participants? Check out these helpful links: Peer Advisors and Study Abroad Photo Contest.

Can't find a student perspective for your particular program? Contact this program's Exchange Abroad Advisor for a list of recent participants who are eager to tell other GT students about studying abroad.
Advisor Information
 
Meg Sonstroem