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W&M Exchange- Tsinghua
Beijing, China (Exchange Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
 Study Abroad Advisor:
Molly DeStafney (
 Program Type:
WM Exchange
 Language of Instruction:
English, Mandarin
 Language Requirements:
One Year College Level Mandarin
 Host Institution Website:
 GPA Requirement:
 Host Institution:
Tsinghua University
 Service Component:
 Credit Type:
Transfer Credit
Program Description:


Tsing Hua Imperial College was founded in 1911 on the site of Tsinghua Garden in Beijing, a former Qing Dynasty imperial private garden. Tsinghua University is now a comprehensive university with 16 schools and 56 departments, currently ranked as the first or second best university in mainland China in many national and international rankings.

W&M students attending Tsinghua may focus on Chinese language and culture studies through the Chinese Language and Culture Center and may also choose from a limited list of content courses taught in English, which are offered primarily by the business and economics departments. Students proficient in Chinese may choose from the full university curriculum.

One may find more information from the university website:

The tuition exchange agreement between the College of William & Mary and Tsinghua University allows W&M students to pay their regular tuition to W&M while taking classes at Tsinghua.  W&M students pay housing, meals and fees on site in Beijing.

Host Institution:
Tsinghua University

Spring Semester (February-June)
Academic Year (September-June)
(No fall-only option)

Application Deadlines:
Spring Semester: October 1
Academic Year: March 15

W&M student in good standing
3.0 GPA

Language Requirement:
Students who have at least one year of college-level Chinese are eligible for Chinese language and culture classes at Tsinghua and may also select classes from TU's limited English-taught offerings; HSK band 6 is required for students wishing to take regular TU classes taught in Chinese.

Course Information:
Chinese language and culture program courses are available to all students, as are a select number of undergraduate courses taught in English; these English-taught classes are mainly in business and economics, but include  a few offerings from other disciplines. Students whose Chinese language proficiency is HSK band 6 may choose classes taught in Chinese from the full undergraduate course catalogue.

The following courses are NOT open to exchange students:
- MBA program courses hosted by the school of economics and management instructed in English
- MPA program courses hosted by the school of public administration instructed in English
- LLM program courses hosted by the school of law instructed in English
- Architecture study instructed in English
- Academy of Arts and Design courses
- Physical training courses

Academic Credits:
Courses must be pre– or post- approved. Grades will not appear on W&M transcript or be included in GPA calculations.

Program Fees:
Exchange: W&M tuition paid to W&M.

Housing, Meals and Fees:

A $75 application fee, $200 off-campus fee  and an international medical/evacuation insurance fee of $170 apply to all students, to be paid to the Bursar's Office.. Room and board paid on site in Tsinghua, and a deposit for the Zijiang Foreign Student Apartment is required. In addition, Tsinghua University requires the purchase of local insurance after arrival at Tsinghua.

The Reves Center advisor for the Tsinghua University exchange is Molly DeStafney ( For more information on this program and the steps to apply, please review the Steps to Study Abroad on our website.

Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
This program is currently not accepting applications.