How to Apply

Applicants should complete an Online Application (Apply Now) during the designated Tsinghua University 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.

1. Application Schedule (Beijing Time)

Application Date
1st Round Now – December 15, 2023
2nd Round 08:00 on December 16, 2023 – 17:00 on March 1, 2024
3rd Round 08:00 on March 2, 2024  17:00 on May 1, 2024

Note: The winter break of Tsinghua University will be from Jan 25, 2024 to Feb 21, 2024. The application system will still be available during the winter break, but online verification might be delayed due to the vacation. Applicants are therefore recommended to complete their application at least two or three weeks in advance.

2. Application Documents

(1) Passport (personal ordinary-type passport): Passport bio page

Applicants should present bio page of personal ordinary-type passport. Those who previously held Chinese nationality and subsequently acquired foreign nationality are required to provide certificate of cancelled Chinese household registration (Hukou) and certificate of naturalized citizenship of other countries.

(2) Resume

(3) Personal statement

The Personal Statement should be completed directly in the application system.

(4) Degree certificate and degree authentication

Applicants should submit their Bachelor's degree certificate. The degree diploma awarded by overseas universities should be authenticated by the Chinese Service Center for Scholarly Exchange, Ministry of Education, P.R. China (CSCSE). The degree diploma awarded by universities of Chinese mainland should be authenticated by the Center for Student Services and Development, Ministry of Education, P.R. China (CSSD). A scanned copy of the Bachelor’s degree certificate must be submitted. The degree authentication is not mandatory in the online application stage, but it should be submitted before the applicant is officially admitted.

Applicants who will not graduate before the application deadline shall provide the expected graduation certificate first, and the degree diploma and degree authentication must be submitted before registration.

(5) Academic transcript

Applicants should submit the academic transcript of their undergraduate study. Applicants who will not graduate before the application deadline shall provide their current academic transcript. In this case, the completed academic transcript must be submitted before registration. If the uploaded transcript cannot directly show the total GPA score, the GPA certification document issued by the university is also required.

(6) Two academic recommendation letters

Academic Recommendation Letters from scholars who hold the title of associate professor or higher, or senior professionals in a related academic field. Please follow the instructions on the online system for submission of online recommendation letters or upload the recommendation letters signed by references.

(7) English proficiency test score report

English proficiency test score report such as TOEFL or IELTS is required.

Note: This requirement is waived for the applicants who meet one of these conditions:

- Applicants whose native language is English.

- Applicants who graduated with a bachelor’s or higher degree in an English-speaking country.

- Applicants who graduated (or currently enrolled) in a degree program conducted entirely in English. English proficiency statement issued by the university will be required.

3. Application Remarks

(1) 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, both the original and certified translations should be merged and uploaded to the application system as one PDF file.

(2) Please scan the original or notarized application documents in color using a scanner. Images captured by mobile phone or camera are not acceptable. Scans of copies are also not acceptable.

(3) The application fee must be paid at the time the application is submitted. (It cannot be covered by the Chinese Government Scholarship). Please apply online and pay the application fee in a safe place. Tsinghua University is not responsible for any losses caused by your own operation errors or the leakage of your online payment account and password. Please consider carefully before paying the application fee online. If you cannot finish the application due to various reasons, the paid application fee will not be refunded. Regardless of whether the application is successful or not, the application fee is not refundable.

(4) Applications with incomplete documents or without application fee payment will not be processed. Applicants should take the initiative to understand the application procedures and application requirements before applying. The applicant will be responsible for any consequences arising from failure to complete the application process as required.

(5) Tsinghua University has the right to require applicants to provide original application materials or authentication documents issued by a designated institution for further inspection.

(6) As some countries' higher education systems are very different from the Chinese system, applicants from different education systems should refer to Tsinghua University’s online application website for reference.

(7) None of the above application documents will be returned.

(8) If the higher-level department issues a new policy, Tsinghua University will make corresponding adjustments.

(9) Applicants must ensure that the application information, application materials, degree certificate and degree authentication provided are true and accurate. If the admissions unit or certification department verifies that anything in the application is not true, the application, admission or study qualification will be cancelled.

(10) Applicants who are found to be in breach of academic ethics, professional ethics, honesty and trustworthiness, discipline and law-abiding, etc., will not be admitted or admission/study qualification will be cancelled after this breach has been verified.

(11) The relevant information, documents, and messages that the Tsinghua University Admissions Office and IMEM Program publish or send to applicants through websites, phone calls, emails, text messages, etc. are deemed to have been delivered. All consequences caused by the applicant’s personal negligence and other reasons shall be borne by the applicant himself/herself.

4. Evaluation and Admission

Tsinghua University admits students based on evaluation of their application documents together with a comprehensive assessment. The application materials are reviewed by an expert group, and the candidates for the comprehensive assessment will be selected based on the review results. The comprehensive assessment is generally based on interviews. The specific content, format, requirements, and time arrangements are determined by the IMEM Program and will be notified to applicants who enter the comprehensive assessment.

Tsinghua University selects the best candidates, and determines the admission list comprehensively considering the results of material review, comprehensive assessment, and other factors. Admission Notice and Appendix to Admission Notice will be issued by Tsinghua University after the final admission result is released. Prior to this, applicants may check their admission status via the Application System.

5. Contact Information

IMEM Program, MEM Education Center, Tsinghua University


Application Portal:

Contact person: Ms. Haitao WANG

Phone: +86-10- 62781994


Address: Room South 519B, Shunde Building, Tsinghua University, Beijing, 100084, China

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