Tsinghua University was established in 1911, under the name “Tsinghua Xuetang” or College. The University has been renamed several times over the years but its most recent iteration came after the Communist takeover in 1949. In 1952 a Soviet style reform of the tertiary sector began with many institutions specialising in certain fields of study, in this case engineering. When the Cultural Revolution began many students left and the University was shutdown. It remained closed until 1978.
The University is a large comprehensive institution with approximately 30,000 students. In the 1980s it began a process of reincorporating fields of study including the sciences, economics, management, humanities, law, public policy and the arts and design. Despite this diversification, however, Tsinghua is still particularly known for its engineering.
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Tsinghua, together with Fudan and Peking Universities, are considered the top three institutions in China. The 'Times Higher Education University Ranking' of 2013 ranked Tsinghua University at #35, four places above the University of Melbourne and 10 places above Peking University.
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Undergraduate students with Australian citizenship or permanent residency may be eligible for the Westpac Bicentennial Foundation $10,000 'Asian Exchange Scholarship'. For eligibility criteria and more information, please see here.
Full-time Load Equivalents
Min. 37.5 Melb points
Max. 50 Melb Points
Min. 75 Melb points
Max. 100 Melb points
Accounting and Business Information Systems
Anatomy and Neuroscience
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
English Literature/English Language
Mathematics and Statistics
Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Media and Communications
Planning and Design
Property and Construction
Public Policy and Management
Urban Design and Planning
The listed disciplines are not necessarily exhaustive and other fields of study might also be available at the partner institution. Moreover, names for fields of study may be different overseas.
A discipline being listed does not in any way indicate the suitability of the program, nor does it indicate that the discipline is taught in English.
Approval to study particular subjects at any institution is always at the discretion of the departmental/discipline and faculty advisors at Melbourne and subject to available places at the host institution.
Chinese citizens are not eligible for Exchange to Tsinghua University
Students wishing to study subjects taught in Chinese will need to sit a language test when they arrive or have a current HSK Language Test result of Level 6 (old test version) or Level 5 (new test version).