Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Beijing, China
- Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
- Homepage: Click to visit
|About the Program||Accommodations|
|Eligibility||Dates and Costs|
Students will enroll in English taught courses with Chinese and international students. Students with strong Chinese language skills may also take courses instructed in Chinese. Undergraduate Richmond students must take a minimum of 12 and no more than 28 Tsinghua credits each semester.
Undergraduate classes at Tsinghua have two formats: lecture and seminar. Most classes will have between 60-70 students and will meet once per week. One Tsinghua credit hour equals 45 minutes of class time.
Case based learning and team projects are common. Grades are based on exams, projects, class presentations and participation.
Undergraduate Richmond students will earn .9 units for a 3-credit class and .6 units for 2-credit classes at Tsinghua. For more information about conversion of units, click Conversion to Units.
The grading scale at Tsinghua is as follows:Grade Scale GPA90--100 A 480--89 B 370-79 C 260-69 D 1 *does not transferunder 60 E 0
Students have the option of living in university owned accommodation or in private flats close to campus. The university accommodation has both single and double rooms. The campus residences are a 20-minute walk although most students commute to class by bike, which can be purchased in China for Most international students prefer to rent apartments in town instead as the rules in the university housing are quite strict and there are no cooking facilities.
There are various housing agencies that can help identify some apartments prior to arrival. Students can live in the University housing upon arrival and pay a daily fee until they move into their permanent apartment for the semester. The most convenient areas near campus are HuaQing Garden, Dong Wang Zhuang and XiWang Zhuang areas. The cost of utilities is in addition to the monthly rent.
Click Tsinghua 12-13.doc to see dates and cost information for the SEM exchange for undergraduate business. NOTE: Fall semester exams take place after the New Year. Richmond students will need to request special permission to take exams early in order to return to Richmond in time for the spring semester.
Click here to see dates and costs information for law students.
Students are required to apply for a student visa prior to departure. For more information, please visit the Chinese embassy website at http://www.china-embassy.org/eng/visas/
For more information
Contact Michele Cox in the Office of International Education.