Master Programs

OVERVIEW


Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute (TBSI) is jointly established in 2014 by the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) and the Tsinghua University, with the full support of Shenzhen Municipal Government, on the initiative of building a bridge across disciplines, cultures and countries, academia and industry, and an unprecedented platform for international collaboration, fostering future entrepreneurs and leaders in science and technology. Application for fall 2018 Master's Programs admissions is now open.


OUR PROGRAMS

Tsinghua University and UC Berkeley signed a dual degree program agreement on May 10, 2016 and the program will be launched in Fall 2016. Students meet requirements for admission to Tsinghua and UC Berkeley have a chance to receive dual Master’s degrees within two years and a half to three years, from both Tsinghua University (in Environmental Science, New Energy or Data Science & Information Technology and Precision Medicine & Healthcare Research) and UC Berkeley (in Engineering Leadership).



Environmental Science & New Energy Technology Research Center

  • 1a Nano Energy Materials Laboratory (NEM)
  • 1b Environmental Science & Technology Laboratory (ES&T)
  • 1c Smart Grid & Renewable Energy Laboratory(L-SGRE)
  • 1d Intelligent Transportation & Logistics Systems Laboratory (ITLS)
  • 1e Low Carbon Economy & Financial Risk Analysis Research Laboratory
  • 1f Low Dimensional Materials and Devices (LDMD) Laboratory

Data Science & Information Technology Research Center

  • 2a Sensors and Microsystems Laboratory
  • 2b Nano-Devices Laboratory
  • 2c Internet of Things & Societal Cyber Physical System Laboratory
  • 2d Future Internet Laboratory
  • 2e Big Data Research Laboratory
  • 2f Smart Imaging Laboratory

Precision Medicine & Healthcare Research Center

  • 3a Macromolecular Platforms for Translational Medicine & Bio-Manufacturing Laboratory
  • 3b Cancerbiomarkers, Therapeutics & Theranostics Laboratory
  • 3c Biomedical Detection & Imaging Laboratory
  • 3d Stem Cell Therapy & Regenerative Medicine Laboratory
  • 3e Integrated Molecular Diagnostic System (Imdx) Laboratory
  • 3f Oncotherapeutics Laboratory

OUR FACULTY

Faculty Team :TBSI plans to recruit 100 faculty members, including senior professors from Tsinghua University and UC Berkeley, as well as full-time faculty newly recruited from all over the world. At present, all the research teams have already entered a virtuous cycle among education and research.

Co-Advisors:TBSI has set up a group of advisors composed of faculty members from Tsinghua University and/or UC Berkeley, who will provide guidance on educational objectives, educational model, curriculum design, papers & thesis, industrial internship, etc.

Industry Advisors:TBSI has established its Industrial Advisory Board, members of which include high-tech enterprises such as Tencent, HUAWEI, SIEMENS, DJI-Innovations, BYD Auto, ZTE Corporation and Cisco. Students can benefit from the university-industry partnership in their research and personal development.

World-Class Faculty and Researchers

OUR PHILOSOPHY

At TBSI, students will be provided with excellent research environment and encouraged to develop their innovative thinking and creativity in trans-disciplinary research. Under the guidance of world-class faculty and industry advisors, students are able to gain unrivalled experience of studying together with schoolfellows from different cultures at the two universities. On TBSI’s platform of collaboration between universities and society, students will develop their entrepreneurial and innovation abilities with interdisciplinary research.

Development of Innovative Thinking & Creativity

ACADEMIC AREAS OF STUDY

Discipline

Research Areas

0830J2 Environmental Science and New Energy Technology

01 Global Environment and New Energy Technology

0812J3 Data Science and Information Technology

01 Data Science

0831J4 Precision Medicine and Healthcare
02 Bioengineering and Translational medicine



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ADMISSION TIMELINES


Category I Applicants:

Candidates from Mainland China who are qualified for exemption from National Graduate Entrance Examination

Category II Applicants:

Candidates from Mainland China who will take National Graduate Entrance Examination

Category III Applicants:

Hong Kong, Macao & Taiwan  Candidates

Category IV Applicants:

International Candidates

(Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens with a valid passport.)

Online Application

Submit Online application at the same time :http://www.tbsi.edu.cn/admissions and http://yz.tsinghua.edu.cn/

Register and submit applications accordingly as required in the 2018 Tsinghua University Admissions Guide

Category III applicants shall submit their applications accordingly as required in the 2019 Tsinghua University Admissions Guide and List of Graduate Programs for Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Applicants.

Online application now open at http://gradadmission.tsinghua.edu.cn/

1st Round:    8:00 AM Oct 15, 2018——17:00 PM Dec 15, 2018

2nd Round :   8:00 AM Jan 1, 2019——17:00 PM Mar 1, 2019

*Note: Please read the Admission Guide to Graduate Programs of Tsinghua University 2019 (For International Students) carefully before starting your application.

Document Submission

September 7, 2018

N/A

As early as possible (Deadline will be announced in early December, 2018 on the official website of Tsinghua University)

THU may request some applicants to offer original or notarial hardcopies of application documents for further qualification check if uploaded documents are not sufficient.

Interview

July and September, 2018

N/A

N/A

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor's Degree/Above
Undergraduate applicants shall complete their programs and obtain a Bachelor’s degree prior to enrollment at the end of August, 2018.

GPA/Class Rank
Academic excellence and demonstrated potential for outstanding leadership are required.
GPA of 3.0 and higher (on a 4.0 scale) (if applicable)

Language Proficiency
TBSI Master’s programs adopt English and Chinese as the medium of instruction. Applicants are expected to have good English and Chinese skills.
For non-native Chinese speakers, HSK Score Report is required. Applicants must pass a Chinese Proficiency Test (new HSK) band 4− with a score of 195 or above.


For non-native English speakers, you must provide evidence of English proficiency. Please submit one of the following standardized English language test scores from the past 5 years:


Test

Minimum Score Requirement

TOEFL

90 for the internet-based test (iBT)

IELTS

7.0 overall band score

Old GRE

New GRE

1300

310

GMAT

675

China College English Test (CET) Band 6

425

Tsinghua English Proficiency Test (TEPT) Level I

Pass




  • *For applicants who may not be able to provide any score report of the above examinations during online application period, please attach a statement indicates your situation and provide other proof of English language proficiency in      the  application system. In addition, you must contact our Admissions Office to review your language-related documents and confirm your eligibility.

    *For applicants whose institutions adopt English as the medium of instruction (covering at least 3 years for Bachelor’s Programs or at least 1 year for Master’s programs), please contact our Admissions Office for review and you may not  need to provide evidence of English proficiency.

  • Applicants who will take the China National Graduate Entrance Examination have to meet all the requirements indicated in the 2019 Regulations on National Graduate Admissions of the People's Republic of China.



HOW TO APPLY (For applicants from Mainland China)

Online Application

Submit Online application at the same time:http://www.tbsi.edu.cn/admissions and http://yz.tsinghua.edu.cn/

* Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan applicants shall submit their applications accordingly as required in the 2019 Tsinghua University Admissions Guide and List of Graduate Programs for Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Applicants.

Submission of Application Documents (Hard Copies)

For Applicants Qualified for Exemption from National Graduate Entrance Examination;

For Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan & International Applicants:

List of Application Documents (Hard Copies):
  • 1. Application Form.

  • 2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae, Personal Statement, Plan of Study in the languages of both Chinese and English as separate files. (International applicants may only provide documents in English.)

  • 3.Two Letters of Reference. Referees shall hold a position as (or equivalent to) Associate Professor/Professor in relevant academic areas. A letter of reference shall include evaluations on applicants’ qualifications, potential to carry on advanced study in the field specified, and intellectual independence, as well as descriptions of significant actions, accomplishments, character and personal qualities related to scholarly achievement. Letters of reference must be submitted in envelopes signed and sealed by referees.

  • 4. Official Transcripts. Transcripts must be submitted in an envelope sealed by the issuing college or university with a school stamp on the copies and across the envelope flap.

  • 5. Copies of Diplomas and Awards/Certificates of Merit; overseas students must provide copies of these documents in English.


  • 6. Documentary Evidence of Language Proficiency (See details in Admission Requirements- Language Proficiency)

  • 7. Please provide copies or evidence of core publications (conference/journal papers) or other academic achievements, if applicable.

  • 8. Please provide evidence of awards/significant actions/accomplishments relevant to scientific and technological activities both in and out of school, if applicable.

  • 9. For Hong Kong/Macao applicants, please provide copies of either Permanent Identity Card of Hong Kong/Macao or Mainland Travel Permit for Hong Kong and Macao Residents. For Taiwan Applicants, please provide copies of Mainland Travel Permit for Taiwan Residents. For international applicants, please provide copies of personal information page of passport.

Notice:
  • *All kinds of certification shall be original documents or notarized copies in either Chinese or English. Original degree verification letters and transcripts must be submitted in an envelope sealed by the issuing college or university. Notarized copies must be submitted in an envelope sealed by the issuing notary departments. Original documents or notarized copies will not be returned and will be preserved as student records. New graduates can submit later original documents or notarized copies of degree certificates and transcripts upon registration. Candidates fail to provide qualified documents will not be officially admitted.
  • *TBSI Admissions Office will review all the original documents of application materials. TBSI reserves the right to cancel or withdraw any oral or written admission notification given to students fail to provide original documents of application materials.
  • *Mailing address: Once your online application is submitted, please mail the hard copies of your application documents as early as possible to the following address: Admissions Office, 21F, C3 Building, Nanshan Intelligence Park, No.1001, Xueyuan Blvd., Nanshan District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, P.R.China 518055. Applicants whose hard copies of documents fail to be received before the deadline will be deemed to give up their applications.
Interview & Written Test
Applicants Qualified for Exemption from National Graduate Entrance Examination:

Interview Dates: September, 2018

Applicants who will take the National Graduate Entrance Examination:

Interview & Written Test Dates: March, 2019(Further notice will be given with details on specific time and location refers to : http://yz.tsinghua.edu.cn/.)

Hong Kong, Macao & Taiwan Applicants: (Further notice will be given with details on specific time and location.)

Category I Applicants Qualified for Exemption from National Graduate Entrance Examination:

Undergraduate applicants are required to submit separate application according to the Tsinghua University 2019 Regulations on the Admission of External Students Qualified for Exemption from National Graduate Entrance Examination to Master’s Programs or relevant notifications concerning qualified students at Tsinghua University, which will be released on the graduate admissions website of Tsinghua University.

Category II Applicants who will take the National Graduate Entrance Examination:

Participate in the National Graduate Entrance Examination

Registration:

Register before deadline on the graduate admissions website of the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China and follow the examination instructions as indicated in the official 2019 Graduate Admissions Guide of Tsinghua University, which will be released on the graduate admissions website of Tsinghua University.


HOW TO APPLY (For international applicants)

Applicants should complete the Online Application at http://gradadmission.tsinghua.edu.cn/ during the designated THU 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.

All applicants are encouraged to submit the application as early as possible in the cycle, well in advance of posted deadline dates. Please note that for applicants for the Chinese Government Scholarship or other scholarships, applications should be follow the time period of Tsinghua University.

Application Documents

Please upload all the listed documents below to the application system:

1.CV Please state your Grade Point Average in undergraduate study and Master study (if applicable) in your CV.

2. Personal statement. Doctoral degree program applicants also need to submit a brief introduction of their research experience.

3. Degree certificate. Master's degree program applicants should submit a bachelor’s degree certificate. Doctoral degree program applicants should submit both master’s and bachelor’s degree certificates.(*Some specific doctoral degree programs require applicants to submit the bachelor’s degree or above.) Applicant who is unable to graduate before the application deadline must provide the pre-graduation certificate of his/her current academic institute. In this case, the degree certificate shall be submitted before July 31,2019.(Click here for Specific doctoral degree programs)

4. Academic transcript. Master’s degree program applicants should submit the academic transcript of undergraduate study. Doctoral degree program applicants should submit academic transcripts of both graduate and undergraduate studies. (*Some specific doctoral degree programs require applicants to submit academic transcripts of undergraduate study or above.)

5. Two academic recommendation letters from scholars who have 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 .

6. Passport personal information page (personal and ordinary passport). (According to Article 3 of the Nationality Law of the People's Republic of China, any individual who was a Chinese national and then acquired a foreign nationality shall provide a Certificate of Cancellation of Chinese Household registration.)

7. HSK certificate and score report for programs offered in Chinese (if applicable).


Note:Use the online application to apply. The online application offers tools for collecting and submitting the documents and information required for application. You may provide copies or evidence of core publications (conference/journal papers) or other academic achievements, and evidence of awards/significant actions/accomplishments relevant to scientific and technological activities both in and out of school, if applicable and upload the files to the application system as supplemental documents.

Application Remarks
  • 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, the original documents and certified translations are to be submitted together to the application system.

  • Please scan the original or notarized application documents in color using a scanner. Images captured by mobile phone or camera are not acceptable. Copies are also not acceptable.

  • The application fee must be paid at the time when the application is submitted. (It cannot be covered by the Chinese Government Scholarship). THU is not responsible for errors made by applicants during the application process. There are no application fee refunds.

  • Applications with incomplete documents or without application fee payment will not be processed.

  • THU has the right to request the applicants to provide the original or notarial hardcopies of application documents for further qualification checks if the uploaded documents are not sufficient. Applicants shall guarantee all the information and application documents submitted in this application are authentic and accurate, otherwise they will be disqualified from admission.

  • As some countries’ higher education systems are very different from the Chinese system, applicants from different education systems should refer to THU’s online application website for reference.Click here

  • None of the above application documents will be returned.


Evaluation and Admission

THU enrolls students by document evaluation together. The admission committee of the applicable department/school will review the application documents and select applicants for further examination. If an interview is required for admission, TBSI will contact the applicant directly to set up an interview appointment; and provide information about the interview process.

Admission to the graduate program is determined at the department/school level with oversight by Tsinghua University according to the result of document review, result of interview, and other factors. Certificate of Admission will be issued by THU Graduate Admission Office after the final admission result is released. Prior to this, applicants may check admission status via the THU Graduate Programs Application System for International Students.

SCHOLARSHIP (For international applicants)

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply for the Chinese Government Scholarship (CGS). Applications should be submitted to the China Scholarship Council (CSC) (Website: http://www.csc.edu.cn) through recommendation by Chinese Embassies or Consulates or relevant organizations in applicant home countries between November and April (deadlines vary by country). Applicants are recommended to identify their respective countries’ application deadlines well in advance. A certificate of conditional acceptance should be obtained from the THU Graduate Admission Office beforehand if necessary. Admission documents of Chinese Government Scholarship holders will be issued by recommending scholarship organizations (excluding scholarship holders recommended by Tsinghua University).


Applicants may also apply for the Chinese Government Scholarship with recommendation from Tsinghua University. But the number of the recommended applicants is very limited, and successful applicants are generally of remarkable merit among those who are not currently studying in China.


In addition to the Chinese Government Scholarship, applicants may choose to apply for the Beijing Government Scholarship (for master’s degree programs), which will typically support full, half, or partial tuition.

For more detailed information about introduction and application of scholarship, please visit http://is.tsinghua.edu.cn.


TUITION FEE

Chinese Mainland/Hong Kong/Macao/Taiwan Students: 8,000 RMB/Year
International Students: 33,000 RMB/Year



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Please pay close attention to information announced on the official website of TBSI on admission timelines, procedure and document submission as well as the website of Graduate Admission Office of Tsinghua University: http://yz.tsinghua.edu.cn/

Please pay close attention to information announced on the official website of TBSI on admission timelines, procedure and document submission as well as the website of Graduate Admission Office of Tsinghua University: http://yz.tsinghua.edu.cn/

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