Jointly established by Tsinghua University (THU) and the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) with the support of the Shenzhen Municipal Government, the Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute (TBSI) is committed to exploring modes of cultivating university-government-enterprise tripartite cooperation according to the concepts of interdisciplinary, internationalization and industrial partnership.
In March 2019, Tsinghua Shenzhen International Graduate School (SIGS) was jointly founded by Tsinghua University and the Shenzhen Municipal Government as a further expansion of the Tsinghua Graduate School at Shenzhen and the Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute. SIGS aims at bringing together world-class faculty members and postgraduate students, tackling global challenges through cutting-edge research and international collaborations, nurturing the next generations of global leaders. SIGS is committed to serving economic and social development in Shenzhen, the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area, and beyond. By integrating university, government and industry resources, and training global technology leaders and future entrepreneurs, TBSI aims to solve major regional and global issues in engineering and scientific research, and cultivate high-quality talents. Jointly founded by Tsinghua University and the Shenzhen Municipal Government, Tsinghua SIGS is a further expansion of the Tsinghua Graduate School at Shenzhen and the Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute, a joint venture with UC Berkeley. SIGS aims at bringing together world-class faculty members and postgraduate students, tackling global challenges through cutting-edge research and international collaborations, nurturing the next generations of global leaders. SIGS is committed to serving economic and social development in Shenzhen, the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area, and beyond.
After signing an agreement, THU and UC Berkeley launched their dual degree program in Fall of 2016. Students who meet the admissions requirements of THU and UC Berkeley have a chance to receive dual master's degrees from both THU (Data Science & Information Technology) and UC Berkeley (in Engineering Leadership) within two and a half to three years.
0812J3 Data Science and Information Technology
·2a Sensors and Microsystems Laboratory
Sensor, measurement and control
·2b Nano-Devices Laboratory
·1c Smart Grid & Renewable Energy Laboratory（L-SGRE）
Smart Grid and Renewable Energy
·1d Intelligent Transportation & Logistics Systems Laboratory (ITLS)
Industrial Engineering and Operational Research
Intelligent Transportation and Logistics Systems
·2c Internet of Things & Societal Cyber Physical System Laboratory
Big data and artificial intelligence
·2f Smart Imaging Laboratory
·2d Future Internet Laboratory
·2e Big Data Research Laboratory
David Patterson RISC-V International Open Source Laboratory
At TBSI, students are provided with a dynamic research environment designed to spark their innovative thinking and creativity in trans-disciplinary research. At the two universities, under the guidance of world-class faculty and industry advisors, students are able to gain an unrivaled experience of studying with schoolfellows from different cultures.
Data Science & Information Technology
MS Research Area
Application Discipline & Research Area
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01(full-time) Data Science Interdiscipline
“Data Science and Information Technology”is an interdisciplinary discipline independently set by Tsinghua University. We welcome, but not limited to, students from the following acedemic backgrounds: Electronic Science and Technology, Information and Communication Engineering, Computer Science and Technology, Control Science and Engineering, Civil Engineering, Management Science and Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Science and Engineering, Applied Economics, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Instrument Science and Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biology, Physics, Aerospace Science and Technology, Sociology, Design, etc
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:
(Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens with a valid passport.)
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 2022 Tsinghua University Admissions Guide
Category III applicants shall submit their applications accordingly as required in the 2022 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/
Early September , 2021（TBD）
As early as possible (Deadline will be announced in early October, 2021 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.
Undergraduate applicants shall complete their programs and obtain a Bachelor’s degree prior to enrollment at the end of August, 2021.
Academic excellence and demonstrated potential for outstanding leadership are required.
GPA of 3.0 and higher (on a 4.0 scale) (if applicable)
TBSI Master’s programs adopt English as the medium of instruction. Applicants are expected to have good English skills.
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:
Minimum Score Requirement
90 for the internet-based test (iBT)
7.0 overall band score
China College English Test (CET) Band 6
Tsinghua English Proficiency Test (TEPT) Level I
*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 2021 Regulations on National Graduate Admissions of the People's Republic of China.
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 2021 Tsinghua University Admissions Guide and List of Graduate Programs for Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Applicants.
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.
*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 Dates: September, 2020
Interview & Written Test Dates: March, 2021(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.)
Undergraduate applicants are required to submit separate application according to the Tsinghua University 2021 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.
Participate in the National Graduate Entrance Examination
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 2021 Graduate Admissions Guide of Tsinghua University, which will be released on the graduate admissions website of Tsinghua University.
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.
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.
Please refer to the Scholarships for Prospective International Graduate Students at Tsinghua University official website, here.
Chinese Mainland/Hong Kong/Macao/Taiwan Students: 8,000 RMB/Year
International Students: 33,000 RMB/Year
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/