Academic excellence and demonstrated potential for outstanding leadership are required;
GPA of 3.0 and higher (on a 4.0 scale) (if applicable).
English Language Proficiency
Courses will be taught entirely in English for PhD programs at TBSI. Applicants are expected to have good English skills. For non-native English speakers, evidence of English proficiency is required. 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|
|China College English Test (CET) Band 6||500|
|Tsinghua English Proficiency Test (TEPT) Level II||Pass|
*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 TBSI Admissions Office for review and you may not need to provide evidence of English proficiency.
To be eligible for admission, Category I Applicants currently enrolled in undergraduate programs, must also meet the following conditions:
Be graduating students expected to obtain a Bachelor’s degree at key universities in China;
Be qualified for exemption from China National Entrance Examination for Graduate Programs based on your current institution’s recommendation (具备本院校推免资格);
Have not received any punishment in universities/colleges;
Have achieved excellence in academic records during undergraduate years.
To be eligible for admission, Category II Chinese Mainland Applicants with/expected to obtain degrees at overseas institutions, must also meet the following conditions:
Diplomas issued by overseas institutions must be certified by the Chinese Service Center for Scholarly Exchange, China Ministry of Education and the original certification report shall be submitted. Applicants who have not yet obtained their degrees at the time of application shall submit the original certification report prior to enrollment in 2021.
Category III Applicants:
1.Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Applicants: Refer to applicants holding a Permanent Identity Card of Hong Kong/Macao; or a Mainland Travel Permit for Hong Kong and Macao Residents; or a Mainland Travel Permit for Taiwan Residents.
2.Category III Applicants applying for PhD programs shall have degrees or academic qualifications equivalent to Master’s degrees in the P. R. China. Applicants are responsible for the authenticity of documentation submitted in support of his or her application for admission. The submission of fraudulent documents is prohibited and will result in denial of admission.
Category IV Applicants:
1.International Applicants: Refer to applicants who are non-Chinese citizens with a valid passport.
2.Category IV Applicants applying for PhD programs shall have degrees or academic qualifications equivalent toBachelor’sdegrees in the P. R. China. Applicants are responsible for the authenticity of documentation submitted in support of his or her application for admission. The submission of fraudulent documents is prohibited and will result in denial of admission.
3.Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute accepts bachelor degree holders to pursue doctoral degrees. Applicants must meet all the standard requirements of the university, as well as the requirements of this school listed below:
a. The Minimum Requirement of Undergraduate GPA or Average scores:3.0/4 ；
b. Applicants of this school can be exempt from the HSK certificates, however, non-native English Speakers must meet the minimum English proficiency requirement: TOEFL no less than 90 for the internet-based test (iBT);IELTS no less than 7.0 overall band score;Old GRE no less than 1300;New GRE 310;GMAT no less than 675;China College English Test (CET) Band 6 no less than 500;Tsinghua English Proficiency Test (TEPT) Level I:Pass;
If you cannot meet the above requirements but graduated from institutions adopt English as the medium of instruction covering at least 3 years for Bachelor’s Programs , please contact our Admission Office for review.