Master Programs

    OVERVIEW

    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.


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    OUR PROGRAMS

    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 (in Environmental Science & New Energy, Data Science & Information Technology and Precision Medicine & Healthcare) and UC Berkeley (in Engineering Leadership) within two and a half to three years.


    Track 1:Physical Science and TechnologyResearch AreaApplication Discipline
    ·1aNano Energy Materials Laboratory (NEM)


    Materials Physics
    Materials Science and Engineering


    0830J2 Environmental Science and New Energy Technology
    ·1fLow Dimensional Materials and Devices (LDMD) Laboratory
    ·1bEnvironmental Science & Technology Laboratory (ES&T)Environmental Science and Engineering
    ·1aNano Energy Materials Laboratory (NEM)
    Thermal sciences and thermal engineering
    ·2aSensors and Microsystems LaboratorySensor, measurement and control0812J3 Data Science and Information Technology
    ·2bNano-Devices LaboratoryPhotonics
    Track 2:Data Science and TechnologyResearch AreaApplication Discipline
    ·1cSmart Grid & Renewable Energy Laboratory(L-SGRE)Smart Grid and Renewable Energy0830J2 Environmental Science and New Energy Technology
    ·1dIntelligent Transportation & Logistics Systems Laboratory (ITLS)

    Industrial Engineering and Operational Research

    Intelligent Transportation and Logistics Systems

    ·1eLow Carbon Economy & Financial Risk Analysis Research LaboratoryLow Carbon Economy and Financial Risk Analysis Research
    ·2cInternet of Things & Societal Cyber Physical System LaboratoryBig data and artificial intelligence

    0812J3 Data Science and Information Technology
    ·2fSmart Imaging Laboratory
    ·2dFuture Internet Laboratory
    ·2eBig Data Research Laboratory
    David Patterson RISC-V International Open Source LaboratoryComputer Systems
    Track 3:Biomedical Science and TechnologyResearch AreaApplication Discipline
    ·3a Macromolecular Platforms for Translational Medicine & Bio-Manufacturing LaboratoryDrug Development and Cancer Treatment
    Regenerative Medicine
    Medical Diagnosis and Devices
    Biomaterials and Biomanufacturing
    0831J4 Precision Medicine and Healthcare
    ·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 brings together a world-leading team of teachers, with one third from THU, one third from UC Berkeley and the remaining third consisting of high-quality teachers from around the world.

    Co-Advisors: TBSI adopts a co-advising scheme in which faculty members from both Tsinghua and Berkeley form co-advisor groups to provide students with guidance on educational objectives, educational models, study plans, papers and theses, industrial internships and so on.

     

    Industry Advisors: TBSI has established an Industrial Advisory Board with members including such high-tech enterprises as Tencent, Huawei, Siemens, DJI Innovations, BYD Auto, ZTE Corporation, Cisco and so on. Students can benefit from these university-industry partnerships with regard to their research and career development.


    External Advisory Board: The academic programs and research development of TBSI are guided by an External Advisory Board (EAB) consisting of renowned academic leaders from international universities and institutes, including a Nobel Prize Laureate, Turing Award Recipient and famous Academicians. EAB members include Steven Chu (1997 Nobel Prize LaureateStanford University), David Patterson (2018 Turing Award Recipient, UC Berkeley), Eric Grimson (MIT Chancellor for Academics Advancement)Kenichi Iga (Former President, Tokyo Institute of Technology), Ilesanmi Adesida (Provost, Nazarbayev University), Max Lu (President, Surrey University), Leonidas Guibas (Stanford University), Chenming Hu (UC Berkeley), Tsu-Jae King Liu (Vice Provost, Dean of Engineering School, UC Berkeley), Fiona M. Doyle (Dean of Graduate Division, UC Berkeley).



    World-Class Faculty and Researchers


    OUR PHILOSOPHY

    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.


    Development of Innovative Thinking & Creativity


    ACADEMIC AREAS OF STUDY

    Track

    Research Area

    Application Discipline

    Application Research Area

    Track1: Physical Science and Technology

    Materials Physics

    0830J2 Environmental Science and New Energy Technology

    01 Global Environment and New Energy Technology

    Materials Science and Engineering

    Environmental Science and Engineering

    Thermal sciences and thermal engineering

    Sensor, measurement and control

    0812J3 Data Science and Information Technology

    01 Data Science and Technology

    Photonics

    Track2:Data Science and Technology

    Computer Systems*

    Big data and artificial intelligence

    Industrial Engineering and Operational Research

    0830J2 Environmental Science and New Energy Technology

    01 Global Environment and New Energy Technology

    Intelligent Transportation and Logistics Systems

    Low Carbon Economy and Financial Risk Analysis Research

    Smart Grid and Renewable Energy

    Track3:Biomedical Science and Technology

    Drug Development and Cancer Treatment

    0831J4 Precision Medicine and Healthcare

    02 Bioengineering and Translational medicine

    Regenerative Medicine

    Medical Diagnosis and Devices

    Biomaterials and Biomanufacturing



    Related Academic Areas

    “Environmental Science and New Energy Technology”, “Data Science and Information Technology”, “Precision Medicine and Healthcare” are the interdisciplinary disciplines 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


    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 2021 Tsinghua University Admissions Guide

    Category III 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.

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


    1stRound: 8:00 AM, Oct 15th, 2020 – 17:00 PM, Dec 15th, 2020 (Beijing Time) [Scholarship availability period];

    2ndRound: 8:00 AM, Jan 1st, 2021 – 17:00 PM, Mar 1st, 2021 (Beijing Time) [Scholarship availability period];

    Last Round: 8:00 AM, Mar 15th, 2021 – 17:00 PM, May 1st, 2021 (Beijing Time) [Scholarship applications close].


    *Note: Please read the Admission Guide to Graduate Programs of Tsinghua University 2021 (For International Students) carefully before starting your application.

    Document Submission

    Early September , 2020 (TBD)

    N/A

    As early as possible (Deadline will be announced in early October, 2020 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

    September, 2020

    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, 2021.

    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 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:


      

    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

    500

    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 2021 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 2021 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, 2020

    Applicants who will take the National Graduate Entrance Examination:

    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.)

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

    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.

    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 2021 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.

    • 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



    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)

    Please refer to thScholarships for Prospective International Graduate Students at Tsinghua University official website, here.

    TUITION FEE

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

    清华-伯克利深圳学院2021年硕士生招生简章.pdf

    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/

    CONTACT US

    Tel

    0755-2692 4345(MS Admissions)
    0755-8654 3994(PhD Admissions)
    Email consultation is preferred at present stage, plese send email to tbsi@tbsi.tsinghua.edu.cn

    Fax

    0755-36881676

    清华大学研究生招生网

    http://yz.tsinghua.edu.cn

    Email

    tbsi@tbsi.tsinghua.edu.cn