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. 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.
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.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.
Academic area: Data Science and Information Technology. As the Institute develops, more trans-disciplinary academic areas will be covered.
0812J3 Data Science and Information Technology
Chinese Name of
English Name of
Remarks of Application
01 Smart Grid and Renewable Energy
This program takes English as the medium of instruction.
02 Intelligent Transportation and Logistics Systems
03 Data Science and Operations Research
04 Integrated Photonics and Their Applications for
Communications and Sensing
05 Machine Learning Applications in Fiber-optic and
Faisal Nadeem Khan
Faisal Nadeem Khan
06 Internet of Things, Intelligent Sensing and Coordinated Actuation
KHALID M MOSALAM
Khalid M Mosalam
07 Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning Theory
08 Geometry Processing and 3D vision
09 Big Data Analytics, Data Storage and Communication
10 Intelligent Sensing and Coordinated Actuation
11 Optical Signal Processing and its Applications in Telecommunications, Image Processing and Computing
12 Computer Systems
DAVID ANDREW PATTERSON
David Andrew Patterson
13 Sensors and Microsystems
14 Power System Analytics for the Smart Grid
15 Big Data Research
16 FinTech, Machine Learning, AI, Control and Optimization
17 Big Data, AI, FinTech, Machine Learning
Students who have fulfilled degree and dissertation requirements will be issued a PhD Degree at Tsinghua University and a proof of visit at UC Berkeley.
Regulations & Statistics: TBSI admission applications will be reviewed by faculties from both Tsinghua University and UC Berkeley. Admission procedure and regulations are in conformity with corresponding provisions on graduate admissions of Tsinghua University.
“Data Science and Information Technology”is the 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, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Instrument Science and Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Design, etc.
Category I Applicants:
Candidates from Mainland China: i) expected to graduate in 2022, qualified for exemption from entrance examinations based on their undergraduate institutions’ recommendations; ii) currently enrolled in a Master’s degree program at Tsinghua University, qualified for exemption from entrance examinations for PhD admission
Category II Applicants: Candidates from Mainland China: i) with a Bachelor’s/Master’s degree; ii) expected to obtain a Bachelor’s/Master’s degree prior to August, 2022
Category III Applicants: Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan candidates: i) with a Master’s degree; ii) expected to obtain a Master’s degree prior to August, 2022
Category IV Applicants:
i) with a Master’s degree; ii) expected to obtain a Master’s degree prior to August, 2022
Submit Online application at the same time:http://www.tbsi.edu.cn/admissions and http://yz.tsinghua.edu.cn
Time period 1: Late August to early September ,2021 (TBD)
Time period 2: November 1,2020- November 11,2021
Time Period 2 will not open for application if we finished the admission quota in period 1.
*Note: 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 will open at http://gradadmission.tsinghua.edu.cn/
1stRound: 8:00 AM, Oct 15th, 2021 – 17:00 PM, Dec 15th, 2021(Beijing Time) [Scholarship availability period];
2ndRound: 8:00 AM, Jan 1st, 2022– 17:00 PM, Mar 1st, 2022 (Beijing Time) [Scholarship availability period];
Last Round: 8:00 AM, Mar 15th, 2022– 17:00 PM, May 1st, 2022 (Beijing Time) [Scholarship applications close].
*Note: Please read the Admission Guide to Graduate Programs of Tsinghua University 2022(For International Students) carefully before starting your application.
As early as possible (Deadline will be announced in late August, 2021 on the official website of Tsinghua University)
As early as possible (Deadline will be announced in early December, 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.
Academic excellence and demonstrated potential for outstanding leadership are required;
GPA of 3.0 and higher (on a 4.0 scale) (if applicable).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
1) Application Form.
2) 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) Resume/Curriculum Vitae, Personal Statement, Plan of Study in 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; International applicants must provide verification of Bachelor and Master’s degrees.
6) Documentary Evidence of English Proficiency (See details in Admission Requirements-English Language Proficiency)
7) 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.
*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 who fail to provide original documents of application materials. Application documents will not be returned.
*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, 602 Information Building,Tsinghua Shenzhen International Graduate School, Nanshan District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China 518055.
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.
1.For the category I and II applicants, interview will be held in July and/or September 2020, interview venue is Tsinghua University, Beijing Campus.
2.For the category III and IV applicants, interview time will be released via email for shorlisted candidates.
|Track||Laboratory||Research Area||Advisor||Application Discipline|
|Track 1 Physical Science and Technology||1A Nano Energy Materials||01Nano Energy Materials||Wei Guodan||0830J2 Environmental Science and New Energy Technology|
|1A Nano Energy Materials||01Nano Energy Materials||Yu Kuang|
|1A Nano Energy Materials||01Nano Energy Materials||Cao Yidan|
|1B Environmental Science and Technology||02Environmental Science and Technology||Li Xiaoyan|
|1B Environmental Science and Technology||02Environmental Science and Technology||Huang Yuxiong|
|1F Low Dimensional Materials and Devices (LDMD)||06Low-Dimensional Materials and Devices||Cheng Huiming|
|1F Low Dimensional Materials and Devices (LDMD)||06Low-Dimensional Materials and Devices||Liu Bilu|
|1F Low Dimensional Materials and Devices (LDMD)||06Low-Dimensional Materials and Devices||Zou Xiaolong|
|1F Low Dimensional Materials and Devices (LDMD)||06Low-Dimensional Materials and Devices||Qiu Ling|
|1F Low Dimensional Materials and Devices (LDMD)||06Low-Dimensional Materials and Devices||Xu Xiaomin|
|1F Low Dimensional Materials and Devices (LDMD)||07 Advanced Energy Storage Materials and Devices||Zhou Guangmin|
|1A Nano Energy Materials||08 Thermal sciences and thermal engineering||Sun Bo|
|2A Sensor and Microsystems||01 Sensors and Microsystems||Liwei Lin||0812J3 Data Science and Information Technology|
|2B Nano-Devices||02 Nano Devices and Materials||Connie Chang-Hasnain|
|2B Nano-Devices||03 Integrated Photonics and Their Applications for Communications and Sensing||FU Hongyan|
|Track||Laboratory||Research Area||Advisor||Application Discipline|
|Track 2 Data Science and Technology||1C Smart Grid and Renewable Energy||03 Smart Grid and Renewable Energy||Xu Yinliang||0830J2 Environmental Science and New Energy Technology|
|1C Smart Grid and Renewable Energy||03 Smart Grid and Renewable Energy||Zhang Xuan|
|1C Smart Grid and Renewable Energy||03 Smart Grid and Renewable Energy||Guo Ye|
|1C Smart Grid and Renewable Energy||03 Smart Grid and Renewable Energy||Scott Moura|
|1D Intelligent Transportation and Logistics Systems||04 Intelligent Transportation and Logistics Systems||Xiao Li|
|1D Intelligent Transportation and Logistics Systems||05 Data Science and Operations Research||Victor Chan|
|2C Internet of Things and Societal Cyber Physical Systems||04 Internet of Things, Intelligent Sensing and Coordinated Actuation.||KHALID M MOSALAM||0812J3 Data Science and Information Technology|
|2C Internet of Things and Societal Cyber Physical Systems||04 Internet of Things, Intelligent Sensing and Coordinated Actuation.||Ding Wenbo|
|2C Internet of Things and Societal Cyber Physical Systems||05 Big data, artificial intelligence and deep learning theory||Huang Shao-lun|
|2C Internet of Things and Societal Cyber Physical Systems||05 Big data, artificial intelligence and deep learning theory||Li Yang|
|2F Smart Imaging Research||06 Computational Photography and 3D Vision||Fang Lu|
|2C Internet of Things and Societal Cyber Physical Systems||07 Big data analytics，data storage and communication||Ye Min|
|David Patterson RISC-V International Open Source Laboratory||08 Computer Systems||DAVID ANDERW PATTERSON|
|2F Smart Imaging Research||09 Big Data，Smart Imaging and Internet of Things||Ma Yi|
|Track||Laboratory||Research Area||Advisor||Application Discipline|
|Track 3 Biomedical Science and Technology||3A Macromolecular Platforms for Translational Medicine & Bio-Manufacturing Laboratory||01 Macromolecular Platforms for Translational Medicine and Bio-Manufacturing||MA Shaohua||0831J4 Precision Medicine and Healthcare|
|3C Biomedical Detection & Imaging Laboratory||02 Biomedical detection and imaging||QIN Peiwu|
|3F Oncotherapeutics Laboratory||03 Oncotherapeutics||Lobie, Peter E.|
|3F Oncotherapeutics Laboratory||03 Oncotherapeutics||Vijay Pandey|
Please refer to the scholarship webpage for details. click here.
International Students: CNY 40,000/year;
Application Fee: CNY 800;
Medical Insurance: CNY 800/year;
Accommodation on Tsinghua campus in Shenzhen: around CNY 1,000/month for a single room; each student is required to pay a 2-month deposit plus 6-month advance rental fee upon checking in at their dormitory; dormitory rent is paid every 6 months thereafter.
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/