About the 2024 Admissions

Applicants should complete the Online Application on the website of the THU Graduate Programs Application System for International Students 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. The online application system of  GBJ Program for 2023 applicants opens on November 1, 2023. The URL for online application website is https://yzbm.tsinghua.edu.cn/intlLogin

Please visit the official website to get all the admissions information for Tsinghua University international graduate programs 2024: https://yz.tsinghua.edu.cn/en/


Q:What kind of applicant will benefit from this program?

A:The program is tailored to passionate candidates who demonstrate both academic competency and aspire to be journalists, in general, business journalists specifically, or any other job that requires expertise in China or international economics.

Application Schedule (Hours are listed in Beijing Time)

1st Round:  8:00 AM Nov. 1, 2023——5:00 PM Dec. 31, 2023

2nd Round:  8:00 AM Jan. 1, 2024——5:00 PM Mar. 1, 2024

3rd Round:  8:00 AM Mar. 2, 2024——5:00 PM Apr. 1, 2024

4th Round:  8:00 AM Apr. 10, 2024——5:00 PM Apr. 21, 2024

* The winter break at THU will be from Jan. 25, 2024 to Feb. 21, 2024. The application system will still be available during the winter break, but online verification might be delayed due to the vacation. First-round applicants are therefore recommended to complete their application at least two or three weeks in advance.

Required Qualifications of Applicants

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

2)Master's degree program applicants should have a bachelor's degree, or a degree equivalent to a bachelor's degree that can be certified by the Chinese Education Ministry. In principle, the degree diploma awarded by overseas universities should be authenticated by the Chinese Service Center for Scholarly Exchange,Ministry of Education,P.R.China.

3) Applicants should be in good health and of good character, be well-behaved and be willing to abide by China's laws and regulations, as well as Tsinghua's rules.

4) Language competence requirements: Applicants must demonstrate strong English skills, as all teaching will be conducted in English. If the applicant’s native language is not English, official English proficiency test scores must be submitted with the application.

Language Requirement

1)Do I have to speak and write fluent English?

Yes. You must be adjudged proficient in English by an international test if you are not a native English speaker. You are attending a master's degree program in English at the top university in China. You are expected to write English fluently and to be able to participate in class discussions in English.

2)What are the required English test-scores?

For non-English-speaking candidates, we recommend them to have at least a score of 7 for IELTS and 100 for TOEFL.

3)Are all the classes taught in English?


4)Do I have to speak and write Mandarin Chinese?

No, you do not need to be a Chinese speaker to attend the program. However, familiarity with Mandarin is an asset, and we welcome bilingual applicants. All international students are required to take the Chinese language during their time in Global Business Journalism. A placement test will determine your level.