Tsinghua University



Peter Hartges

Tsinghua Program


+49 241 80 90683



For mechanical engineering students



All Bachelor and Master students are eligible to apply for an exchange within the university partnership. Up to five students can be nominated per academic year.

Furthermore, the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering offers 30 spots to interested students in production engineering and automotive engineering the opportunity to earn a double degree recognized in Germany and China, that is a double Master’s degree, through the Tsinghua program “Double Degree”.

You should discuss your course schedule at Tsinghua University with the respective advisor in your RWTH faculty. We highly recommend finding out what credits can be transferred and recognized before beginning your stay abroad.

General Information







Number of Students



Tsinghua University

International Office

Schwarzman Scholars für Masterstudium am Schwarzman College an der Tsinghua University (full Master Program for next generation of global leaders)


Type of Agreement

Strategic partnership

Who can apply?

Bachelor students in the 3rd semester or higher (study abroad from the 5th semester)
Master students
Doctoral candidates

Type of Stay

Studies or research

Length of Stay

1 to 2 semesters

Time of Stay

Winter or summer semester

Number of Exchange Placements


Study Details

Semester Dates

Winter semester: beginning of September to the end of January
Summer semester: beginning of March to the end of June

Study Possibilities

English Course Offerings Spring Semester

English Course Offerings Fall Semester

Faculties and Institutes:

More faculties and institutes can be found on the website of the Tsinghua University.

As a rule, exchange students may not select Master’s courses in economics at Chinese partner universities. Please check the websites of the partner university for specific details or enquire directly.

Tsinghua 2020 Global Alliance of University on Climate Change (GAUC) Graduate Forum from November 14 to 16, 2020:

Language Courses

Summer School

Language Courses

Prerequisites for the Application At least good academic performance
Language Requirements

At least good skills in the language of instruction
TOEFL is not required

Submit application in the

International Office application portal

The contact person for students in Business and Economics is Britta Schneiders.

Application Deadline in the International Office

You can find further information on the application portal website.

Tuition Fees Tuition fees waived
Average Cost of Living 300 to 500 euros
Funding Possibilities

Chinese Scholarship Council Scholarships

Schwarzman Scholars for Master's studies at Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University (Application deadline: Mid September)

Scholarship Program of the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Stiftung and the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes

BAföG for abroad
RWTH scholarship database
DAAD scholarship database
PROMOS scholarships abroad
Financing Study Abroad

Practical Information

Support from the partner university: Yes

Health Insurance Students are responsible for having sufficient insurance coverage. We highly recommend health insurance and private liability insurance for abroad. Some partner universities have particular requirements for insurance protection.
Experience Reports See the experience reports at MoveOn Exchanges
Additional Information

Foreign Office



Tsinghua University Fact Sheet on Student Exchange Program

Tsinghua University Calendar for Academic Year 2015-2016

Tsinghua Campus Map

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