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Tsinghua University BUS-FINC EXC
Beijing, China (Outgoing Program)
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Program Terms: Semester 1,
Semester 2,
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Business School
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Tsinghua University - PBC School of Finance

Location: Beijing
Year Established: 1911
Student Population: 32,800 (3,500 international students)
University Ranking: 47

Tsinghua University is a research university in Beijing and a member of the C9 League.
The faculty places great emphasis on the interaction between Chinese and Western cultures, the sciences and humanities, and the ancient and modern. Tsinghua scholars Wang Guowei, Liang Qichao, Chen Yinque and Zhao Yuanren, renowned as the "Four Tutors" in the Institute of Chinese Classics, advocated this belief and had a profound impact on Tsinghua's later development. The Tsinghua  PBC School of Finance (PBCSF) offers a Summer Program is designed to help you get to know China’s financial markets in 2 weeks. Attendees will gain a comprehensive understanding of China’s financial markets, including banking, securities, insurance, funds, and other sectors.

Unique Characteristics
Tsinghua’s University’s business study program is consistently ranked among China’s best and the PBC School of Finance was founded in March of 2012. The establishment of the School represents the culmination of the collaboration between the People’s Bank of China (China’s central bank) and Tsinghua University. Study trips to financial institutions give attendees first-hand information regarding how markets function in China and how China’s unique business environment has influenced the financial industry. Coupled with cultural events and sightseeing tours, you also experience the real China as one of the most dynamic and promising economies in today’s world.  

The capital of the People’s Republic of China is a huge metropolis – one of history’s great cities and modernising at a frenetic pace. However, the city’s grid-like design makes it relatively easy to find your way around. Its most famous attraction is the ancient Forbidden City and it has five other UNESCO World Heritage sites.  The Wudaokou neighborhood, where the School is located, is know for its restaurants and cafes.

China - TU PBC - Building

Academic Information

Course Catalogue 
Information about units of study at the host university not available online. Consult the Sydney Business School.

Subject Area/s: Business

Exclusions: Tsinghua University cannot accept any Chinese citizenship students including Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau as exchange students according to their university regulations. 

Teaching Periods: Semesters/Terms
Fall Semester: September- January
Spring Semester: February - June
Summer Semester: July

Credit (Full-Time Load/Semester)

University of Sydney

Host University


13-20 credits

The above full-time load is indicative only.
Applications for academic credit are assessed by the relevant University of Sydney faculty/department based on: study load, contact hours, assessment requirements and level of study.

Grading System
Marks are awarded by the host university based on the 100-point scale.

Transcripts Issued by Partner
Transcripts will be available at the end of your exchange period


Language of Instruction
The Summer Program is delivered in English.


What is the host city like?
Find out more information about the P.R.C China, Beijing.
Also find out more about activities & events on campus at Tsingua University. 

Accommodation is available on campus, however students should reserve a dormitory in advance when they receive their welcome package. Find out more about the accommodation options at Tsinghua University.
Cost of Living
In addition to the cost for housing, you will need approximately RMB1,400 per month. Use the cost of living guide for Beijing.

Students are required to obtain health insurance valid during their exchange.


Useful Information

For Exchange/International Students
For specific information for exchange students provided by the host university, please consult the Sydney Business School.
Semester/Term Dates
Access the University’s calendar not available online.
Orientation will be held at the beginning of the program.
Support Services 
The Dean' Office of PBCSF provides services and assistance to exchange students.
Information from the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Australia

Student Experiences

Maddy Jun
Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Arts, Semester 2, 2014

Host City Highlights

Great Wall of China, Xiang Shan, and Old Summer Palace are some great places to visit. If you go early enough to the parks, you'll get to see and join in with the tai chi and fan dancing groups.
Uni Life
Tsinghua had a lot of clubs and societies that students joined and they were very welcoming to foreigners. If you want to meet local students, societies are the best way because it's quite hard to meet them otherwise. They have volunteer groups, English teaching, hiking, sports groups etc. The social scene for the local students was a lot quieter than for the international students.
I was enrolled in the language course so the classes were based around language skills i.e. listening, speaking, and writing. Contact hours were about 4 hours per week, per class in a tutorial setting.
The food was great! And the fact that they cost close to nothing is a bonus. Ditch the cafeteria food and go out to the local restaurants for dinner. Be open to the food you try in China because most of the time, it tastes amazing.
We had 3 options for on campus accommodation: single room with 1 bathroom, 2 person room with 1 bathroom, and 2 person room with communal bathroom.
Money Matters
My budget was adequate and managing funds wasn't a big problem. Some students took to English teaching roles when they were on exchange but the cost of that is that you don't get time to travel and explore.
Getting Around
Buses and trains were the most common modes of transport. They come frequently and cost a fraction of taxis - that said taxis are also very cheap and ubers even more so.
I went for the fall semester in China. When I arrived in September, the weather was perfect- it was warm and the scenery was great. I would suggest travelling (especially to national parks, mountains etc.) during the warmer months because it's more comfortable and you'll be able to do more activities.
Trains are the most affordable mode of transport. Use them well.
Top Tips
Join societies, make local friends, be open to trying new things and embrace all the experiences!


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