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Tsinghua University Summer School - Financial Leaders of Tomorrow
Beijing, China (Outgoing Program)
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Program Terms: Winter (Jun - Aug)
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Postgraduate coursework, Undergraduate
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Business School
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Exchange Short-Term
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Coursework, Experiential Learning
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Short-term Duration:
2-3 weeks
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Tsinghua University ‘Financial Leaders of Tomorrow’ Summer Program

Location: Beijing, China
Program dates: 1 – 13 July 2018
Exchange application deadline: 15 March 2018
Non-exchange application deadline: 23 February 2018 (round 1) / 15 April 2018 (round 2)
Duration: 2 weeks
Type: Exchange / Non-exchange


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Program Description
University of Sydney students have the opportunity to spend 2 weeks of their winter holidays undertaking lectures at Tsinghua University, PBC School of Finance, as well as, corporate visits, cultural events and sightseeing in the capital city of Beijing.

View Tsinghua University's website for full program details.

Academic Information

Level: Undergraduate (senior) / Postgraduate
Language: Classes are instructed in English
Relevant subject areas: Finance and Economics
Credit points:
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Applying for academic credit
You must have approval from your faculty to receive academic credit towards your Sydney course to be eligible for an exchange place. The approval will need to be uploaded to your Sydney Abroad application prior to the exchange deadline, Thursday 15 March 2018.
If you are admitted as a non-exchange student you can apply receive academic credit towards your University of Sydney course however it is not mandatory. If you wish to receive academic credit you must have approval from your faculty prior to departure.
How to apply for academic credit. 


Useful Information 

Local overview
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. There are thousands of affordable eateries and a growing bar and cafe scene. The summers are pleasant, but the winter months can be freezing and the city is occasionally hit by dust and storms that blow in from the desert and can be unpleasant. 

Host institution
Tsinghua’s University’s business study program is consistently ranked among China’s best course offerings. The PBC School of Finance was founded in March of 2012 and with the establishment of the School, the culmination of the collaboration between the People’s Bank of China (China’s central bank) and Tsinghua University was cemented. 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.

Accommodation is available at the School Guest house.



Tuition: The University of Sydney has an exchange agreement with Tsinghua University, which allows students from each institution to study at the other, as part of the student exchange program. University of Sydney students in this course will be enrolled in an exchange unit of study at the University of Sydney and will pay tuition fees at Sydney for this unit. You will not pay tuition fees at Tsinghua, however you must ensure you budget for all other expenses.

Application fee: USD $100 (approx. AUD $130)
Program fee:  USD $2,000 (approx. AUD $2,560)
Program fee includes: Accommodation, excursions, domestic transport.
Scholarships: Tsinghua University offer a scholarship that covers the full program fee, but not including the application fee. These scholarships are administered and paid by Tsinghua University. To apply to Tsinghua for this scholarship you will be required to submit an essay online and upload your University of Sydney transcript.
View the Tsinghua University website for scholarship information.

Travel insurance: If you are approved by the University of Sydney to participate in this program you will be covered by the University's Student Travel Insurance Policy. This is a complementary policy to cover you for the duration of your University of Sydney mobility experience. Please refer to the Audit and Risk Management website for all travel insurance queries.

Other costs: Flights, living expenses, visa, additional travel.

OS-HELP loans may be available to eligible students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place, where the program is approved for credit prior to departure. Application required. 

How to Apply

It is important that you understand the requirements and structure of your course (and major/s) to ensure that you select appropriate units of study at your host institution which can be credited towards your degree. To help understand your course structure, you should consult your Faculty Handbook published in the year in which you commenced your course (eg. if you began a Bachelor of Commerce in 2016, you should look at the Business School Undergraduate Handbook from 2016). Pre-2017 Handbooks can be found in the handbook archive.

Please ensure you read all information on this brochure page, taking note of and deadlines and any requirements detailed.

To apply to this program you will need to:
1. Submit an application for academic credit
2. Complete and submit the Sydney Abroad application by clicking the 'Apply' button below.
3. If your application is successful, Sydney Abroad will provide you with instructions on how to apply to Tsinghua Universit.


Note: The Sydney Abroad application requires that you upload a copy of your current passport and the outcome of you academic credit request. If you do not have these available to you now you can save your application and upload them later. They must be uploaded prior to the Sydney Exchange application deadline, 15 March 2018.


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