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Tsinghua University 'Experiencing China' Summer Program
Beijing, China (Outgoing Program)
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Program Terms: Winter (Jun - Aug)
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Tsinghua University International Summer School - 'Experiencing China'

Location: Beijing, China
Program dates: 16 – 27 July 2018
Application deadline (3 rounds): 20 February, 20 March, final application deadline is 31 May 2018
Duration: 2 weeks
Type: Non-exchange


Program Description:
This summer school will be an opportunity to gain first hand experience of China guided by experts in the field, and also get to know more about Tsinghua University. Experiencing China has been designed as a multidisciplinary opportunity to "de-code and de-mystify" China. Participants will be engaged with daily keynote lectures, interactive workshops and site visits relating to China's economy, environment, urbanization, education, gender equality and cultural development. You will be joining a community of two hundred of the brightest young talents from Tsinghua's partner institutions around the world.

Academic Information

Language: Classes are instructed in English
Relevant subject areas: Finance and Economics
Credit points: 2 Tsinghua University credits

There are 13 tracks to choose from allowing you to focus on your academic interest with a China focus. Areas available include economy, city development and environment, innovation, education, humanities and more.

Students are expected to complete one track throughout the two week program. Assessment will be based on; daily participation and performance in learning activities (25%), academic essay/report in the first week (30%), collaborative academic report/essay and group presentation in the second week (45%).

Applying for academic credit
This program is available on a non-exchange basis only. If you wish to receive academic credit towards your University of Sydney course you must have approval from your faculty prior to departure. You can also choose to complete this education experience without receiving academic credit towards your University of Sydney degree.
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.


Scholarship available
Tsinghua University offer University of Sydney students a full scholarship for this program. The scholarship covers:
- registration fee
- tuition fee
- housing (on-campus accommodation for international students for the two-week period, mainly en-suite single rooms)
- basic accident insurance for the two-week period in Beijing.

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 (if required), 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. Commence the Sydney Abroad application by clicking the 'Apply' button below.
2. Follow instructions provided within the Sydney Abroad application to complete and submit the host application prior to the host deadline.
3. If you wish to request academic credit for this overseas program, submit an application for academic credit to your faculty as soon as possible.
4. If accepted by the host, upload your acceptance to your Sydney Abroad application and click 'Submit Application'.

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.

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