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Spend a semester studying in China's capital

Study in Beijing, at the prestigious Tsinghua University, who’s alumni includes former President Hu Jintao and current President Xi Jinping of China. ImmerQi’s Semester in China program, allows you to take academic courses taught in English and Mandarin language classes for all levels.

During your free time, visit wonders such as the Great Wall and Forbidden City, roam through the local hutongs and of course feast on some amazing cuisines. No prior Mandarin experience is necessary, just a positive attitude and a sense of adventure.


Program Snapshot

  • Academic courses taught in English
  • Location: Beijing
  • Spring Intake: Apply by 10 November 2019
  • Fall Intake: Apply by 29 May 2020
  • 2nd year undergraduates and above
  • Accommodation: Off campus apartment
  • 2.75 GPA

Program Highlights

The ImmerQi Semester in China Program has a comprehensive list of inclusions to ensure you have a rich and memorable experience in China.

Academic Courses

Chinese Lessons

Cultural Activities


Pre-Departure & Visas

Arrival & Orientation


On Site Staff

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5 killer reasons to study in China

  • Direct enrolment at Tsinghua University, China’s top institution and 25th in the world
  • High employability with Tsinghua 3rd amongst institutions in 2017 for graduate employability
  • Integrated academic experience with classes taken with both foreign and Chinese students
  • Make friends with fellow students and engage in a fun and exciting campus life
  • Travel! Visit the Great Wall, Forbidden City, explore hutongs and enjoy traditional festivals

About Tsinghua University

Benefit from direct enrolment by having the opportunity to study alongside China’s future leaders.

Leading Institution

Founded in 1911, Tsinghua is one of the world’s leading institutions making it an ideal institution for your semester abroad in China. It is 25th in the world in the 2018 QS World Rankings and a member of the prestigious C9 League of Universities (similar to Ivy League in the US).


Tsinghua alumni include former President Hu Jintao and current President Xi Jinping. The campus is located on the former site of a royal garden during the Qing dynasty which features lakes, parks & historic structures, & close to famous historic sites such as the Summer Palace and Yuan Ming Yuan Park.

Campus Life

There are 14 schools and 56 departments including science, engineering, arts and literature, humanities etc. There's over 80 academic courses taught in English to choose from. With 137 student societies and over 10 dining halls, Tsinghua University promises a vibrant campus life beyond the classroom.


Life in Beijing

Studying in Beijing will enable you to visit famous landmarks, a different way of life and too many highlights to mention.

Ancient Architecture

- Historic architecture including the Forbidden City, Siheyuan & Hutong

- Visit Beijing Ancient Architecture Museum, the first museum in China studying & exhibiting items of ancient Chinese architecture

Delicious Cuisines

- Jing cuisine is a mix of centuries-old traditions & international influences

- Must try dish is the Peking duck, China's national dish!

- Lots of street food in alleyways to sample, such as Dragon's Beard Candy 

Famous Wonders

- Unique blend of colonial & modern architecture

- Visit the Great Wall, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

- To experience nature, drop by the Imperial Garden, a wonder dating back to the Qing dynasty

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Study in China. Enhance your soft skills.

  • Valued by employers

60% of decision makers across the world value an international study experience –

QS Global employer survey

  • Higher average salaries

Students with relevant experience abroad earn more on average than their non-mobile equivalents – 

UK Higher Education

  • Hard & soft skills

Employers desire skills such as adapting to changing circumstances and the willingness to learn through experience – US News

  • Become a China expert

Understand Chinese culture and gain first hand experience in a fast, dynamic economy


Prices & Dates

The following table outlines pricing for our Semester in China program, excluding flights and insurance. We take payment online through secure online gateways. Start dates are available twice per year according to the Chinese university calendar.


Application Deadline

Program Start Date

Program Completion

Spring 2020

10 November 2019

15 February 2020

​June 20​20

Fall 2020

​29 May 2020

​7 September 2020

​31 December 2020

Program Fee

$ ​9550 USD


​$​ 5200 USD

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Undertaking a semester abroad in China is an investment in your future that requires savings to ensure you can fully enjoy your time in China.

Find out how to have a memorable and affordable experience through budgeting and funding options. If you are parent or institution we also address typical questions.


Who looks after the program?

You should apply at least 90 days prior to your intended program start date.

Sally Ren, General Manager

Sally is from Beijing and graduated from the University of International Relations, majoring in English. Sally’s responsibilities include maintaining good relationships with our host companies in Beijing, program development and operations.

Victoria Wan, Program Coordinator

Victoria is from the south of China and majored in English at University. The experience of being an interpreter led her to build the acquaintance with people from over 20 countries so she has strong acceptance to different cultures. She is in charge of the majority of students’ affairs and she works on maintaining the relationship with different host companies!

Ben Bray, Program Manager

Ben came to China in 2013 and taught in Sichuan through ImmerQi’s Teach & Travel China Program and holds a TEFL. He is from Accrington UK and is a huge rugby fan and plays for the Beijing Ardvark rugby team on weekends. He holds a Bachelor of History and lived in NZ and Australia for working holidays.


Success Stories

Tsinghua Semester Testimonial

What I can say through my experiences is that the food, the people, and the culture grabs its foreigners by the hand, exposing us to the reasons whyChina has become one of the fastest developing countries in the world. 

Emile Bazile //  US

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