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Tsinghua University: Two- Way Summer Research Internship

Program Location Beijing, China
Sponsor Purdue
Program Type Exchange
Course # SA 20139
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Past Dates
Summer 2019 06/01/19 to 08/11/19

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Tsinghua University: Two- Way Summer Research Internship
The magnificent Great Wall!


The Purdue College of Engineering Office of Professional Practice is offers a team research program that takes place at Tsinghua University during the summer.

University: Tsinghua University is one of the highest ranked universities in China and the best in the field of engineering.  Located in the northwestern suburbs of Beijing, the university was built on the site of a royal garden of the Qing Dynasty.  The university was established in 1911 and since then has developed into a comprehensive university of higher learning with faculties of science, engineering, economics, management, humanities, law and the arts.


Tsinghua University: Two- Way Summer Research Internship
Purdue students in the Forbidden City.

This program is open to the relevant College of Engineering and College of Science majors who are juniors at the time of application.

Direct credits for participants in Computer Science is subject to the approval of the department.

This is a selective and competitive program. Initial screening of the candidates will be conducted by the Office of Professional Practice. Students should submit a resume, cover letter, and electronic transcript to the Assistant Director for Global Professional Practice, Joe Tort ( ).  Students approved by the Office of Professional Practice will be prompted to complete the study abroad application.

GPA Requirement: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit
Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Engineering][College of Science]
Specifically from: Specifically for ME, BME, IE (ENGR), CS, MATH, STAT (SCI)

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program

Language of Instruction: English

Summer Course Load: 6 Purdue credits

Six credits will be counted toward technical electives.

The Tsinghua Two-Way Summer Research Program involves 6 weeks of research in Beijing, one week of travel in China and 5 weeks back at Purdue.  Each Purdue student will be paired with a student from the host university.  The pair will work directly with faculty PIs from Purdue and Tsinghua University.


No excursions are included, however, students have a week for travel in China before coming back to complete their research assignments.

Purdue students are paired with Tsinghua students. Tsinghua student help Purdue students arrange for student housing in apartments near campus. The average cost is approximately $13 per night.

Estimated Program Costs

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Summer 2019

Costs per term to be billed by Purdue
You will pay Purdue Tuition Check Tuition
Program Fee$0.00
Purdue International Insurance (per month)$32.00

Approximate additional costs per term
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare$1,500.00
Local Transportation$100.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 -$1,000.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos)$175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline.  To insure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an on-line application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Feb 1

Returnees Information
Tsinghua University: Two- Way Summer Research Internship
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Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email

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