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Terms and Dates:

  • Fall 2020
    September 8, 2020 to January 18, 2021
One Time Opportunity


Kristen Grace

Cornell Affiliations:

Global Learning


Special Fall 20 opportunity for Cornell students

Must be a citizen of China

Open to undergraduate and graduate students

Opportunity Description

As you study away from Cornell, enjoy the benefits of an academic community by living and learning at the renowned Tsinghua University in Beijing. Study alongside local students at one of the world's top universities and take a class from their broad range of disciplines while you complete your Cornell semester online. 


  • Keep on track at Cornell with 12-15 credits online, offered asynchronously
  • Take a class in English or Chinese with local students at Tsinghua University
  • Live in a student residence hall
  • Enjoy access to Tsinghua University student facilities, libraries, and activities
  • Learn about Tsinghua by the numbers or by undergraduate field of study

Housing and Meals

Being part of a living and learning environment is a core, and therefore required, aspect of all study away options. 

Study Away students at Tsinghua University will apply for housing in one of the international student residence halls. Some rooms for students requiring special accommodations may be available.

Meals are not included, but are available in cafeterias on campus.

Health and Safety

Tsinghua University follows the coronavirus regulations of the People's Republic of China

Application Process

  1. Use the "Apply" button below to complete Cornell application by July 10, 11:59pm, EDT - late submissions cannot be considered
  2. Once selected,*
    • commit to the study away program by communicated deadline - students who fail to commit by the deadline will have their applications withdrawn
    • Register with Study Away partner**  

*Education Abroad advisors will select applications based on eligibility and availability and will inform students that they are selected July 13-17.

**The link to the partner application will be given to students upon acceptance by Cornell.  Students must follow the study away program's process and timeline to apply for housing and course registration.


  • Cornell advisor for study away application process: Each "Study Away" opportunity has a dedicated advisor in the Education Abroad team of the Office of Global Learning.  The advisor for this program is listed in the side panel.
  • Cornell school/college contacts: Each school and college at Cornell supports  international students participating in the Fall "Cornell Study Away" option, and you will have online access to all student services as a registered Cornell student.

While we cannot bring "The Hill" to you, you can share your Cornell spirit with peers as you live and study together.