Tsinghua Global Summer School 2020: Toward a Post-Pandemic World (TSU GSS 2020)
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought immense uncertainty and challenges to our world of today, causing major disruptions to the economy, international relations, society, public health, technological development and education. In responding to and learning from these challenges, Tsinghua’s first ever virtual summer school, Toward a Post-Pandemic World, offers global leaders of tomorrow a unique interdisciplinary platform to be immersed and inspired.
Method of Delivery: Online
Start Date: July 20, 2020
End Date: July 28, 2020
Supported by 16 Tsinghua departments and institutions, this summer school is a 20-credit-hour program covering diverse topics including the economy, education, society, climate, environment and leadership. Through a tailor-made curriculum featuring both theoretical lectures and innovative and interactive cultural activities, participants will explore the interconnected challenges facing China and the world today. The program is conducted through group discussions, key lectures and seminars across multiple online platforms with English as the instructional language.
Combining Tsinghua’s world-class teaching and research resources, and virtual activities touching on Chinese culture and the Tsinghua ethos, this summer school aims to inspire global students to greater understand the challenges faced by post-pandemic world, gain deeper perspectives and awareness through a ‘Glocal’ mindset, and enhance cross-cultural communication and interdisciplinary skills.
Participants are expected to develop skills fundamental to global leadership, including in-depth problem analysis and exploration, presentation and expression, cross-cultural communication, and teamwork skills.
Participants who complete the 16-credit hours and fulfill all learning requirements will gain 1 academic credit. Participants may also have the chance to earn an extra MOOC certificate if they complete the MOOC studies component of the program.
How to apply
– Tsinghua’s partner institutions and affiliated alliances
The program is open to students from Tsinghua partner institutions and
affiliated alliances worldwide.
– Eligible students are required to complete the application form
along with other application materials online via the website
Tsinghua Global Summer School uses a rolling admission policy; applications
are reviewed as they are received.
Eligible applicants should fulfil the following criteria:
– Foreign nationals and Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan students currently
– Reasonable command of the English language.
1) Application Form (online application)
2) Supporting documents (to be uploaded):
– One page curriculum vitae
– Full academic transcript
– Passport information page
July 3-July15, 2020
Application materials should be submitted before July 15, 2020.
Scholarship: Eligible students accepted by the program will receive a full
scholarship which covers all the tuition fees and related administrative costs.