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Fully-Funded TBSI PhD and Master Awards for Non-Chinese Students in China, 2020

Fully-Funded TBSI PhD and Master Awards for Non-Chinese Students in China, 2020

The University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) Shenzhen Institute is welcoming applications for the Fully-Funded TBSI PhD and Master Programme for prospective international students.

The program is targeted for Non-Chinese, full-time incoming, international graduate students to study Master and PhD programs at Tsinghua University.



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Beneficial offer to get support for higher studies in China.

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Tsinghua–UC Berkeley Shenzhen Institute is an institute which was established in Shenzhen in 2014 according to an agreement signed by Tsinghua University, UC-Berkeley and the Shenzhen government.

Why at Tsinghua–UC Berkeley Shenzhen Institute? TBSI provides a unique global platform for transformational, translational, and trans-disciplinary research and education for future world leaders in science and technology.

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: Tsinghua–UC Berkeley Shenzhen Institute
  • Department: NA
  • Course Level: PhD and Master
  • Award: Total up to $75,400
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Number of Awards: Not known
  • Nationality: award is available to Non-Chinese citizens
  • The award can be taken in China
  • Application Deadline: May 1, 2020
  • Language: Chinese and English


  • Eligible Countries: Non-Chinese international candidates are eligible to apply for the opportunity
  • Eligible Course or Subjects: The sponsorship will be awarded to study masters and PhD degree program in any subject offered by the university.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The grant is open for:
  1. Non-Chinese international students with a valid passport are welcome to apply. A Master’s Degree program applicant should have a Bachelor s degree or a degree equivalent to a Chinese Bachelor’s degree (or above).
  2. A Doctoral Degree program applicant should have a Masters degree or a degree equivalent to a Chinese Masters degree (or above).

How to Apply

  • How to apply: To participate, the applicants need to submit an online application.
  • Master’s Degree Program
  • PhD Degree Program
  • Supporting Documents: To apply, students must be ready to submit the following: CV, Personal statement, Degree certificate, Academic transcript, HSK certificate, and score report (if applicable), two academic recommendation letters from scholars.
  • Admission Requirements: To apply for the opportunity applicants need to take admission at UC Berkeley Shenzhen Institute.
  • Language Requirement: The English language is required for the opportunity .


The sponsorship will provide the following:

  • The tuition fee for PhD Program:40,000 CNY/Year
  • The tuition fee for the Master’s Program:33,000 CNY/ Year
  • Application Fee: 800 CNY
  • Medical Insurance: 600 CNY/year
  • Accommodation on Tsinghua campus, Shenzhen:  around 1,000CNY/month for single rooms

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