Toward a Post-Pandemic World
July 20-28, 2020

Tsinghua's first virtual summer school, Tsinghua Global Summer School (GSS) 2020, Toward a Post-Pandemic World, is going to be held from July 20 to 28, 2020.

About the program
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

Course content
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.

Learning Objectives
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 awarenessthrough a ‘Glocal’ mindset, and enhance cross-cultural communication and interdisciplinary skills.

Expected Outcomes
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.

Eligibility Requirements
Eligible applicants should fulfil the following criteria:
_Foreign nationals and Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan students currently attending college/university;
_Reasonable command of the English language.

Application Materials
1) Application Form (online application)
2) Supporting documents (to be uploaded):
- One page curriculum vitae
- Full academic transcript
- Passport information page

Application Schedule
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.