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International Master of Public Health (IMPH) Program Vanke School of Public Health, Tsinghua University

International Master of Public Health (IMPH) Program

Vanke School of Public Health, Tsinghua University

Tsinghua University was established in 1911. With the motto of “Self-discipline and Social Commitment” and the spirit of “Actions Speak Louder Than Words”, Tsinghua University is dedicated to the well-being of Chinese society and to world development. As one of China’s most prestigious and influential universities, Tsinghua is committed to cultivating global citizens who will thrive in today’s world and become tomorrow’s leaders. Through the pursuit of education and research at the highest level of excellence, Tsinghua is developing innovative solutions that will help solve pressing problems in China and the world.

Tsinghua University since 2013 has created a graduate level, interdisciplinary and cross-cultural degree program focused on global public health. The International Master of Public Health (IMPH) Program is aimed at building a new generation of global public health leaders in the developing world through the participation of recognized faculty and expertise from across Tsinghua University and partners around the world. These English taught courses are specifically designed for public health officials, disease prevention and control specialists and health program managers from developing and developed countries, with the fundamental purpose of improving the health conditions and achieving health equity in developing countries. The program prepares students to address global health challenges and issues of health service delivery, health product accessibility and global health policy. The program has four specific objectives. Firstly, it is to develop students’ capability in applying theories and analytical tools of the public health discipline. Secondly, it is to enhance their understanding of public health issues in China and the rest of the world. Thirdly, it is to improve their ability to judge major health problems and leadership skills in solving these problems. Lastly, it is to promote the expanded role of China in improving global public health by fostering a close relationship and cooperative network between faculty and students.

1. Program Duration

This is a one-year (September 2023 to June 2024), full-time graduate program, where students finish compulsory courses, selective courses, field studies and thesis writing.

2. Course Design and Credit Requirements

This full-time Masters Course is broken down into four parts. All taught parts of both compulsory and selective are taken over in two semesters combined with field studies and thesis writing.

Each part is composed of an introduction and presentation of selected subjects. Leading professors and researchers in the field of health sciences, social sciences and management sciences from both Tsinghua and its partnering institutions, teach modules.

During one-year study, students are requested to obtain at least 30 credits in total for the master's degree. The content of IMPH is listed as following:

(1) Compulsory Courses (12 credits)

Global Health Governance

3 credits

Healthcare Management

3 credits


3 credits

Health Communication

3 credits

(2) Selective Courses (10 credits)

Health Economy and   Policy

3 credits

Public Health Statistics

3 credits

Health Nutrition

2 credits

Environmental Health   Issues from a Global Perspective

2 credits

(3) Chinese Culture and Language Courses (4 credits)

New Horizon in Chinese   Philosophy

2 credits

Elementary Chinese

2 credits

(4) Field Study and Thesis Writing (6 credits)

Public Health Practice

3 credits

Thesis Writing and   Presentation

1 credits

3. Qualifications

Applicants should be government health officials, professionals in the field of disease control and prevention, and managers of medical service originations. Applicants should be in good health and of good character (meet the physical examination requirements stipulated by the country and THU), be well-behaved and be willing to abide by China's laws and regulations, as well as Tsinghua's rules.

• The equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in Chinese universities.

• At least three years full-time working experience in public health or relevant areas.

• With good English language proficiency, able to follow English-taught courses well.

• Not over 45 years old to the date September 1,2023.

4. Application Documents

(1) Personal Statement: Applicants should submit a Personal Statement. (The Personal Statement should be filled out in accordance with the requirements of university template, which can be downloaded at application system:

(2) Degree Certificate and Degree Authentication: Applicants should submit their Bachelor's degree certificate. The degree diploma awarded by overseas universities should be authenticated by Chinese Service Center for Scholarly Exchange, Ministry of Education, P.R.China. The degree diploma awarded by universities of Chinese mainland should be authenticated by Center for Student Services and Development, Ministry of Education, P.R.China (CSSD).

(3) Academic Transcript: Master's degree program applicants should submit the academic transcript of their undergraduate study.

(4) Two academic recommendation letters from scholars who hold the title of associate professor or higher, or senior professionals in a related academic field. Please follow the instructions on the online system for submission of online recommendation letters or upload the recommendation letters signed by references.

(5) Passport: Passport information page (Ordinary passport).

Other unfinished matters in this guide are implemented in accordance with 'Admission to Graduate Programs of Tsinghua University 2023(For International Students)'.

5. Scholarship Coverage

IMPH program is fully supported by Youth of Excellence Scheme of China Program Chinese Government Scholarship.

6. Application Procedure

Applicants should complete an Online Application during the designated THU application period. The application system is:

7. Application Deadline

The online application and all the required documents should be submitted before April 1st, 2023.

8. Evaluation and Admission

THU admits students based on evaluation of their application documents together with a comprehensive assessment. The application materials are reviewed by an expert group from Vanke School of Public Health, and the candidates for the comprehensive assessment will be selected based on the review results. The comprehensive assessment is generally based on interviews. The specific content, format, requirements and time arrangements are determined by Vanke School of Public Health will be notified to applicants who enter the comprehensive assessment.

9. Contact Information



Tel: +8610 62781788, +86 15210457769

Contact Person: Emily Yin