Institute of Education (IOE) Tsinghua University Master and Doctoral programs for International Students in 2021

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About IOE

The Institute of Education (IOE) of Tsinghua University is one of the earliest institutions which are authorized to grant the Master and Doctoral degrees in China. Founded in 1979, the IOE is committed to involving its students by sharing the perspectives of leading thinkers, researchers, and practitioners in the field of education; connecting them with cutting-edge research, best policies and practices; and providing them with an innovative pathway into the profession of education. At the IOE, you will become fully immersed in one of the world’s most dynamic and influential intellectual communities.

Disciplinary Structure

The IOE has 5 research divisions and 11 interdisciplinary research platforms.

5 Research   Divisions

11 Interdisciplinary   Research Platforms

Higher Education

UNESCO   International Center for Engineering Education(ICEE)

Tsinghua University Global Research Center for the   Assessment of College and Student Development

Educational Policy and Management

Tsinghua   University Institute for Future Education and Evaluation

China-Africa Leadership Development Institute   Tsinghua University

Educational Technology

Tsinghua   University Asia Research Center

Tsinghua University Long Spring Institute for   Learning and Human Development

Engineering Education

Ministry   of Education-Tsinghua University Research Center for Educational Strategy and   Policy

Institute of Education Research Center for Academic   Degrees and Graduate Education

Basic Education

Tsinghua-Rocfly   Academy of Education

The Programme of Introducing Talent of Discipline to   Universities-Interdisciplinary Innovation Base for Engineering Education

Tsinghua   University Research Center for Engineering Education

International Exchange and Cooperation

The IOE hosted twenty-three major international conferences and held the bilingual doctoral forums for the world young scholars for five consecutive years. Over three hundred international scholars were invited for teaching, joint research and international conferences. More than one hundred postgraduate students participated in high-level international academic conferences. The proportion of students with international exchange experiences reached 50%, ranking among top universities in China. Thirteen faculty members (59% of all faculty members) held positions in international academic organizations or journal editorial boards.

To enhance international collaborations, the IOE has signed MOUs with the Institute of Education of University College London, the School of Engineering Education of Purdue University, the Institute of Education of the Russian Research University Higher School of Economics, and the Faculty of Education of the University of Hong Kong.

Degree Programs

The IOE offers five directions for Master and Doctoral studies. See below for a full list of our programs.

Degree   Program


Study Mode

Philosophy of Education


Full Time

Higher Education


Full Time

Education Economics & Management


Full Time

Educational Technology


Full Time

Engineering Education


Full Time

Why study at IOE?

Ranked number seven for Education worldwide in the 2021 Times Higher Education World University Rankings by subject, the IOE is a singularly impressive group of scholars, researchers, practitioners, and policymakers who devote actively to improving education.

The academic and professional degree programs focus on the most challenging and exciting areas in education research, policy and practice.

① Master programs aim at improving students’ international perspectives and professional capabilities, and enhancing their global competence for education governance and innovation.

② Doctoral programs provide students with a wide range of leadership capabilities, as well as in-depth expertise in their research field.


Graduates have gone on to be successful in a wide variety of roles related to education. Many graduates are being promoted to senior leaderships, others are working within policy and research contexts or work in international organizations such as UNCESCO and world bank.

Admission requirements

Master Program

① Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens with a valid passport.

② Chinese Proficiency Requires HSK band 5-with a score of 180 or above

③ Master's degree program applicants should have a Bachelor's degree or an equivalent degree to a Bachelor's degree (or above) in China.

Doctoral Program

① Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens with a valid passport.

② Chinese Proficiency Requires HSK band 5-with a score of 180 or above. Applicants should be proficient in Chinese and English communication and writing

③ In General, Doctoral degree program applicants should have a Master's degree or an equivalent degree to a Master's degree (or above) in China. At the same time, Institute of Education accepts bachelor degree holders to pursue doctoral degrees. Bachelor degree holders for doctoral program application must meet all the uniform requirements of the university, as well as the requirements of this school/department listed below: 1. The Minimum Requirement of Undergraduate GPA or Average scores:3.5/4 or B+ or 80/100; 2.Chinese Proficiency Requirement: HSK band 5 with a score of 180 or above; English program applicants can be exempt from the HSK certificates;3.Non-native English speakers must meet the minimum English proficiency requirement:TOEFL:85/IELTS6.5

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