China Belt and Road Initiative program

The School of Public Policy and Management (SPPM), Tsinghua University, is inviting applications for the International Master of Public Administration in the Belt and Road Initiative (IMPA-BRI) program.

The IMPA-BRI program is a one-year English-taught Master’s Degree program delivered by SPPM at Tsinghua University. The IMPA-BRI program is designed to expand the scope of cooperation and exchange between countries participating in the BRI and to train promising talents for the BRI countries.

The program aims to help participants gain a better understanding of China’s development experiences and the BRI, develop their analytical capability for public policy, and build leadership skills necessary for public-sector professionals.

Due to the pandemic, students outside China must have the condition and ability to conduct and complete the study online. According to the development of the pandemic, if Tsinghua University requires the students to come to study in China at a later stage, students must comply with the regulation and requirements of the university.

Degree level


Fields of Study

Public Administration

What the scholarship offers

   – Full tuition fees and miscellaneous cost (120,000 RMB/person ~ R29 000);

   – Accommodation subsidy (3000RMB/person/month ~ R7200) (students studying in China only);

   – Living allowance (3000RMB/person/month);

   – Medical insurance fee (800RMB/person/year ~ R1900) (students studying in China only);

   – Field trips and research fees (students studying in China only)

Please note: An application fee of 800RMB (approximately R1900) is required at the time of applying.

Who can apply?

   – Applicants should be citizens from countries participating in the Belt and Road Initiative (South Africa is a participating country);

   – Must hold a Bachelor’s degree or a degree equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in China;

   – Must be senior government officials, senior enterprise managers, or administrative heads and senior managerial staff of universities/colleges/academic institutions;

   – Must not be over the age of 45;

   – Must have at least five years of relevant full-time work experience;

   – Be proficient in English;

   – Have the condition and ability to conduct and complete the study online;

   – Must be able to complete studies in China should Tsinghua University require students to at a later stage.

Application Process

Complete the Tsinghua University online application at:gradadmissiontsinghua.edulogin 

All applicants for the scholarship must have already paid the application fee (800RMB) at the time of the application.

Application documents to include:

   – Certified copy of your passport;

   – Copies of bachelor’s degree certificate and academic transcript;

   – Personal statement (at least two pages of A4 paper, in English): the statement must indicate your educational and work background, your motivation for applying for the IMPA-BRI program at Tsinghua University, your relevant strengths, and accomplishments, and your study plans and career goals;

   – Two recommendation letters from the employer and academic professors;

   – English proficiency certificates;

   – Medical certificate: health examination form within one month identifying that the applicant has no infectious disease or other diseases that the Chinese border agency does not allow.

All documents submitted must be clear and in PDF format (no photographs of documents will be accepted).


05 March 2022


For queries and questions please contact Ms. Liu Juanfeng (Stella) by e-mail at:, or Telephone: +86-10-62795912


Please note that this opportunity is not offered by the Department of Higher Education and Training. Applicants are required to undertake their research into programs and institutions and are responsible for ensuring that the qualifications will be recognized in South Africa. If there are any discrepancies in the details provided, the information given by the sponsor supersedes the details provided above. No additional financial support will be provided by the Department of Higher Education and Training.

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