Through our partnership with Tsinghua Holdings Zijing (Beijing) Education Group (Zijing Education), Syracuse University offers students in China an opportunity to earn a Master of Science in Computer Science, a Master of Science in Computer Engineering, or a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering through study in China and the United States. Offering conditional first-year admission to undergraduate students, Zijing will provide operational services and student recruitment for this unique and prestigious collaboration.

The Program Structure

The program allows students to earn a master’s degree in two years by completing one year of study in China and a second in the United States. During the first year, undergraduate junior or senior year students receive conditional admission to the master’s program at Syracuse University if they complete/pass the Intensive English program, fulfill the undergraduate overall GPA requirement, and the English proficiency requirement (see for additional acceptable proof of English proficiency). With a curriculum developed in collaboration with Syracuse University, first-year courses are taught in China by Zijing Education faculty.

After graduating college and meeting entrance requirements, Syracuse University will offer students unconditional admission to complete the second and final year of their master’s program in the United States. This degree can be certified as a master’s degree by the Chinese (Ministry of Education) Service Center for Scholarly Exchange.

This program adopts bilingual and small-sized class teaching styles to help students adapt to the American teaching mode in advance.

Syracuse University

Syracuse University was founded in 1870. It is a private research university that advances knowledge across disciplines to drive breakthrough discoveries and breakout leadership. Our collection of 13 schools and colleges with over 200 customizable majors closes the gap between education and action, so students can take on the world. In and beyond the classroom, we connect people, perspectives and practices to solve interconnected challenges with interdisciplinary approaches. Together, we’re a powerful community that moves ideas, individuals and impact beyond what’s possible.

Syracuse University is only a few hours away from major cities in the United States and Canada such as New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, and Toronto. Graduates include United States President Joe Biden, New York State Governor Kathy Hochul, FedEx CEO Raj Subramaniam, Apple Vice President Alan Dye, NBA superstar Carmelo Anthony, Professor Jinliang Li, deputy dean of the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University in China, and Keqin Chen, the youngest member of the China Hong Kong Legislative Council.

International rankings and program accreditation

#30 Ranked Most Innovative Universities in America  (U.S.News 2023)

#62 National University Ranking  (U.S.News 2023)

#1 National Ranking for Public Administration Program  (U.S.News 2023)

#58 National Ranking for Electrical Engineering Program (U.S.News 2023)

#70 Nationally Ranking Computer Science Program (U.S.News 2023)

#57 Nationally Ranking Computer Engineering Program  (U.S.News 2023)

ABET – American Board of Engineering and Technology Accreditation

AACSB – Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Higher Learning Commission Accreditation

Degree and Career Options

Electrical Engineering (MSEE)

Electrical Engineering (Master of Science in Electrical Engineering) is a STEM-designated degree. This program provides courses and scientific training including engineering analysis, probability statistics, digital communication, quantum information science, and microwave and antenna design., and cultivates students who can engage in system operation, automatic control, quantum materials and quantum computing, Microwave device and antenna design, power electronics technology, information processing, test analysis, research and development, economic management, and electronics and electronics related to electrical engineering. “Wide-caliber” and “compound” senior engineering and technical talents working in the fields of computer technology application and other fields. Graduates of Syracuse University’s master’s degree in electrical engineering usually work for Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Bank of America, Alibaba, NetEase, China State Grid Corporation, and other leading companies in China and the United States. Click here for more information on the program.

Computer Science (MSCS)

Computer Science (Master of Science in Computer Science, MSCS) is a STEM-designated degree. This program provides courses and scientific training including principles of artificial intelligence, machine learning, cybersecurity, computer networks, programming language design, mobile computing, computer systems and cloud computing, object-oriented and distributed database management systems, research methods, data analysis, and data science. Graduates have gone on to work for Amazon, American Express, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Ernst & Young, Samsung, McKinsey, BlackRock, and other top technology companies, consulting companies, and financial institutions in the world. Click here for more information on the program.

Computer Engineering (MSCE)

Computer Engineering (Master of Science in Computer Engineering, MSCE) is a STEM-designated degree. This program provides courses and scientific training in three areas including hardware systems (large-scale integrated circuit system design, cloud storage systems, neuromorphic computing, and networking systems), software systems (development, program performance analysis, cybersecurity assurance, etc.) and security systems. Students will learn to be application-oriented senior professionals who systematically master the mathematical principles, theories, and professional core skills in the computer field, and have systematic engineering practice capabilities in the design, development, management, and service of software and hardware-in-related application fields. Graduates have gone on to work for top global companies such as IBM, Bank of America, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Samsung, McKinsey, Alibaba, ByteDance, and State Grid Corporation of China. Click here for more information on the program.  

Admission process

(1) Submit application materials

Applicants need to log in to the program’s official website to register online, fill in the basic information online and submit the following materials according to the requirements of the program registration system:

  1. English resume
  2. Copy of ID card

3. Transcript of Chinese undergraduate course (for current students until the end of the last semester)

4. English undergraduate transcripts (for current students until the end of the last semester)

5. English Language Proficiency (such as CET-4, CET-6, TOEFL, IELTS, etc.)

6. Copies of personal certificates of honor and awards (if any)

7. Certificate of undergraduate degree/certificate of undergraduate study (Chinese and English)

8. Personal Statement (in English)

9. Two letters of recommendation (in English)

  • Interview

After evaluating the submitted materials, Zijing Education will provide feedback through emails for those who successfully pass the evaluation to schedule interviews.

  • Admission Offers and Enrollment

Applicants who finally pass the interview and materials review will receive a conditional admission letter for the program. Once the students make full payment to the program, they will be registered for the program and start taking courses.

For details on the program cost, refer to Syracuse University’s admissions website regarding the cost of attendance –

Certificates and Degrees

Students who obtain a master’s degree certificate from Syracuse University can apply for accreditation for Chinese overseas students after returning to China, and enjoy the benefits of international students.

For more information

Zijing admissions representatives:


Tel: +86 (010)-62793299


Mail Address (please use for admission documents):

5F, Building 7, Tsinghua University Science Park, No. 1, East Zhongguancun Road, Haidian District, Beijing, China, 100084.