The School of Humanities currently recruits and accepts undergraduate students in 3 majors: humanities (pilot class), English and Japanese. The current enrollment is about 1200 undergraduates,including about 800 international undergraduate students.
Introduction to Majors Offered
 Humanities (pilot class)
Goals for student development: Broad and in-depth knowledge of the humanities; strong foreign language skills; ability to apply knowledge learned to do innovative humanities, cross-cultural, and cross-disciplinary research, international cultural exchange, journalism and publishing, and other related work.
Theory of student development: Emphasize research and reading in the classic literature of the discipline; focus on academic trends and social realities; advance awareness of inter-disciplinary connections; and promote the spirit of humanities and scientific research.
Methods for student development: During the first through third semesters after a student begins studies, conduct general education through research and reading in the classics, expert lecture series, and systematic English instruction; develop students’ ability to read and understand Chinese and foreign classics; grasp cutting-edge knowledge and development trends in the field; and establish a foundation for specialized study. Beginning from the fourth semester, courses are opened in subjects including Chinese language and literature, history, philosophy. According to students’ own interests and wishes, they can choose a course specialization in one of the three subjects of literature, history or philosophy, while at the same time taking courses in the other two subjects and for the social science pilot class.
Characteristics of student development:
1. Recruit a diverse group of students, develop them broadly.
2. Establish the basic student development concept of "specialized education on a foundation of broad general education".
3. During the process of student development, create opportunities to advance students’ education by, for instance, having the famous teacher to deliver lectures, participation in social activities,thesis writing, and the freshmen tutor system.
Goals for student development: This major aims to develop students’ spirit and ability to innovate; a solid foundation in English and practical language application skills; and mastery of basic knowledge in the English langurage and literature and related literatures. This major prepares students after graduation to become specialists in research, teaching, translation and cultural affairs.
Major Characteristics: Ever since the English language Ph.D. program was established in 2003, Tsinghua University’s English language teaching has evolved and improved to fit a constantly changing new environment. Taking into consideration the connections between the university’s disciplines and the increasing closeness of China with the world, this major enables students to develop high-level English skills and the ability to apply them. It also seeks to equip students with inter-disciplinary knowledge in the humanities and social sciences as well as specialized knowledge in a particular academic discipline or area of study.
Goals for student development: This major aims to develop students’ spirit and ability to innovate, and mastery of basic knowledge of Japanese language and literature and related subjects. It prepares them after graduation for teaching, research, translation or management work in the fields of education, research, foreign affairs, international trade, information management and business.
Major Characteristics: Tsinghua University’s Japanese major aims to meet the real-world needs of twenty-first century social development through a student development method emphasizing student ability in Japanese, English and basic knowledge in computer science. In addition to completing the study requirements for the major, students can make use of Tsinghua University’s rich resources in a variety of disciplines by taking courses from other schools and departments within the university. In addition, the Japanese major will also systematically organize students to attend, plan and execute Japanese culture and exchange events, in order to develop and strengthen students’ real-world work abilities.