This scholarship is administered externally
Schwarzman Scholars is an unparalleled graduate program for the next generation of young leaders, anchored in a fully-funded 10-month Master's Degree in Global Affairs at Beijing's Tsinghua University. The experience encompasses unique opportunities in and outside the classroom, including extensive leadership training, a network of senior mentors, opportunities to engage in high-level interactions with Chinese leaders and visiting speakers, optional internships, career development, and travel seminars around China. Scholars will learn from world-class faculty and guest speakers about the China's importance on the global stage through a rigorous and dynamic core curriculum. Schwarzman Scholars prepares young leaders for a globally interconnected future and for careers in which they will join a growing alumni network of leaders who are working to build mutual understanding between China and the rest of the world.
Students spend a year immersed in an international community of thinkers, innovators and senior leaders in business, politics and society. In an environment of intellectual engagement, professional development and cultural exchange, they learn from one another and pursue their academic disciplines while building their leadership capacities. This experience will expand students' understanding of the world and create a growing network of global leaders that will build strong ties between China and the rest of the world.
For those ready to make their mark on the world, Schwarzman Scholars represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Tuition, Room & Board, Stipend & more
Payments made for program duration
Student typesDomestic, International
Student levelsPostgraduate coursework, Postgraduate research, Graduate Certificate, Master Degree
Selection basesAcademic merit
Schwarzman Scholars is seeking high-caliber applicants who will represent the world's next generation of leaders. The program is open to students and young professionals between the ages of 18 and 28 years old, regardless of nationality, who are proficient in English and have obtained an undergraduate degree. For the next cohort, this unparalleled opportunity will begin in Beijing in August 2024 at Schwarzman College.
In addition to demonstrating extraordinary leadership skills, the ability to anticipate and act on trends and changes in their context, strong intellectual capacity, and exemplary character, candidates must meet the following criteria.
Applicants who are currently enrolled in undergraduate degree programs must be on track to successfully complete all degree requirements before August 1 of their Schwarzman Scholars enrollment year. There are no requirements for a specific field of undergraduate study; all fields are welcome, but it is important for applicants, regardless of undergraduate major, to articulate how participating in Schwarzman Scholars will help develop their leadership potential within their field.
Candidates must be at least 18 but not yet 29 years of age as of August 1 of their Schwarzman Scholars enrollment year (for the current selection cycle, as of August 1, 2024).
Applicants must demonstrate strong English skills, as all teaching will be conducted in English. If the applicant's native language is not English, official English proficiency test scores must be submitted with the application. This requirement is waived for applicants who studied at an undergraduate institution where the primary language of instruction was English for at least two years of the applicant's academic program. The requirement will also be waived for applicants who have studied in English for two or more years at a Master's degree level or higher.
Acceptable test options are or English language proficiency testing minimums:
For applicants using the China Application System, refer to guidelines on the Schwarzman College Admissions page.
Students selected to become Schwarzman Scholars will receive a comprehensive scholarship. It will include:
Interested candidates participate in a rigorous and thorough selection process, designed to identify the most promising young leaders from around the world. Those selected will have demonstrated their potential to produce results within their own culture and context by inspiring and guiding groups and to not only benefit from but also contribute to the Schwarzman Scholars program. The process includes an online application and evaluation as well as in-person regional interview.
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