Schwarzman Scholars is a fully-funded, one-year master’s degree and leadership program at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. At the heart of the program are world-renowned advisers, a rigorous and innovative study of global affairs, and hands-on exploration of Chinese culture and commerce.
The Schwarzman Scholars curriculum is designed to build students’ leadership abilities and deepen their knowledge of China and global affairs. In addition to the core curriculum, Scholars choose elective courses to individualize their academic experience. They will also complete an individual or group Capstone Project, the culmination of their Schwarzman College experience. Upon completion of the program, all Scholars receive a Master’s Degree in Global Affairs, awarded by Tsinghua University
A choice of courses designed to analyze leadership characteristics from interdisciplinary perspectives and multiple cultural and professional settings
A course on the past 40 years of China’s political, economic, and social reform
A course introducing students to current and future challenges in global affairs
China-focused electives to delve deeper into China’s domestic policies, history, and global roles
Electives drawn mainly from the fields of economics, public policy and global affairs
Scholars will receive a comprehensive scholarship, including:
tuition & fees
room & board
in-country study tour
travel to and from Beijing
stipend for personal expenses
The Application Deadline is September 20, 2022 at 11:59 PM, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Late applications, even due to latency issues or last-minute emergencies, will not be accepted.
The online application form must be completed in English. All requirements must be submitted electronically; we do not accept materials via email or mail.
Sections of application:
About me: Biographical Profile (up to 100 words), resume/CV, video Introduction, interests
Education: GPA, transcripts
Leadership roles and recognitions
Essays: Leadership Essay (750 words) and a Statement of Purpose (500 words)
For details about application instructions, visit this page.
Must have an undergraduate degree
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.
Must be 18-28 years of age
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, 2023).
Must be proficient in English language
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: Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT). Minimum score 100. International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Minimum score 7. Cambridge English: Advanced (C1) or Cambridge English: Proficiency (C2). Minimum score 185.