Schwarzman Scholars is a highly selective, one-year master’s program at Tsinghua University in Beijing that is designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders for the challenges of the future.
Drawing on the best traditions of Tsinghua and top academic institutions around the world, the curriculum bridges the academic and professional worlds to educate students about leadership and about China's expanding role in the world.
Schwarzman Scholars are selected on the basis of not only their academic aptitude and intellectual ability, but also their leadership potential, entrepreneurial spirit, ability to anticipate and act on emerging trends and opportunities, exemplary character and desire to understand other cultures, perspectives and positions.
- Between 18 and 29 years old.
- Hold a bachelor's degree at the beginning of the academic year for which the scholarship is granted.
- Demonstrated English language proficiency.
Schwarzman College, Tshinghua University, Beijing
Amount, Duration of Award
The award is for one year and covers tuition; room and board; travel to and from Beijing at the beginning and end of the academic year; an in-country study tour; required course books and supplies; health insurance; and a stipend of $4,000 for personal expenses.
- Online application.
- Transcripts from every college or university attended.
- Four electronic letters of recommendation, including one institutional recommendation.
- Three-section essay (personal statement, leadership essay, current affairs essay).
- Current résumé or curriculum vitae.
- Video (strongly recommended, but not required).
Dates, Deadlines and Notification
- Intent to apply deadline: July 15, 2021
- Campus Deadline: September 1, 2021
- Final Deadline: September 21, 2021
- Interviews: Early September 2021
- Notification: Finalists will be notified in mid-October if they are to be invited to interviews. Interviews will take place in Bangkok (October), London (November) or New York (November), with candidates being invited to the geographically closest location.