Schwarzman Scholars

Deadline Disciplines Purpose Open To Eligibility
9/15/2017 All disciplines 1 year master's program at Tsinghua University in Beijing Seniors, BA, and BS Age 18-28


About the Schwarzman Scholars Program

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. Students will live and study together on the campus of Schwarzman College, a newly-built, state-of-the-art facility, where all classes will be taught in English. Students will pursue degrees in one of three disciplines: Public Policy, Economics and Business, or International Studies

The scholarship provides: tuition, fees, 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, a Lenovo laptop and smartphone, health insurance, and a modest personal stipend.

Required Application Materials:

  • A complete and successfully submitted online application, including the requested personal statement(s) and supplementary components below.
  • Uploaded transcripts/academic records from every college or university attended (degree or non-degree, full or part-time, undergraduate or graduate). If transcripts are not in English, official translations must be included.
  • Three electronic letters of recommendation. At least one of these letters must come from a recommended who has had direct experience with the candidate and can describe the candidate’s leadership potential. Recommendations must be translated to English by a professional translator if written in another language.
  • Video: Please provide a short video self-introduction of no more than 30 seconds. Introduce yourself as if you were at a business meeting, and all participants at the table were introducing themselves to the group. Note: the file must be less than 20MB in order for you to upload it to the application.
  • An essay in three sections (see website for details): Personal Statement (up to 750 words), Leadership Essay (up to 500 words), and Current Affairs Essay (up to 500 words).
  • Current resume/CV
  • Institutional Assessment Form (from contacts below, campus deadline is September 1)

For more information, visit the Schwarzman Scholars website.