Schwarzman Scholars Program

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The 200 Schwarzman Scholars chosen annually will work towards a one-year master’s degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing. As individuals who want to have a positive impact on the world, Schwarzman Scholars will be selected based on their academic credentials, extracurricular interests, and leadership potential. Scholars will be selected from candidates in countries around the world (45& U.S., 20% China, 35% rest of the world).

Each student will spend the year focusing on one of four academic disciplines: public policy, economics and business, international relations, and engineering. The curriculum was developed in collaboration with academic leaders from Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Stanford, Oxford, Duke, and other prestigious universities around the world. Taught in English, all courses are designed specifically for this elite class of students, drawing on some of Tsinghua University’s most accomplished professors as well as visiting scholars from the world’s schools.

During their stay, students will be given access to a privileged range of cultural and academic experiences, from travel to all corners of China to exchanges with global leaders and mentorship with experts in their chosen discipline. They will also spend their year immersed in the local economy and social life—before classes begin, a summer orientation will provide opportunities to learn Chinese, explore Beijing and meet fellow students and faculty.


Completion of undergraduate degrees prior to enrollment. Applicants who are currently in undergraduate degree programs must be on track to complete all degree requirements by 1 Aug 2018.

Application Procedure

Please refer to the award website.

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