Up to 200 scholars from the United States, China, and other countries are supported by Schwarzman Scholars each year to pursue a one-year master’s degree in global affairs at Beijing’s Tsinghua University, which is ranked first in Asia and serves as the foundation for China’s leadership in politics, business, and technology.
|Host Institute||Tsinghua University in Beijing|
|Scholarship Type||Fully Funded|
|No. of Scholarships||200|
|Deadline||September 19, 2023|
The Schwarzman Scholars are chosen from a pool of outstanding applicants from around the world. Prospective Scholars must exhibit outstanding leadership abilities, exceptional academic achievement, and exceptional results in their field.
Young leaders from all over the world are brought together by Schwarzman Scholars to work on a common mission while embracing one another’s differences.
Schwarzman Scholars interact with foreign ministers, political figures, artists, and businesspeople to receive a top-notch education. This is a fully funded scholarship.
In addition to exhibiting exceptional leadership abilities, the capacity to foresee and act on trends and changes in their context, a strong intellectual capacity, and exemplary character, candidates must meet the following criteria:
Must be 18-28 years of age
As of August 1 of the Schwarzman Scholars enrollment year (for the Class of 2024–2025, as of August 1, 2024), candidates must be at least 18 but not yet 29 years old.
Must have an Undergraduate Degree
Those who are applying must be on track to successfully complete all degree requirements before August 1 of their Schwarzman Scholars enrollment year. This requirement applies to those who are currently enrolled in undergraduate degree programs. All undergraduate majors are acceptable; there are no requirements for a particular field of study. However, it is crucial for applicants, regardless of undergraduate major, to explain how being a Schwarzman Scholar will help them develop their leadership potential in their field.
Must be Proficient in the English Language
Since all teaching will be done in English, applicants must exhibit strong English language abilities. If English is not the applicant’s first language, official results of an English proficiency test must be included with the application. The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT) is a valid test option. a 100 minimum score. IELTS stands for International English Language Testing System. Minimum rating: 7. Advanced (C1) or Proficiency (C2) levels of Cambridge English are available. Minimum rating of 185.
No IELTS or other English Language Certificates
For applicants who attended an undergraduate institution where English was the primary language of instruction for at least two years of their academic program, the English language certificate requirement is waived. For candidates who have studied English for two years or more at the Master’s degree level or higher, the requirement will also be waived.
On September 19, 2023, at 11:59 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), applications must be submitted. Applications submitted after the deadline won’t be accepted, even if there were latency issues or last-minute emergencies. The program will begin in October 2024.
The application process for Schwarzman Scholars is online. To apply for this scholarship, click on the link given below and follow the instructions.
Create an account first before beginning a new application. All correspondence regarding your admissions status will be sent to the email address you provided when setting up your account. You will get a system-generated message with a temporary PIN asking you to activate your account after creating an account. Before requesting additional help, check your spam/junk folders if you do not immediately receive this email.
Click “Start New Application” to start your application after creating an account. Before submitting it in its entirety, you are free to access and continue working on your application as often as necessary. Simply click the “Continue” button to save your work.
We only accept online submitted materials; we do not accept email or postal submissions. The online application form must be completed in English.
Documents and Materials Required for Schwarzman Scholars Program
The following documents and material is required to apply for Schwarzman Scholars Program:
- Biographical Profile: Give a brief biographical statement of no more than 100 words outlining your leadership achievements and goals for the future.
- Resume/Curriculum Vitae: the most recent version of your CV or resume. Your leadership accomplishments, any professional experiences, education, and any other details you want to emphasize that aren’t covered in the application should all be listed in your resume or CV. Keep in mind that there is a two-page maximum.
- Video Introduction: Link to your one-minute introduction video.
- Transcripts: A transcript for each undergraduate and graduate program you have ever attended must be uploaded. Your full name, the name of the school you attended, and the degree you received, along with the date it was awarded, must all appear on your transcript.
- English Proficiency Test Scores: you have to submit English proficiency test scores if
- English is not your first language
- have not studied in English for at least two years at the post-secondary level
- Essays: Each applicant must submit two essays as well as two short answer answers. A Leadership Essay (750 words) and a Statement of Purpose (500 words) are the two required essays. Each of the two short answer answers is limited to 100 words.
- Recommendations: Register three people as recommenders by giving their names, occupations, and contact information.