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A call for future leaders

Interested candidates participate in a rigorous and thorough selection process, designed to identify the most promising young leaders from around the world. Those selected will have demonstrated their potential to produce results within their own culture and context by inspiring and guiding groups and to not only benefit from but also contribute to the Schwarzman Scholars program. The process includes an online application and evaluation as well as in-person regional interview.

The application period for U.S and Global applicants will be open between April 15, 2020 and September 22, 2020.

We are considering all of the challenges applicants have faced over the past few months during this application cycle. To learn more about what we've been doing in light of the global situation surrounding the coronavirus, click here.

Selections will be made in November 2020. Applicants with Chinese passports apply by May 2020, with selections made in September 2020.  Please review basic eligibility requirements via the link to the right.

To give you the opportunity to learn more about our selection process and unique elements of the Scholar experience while engaging with our Admissions officers, current Scholars and alumni, we encourage you to join our upcoming webinars through the next several months leading up to the application deadline. Please also reach out to us anytime with questions at admissions@schwarzmanscholars.org; we are here to help.

Required forms and records include:

  • Online application
  • Resume (2 page maximum)
  • Transcripts/Academic Records
  • Essays (2)
  • Letters of Recommendation (3)
  • Video (optional)

 

We discourage applicants from submitting any supplemental materials that are not required, such as portfolios, writing samples, additional recommendations, etc. Such materials will not be shared with the Review Committee.

Applicants who hold passports or permanent resident cards from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macao, regardless of where they attended university or reside, will apply between January 1st and May 20, 2020 through the China application portal. If the applicant were to apply via the U.S./Global system with a Hong Kong permanent resident card, he or she runs the risk of losing the permanent resident card. The selection process for Chinese nationals shares the same principles as the U.S. and Global process and includes an online application and in-person interview at Tsinghua University in Beijing early summer 2020. Candidates will be notified as soon as admissions decisions are reached, by October 1, 2020 at the latest.

Further detail is available in the Instructions to Applicants (link below) and in the Admissions Frequently Asked Questions page.

SAMPLE APPLICATION

INSTRUCTION TO APPLICANTS

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