Schwarzman Scholars Announces Class of 2023, Members to Join Network of Young Global Leaders

December 6, 2021

New York & Beijing, December 6th, 2021 – Schwarzman Scholars, one of the world’s most prestigious graduate fellowships located at Schwarzman College on the campus of Tsinghua University in Beijing, today announced its seventh class. This year’s applicants demonstrated the extent to which young leaders understand the timely importance of fostering peaceful and prosperous relations with China.

From an initial pool of nearly 3,000 applicants, the admissions team has selected an outstanding class of 150 Schwarzman Scholars from 32 countries and 106 universities. With the incoming seventh cohort, the Schwarzman Scholars network – now with more than 700 members – will include 4 additional countries and 43 new universities.

The Schwarzman Scholars Class of 2023, which will enroll in August 2022, is comprised of an exceptional group of individuals, including:

  • a Scholar who won NASA’s design competition
  • a member of the Canadian Prime Minister’s Youth Council
  • several candidates on the Forbes 30 Under 30 List
  • an award-winning journalist
  • a founder of an AI-powered investment platform
  • the youngest author to be commissioned to write a book by Penguin Random House
  • a founder of a nonprofit that delivered 20,000 pounds of fresh food to frontline workers during COVID-19
  • a Scholar recognized as one of the 9 most influential women under 25 in New Zealand
  • a founder of an AI startup to improve the communication skills of people with autism
  • a delegate at the latest UN General Assembly
  • a Scholar who founded his own spacecraft systems company at 15
  • the managing Director of the Oxford Strategy Group

Information on the entire class can be found here.

“The seventh cohort is an impressive group,” said Stephen A. Schwarzman, Founding Trustee of Schwarzman Scholars. “The world needs Schwarzman Scholars now more than ever before. We are confident that these extraordinary young people will seize this opportunity to act with intellect and integrity, address pressing global issues, deepen cross-cultural connections, and fulfill the mission of Schwarzman Scholars: to create a steadfast network of future global leaders.”

Our Scholars were selected through a rigorous application process designed to identify leadership potential, intellect, and strength of character. Over 400 candidates were invited to interview virtually in Beijing, London, New York or Singapore. Candidates from 55 countries spoke with panels of CEOs, government officials, university presidents, journalists, and non-profit executives, among others.

“Congratulations, Schwarzman Scholars Class of 2023!” said Xue Lan, Dean of Schwarzman College, Tsinghua University. “Your cohort will bring the hope, energy, and talent that are needed for a global reset during this challenging time. I can’t wait to welcome you to the College next fall.”

Once admitted, Scholars pursue a one-year Master’s degree in Global Affairs with a core curriculum focused on three pillars: leadership, China, and global affairs. Each year, the academic program is updated to accord with current and future geopolitical priorities. Scholars are taught by leading international and Tsinghua faculty, with frequent guest lectures from prominent global thought leaders. Beyond the classroom, Scholars gain exceptional exposure to China and access to important relationships through internships, mentors, high-profile speakers, and world-renowned faculty members. Scholars are also provided with a range of career development resources to help position them to lead in various industries upon graduation.

Our unique combination of coursework, cultural immersion, and personal and professional development opportunities equip students with a well-rounded understanding of China’s changing role in the world, critically important to leadership in any field in the 21st Century.

“This year’s application process was incredibly competitive,” said Cordel Faulk, Director of Global Admissions. “The accomplishments of the admitted class speak for themselves. This group of young people is nothing less than extraordinary. We are all very excited to welcome these next generation leaders into the Schwarzman Scholars community. This is a vital moment in global affairs that needs them.”

About Schwarzman Scholars

The vision of Schwarzman Scholars is to build a network of young leaders, and encourage them to explore and understand the economic, political and cultural factors that have contributed to China’s increasing importance as a global power. Through the philanthropy, foresight, and dedication of Blackstone Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO Stephen A. Schwarzman, as well as the generosity of global donors who have been inspired by the potential and importance of this program, Schwarzman Scholars has raised more than $580 million to date. These funds will help endow Schwarzman Scholars in perpetuity.

Each year, up to 200 future leaders from the U.S., China and the rest of the world matriculate as Schwarzman Scholars at Tsinghua University in Beijing to pursue a one-year Master’s Degree. Scholars chosen for this highly selective program have demonstrated exemplary leadership qualities and the potential to understand and bridge cultural and political differences. They live in Beijing for a year of intensive study and cultural immersion – attending lectures, workshops, and discussion groups; being mentored and advised by leaders across sectors; and traveling while developing a better understanding of China.

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2021 年 12 月 6 日


纽约和北京,2021 12 6 — 清华大学苏世民书院的苏世民学者项目是全球最具声望的研究生奖学金项目之一,今天,该项目公布了第七届学者的名单。今年的申请者充分展现了青年领袖希望了解中国,并致力于为世界和平繁荣做出贡献。

招生团队从最初的近 3,000 名申请人中选出了 150 名优秀的苏世民学者,他们来自 32 个国家/地区的 106 所大学。随着第七届学者的加入,苏世民学者项目网络目前已经有超过 700 名学者,并覆盖了另外 4 个国家/地区和 43 所新的大学。

将于 2022 年 8 月入学的 2023 级苏世民学者可谓群英荟萃,包括:

  • 美国国家航空航天局 (NASA) 设计比赛中的获奖学者
  • 加拿大总理青年委员会的成员
  • “福布斯 30 位 30 岁以下精英榜”中的多位候选人
  • 获奖记者
  • 人工智能投资平台的创始人
  • 受企鹅兰登书屋委托写书的最年轻作家
  • 非营利组织的创始人,该组织在新冠疫情 (COVID-19) 大流行期间向一线工作人员提供了 20,000 磅的新鲜食物
  • 入选新西兰 25 岁以下最具影响力女性的 9 位学者之一
  • 人工智能初创公司的创始人,其公司旨在改善自闭症患者的沟通能力
  • 最近一届联合国大会的代表
  • 15 岁就创办了自己的航天器系统公司的学者
  • 牛津战略集团 (Oxford Strategy Group) 的常务董事


“第七届学者令人眼前一亮。”苏世民学者项目创始受托人苏世民 (Stephen A. Schwarzman) 表示。“如今,苏世民学者项目对世界的重要性超越了以往任何时候。我们相信,这些非凡的年轻人将抓住这一机会,以智慧和诚信行事,解决紧迫的全球问题,加深跨文化联系,并履行苏世民学者项目的使命:建立一个稳固的未来全球领袖网络。”

经过严格筛选,来自55个国家和地区超过 400 位候选人受邀在北京、伦敦、纽约或新加坡参加在线面试,考察其领导潜质、学术能力以及品格。面试官由一批卓有成就的各领域领导者组成,包括首席执行官、政府官员、大学校长、记者和非政府组织执行官等。

清华大学苏世民书院院长薛澜表示:“衷心祝贺第七届入选学者! 新一届苏世民学者所代表的青年才智,潜在能量和未来希望正是国际社会后疫情重启的巨大推动力。我期待并欢迎他们明年秋季正式加入书院,在清华大学和苏世民书院交流学习发挥重要影响。”



全球招生部主任范开达 (Cordel Faulk) 称:“今年的申请过程竞争非常激烈。被录学者的成就不言自明。这群年轻人都是非常出色的。我们非常高兴地欢迎这些下一代领导者加入苏世民学者项目社区。现在是需要他们参与全球事务的重要时刻。”


苏世民学者项目的愿景是构建一个青年领袖网络,激励他们探索和了解促使中国作为一个全球大国,重要性日益上升的经济、政治和文化因素。得益于黑石集团联合创始人、董事会主席兼首席执行官苏世民 (Stephen A. Schwarzman) 的慈善事业、远见卓识和奉献精神,以及受这个项目的潜力和重要性所鼓舞的全球捐赠人的慷慨解囊,苏世民学者项目迄今已筹集超过 5.8 亿美元。这些资金将用于支持苏世民学者项目的永久运行。

项目每年在美国、中国和世界其他国家招收至多 200 名未来领导者作为苏世民学者,前来北京清华大学攻读一年的硕士学位。能被这个要求极高的项目录取的学者,都是拥有杰出领导能力以及了解和弥合文化及政治差异潜力的优秀青年。他们将在北京进行为期一年的密集学习和文化探索,例如参加讲座、研讨会和讨论小组;接受不同领域领导者的指导和建议;以及在旅行的同时更好地了解中国。

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