Important Program Updates

In light of the global situation surrounding the coronavirus, the Schwarzman Scholars team in Beijing and in New York is working hard to protect our Scholars, faculty, and staff on campus and beyond; our highest priority is their health and well-being. We are so proud of the incredible ways our community has come together to remain connected and give back to others during this time. Follow us on TwitterInstagramLinkedIn and Facebook to learn more about their efforts.

Schwarzman Scholars is constantly monitoring the evolution of this global pandemic and its movement around the world. Our fifth cohort successfully began the 2020-2021 academic year online, attending classes and co-curricular programming across myriad time zones while remaining connected and engaged with each other. We are working across all areas of the program to ensure a meaningful and fulfilling experience for our current Scholars with a robust co-curricular program, in addition to continued academics and career services.

In today’s global context, Schwarzman Scholars will continue to provide an invaluable experience with an unprecedented set of learning opportunities presented by the current pandemic. Our programming presents a unique and front-row seat to global crisis leadership and access to engage with policy leaders, global health experts, and scientists in China and around the world. We look forward to selecting the sixth cohort of Schwarzman Scholars this fall.

Class of 2021-2022 

Our application period for the next class of Schwarzman Scholars has now closed. Our interviews for candidates from Chinese mainland, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan took place virtually in June 2020. We will be conducting a robust virtual interview process for U.S./Global candidates in October and November 2020.

As students have been forced to relocate around the world and no longer have access to usual methods of instruction and the supporting structure of a residential college environment, we understand the impact of pass/fail grading. During our selection process, Schwarzman Scholars will be flexible when evaluating pass/fail grades given this semester, understanding that such policies were enacted during an unprecedented time for the equity of all students. 

We will continue to evaluate applicants holistically and with all of the challenges undergraduates have faced over the past months in mind.

We will continue to keep you updated.

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