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Empowering future leaders.

Schwarzman Scholars

Schwarzman Scholars was designed in collaboration with world-leading universities to create an international community that bridges differences.

Schwarzman Scholars is a fully-funded, one-year master’s degree and leadership program at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. At the heart of the program are world-renowned advisers, a rigorous and innovative study of global affairs, and hands-on exploration of Chinese culture and commerce.

Curriculum Overview

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Core Curriculum

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Core Curriculum

The core curriculum equips Scholars with the knowledge they need to navigate China's role in the global economy and global affairs. Scholars develop leadership skills in their respective fields through core and elective courses, workshops, coaching, mentorship and exposure to high-level industry experts.

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Elective Courses

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Elective Courses

Scholars choose from elective courses, which they can tailor to satisfy individual career goals while gaining a deeper understanding of the three pillars of the curriculum: China, Leadership, and Global Affairs.

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Capstone

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Capstone

The required capstone project serves as a culmination of Scholars' academic experience. The project consists of a research paper, case study or policy analysis and can be completed individually or in a group. The group capstone option allows Scholars to work in teams on a client-defined or group-defined topic related to global affairs.

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Deep Dive

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Deep Dive

Innovation and collaboration are built into every aspect of curriculum and co-curricular programming, including the Deep Dive: a two-credit, graded course including an intensive, one-week themed field trip to regions throughout China. In Deep Dives, Scholars visit leading companies, government agencies, and cultural sites around the country.

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Leadership

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Leadership

Scholars choose between several core courses designed to analyze leadership from interdisciplinary, cross-cultural and career perspectives. Scholars also select “Leadership in Practice” courses taught by leaders from myriad professions and participate in leadership workshops. Through its partnership with The Rhodes Trust, Schwarzman Scholars also provides an Orientation workshop aimed at enhancing leadership skills.

This high-engagement, rigorous leadership and academic program helps Scholars immerse themselves into specific topics and practices while honing their skills as future global leaders.

Amy Stursberg
Executive Director of Schwarzman Scholars

Student Life

Student Life provides innovative programming to build and support a community of Scholars while connecting them to the larger Tsinghua University community and various companies and organizations in Beijing.

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Faculty & Guest Speakers

Scholars gain diverse perspectives and insights from world-class faculty and guest lecturers.

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What’s Covered

Scholars will receive a comprehensive scholarship, including:

Tuition & Fees

Room & Board

in-country study tour

Travel to and from Beijing

Books & Supplies

Health Insurance

Stipend for personal expenses