Join the next generation
of global leaders.

Shape the Future

Schwarzman Scholars is an unparalleled scholarship designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders to meet the challenges of tomorrow.

With a one-year, fully-funded master’s program at Tsinghua University in Beijing, Scholars gain a deep understanding of China’s role in the world and a broader perspective on global issues through a unique immersive experience.


Curriculum That Meets the Moment

Our dynamic curriculum, refined each year by leading academics, equips Scholars with the knowledge they need to navigate today’s evolving global landscape and to understand China's role in it, through both coursework and immersive field trips. Scholars also have access to workshops, coaching, guest lectures and mentorship opportunities with esteemed industry leaders.

Lifelong Network

Scholars join an international network of foreign ministers, political leaders, medical professionals and entrepreneurs that will remain with them long after the program ends. They also become part of a lifelong community of fellow Scholars and Alumni who work together to make a positive impact around the world.

Cross-Cultural Leadership Experience

Scholars gain a one-of-a-kind perspective that you can’t get from a book. A year in China provides valuable cross-cultural leadership skills and enriching experiences that Scholars take with them throughout their careers.
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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

Health Insurance

Stipend for Personal Expenses

Admissions Overview

Schwarzman Scholars are selected from an international pool of highly competitive candidates. In addition to demonstrated academic excellence, outstanding leadership qualities and skills in their fields, applicants:

Applicants who are currently enrolled in undergraduate degree programs must be on track to successfully complete all degree requirements before August 1 of their Schwarzman Scholars enrollment year. There are no requirements for a specific field of undergraduate study. All fields are welcome to apply.

Candidates must be at least 18 but not yet 29 years of age as of August 1 of their Schwarzman Scholars enrollment year (for the Class of 2024-2025, as of August 1, 2024).

Applicants must demonstrate strong English skills, as all teaching is conducted in English. If the applicant’s native language is not English, they must have studied in English at an undergraduate or graduate program for at least two years.