Schwarzman Scholars is the first scholarship designed for the 21st Century – educating global leaders for a complex and changing world.
In any sector, the success of future leaders around the world depends upon an understanding of China’s role in global trends. A one-year, fully-funded master’s program at Tsinghua University in Beijing, Schwarzman Scholars is designed to build a worldwide community of leaders, across cultures and industries, to make a profound global impact.
This is where knowledge meets opportunity.
Cross-Cultural Leadership Experience
I could tell that everyone around me was a leader, because they think about those important issues, those big questions of our day. These people are not just apathetic. They’re not just getting by. They’re actively thinking, ‘What can we do to make our world better?’ and I’m very, very proud to belong in that group.
I decided to start working in public service after being at Schwarzman. It really gave me all the tools that I needed to continue down this path and more than that, it encouraged me to serve my community in the best way that I knew how.
I think what really changed my perspective on things, is that right now anything seems possible, because you have a medical doctor, a lawyer, an entrepreneur in your cohort, all working in different parts of the world— and you can tap on their expertise whenever you want.
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 2025-2026, as of August 1, 2025).
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.