Join the prestigious community of Scholars leading global change.

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.


World-Class Education

Our robust curriculum equips Scholars with the knowledge they need to navigate China's role in global affairs, 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.

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 experiences that Scholars take with them throughout their careers.
At a Glance, Scholars Hail From:







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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 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.