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. Schwarzman Scholars is designed to meet the challenges of the 21st century and beyond. It was inspired by the Rhodes Scholarship, which was founded in 1902 in an effort to promote international understanding and peace.
Schwarzman Scholars supports up to 200 Scholars annually from the U.S., China, and around the world for a one-year master’s in global affairs at Beijing’s Tsinghua University — ranked first in Asia as an indispensable base for China’s political, business, and technological leadership. Scholars chosen for this highly selective program will live in Beijing for a year of study and cultural immersion — attending lectures, traveling around the region, and developing a better understanding of China. Admissions opened in the fall of 2015 with outstanding success, immediately making Schwarzman Scholars one of the world’s most selective graduate and fellowship programs.
Schwarzman Scholars is the first scholarship program created to respond to the geopolitical landscape of the 21st century. As China’s role in global trends continues to grow, the success of future leaders in any sector depends upon an immersive understanding of the country and its culture. Schwarzman Scholars is a one-year, fully-funded master’s program at Tsinghua University in Beijing, designed to build a global community of future leaders who will strengthen understanding between China and the rest of the world. The Schwarzman Scholars curriculum readies Scholars with the tools, leadership skills and firsthand experience they need to navigate geopolitical complexity with confidence. In addition to participating in our cutting edge core curriculum, Scholars choose elective courses to individualize their academic
experience. They will also complete an individual or group Capstone Project, the culmination of their Schwarzman Scholars academic experience. Upon completion of the program, all Scholars receive a Master’s Degree in Global Affairs, awarded by Tsinghua University.
- Tuition & Fees
- Room & Board
- In-Country Study Tour
- Travel to and from Beijing
- Health Insurance
- Stipend for Personal Expenees
- Must have an undergraduate degree
- Must be 18-28 years of age
- Must be proficient in the English Language
The online application form must be completed in English. All requirements must be submitted electronically; they do not accept materials via email or mail.
To begin, create an account to start a new application. The email address provided to create your account will be used for all correspondence about your admissions status. After creating an account, you will receive a system-generated message with a temporary PIN prompting you to activate your account. If you do not receive this email immediately, check your spam/junk folders before asking for further assistance.
Once you have created an account, click “Start New Application” to begin your application. You do not have to complete your application in one sitting; you may access and continue your work as frequently as needed before final submission. To save your work, click on the “Continue” button.
If you created an account in 2021 or later, login as a returning user to start a new application. You may notice some information will be carried over, such as the personal information page, listed schools, uploaded transcripts, and professional experience. Please review this information to make any necessary updates prior to your final submission. For applicants who applied or started an application prior to 2021, please create a new account.Apply nowOfficial link