Designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders, Schwarzman Scholars pursue a one-year Master’s Degree in Global Affairs at Tsinghua University, with concentrations in one of the following disciplines: public policy, economics and business, and international studies. The program also provides Scholars with unparalleled learning opportunities with leaders from China and the world through high-level interactions at lectures, an internship program, a mentor’s network, and intensive deep-dive travel seminars. The students selected to become Schwarzman Scholars will receive a comprehensive scholarship including tuition fees, room and board, travel to and from Beijing at the beginning and end of the academic year, an in-country study tour, required course books and supplies, health insurance, and a stipend of $4,000 for personal expenses.


Application Deadline: Late September

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must have an undergraduate degree
  • 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.
  • Candidates must be at least 18 but not yet 29 years of age as of as of August 1 of their Schwarzman Scholars enrollment year.
  • Must be proficient in the English language
  • If the applicant’s native language is not English, official English proficiency test scores must be submitted with the application. This requirement is waived for applicants who studied at an undergraduate institution where the primary language of instruction was English for at least two years of the applicant’s academic program. The requirement will also be waived for applicants who have studied in English for two or more years at a Master’s degree level or higher. Acceptable test options are: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT). Minimum score 600. Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT). Minimum score 100. International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Minimum score 7.