Deadline: October 1, 2015
Schwarzman Scholars is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for its inaugural class of scholars, set to matriculate in June of 2016. Schwarzman Scholars is a highly selective, one year Master’s degree program based at Tsinghua University in Beijing, one of China’s top academic institutions. Inspired by the Rhodes scholarship, it is designed to prepare the next generation of leaders for the geopolitical landscape of the 21st Century.
The scholarship is fully-funded for all participants, including travel costs and a personal stipend. This unparalleled opportunity will bring together 200 of the world’s best and brightest students to work towards a one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing—one of China’s most prestigious universities. These scholars will have an incredible range of cultural and academic experiences, from travel throughout China to mentorship with global leaders and experts in their chosen disciplines.
The extraordinary students selected to become Schwarzman Scholars will receive a comprehensive scholarship. It will include:
- 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
- Lenovo laptop and smartphone
- Health insurance
- A modest personal stipend
During their stay, students will be given access to a privileged range of cultural and academic experiences, from travel to all corners of China to exchanges with global leaders and mentorship with experts in their chosen discipline.
They will also spend their year immersed in the local economy and social life—before classes begin, a summer orientation will provide opportunities to learn Chinese, explore Beijing and meet fellow students and faculty.
- The program is open to students and young professionals between the ages of 18 and 28 years old, regardless of nationality
- Applicants should have obtained an undergraduate degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university.
- Applicants must demonstrate strong English Language skills, as all teaching will be conducted in English. If the applicant’s native language is not English, official English proficiency test scores must be submitted with the application. Acceptable test options are:
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT)
- Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT)
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
- Pearson’s (PTE Academic)
This requirement is waived for applicants who graduated from an undergraduate institution where the language of instruction was English at an institution located in a country where English was a national language.
As individuals who want to have a positive impact on the world, the Stephen A. Schwarzman Scholars will be selected based on their:
- academic credentials
- extracurricular interests
- leadership potential
Taught in English, all courses are designed specifically for an elite class.
Interested candidates will participate in a rigorous and thorough selection process, designed to identify the most promising young leaders from around the world. The process includes an online application and credentials evaluation as well as in-person regional interviews. Those selected will have demonstrated their potential to not only benefit from but also contribute to the Schwarzman Scholars program.
For more information, visit Schwarzman Scholars Program.