Syracuse University

Center for Fellowship & Scholarship Advising

Schwarzman Scholars

About the Schwarzman Scholars

The Schwarzman Scholars program offers the world’s best and brightest students the opportunity to learn about China’s growing role in global trends. Through an intellectually challenging one-year master’s degree at the prestigious Tsinghua University in Beijing, students from around the world will develop leadership skills and expertise in their respective fields. Living, eating, and studying together in a newly-built facility, Scholars will build a strong professional network that transcends nationality. Scholars pursue degrees in one of three disciplines: public policy, economics and business, or international studies. All of the Scholars’ expenses are covered in the program. All courses and activities are in English – no Mandarin language skills are necessary.

Location of award, if applicable: Beijing, China

Eligible applicants:

– are at least 18 but not yet 29 years of age
– demonstrate English proficiency (if applicant’s native language is not English, official English proficiency test scores must be submitted, unless the applicant will have graduated from an undergraduate institution where English is the primary language of instruction)
– will have completed a bachelor’s degree before the program begins

University endorsement required?


Citizenship requirement:

No citizenship requirement

The Schwarzman Scholars application process:

Review the information on the scholarship website to gain a better understanding of the program requirements, eligibility and application process. Consider how you are challenging yourself to grow as a leader. The application review committee will look for a history of success in an academically rigorous environment.

Contact CFSA and your mentor(s) to discuss your interest and plans to apply.

Complete and submit the CFSA “intent to apply” form by June 30th to be considered for nomination.

Application opens online in April.

Nominated applicants have to work closely with CFSA to prepare your application.

Application components include:
– completed online application that includes a personal statement and two essays
– transcript(s)
– four letters of recommendation
– current resume/CV

The application deadline is in late September. CFSA submits an institutional assessment letter as part of the application packet for SU applicants. (Passport holders from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, or Macau have a different application timeline)

Interested? Contact CFSA for more information on how to get started!

Advising contact:

Jolynn Parker  Email: More Information:

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