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.

Special 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

Student year:

Student year at time of application:  Graduate or Senior

University endorsement required?


Citizenship requirement:

No citizenship requirement

The Schwarzman Scholars application process:

Explore the Schwarzman Scholars website. Because the scholarship is new in the 2016-2017 school year, note that there may be changes in the application and program structure during the next application cycle. Consider how you’re challenging yourself to grow as a leader. The application reading committee will look for a history of success in an academically rigorous environment. *****Note: Passport holders from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, or Macau have a different application timeline. Applicants from these countries for the 2016-2017 selection cycle must submit applications by June 15, 2016.

Contact CFSA to get started!

Advising contact:

Jolynn Parker  Email:
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