Schwarzman Scholars

Schwarzman Scholars

About the Schwarzman Scholars

The Schwarzman Scholars program funds students to pursue a one-year Masters in Global Affairs, with concentrations in one of the following disciplines–public policy, economics and business, and international studies–at the prestigious Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. This program offers the world’s best and brightest students the opportunity to learn about China’s growing role in global trends while developing 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. 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:

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.

Application opens online in April.

Nominated applicants should work closely with CFSA to prepare their applications given the highly competitive and prestigious nature of the award.

Application components include:
– completed online application that includes a personal statement and two essays
– transcript(s)
– three letters of recommendation
– current resume/CV (2 pages max)
– Video (optional)

The application deadline is in late September (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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