Schwarzman Scholars is a highly-selective, fully-funded scholarship program, based at the distinguished Tsinghua University in Beijing, designed to build a global community of young leaders in business, political and civil society who can effectively serve as bridges between China and the rest of the world. We aim to achieve this by (1) recruiting promising young leaders from around the world, people who have the ambition and talent to take on executive roles in government, civil society or business (2) educate them about China’s global role via a one-year Master’s in global affairs at Tsinghua and (3) link them to senior mentors in their field in China and to their peers among China’s rising young leaders. It is an unparalleled introduction to China and its role in the world.
A Schwarzman Scholar should demonstrate extraordinary leadership potential and interpersonal skills, the ability and initiative to anticipate and act on emerging opportunities, strong intellectual capacity, and exemplary character.
Schwarzman Scholars aims to build a professionally diverse cohort each year, and welcomes undergraduates/graduates and young professionals up to age 28 from any field who can articulate how the experience in China will help develop their skills as leaders. We expect the largest number of applications from fields and professions that are heavily influenced by trends in China, including but certainly not limited to economics, political science, sociology, history, business, public policy, international studies, environmental studies, energy, health, climate, urban studies, trade and others.
The program was launched with endorsements from Xi Jinping and Barack Obama and was designed with input from a wide array of advisors including former Canadian Prime Minister, Brian Mulroney; former United States Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger; former United States Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice; former President of the World Bank, James Wolfensohn; former President of Yale University, Richard Levin; and former Vice Chancellor of Oxford University, Sir Colin Lucas, Nobel Laureate Chen Ning Yang, among many others.
Applications for 2018/2019 will are now open. For more information on the program, please feel free to access the following resources:
- For a schedule of webinars and campus presentations, please visit our website
- Watch our video introduction and a video on the student experience
- Read this profile in the New York Times, and our full brochure
- Add your name to our email list to stay up to date on the program
- Our advisory board, consisting of political, business, and academic leaders from around the world