2020-2021 Schwarzman Scholars Program for Emerging Global Leaders (Fully Funded Master’s in Global Affairs) | Apply by May 31 (China Application) or September 26 (U.S./Global Application)

Want to expand your understanding of the world and join a growing network of the world’s most talented young leaders who are helping to build stronger links between China and a rapidly changing world? Consider the Schwarzman Scholars Program!


Schwarzman Scholars is a highly selective, fully-funded program designed to prepare future leaders to serve as intermediaries between China and the rest of the world.

Up to 200 Scholars are chosen annually from around the world to develop their leadership skills and professional networks through a one-year Master’s Degree in Global Affairs at Tsinghua University in Beijing – one of China’s most prestigious universities.


To access the U.S./Global application and learn more about requirements, please visit the Schwarzman Scholars website. The U.S./Global application closes at 11:59 PM on September 26, 2019. The process includes an online application and evaluation as well as an in-person regional interview. Required forms and records include:

  • Resume (2 page maximum)
  • Transcripts/Academic Records
  • Essays (2)
  • Letters of Recommendation (3)
  • Video (optional)

The application for candidates who hold passports from mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macao closes on May 31, 2019. The China application can be found here.

Those selected are notified of their acceptance by mid-November 2019.

Feel free to view their pre-recorded webinar for more information, or contact them directly with any questions.

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