Schwarzman Scholars at Tsinghua University in Beijing 540 views

Type of Funding

Fully funded




Students wishing to pursue a Masters in Global Affairs at Tsinghua University commencing AY 2019, can now apply for the Schwarzman Scholars program. The 1-year Masters in Global Affairs provides concentrations in 1 of 3 disciplines: Public Policy; Economics and Business; and International Studies. The courses taught in English on the campus of Schwarzman College, a residential college of Tsinghua University, were co-designed by faculty from both Harvard Business School and Tsinghua University.

The program’s curriculum has been designed to build students’ leadership abilities and deepen their knowledge of China in a global context. Students will spend a year immersed in an international community of thinkers, innovators and senior leaders in business, politics and society. Each year, up to 200 exceptional men and women will be accepted to the program, with 45% from the US, 20% from China, and 35% from the rest of the world.


The scholarship covers: tuition, fees, room and board, travel to and from Beijing at the beginning and end of the academic year, an in-country study tour, required course books and supplies, health insurance, and a stipend of US$4000 for personal expenses.


Applicants must be between 18 and 29 years of age, from anywhere in the world, with an undergraduate degree or first degree from an accredited college or university or its equivalent. Those currently enrolled in undergraduate degree programs must be on track to successfully complete all degree requirements by 1 August 2019. Applicants can be from any field, but they have to explain how participating in Schwarzman Scholars will help develop their leadership potential within their field.

Applicants must be proficient in English, as all teaching will be conducted in English. If the applicant’s native language is not English, official English proficiency test scores must be submitted. This requirement is waived for applicants who studied at an undergraduate institution where the primary language of instruction was English for at least 2 years of the applicant’s academic program; as well as for those who have studied in English for 2 or more years at a Masters degree level or higher.

Schwarzman Scholars will be selected on the basis of not only their academic aptitude and intellectual ability, but also their leadership potential, entrepreneurial spirit, ability to anticipate and act on emerging trends and opportunities, exemplary character, and desire to understand other cultures, perspectives and positions.

Applicants should provide specific examples of their leadership that explore their abilities to understand challenges and opportunities, envision solutions, take initiative to act, inspire others to join an effort, and push through resistance and/or challenges in reaching results.


Applicants who hold passports from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macao have to apply online by 31 May 2018. Applicants holding a passport from any other country, are to apply online by 27 September 2018.

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