Application period: April 13, 2022 to September 20, 2022
Internal deadline: August 29, 2022
National deadline: September 20, 2022 (8:59 p.m. PT)
NOTE: Institutional endorsement process

Eligibility requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree (by August 1 of the fellowship year)
  • English language proficiency
  • At least 18 but not yet 29 years of age as of August 1 of the fellowship year

Award summary and conditions: The stated aim of the Schwarzman Scholars program is to prepare the next generation of global leaders. It was created to respond to the geopolitical landscape of the 21st century, from the belief that the success of future leaders will depend upon an understanding of China's role in global trends.

The program launched in 2016. It offers a one-year Master's Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing, one of China's most prestigious universities. Students live and study on the campus of Schwarzman College, a newly-built facility. All classes are taught in English.

Students pursue degrees in one of three disciplines:

  • Public Policy
  • Economics and Business
  • International Studies

Each year, as many as 200 students will be accepted to the program: 45% from the United States, 20% from China and 35% from elsewhere in the world.

Application process: online (

Application requirements:

  • Online application
  • Transcript(s) uploaded by applicant (produced by registrar)
  • Letters of recommendation (3)
  • Short answer question (100 word maximum)
  • Leadership essay (750 word maximum)
  • Statement of purpose (500 word maximum) 
  • Resume (2 page maximum)
  • Video introduction (optional but highly strongly recommended) 

*You must use this exact naming convention for your essays and other documents:

Faculty representative: Dr. Jess Hernandez