Fully funded 2016 Schwarzman Scholars Program at Tsinghua University

scholarshipDesigned to cultivate the next generation of international leaders, Schwarzman Scholarship program is the first of its kind set up primarily to respond to the geopolitical issues of the 21st Century. Welcoming the inaugural class in 2016, this fellowship program will afford the world’s best and brightest students the unique opportunity to hone their leadership skills and professional networks through a one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing  at  one of China’s most prestigious universities.

Scholarship Institution:

Tsinghua University in Beijing in China

Accepted Fields:

Master’s Degree Programme in the following disciplines: Public Policy, Economic and Business, International Studies

Masters Degree

Deadline: Please submit your application by 15 June/15 Sept 2016

Number of Scholarships:

The  class that begins in summer 2017 will have a total of 125 scholars, however, the program will grow to have 200 students in coming years.  45% of the total first class will hail from the United States, 20% from China, and 35% from the rest of the world.

Eligible countries:

All countries

Scholarship Value:

This is a full scholarship scheme that  covers tuition and 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, lenovo laptop and smartphone, health insurance, and a modest personal stipend.


You are eligible to apply, if you possess undergraduate degree or first degree from an accredited college or university or its equivalent from any part of the world. However, applicants who are currently enrolled in undergraduate degree programs must be deemed on track to successfully complete all relevant requirements by 1 August 2017 before orientation begins. There are no requirements for a specific field of undergraduate study; all fields are welcome, but it will be important for applicants, regardless of undergraduate major, to articulate how participating in Schwarzman Scholars will help develop their leadership potential within their field.

Age Requirement.

Candidates should be least 18 but not yet 29 years of age as of 1 August 2017.

English language proficiency.

Applicants must demonstrate strong English language skills, 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 with the application. Acceptable test options are:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT)
  • Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT)
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

This requirement is waived for applicants who graduated from an undergraduate institution where the primary language of instruction was English for at least three years of the applicant’s academic program.

How to apply:

Currently applications for 2017/2018 are open for international students from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macao. Applications for students from other countries will open on 15 April 2016.

To apply, you are expected to complete an online application form and submit necessary documents by the deadline. Applicants who possess passports from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macao can apply online from 23 March to 15 June 2016. Applicants holding a passport from any other country, can apply from 15 April to 15 September 2016.

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