Schwarzman Scholars Program


The Schwarzman Scholars Program seeks young people of high academic achievement and strong leadership potential to study at Tsinghau University for one year.

Having welcomed its inaugural class of Schwarzman Scholars in Fall 2016, this program seeks to give the world’s best and brightest students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and professional networks through a one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing – one of China’s most prestigious universities.

Students will live and study together on the campus of Schwarzman College, a newly-built, state-of-the-art facility, where all classes will be taught in English. Students will pursue a master's degree in one of three concentrations:

  • Public Policy
  • Economics and Business
  • International Studies

Students will spend a year immersed in an international community of thinkers, innovators and senior leaders in business, politics and society. In an environment of intellectual engagement, professional development and cultural exchange, they will learn from one another and pursue their academic disciplines while building their leadership capacities. This experience will expand students’ understanding of the world and create a growing network of global leaders for the future.


Applicants seeking to participate in the program beginning in Fall 2018 must have graduated from their undergraduate college or university by July 1, 2018 and must between 18-28 years of age.

Length of Award

One academic year.

Amount of Award

The award covers the full cost of the program, including tuition, room and board, travel to and from China, and living stipend.

Please Note: An institutional endorsement is no longer required for graduating seniors who apply to the program.  Nonetheless you are encouraged to work with CUFR as you prepare your application materials.

For more information

Please contact the Center for Undergraduate Fellowships and Research at [email protected].