Schwarzman Scholars at Tsinghua University (PHOTO CREDIT: Schwarzman Scholars website)

Schwarzman Scholars Program 2023 at Tsinghua University, China

Deadline: 20th September, 2022

The Schwarzman Scholars experience is anchored in a rigorous and innovative Master’s of Global Affairs degree program at Tsinghua University, one of the country’s leading universities.

The Schwarzman Scholars program also brings together a diverse cohort of young leaders from all regions and sectors of the world who embrace each other’s differences while working on a joint mission.

The program also provides Scholars with unparalleled learning opportunities with leaders from China and the world through high-level interactions at lectures, an internship program, a mentors network, and intensive deep-dive travel seminars.

Each new cohort of Schwarzman Scholars will join a global network of the world’s most talented young leaders, helping to build stronger links between China and also a rapidly changing world. 

Schwarzman Scholars are from an international pool of distinguished candidates. Prospective Scholars are to demonstrate academic excellence, exceptional results in their field and outstanding leadership qualities.

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.All qualified candidates will have successfully completed their undergraduate degrees prior to enrollment and must be proficient in English.

What makes a Schwarzman Scholars

The cohort of global leaders reflects the diversity, vibrancy and also promise of the world at large. Schwarzman Scholars will also embrace the opportunity to understand other cultures, perspectives and positions. Candidates who are most qualified to meet the high demands of the program must exhibit excellence in the following areas:

  • Leadership Abilities
  • Exemplary Character and Integrity
  • Academic Aptitude and Intellectual ability
  • Empathy and intercultural competency
  • Open Mindedness
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit


  • Must have an Undergraduate Degree
  • Be 18-29 years of years
  • Must also be proficient in English Language



  • Application period: Apr 2022 – Sep 2022
  • Selection Cycle: Oct – Nov 2022
  • Classes begin: Aug 2023

The US/Global applications for the Class of 2022-2023 will be open from April 15, 2022 to September 20, 2022 at 11:59pm ET.

For more information, also visit Schwarzman Scholars.

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