Scholars from around the world will pursue a fully-funded one-year Master's degree at Schwarzman College on the campus of Tsinghua University in Beijing, one of China's most prestigious universities. They will hone their leadership skills through a curriculum designed by faculty and experts from around the world and frequent interactions with internationally distinguished guest lecturers. Additionally, Scholars will spend considerable time outside the classroom gaining firsthand exposure to China and its people through thematic study tours, a mentoring program and internships with key employers in Beijing. All classes will be taught in English and non-Chinese students will study Mandarin.
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 paradigm changes, exemplary character, and desire to understand other cultures, perspectives and positions.
Though the program is competitive, there is no minimum GPA requirement. Applicants will need to have completed their undergraduate degree by July of the following year. There are no requirements for a specific field of undergraduate study, though applicants should be able to articulate how participating in Schwarzman Scholars will help develop their leadership potential within their field. Students must be between 20-28 years of age, and demonstrate strong English skills. There are no citizenship or nationality requirements.
The generous stipend will include:
- 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
- A modest personal stipend
The Master's degree program lasts for one calendar year.