One year master's degree in China.


September 20, 2022



Award recipients


Raghav Rasal

Class of 2023, Schwarzman Scholar

Cole Walker

Class of 2023, Schwarzman Scholar

Jessica Edelson

Schwarzman Scholar

Jessie Xu

Schwarzman Scholar

Quick facts

Academic Discipline

Communication, Media, and Entertainment
Government, Law, and Policy
Leadership and Business
Social Justice and Responsibility
Social Science Research
Social Sciences


US Citizen, Permanent Resident, Non-US Citizenships


Senior, Entering Graduate, Graduate



Endorsement Required


Award Amount

Full funding for a year-long Masters program and networking in Beijing, China.

Age Limit

Applicants must be at least 18 but not yet 28 years of age as of June 30 of the application year.


Designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders, Schwarzman Scholars is the first scholarship created to respond to the geopolitical landscape of the 21st Century. Whether in politics, business or science, the success of future leaders around the world will depend upon an understanding of China’s role in global trends. The program will give the world’s best and brightest students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills 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 attain a Master's degree in International Affairs while spending a year immersed in an international community of thinkers, innovators and senior leaders in business, politics and society. This experience will expand students’ understanding of the world and create a growing network of global leaders for the future. For those ready to make their mark on the world, Schwarzman Scholars represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.


Undergraduate degree or first degree from an accredited college or university or its equivalent. 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. Academic excellence will be a requirement for the program, but leadership potential will be the distinguishing factor for successful candidates. Applicants must demonstrate strong English skills, as all teaching will be conducted in English. Applicants must be at least 18 but not yet 28 years of age as of June 30 of the application year. There are no citizenship or nationality requirements.

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