One year of graduate study in global affairs in Beijing, China.


Application Deadline

September 1, 2024 at 4:00 PM

Deadline during the Fall semester for most applicants.

Chinese passport holders have a May deadline.

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Quick facts

Academic Discipline

Professional (Law/Medicine/Business)
Public Service
Social Sciences

Eligibility: Citizenship

U.S. Citizen, Non-US Citizen, DACA Recipient

When to Apply

Senior Year, Young Alumni

Campus Nomination Required?


Age Limit

29 years old

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The Schwarzman Scholars program funds one year of study in Beijing, China. Scholars will live in residence at Schwarzman College and receive a Master’s in Global Affairs from Tsinghua University. Classes are available in English. Required coursework and additional co-curricular programming focuses on leadership development and networking with global leaders across a wide variety of fields and industries. Please note, Chinese passport holders will apply through a separate process with an earlier deadline.


The scholarship covers all educational and living expenses for one year of study, including tuition, fees, housing, food, and travel. 

Scholars also participate in professional development and community events, as well as gain access to a strong alumni network and ongoing opportunities for networking, collaboration, and advancement.


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Applicants must be graduating seniors or young alumni under the age of 29.

Selection Criteria

  • Leadership abilities
  • Character and integrity
  • Academic aptitude and intellectual ability
  • Empathy and intercultural competency
  • Open-mindedness
  • Entrepreneurial spirit

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