Schwarzman Scholars

Schwarzman Scholars is a fully-funded, one-year master’s degree and leadership program at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China to prepare future leaders for success in a world where China plays a key global role. The program gives the best and brightest students from around the world the opportunity to develop their leadership skills through a fully funded one-year Master's Degree in Public Policy, International Relations, or Economics and Business at Tsinghua University in Beijing.

Begin Today 

Register an application through the Schwarzman online system.

  • Carefully consider which focus area—public policy, economics and business, or international studies—you will pursue
  • Research China with your specific focus area in mind; keep up with current events in the country and the rest of the world
  • Consider potential recommendation writers
  • Schedule a minimum of 3 advising appointments (via phone, Skype, or in person) with Lesha Greene throughout the summer to discuss drafts and letter of recommendation writers (get on calendar now for all appointments).
  • Update your CV/resume and send it to Lesha
  • Thoroughly read the Schwarzman Scholars website

May to August 

  • Send recommendation packet to your referees no later than July 15. Include a succinct program description, points in your profile they should address, unofficial transcripts, CV, etc.
  • Order your transcripts from all universities attended, both in the United States and abroad.
  • Meet with a Scholarship Mentor at least 3 times to review drafts of your essays.

 August 25

  • CAMPUS DEADLINE - e-mail a near-final draft of your entire application (essays, transcripts, and video) to Lesha.
  • Have your recommendation writers e-mail a DRAFT of their letters to Lesha.

September 15 

  • FINAL DEADLINE – submit your final application through the Schwarzman online system
  • Save a PDF of your final application for your records and e-mail a copy to Lesha.