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.

Speak with Schwarzman staff and learn more about the program on March 23rd at 5:00 pm. Register Here


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. (please read Tips & Advice web page).
  • 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.