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Fully Funded Schwarzman Scholars Program for International Students in China

About Schwarzman Scholars Program

The Schwarzman Scholars Program is a well-known and prestigious global fellowship program that strives to prepare the next generation of global leaders for the challenges of the twenty-first century.

Up to 200 Scholars from the globe are supported by the Schwarzman Scholars Program each year to attend a one-year master’s in global affairs at Tsinghua University in Beijing, which is the top-ranked university in Asia and serves as a vital foundation for China’s leadership in politics, commerce, and technology. The Scholars program lasts one year.

Through the Schwarzman Scholars Program, prospective global leaders with outstanding leadership abilities, academic distinction, and the capacity to overcome cultural barriers are to be identified and nurtured. In order to qualify for the program, candidates need to fulfill the following requirements:

  • Age Requirement: As of August 1st of the Schwarzman Scholars enrollment year, applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 28 years. For the 2025–2026 class, this indicates that applicants must have been born between August 1, 1995, and August 1, 2006.
  • Education: Before enrollment, candidates must have earned an undergraduate degree, or its equivalent, from an authorized college or university. Any discipline is welcome, and there are no restrictions on the undergraduate program.
  • Academic Excellence: Academic excellence is required of applicants, as evidenced by their stellar academic records, honors, awards, or other academic recognition.
  • English Language Proficiency: Since English will be the primary language of instruction, applicants must have high English language proficiency. If the candidate does not speak English as their first language, official test results for English proficiency must be included with the application.

If a candidate attended an undergraduate school where English was the predominant language of instruction for at least two years of their academic degree, an English efficiency test is not required. Applicants with a master’s degree or above who have studied English for two years or more will also be exempt from this requirement.

The Schwarzman Scholars Program provides extensive financial assistance so that scholars can concentrate on their education and leadership development without having to worry about money. All chosen scholars will receive substantial benefits from the financial package, which pays for a variety of program-related costs. The following is a summary of the financial coverage:

  • Full Tuition: During Tsinghua University’s one-year master’s degree program, the program pays for the entire cost of tuition.
  • Accommodation: Housing is provided for scholars on the Beijing campus of Tsinghua University.
  • Travel Expenses: At the start and end of the school year, the program offers economy-class airfare to and from Beijing. Expenses for mandatory travel within China linked to the course are also reimbursed.
  • Research-Related Expenses
  • Books and Supplies: All necessary books and educational supplies are covered in the package.
  • Laptop: For use throughout the program, scholars are given a Lenovo laptop and a smartphone.
  • Health Insurance: Throughout their time in China, all scholars are covered by comprehensive health insurance.
  • Stipend: Each scholar is given a $4,000 personal stipend to help with personal expenses and incidental living expenses during the academic year.
  • Application Fee: The program does not charge an application fee.
  • Interview Expenses: The program arranges and pays for interview-related costs, including economy-class airfare or train travel, group meals, and one night in a hotel if necessary.

Applications for the class of 2025–2026 are now being accepted by the Schwarzman Scholars Program. Candidates from all over the world including the United States may apply between April 10, 2024, and September 12, 2024, at 3 p.m. EDT. No late submissions will be accepted, even if they are the result of last-minute exigencies or latency problems.

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