2020/2021 Schwarzman Scholars Program At Tsinghua University

2020/2021 Schwarzman Scholars Program At Tsinghua University

Tsinghua University is out with the Schwarzman scholars program and qualified candidates who want to take part in it can do so by reading this article carefully to know more about the scholarship award and the steps to apply.

The program is 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. The program will give the world’s best and brightest students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and professional networks through a one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing – one of China’s most prestigious universities.

Scholarship Benefits

The extraordinary students selected to become Schwarzman Scholars will receive;

  • A comprehensive scholarship that will include tuition and fees, room and board
  • Travel to and from Beijing at the beginning and end of the academic year
  • An in-country study tour, required course books and supplies, health insurance, and a personal stipend of $4,000

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree or first degree from an accredited college or university or its equivalent.
    Applicants who are currently enrolled in undergraduate degree programs must be on track to successfully complete all degree requirements before August 1 of their Schwarzman Scholars enrollment year. There are no requirements for a specific field of undergraduate study; all fields are welcome, but it is important for applicants, regardless of undergraduate major, to articulate how participating in Schwarzman Scholars will help develop their leadership potential within their field.
  • Age Requirement.
    Candidates must be at least 18 but not yet 29 years of age as of August 1 of their Schwarzman Scholars enrollment year.
  • English language proficiency.
    Applicants must demonstrate strong English skills, as all teaching will be conducted in English. If the applicant’s native language is not English, official English proficiency test scores must be submitted with the application. This requirement is waived for applicants who studied in English at the post-secondary level (undergraduate and/or graduate) for at least two years. We will accept the following English language proficiency exams with minimum scores:

    TOEFL iBT: minimum score 100
    TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition: minimum score of 100
    TOEFL PBT: minimum score 600
    IELTS Academic: minimum score of 7
    IELTS Indicator: minimum score 7

    As many testing centers have temporarily closed due to COVID-19, this year we will accept English language proficiency exam score reports with the expiry year 2019.

    For applicants using the China Application System, refer to guidelines on the Schwarzman College Admissions page.


  • Marital status. Married applicants may apply and will be at no disadvantage in the application process. Spouses/partners may accompany Schwarzman Scholars to Beijing, but Scholars are expected to live in the dormitory and participate fully in the program like other students. Spouses/partners may not live in the dormitory, and no additional funding will be provided to support spouses/partners living off-campus.
  • There are no citizenship or nationality requirements.
  • Grade point average/class rank/pre-requisites. Academic excellence is a requirement for successful applicants, but there is no minimum GPA or class rank required to apply. Applicants are expected to have demonstrated excellence in their academic studies, and the most competitive candidates are among the top students in their graduating class. There are no course prerequisites for applicants to the program, although some individual classes at Tsinghua University may have prerequisites.

Schwarzman Scholars does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, veteran status, or disability unrelated to job or course of study requirements.

2020/2021 Schwarzman Scholars Program

To apply, you must complete an online application form and submit the required documents by the deadline.

Applicants who hold passports from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macao can apply online from 1 January to 31 May 2020 through the China application portalApplicants holding a passport from any other country can apply online from 15 April to 22 September 2020.

Application Deadline

The scholarship application closing date is on the 31 May/22 Sept 2020 (annual).

To get more information about the scholarship program, you can visit the official website at www.schwarzmanscholars.org

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