200 Fully funded Schwarzman Scholarships to Study in China

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Applications for the Schwarzman scholarships program to study in China for the academic year 2022-2023 are now open.

Schwarzman scholarships program supports up to 200 students annually from around the world for a one-year master’s in global affairs at Beijing’s Tsinghua University.

In 2020, Tsinghua University was ranked 15th in the world by QS World University Rankings, and ranked 6th globally and 1st in Asia in the QS Graduate Employability Rankings. In 2021, U.S. News & World Report ranked Tsinghua at 1st in Asia and 26th globally in its 2022 Best Global Universities Rankings.

Scholars chosen for this highly selective program will live for one-year in Beijing.

The program of study, including all required courses and activities, is one year, beginning with mandatory orientation in late August and concluding with a graduation ceremony early the following July.

About the Schwarzman Scholarships

DEADLINE : September 20, 2022 – 11:59PM, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
LEVEL : Master.
FINANCING : Fully funded.
OPEN TO : All countries.
HOST UNIVERSITY : Tsinghua University.

Amount and advantages of the scholarships

Expenses for Schwarzman scholars are  fully covered by the program: tuition, fees, room and board, travel to and from Beijing at the beginning and end of the academic year, in-country study tours, required course books and supplies, a Lenovo laptop, health insurance, and a personal stipend.

There is no fee associated with applying to the program.

Interview expenses, such as economy class air or train travel, group meals, and one night in a hotel if needed, are arranged and covered by the program.

The Tsinghua University will provide the necessary paperwork for requesting a visa. This process begins in the spring after a Schwarzman Scholar is accepted.


In addition to demonstrating extraordinary leadership skills, the ability to anticipate and act on trends and changes in their context, strong intellectual capacity, and exemplary character, candidates for the Schwarzman scholarships must meet the following criteria:

  • Must have an undergraduate degree.
  • Be 18-28 years of age as of August 1, 2023.
  • Be proficient in the English language.
  • Must have a degree in Chinese, Asian Studies, Public Policy, Economics, Business, International Relations or any related field. Those who have a degree in a different field, must make a compelling argument in their statement of purpose how the Schwarzman scholarships program will advance their professional, academic, and leadership goals.

How to apply for the Schwarzman Scholarships?

Application for the Schwarzman scholarships must be completed online and submitted electronically.

The application form must be completed in English.

You do not have to complete the online application in one sitting; you may access, save, and continue work on your application as frequently as needed before submitting the application.

The supporting documents listed below are required to apply:

  • Resume.
  • Two Essays.
  • Transcript/Academic Records.
  • Three Letters of Recommendation.
  • Video Introduction.

Applications are reviewed by a distinguished team of readers from around the world. Select candidates are invited for in-person interviews in Beijing, Singapore, London, or New York before international panels composed of CEOs, former heads of state, university presidents, non-profit executives, journalists, and other global leaders.

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