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Schwarzman Scholarship

The new Schwarzman Scholarship will offer 200  students of exceptional ability the opportunity to pursue a fully-funded  Master's Degree at Schwarzman College in Tsinghua University. Schwarzman Scholars will study with world-renowned faculty from the US and elsewhere and will also benefit from many opportunities for travel, mentorship, and leadership development.  Note that Prior knowledge of Mandarin is not required since core courses will be taught in English. For those students who do not know Chinese, basic conversational Mandarin classes will begin pre-semester and continue throughout the year.

ADVISER:  Michelle Mancini, Undergraduate Dean's Office.

ELIGIBILITY:  Applicants must be between 18 and 29 years of age (as of August 1, 2018).  No restrictions based on either citizenship or major. However, please note that applicants who hold passports from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macao will apply online from January to May of the year before the program begins (i.e. January -May 2017 for study beginning in 2018). 

SELECTION CRITERIA: As stated on the Schwarzman website, "Scholars will be selected on the basis of not only their academic aptitude and intellectual ability, but also their leadership potential, entrepreneurial spirit, ability to anticipate paradigm changes, exemplary character, and desire to understand other cultures, perspectives and positions." Although there is no GPA minimum, most strong candidates will have very strong academic records, with GPAs that would place them near the top of the course (approximately 3.8 and above). 


Initial Application (recommended) :  Complete the online internal application by deadline.

Official Internal Application: tba!  We expect to be able to outline requirements no later than June 30.

Official External application: Due by deadline

The application includes the following major elements:

  • Online application
  • Personal statement (up to 750 words)
  • Leadership essay (up to 750 words)
  • Current affairs essay (up to 500 words)
  • 4 letters of recommendation. One must be from someone who can speak to the experiences you discuss in your leadership essay.  One  should be from the Schwarzman adviser and serve as the "institutional letter of endorsement." 
  • Uploaded transcripts.
  • Resume
  • Strongly recommended: one-minute video introducing yourself. 

See deadlines page.