OURS National Scholarships

Schwarzman Scholars

Deadline: September 12, 2024, 3:00pm (EST) (U.S./Global application now open – opens external site)
Next deadline for candidates who hold passports from mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macao: May 2025 (for 2026-2027 cohort)

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Schwarzman Scholars supports 150 Scholars annually from the U.S., China, and around the world for a one-year M.A. in Global Affairs at Beijing’s Tsinghua University. The curriculum bridges the academic and professional worlds to educate students about leadership and about China’s expanding role in the world. The residential program also provides Scholars with learning opportunities with leaders from China and the world through high-level interactions at lectures, an internship program, a mentor network, and intensive deep-dive travel seminars. Each cohort of Schwarzman Scholars will join a global network of the young leaders who are helping to build stronger links between China and a rapidly changing world.

Prospective applicants should make an individual advising appointment with Keila Diehl, the Schwarzman Scholars campus representative.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must:

  • hold an undergraduate degree or first degree from an accredited college or university or its equivalent as of August 1st of your Schwarzman Scholars enrollment year
  • be at least 18 but not yet 29 years of age as of August 1st of your Schwarzman Scholars enrollment year
  • be proficient in English

Selection Criteria

The Schwarzman Scholars review committee seeks individuals who:

  • reflect the diversity, vibrancy, and promise of the world at large
  • embrace the opportunity to understand other cultures, perspectives, and positions
  • exhibit excellence in the following areas: leadership abilities, exemplary character and integrity, academic aptitude and intellectual ability, empathy and intercultural competency, open mindedness, and entrepreneurial spirit

Application Requirements

  • Online application (opens external site)
  • Statement of Purpose (500 words), Leadership Essay (750 words) and two Short Responses (100 words each)
  • Transcripts from all colleges or universities attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Video introduction (1 minute)
  • Resume/C.V. (2-page limit)

Please note: The program discourages applicants from submitting any supplemental materials that are not required, such as portfolios, writing samples, additional recommendations. Such materials will not be shared with the Review Committee.

For more information about this opportunity, visit the Schwarzman Scholars website (opens external site)