The Schwarzman Scholar Program (Fully Funded Masters Scholarship)
The Schwarzman Scholars are typically dynamic young leaders of impact who want to be involved in shaping the future of the world. Annually, about 200 Schwarzman Scholars are chosen to represent a generation of emerging world leaders -- open minds individuals with exceptional and limitless potential -- a network of individuals who will help bridge the gap between China and the world.
A Schwarzman Scholar is selected not only based on his/her intellectual ability and high academic aptitude, but also on entrepreneurial spirit, leadership potential, ability to anticipate and act of emerging opportunities and trends, exemplary character, and desire to understand other cultures, positions, and perspective.
All qualified candidates will have completed their undergraduate degrees before enrollment and must be proficient in the English language.
Location: Beijing, China -- Open to International Applicants.
Eligibility for This Program
- 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 complete all degree requirements on or 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 communicate 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 at an undergraduate institution where the primary language of instruction was English for at least two years of the applicant's academic program. The requirement will also be waived for applicants who have studied in English for two or more years at a Master's degree level or higher. Acceptable test options are:
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT). A minimum score of 600.
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS). A minimum score of 7
- Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT). A minimum score of 100.
- Married candidates may apply and will not be disadvantaged amongst the other pool of applicants. However, married scholars will be required to stay in dormitories like the other scholars and the married scholar's partner/spouse will not be allowed to live on-campus. Also, no additional funding will be provided for the scholar's spouse or partner.
- There are no citizenship or nationality requirements.
Required Documents and Forms
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.
- Online application
- Transcripts/Academic Records
- Essays (2)
- Resume (2 page maximum)
- Letters of Recommendation (3)
- Video (optional)