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Schwarzman Scholars Program

Schwarzman Scholars is designed to prepare future leaders to address the challenges of the 21st century and beyond.  Inspired by the Rhodes Scholarship, the program seeks to foster greater understanding and stronger relations between nations of the world, particularly China.

Scholars from around the world will pursue a fully-funded one-year Master's degree at Schwarzman College on the campus of Tsinghua University in Beijing, one of China's most prestigious universities. They will hone their leadership skills through a curriculum designed by faculty and experts from around the world and frequent interactions with internationally distinguished guest lecturers.  Additionally, Scholars will spend considerable time outside the classroom gaining firsthand exposure to China and its people through thematic study tours, a mentoring program and internships with key employers in Beijing. All classes will be taught in English and non-Chinese students will study Mandarin.

Students will live and study together on the campus of Schwarzman College, a newly-built, state-of-the-art facility, where all classes will be taught in English. Students will pursue degrees in one of three disciplines:

  • Public Policy
  • Economics and Business
  • International Studies

CNBC has featured Schwarzman Scholars in an original documentary entitled "A Billionaire’s Bet: The Best and Brightest" that premiered last night and is now available digitally on

You can find the Application on the Schwarzman Scholars website.

Check out the summer webinar series