Schwarzman Scholars Program

The Schwarzman Scholars program funds one-year Master's degree in Global Affairs at Tsinghua University in Beijing for outstanding applicants who aspire to be future global leaders with an eye toward China's increasingly prominent role in global affairs. 

"Designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders, Schwarzman Scholars is the first scholarship created to respond to the geopolitical landscape of the 21st Century. Whether in politics, business or science, the success of future leaders will depend upon an understanding of China’s role in global trends. The program will give the world’s best and brightest students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills through a one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing – one of China’s most prestigious universities. Students will live and study on the campus of Schwarzman College, a newly-built, state-of-the-art facility, where all classes will be taught in English." International students are eligible to apply.

The Schwarzman Scholars program is extremely competitive. A helpful way to discern if this program is for you is to take a look at the bio snapshots of current and past scholars in the Schwarzman Scholars directory.


From the scholarship's website, an applicant must:

  1. Have a bachelor's degree by June 30 of the year of matriculation.
  2. Be at least 18 but not yet 29 years of age on June 30 of the year of matriculation.
  3. Demonstrate academic excellence.
  4. Demonstrate leadership potential.

Link to Official Website

Next Steps 

If you're interested in post-graduate fellowships, please submit a pre-application. After your pre-application is reviewed, someone from CUSE will be in touch to let you know if you have been matched with any fellowships. 

CUSE Pre-Application for Post-Graduate Fellowships