Schwarzman Scholarship

Schwarzman Scholarship

Funding for 1-year Master’s degree in Global Affairs at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China

The Schwarzman Scholarship program provides students with a greater knowledge of China through a rigorous and innovative Master’s of Global Affairs degree at Tsinghua University, one of country’s leading universities. The program seeks to build strong links between China and a rapidly changing world. The award cover tuition fees, room and board, a travel stipend for travel to and from Beijing, an in-country study tour, a stipend for course books and supplies, health insurance, and a stipend for personal expenses.



  • Hold at least a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university by August 1st of the scholarship enrollment year
  • Be at least 18 years of age, but not yet 29 by August 1st of the scholarship enrollment year
  • English language proficiency
  • Academic excellence


  • 100-200 per year

Selection Criteria:

  • Academic excellence
  • Leadership potential
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Ability to anticipate and act on emerging trends and opportunities
  • Exemplary character
  • Desire to understand other cultures and perspectives

Application Material:

  • Schwarzman Scholarship Application
  • 2 essay responses
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Optional video


External deadline: September 22, 2020



April 15, 2020: Applications open

September 22, 2020: National application deadline

November 2020: Notification of selection

Length of Program: 1 year

Scholarship Website:

Contact Information:

Director: Ginger Smoak:

Advisor: Alison Shimko: