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Schwarzman Scholars, Tsinghua University
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Schwarzman Scholars, Tsinghua University

General Description

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 around the world will depend upon an understanding of China’s role in global trends.With the inaugural class enrolled in 2016, the program gives the world’s best and brightest students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and professional networks through a one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing – one of China’s most prestigious universities.

Students live and study together on the campus of Schwarzman College, a newly-built, state-of-the-art facility, where all classes are taught in English. Students pursue a Masters in Global Affairs, with concentrations in one of the disciplines: Public Policy, Economics and Business, International Studies. Students spend a year immersed in an international community of thinkers, innovators and senior leaders in business, politics and society. In an environment of intellectual engagement, professional development and cultural exchange, they learn from one another and pursue their academic disciplines while building their leadership capacities. This experience will expand students’ understanding of the world and create a growing network of global leaders for the future.For those ready to make their mark on the world, Schwarzman Scholars represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.


  Master of Global Affairs
Duration12 months
Graduation monthJuly
Number of students200
Average age24
Average years of work experience0-3
% International students80%

Contact Details

Schwarzman College
Tsinghua University
Haidian District, Beijing 100084 P.R. China

Information updated in February 2020