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July 11, 2017 at 2:36 pm #127627
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.
Every year, up to 200 Schwarzman Scholars will represent the world’s next generation of leaders — high-caliber individuals with open minds and limitless potential.
Schwarzman Scholars will be selected on the basis of not only their academic aptitude and intellectual ability, but also their leadership potential, entrepreneurial spirit, ability to anticipate and act on emerging trends and opportunities, exemplary character, and desire to understand other cultures, perspectives and positions.
All qualified candidates will have successfully completed their undergraduate degrees prior to enrollment and must be proficient in English.
APPROXIMATE MAKEUP OF STUDENT BODY:
“SCHWARZMAN SCHOLARS ARE RISK TAKERS. THEY’RE PEOPLE WHO SEE HOW THE WORLD IS CHANGING AND ARE WILLING TO DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT TO SHAPE THAT CHANGE.”
ROB GARRIS, GLOBAL DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS
What are the important Schwarzman Scholars application dates?
Applicants who hold passports from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macao will apply online from March to May 31, 2017. Finalists will be notified before July 1, and will attend interviews to be held at Tsinghua University in Beijing, July. Final admissions decisions for Chinese Schwarzman Scholars will be announced before October 2017.
Applicants holding a passport from any other country, will apply between April 17, 2017 and September 28, 2017. The application, including all supporting documentation such as references for currently enrolled undergraduate students, must be submitted by the deadline. Some universities or colleges, especially those in the United States, may opt to establish an earlier deadline for completion of letters of recommendation. We encourage all currently enrolled undergraduate students to check with their university or college contact about any internal/campus-specific procedures that need to be followed. Finalists will be notified in mid-October if they are to be invited to interviews. Interviews will take place in three locations around the world, with candidates being invited to the geographically closest location.
What is the eligible age range?
Candidates must be at least 18 but not yet 29 years of age as of August 1, 2018.
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