Apply for a one-year, fully-funded master’s program at Tsinghua University in Beijing, designed to build a global community of future leaders who will serve to deepen understanding between China and the rest of the world.

Schwarzman Scholars is the first scholarship created to respond to the geopolitical landscape of the 21st century. In any sector, the success of future leaders around the world depends upon an understanding of China’s role in global trends.

The Schwarzman Scholars experience is anchored in a rigorous and immersive Master of Global Affairs degree program at Tsinghua University in Beijing.


  • Must have an undergraduate degree: Applicants who are currently enrolled in undergraduate degree programs must be on track to successfully complete all degree requirements before August 1 of their Schwarzman Scholars enrollment year. There are no requirements for a specific field of undergraduate study; all fields are welcome, but it is important for applicants, regardless of undergraduate major, to articulate how participating in Schwarzman Scholars will help develop their leadership potential within their field.
  • Candidates must be at least 18 but not yet 29 years of age as of August 1 of their Schwarzman Scholars enrollment year (for the Class of 2025-2026, as of August 1, 2025).
  • Applicants must demonstrate strong English skills, as all teaching will be conducted in English. If the applicant’s native language is not English, official English proficiency test scores must be submitted with the application. This requirement is waived for applicants who studied at an undergraduate institution where the primary language of instruction was English for at least two years of the applicant’s academic program. The requirement will also be waived for applicants who have studied in English for two or more years at a Master’s degree level or higher. Acceptable test options are: Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT). Minimum score 100. International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Minimum score 7. Cambridge English: Advanced (C1) or Cambridge English: Proficiency (C2). Minimum score 185.

For applicants using the China Application System, refer to guidelines on the Schwarzman College Admissions page.

Selection Process



  • Application Now Open
  • Application Deadline: Sept 12, 2024 at 3 p.m. EDT
  • Selection Cycle: Oct – Nov 2024
  • Program Begins: Aug 2025


  • Application Now Open
  • Application Deadline: May 20, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.CST
  • Selection Cycle: June – July 2024
  • Program Begins: Aug 2025

The U.S. and Global application for the class of 2025-2026 is now open from April 10, 2024 to September 12, 2024 at 3 p.m. EDT.

Method of Application

Click Here to Apply

The online application must be completed in English using Roman script. All requirements must be submitted electronically; we do not accept materials through email. You do not have to complete your application in one sitting; you may access and continue your work as frequently as needed before submitting the application. To save your work, click on the ‘Continue’ button.

Please note that the email address provided to create your account will be used for all future correspondence about your admissions status. It is important to not use an email address that may expire. Keep your login information in a safe place as you will need it to access your application in the future.

The Application Deadline is September 12, 2024 – 3:00PM, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Late applications, even due to latency issues or last minute emergencies, will not be accepted.

If you created an account in 2021 or later, login as a returning user to start a new application. If you applied or started an application prior to 2021, create a new account.

For More Information,

Visit the Official Webpage

Application Deadline: September 12, 2024.