Applications are invited from young leaders around the world for the Schwarzman Scholars Programme. There are no citizenship or nationality requirements. The deadline for submission of applications is 21st September 2021.
Designed to prepare young leaders to serve as a bridge 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. 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.
The scholars program is designed to identify the most promising young leaders from around the world. The road to international understanding and collaboration is more essential now than ever.
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 — a network of leaders who will serve as bridges between China and the rest of the world.
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.
Schwarzman Scholars Programme Eligibility
- You 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 current selection cycle, as of August 1, 2022).
- 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.
Candidates who are most qualified to meet the high demands of the program must exhibit excellence in the following areas:
- Leadership abilities
- Exemplary character & integrity
- Academic aptitude & intellectual ability
- Empathy & intercultural competency
- Entrepreneurial spirit
Schwarzman Scholars Programme Benefits
The students selected to become Schwarzman Scholars will receive a comprehensive scholarship. It will include:
- Tuition & Fees
- Room & Board
- In-country Study Tour
- Travel to and from Beijing
- Books & Supplies
- Health insurance
- Stipend for personal expenses
How to Apply for Schwarzman Scholars Programme
The online application form must be completed in English. All requirements must be submitted electronically; they 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.
The Application Deadline is September 21, 2021 – 11:59PM, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Late applications, even due to latency issues or last-minute emergencies, will not be accepted.
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