Schwarzman Scholars Information Session

Schwarzman Scholars Information Session presented by Admissions Outreach and Selection Officer, Arlie Slonim

March 6
Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA, USA) – 12:00pm, Bill Moore Student Success Center: Press Room A. Register here


Schwarzman Scholars is a highly-selective, fully-funded scholarship program, based at the distinguished Tsinghua University in Beijing. The program was designed to ensure that the next generation of leaders can effectively serve as bridges between China and the rest of the world. We aim to achieve this by (1) recruiting promising young leaders; (2) educating them about China’s global role via a one-year Master’s in Global Affairs; and (3) linking them to senior mentors in their field in China and to their peers among China’s rising young leaders. You may also find it helpful to view this video introduction, this profile in the New York Times, and/or to download the program’s full brochure (attached).


The application for the 2020-2021 academic year is now open to Chinese candidates (those that hold passports from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan or Macao). The deadline to apply is May 2019. Apply here. The U.S./Global application will launch here in April 2019 and the deadline to apply is September 2019.

Scholars hone their leadership skills through a curriculum designed by leading academics from around the globe and frequent interactions with distinguished lecturers and guest speakers. Additionally, Scholars spend considerable time outside the classroom developing firsthand exposure to China and its people through thematic study tours, a mentoring program and internships with key employers in Beijing. All classes are taught in English, and students have the opportunity to study Mandarin. Schwarzman Scholars recruits an internationally diverse cohort each year, people with the ambition and talent to take on executive roles in government, civil society, or business with a commitment to build understanding among people from differing perspectives, welcoming applicants up to age 28.

The program has been built with the support of donors from around the world and an Advisory Board consisting of prominent global leaders, including Prime Minister Tony Blair, President Nicolas Sarkozy, Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, Tung Chee Hwa, Henry Kissinger, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, Hank Paulson, Bob Rubin, Jim Wolfensohn, Richard Haas, Richard Levin, Sir Colin Lucas, Richard Brodhead, Nobel Laureate Chen Ning Yang, John Thornton, Yo-Yo Ma, and Bob Dudley.

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