Schwarzman Scholars Announces Class of 2021

Designed to prepare young leaders to serve as a bridge between China and the rest of the world, Schwarzman Scholars is the most significant program of its kind since the Rhodes Trust was founded in 1902.

The 200 scholars chosen annually for this highly selective program will work towards a Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing—one of China’s most prestigious universities. As individuals who want to have a positive impact on the world, the Stephen A. Schwarzman Scholars will be selected based on their academic credentials and demonstrated leadership accomplishments. During their stay, students will be given access to a privileged range of cultural and academic experiences, from travel to all corners of China to exchanges with global leaders and mentorship with experts in their chosen discipline. They will also spend their year immersed in the local economy and social life, for example: before classes begin, a summer orientation will provide opportunities to explore Beijing and begin building life-long relationships with young leaders from around the world.

Eligibility

Undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university: Applicants who are currently enrolled in undergraduate degree programs must be on track to successfully complete all degree requirements by August 1 of their enrollment year. There are no requirements for a specific field of undergraduate study; all fields are welcome, but it will be important for applicants, regardless of undergraduate major, to articulate how participating in Schwarzman Scholars will help develop their leadership potential within their field.

Age requirement: Candidates must be at least 18 but not yet 29 years of age as of August 1 of their Schwarzman Scholars enrollment year.

English language proficiency: 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 and minimum test requirements are:
• Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT). Minimum score 600.
• Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT). Minimum score 100.
• International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Minimum score 7.

Requirements

• Online application
• Resume (2 pages maximum)
• Transcripts/Academic Records
• Essays (2)
• Letters of Recommendation (3)
• Video

We discourage applicants from submitting any supplemental materials that are not required, such as portfolios, writing samples, additional recommendations, etc. Such materials will not be shared with the Review Committee.

For further information about application, please visit online application system here: http://application.sc.tsinghua.edu.cn/f/login

Application Process

Interested candidates will participate in a rigorous and thorough selection process, designed to identify the most promising young leaders from around the world. The process includes an online application and if selected, an in-person interview. Those selected will have demonstrated their potential to not only benefit from but also contribute to the Schwarzman Scholars program.

For further information about application, please visit online application system here:http://application.sc.tsinghua.edu.cn/f/login

The application period for U.S and Global applicants will be open between April 15, 2020 and September 22, 2020.

For more information, please visit Official Website.

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