2020

Apply for Schwarzman Scholars (China)

Online Application System
Applicants who are not Chinese Passport-holders, Please visit Schwarzmanscholars.org.

Admissions Overview

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 a bridge between China and the rest of the world.

  • 20% CHINA
  • 40% US
  • 40% REST OF WORLD

Eligibility Requirements

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• Undergraduate degree or first degree from an accredited college or university or its equivalent.

• 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.

2
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.

3
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 are:

• Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT)
• Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT)
• International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

Many Chinese applicants to Schwarzman Scholars have had difficulty registering at English language test sites in Chinese Mainland due to high demand. To ensure that talented applicants are not excluded, we will allow applicants from China to temporarily submit results from CET-6 or TEM-4/8, using the "Comment" field in the online application. If they are a finalist, their offer of admission will be conditional, and they will still be required to submit a TOEFL or IELTS score above the minimum requirements for Schwarzman Scholars before March 1 of their Schwarzman Scholars enrollment year.. This requirement is waived for applicants who graduated from an undergraduate institution where the primary language of instruction was English for at least two years of the applicant’s academic program.

Application

A call for future leaders

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 credentials evaluation as well as in-person interviews. 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 http://application.sc.tsinghua.edu.cn/f/login

Required forms and records include

A complete and successfully submitted online application, including the requested personal statement(s) and supplementary components below.

Uploaded transcripts/academic records from every degree-granting college or university attended (undergraduate or graduate – must be combined into one PDF and then uploaded). If transcripts are not in English, official translations must be included.

Three electronic letters of recommendation. At least one of these letters must come from a recommender who can comment on the specific examples of leadership described in the candidate’s application, but the recommender must at least be able to comment on the candidate’s leadership qualities from direct knowledge of the candidate. Recommendations must be translated to English by a professional translator if written in another language.

Video: The video can be up to one minute in length, and candidates are invited to introduce themselves in any style or setting they think best conveys their interests and personality. Note: the file must be less than 20MB in order for you to upload it to the application.

Current resume/CV: Please submit a resume or c.v. appropriate for any application for employment in your country. This can be no longer than 2 pages.

Two Essays:
Each applicant is required to provide two essays. These can be completed offline but they must be added in the text field and uploaded to the application. The two required essays are a Leadership Essay (750 words) and a Statement of Purpose (500 words). The essays are a critical component of the application, designed to help the selection committee understand you as an individual and get a sense of your leadership abilities/potential, as well as your writing and analytical skills. Word counts are strict and any essays that exceed the limits may be disqualified.

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 http://application.sc.tsinghua.edu.cn/f/login

Contact Us

E-mail:info[at]sc.tsinghua.edu.cn
Schwarzman College, Tsinghua University, Haidian District, Beijing 100084, P.R. China