Apply for Schwarzman Scholars (China)

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.

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.

All qualified candidates will have successfully completed their undergraduate degrees prior to enrollment and must be proficient in English.

  • 20% CHINA
  • 45% US

Eligibility Requirements

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, 2018 before orientation begins.
• There are no requirements for a specific field of undergraduate study; all fields are welcome.

Grade point average/class rank/pre-requisites

• Academic excellence will be a requirement for successful applicants, but there is no minimum GPA or class rank required to apply.
• There are no course prerequisites for applicants to the program.

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.

Acceptable test options 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.

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.

Many Chinese applicants to Schwarzman Scholars have had difficulty registering at English language test sites in Mainland China due to high demand. To ensure that talented applicants are not excluded, we will allow applicants from China to temporarily submit results from CET6 or TEM-8, using the"additional information" field in the application form.

Age requirement

Candidates must be at least 18 but not yet 29 years of age as of August 1, 2018

There are no marital status requirements
There are no citizenship or nationality requirements
Applicants who have not been admitted in the past can apply again


Key Dates (Beijing Time )

2018 CHINA APPLICATION SYSTEM (Applicants who hold passports from China (including Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau) )

The process includes an online application and credentials evaluation as well as inperson regional interviews
• Online application opens: January 1st, 2017
• Online application closes: 24:00 May 31st, 2017
• Interviews: July 5th-8th, 2017
• Admission Decisions made: before October 1st, 2017

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

Required forms and records include

1. Transcripts
2. Recommendation Letters
3. Essays
4. CV
5. Video

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

Contact Us

Schwarzman College, Tsinghua University, Haidian District, Beijing 100084, P.R. China