An initial enrolment of 111 Schwarzman Scholars have been admitted to the newly formed Schwarzman College, Tsinghua University (SCTU), kicking off their once-in-a-lifetime experience for a Master’s Degree.
All of the students in the program will concentrate on one of three main study areas - Public Policy, Economics & Business, and International Studies.
They will also be immersed in an international community of élite thinkers, innovators and senior leaders in business, politics and society.
Students on the program will be able to discover the many dimensions of China’s different landscapes and cultures.
The 111 students were selected through a rigorous application process designed to evaluate proven intellectual and academic ability, as well as leadership potential, strength of character, ability to anticipate emerging trends, and desire to understand other cultures, perspectives and positions.
More than 3,000 applications were first reviewed by a distinguished team of readers from around the world, with 300 semi-finalists invited for in-person interviews in Beijing, Bangkok, London or New York before international panels composed of CEOs, former heads of state, university presidents, non-profit executives, journalists and other leaders.
The first cohort of 111 students were selected from 75 universities in 35 countries and regions.
Taught in English and designed for students of exceptional caliber, courses will draw on some of Tsinghua University’s most accomplished professors and visiting scholars from leading global institutions.
The 111 students are among an exemplary group of individuals from the most prestigious graduate and undergraduate academic institutions in the world.The program will link China and the global community, and offers a profound and distinct perspective on key global issues, helping to shape people with the potential in the future to take up key leadership roles in the world.
(From Office of Global Communications and Outreach)