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

Eligibility Requirements

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.

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.


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   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

Required forms and records include

• 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

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