Institute of International Education - European Office
Schwarzman Scholars is a one-year, fully-funded Master's Degree Program in Global Affairs at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. Stephen A. Schwarzman, Co-founder, CEO and Chairman of the Blackstone private investment firm, founded Schwarzman Scholars in order to introduce future leaders from all around the world to China, and to each other.
The Master's Degree is in Global Affairs, and the curriculum has been designed by an international group of experts to build students’ leadership abilities and deepen their knowledge of China in a global context. All Schwarzman Scholars take a core curriculum together, then choose an individualized path of courses in a concentration area from among the options of Economics and Business; International Studies; or Public Policy.
Outside of the classroom, Schwarzman Scholars will have the opportunity to pursue internships at prominent institutions, corporations and nonprofit organizations. These opportunities offer practical experience that advances students’ academic interests, builds professional relationships in China, and accelerates students' path to leadership.
Each student will also have the opportunity to work closely with a senior mentor. Leading members of the Beijing business, academic and government communities will help advance students’ professional goals and support personal growth.
Beyond daily life in Beijing, Schwarzman Scholars will travel throughout China to explore themes related to their academic concentrations and professional interests.
Art der Förderung
The students selected to become Schwarzman Scholars will receive a comprehensive scholarship.
It will include:
- Tuition Fees
- Room and board
- Travel to and from Beijing at the beginning and end of the academic year
- An in-country study tour
- Required course books and supplies
- Health insurance
- A stipend of $4,000 for personal expenses
Schwarzman Scholars will be the single largest philanthropic effort ever undertaken in China by largely international donors.
- 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 before August 1 of their Schwarzman Scholars enrollment year. There are no requirements for a specific field of undergraduate study; all fields are welcome, but it is important for applicants, regardless of undergraduate major, to articulate how participating in Schwarzman Scholars will help develop their leadership potential within their field.
- 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 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.
The online application is available at https://www.schwarzmanscholars.org/admissions/application.
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- Studium im Ausland
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