Schwarzman Scholars Program

Who is eligible?
Applicants must be at least 18, but not yet 29 years old by the August 1, preceding Orientation to the Schwarzman Scholars Program in China. Applicants must have strong mastery of English. Instruction in Mandarin is included in the Schwarzman curriculum.
When is the Deadline?
Campus Deadline: Mid-August
Schwarzman Deadline: End of September
One year of international leadership studies in China, with three curricular specializations (Public Policy/Economics and Business/International Studies) leading to the award of the Masters in Global Studies from Tsinghua University. The Program also includes the opportunity to work with a senior mentor, and to meet business and community leaders across China. The Schwarzman Program seeks out potential leaders with strength of character, an interest in other cultures and worldviews, and evident skills in innovation,
How Do I Apply?
Students apply through the Schwarzman Program application online. Those applying as seniors must work with the Marist Campus Representative –the Graduate School and Fellowship Advisor—for both guidance and because the campus representative provides the institutional endorsement letter.  Applicants are also encouraged to submit a brief (one minute) video of self-introduction.
One essay comprised of three subsections: a 750 word Personal Statement; a 750 word Leadership Section; a 500 word Current Affairs Section.
What happens after I submit an application?
Finalists are invited to interview at one of three locations around the world by mid-October. Final admissions decisions are announced in mid-November.

Of the 200 applicants selected as Schwarzman Scholars, 45 percent will come from the United States, 20 percent will come from China, and 35 percent will come from the rest of the world.

“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.”

Explore the Schwarzman Scholars Program website.