The Schwarzman Masters scholarships aims to give the world’s best and brightest students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and professional networks via one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing – one of China’s most prestigious universities.

Scholarship Summary
Level: Postgraduate Institution(s): Tsinghua University, China
Location: AsiaChina Field(s): Public Policy, Economics and Business, International Studies
Target: All Deadline(s): 15 September

Up to 200 scholars annually from around the world will be supported to undertake a one-year Master’s Degree program at Tsinghua University in Beijing. These scholars will live in Beijing for a year of study and have access to cultural immersion, lectures, traveling, and a better understanding of China.

The scholarships cover tuition and full living costs scholarships. In addition, the following expenses are covered: Room and board, Travel to and from Beijing, an in-country study tour, Required course books and supplies, a laptop and a smartphone, Health insurance, and a modest personal stipend.

The program also provides Scholars with unparalleled learning opportunities with leaders from China and the world through high-level interactions at lectures, an internship program, a mentors network, and intensive deep-dive travel seminars. The Schwarzman Scholars curriculum was developed in collaboration with academic leaders from Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Stanford, Oxford, Duke and other prestigious universities around the world


To be eligible for the scholarship, you must:

  • have an undergraduate degree or first degree from an accredited college or university or its equivalent.  There are no requirements for a specific field of undergraduate study; all fields are welcome.
  • be at least 18 but not yet 29 years of age as of 1 August 2017 (for the 2017 intake)
  • demonstrate English language proficiency. If your 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), Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT) and International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
    Note: This requirement is waived for applicants who graduated from an undergraduate institution where the primary language of instruction was English for at least three years of the applicant’s academic program.
  • There are no citizenship or nationality requirements

How to Apply for the Schwarzman Scholarships

Candidates must submit an online application form including all required documents and essays before the deadline date of 15 September 2016 (for the 2017 intake). A link to an online application form is available here during the scholarship applications period: When filling the online application form, the following documents will be need to be uploaded:
• Current Resume/CV
• Four reference letters
• Proof of English Language Proficiency (ELP) if required – eg. IELTS, TOEFL or PTE test or any other alternative
evidence of ELP as per UQ’s Policy.

Application decisions will be made by mid November 2016 (for the 2017 intake)

For detailed information on how to apply, visit the Official Website.


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  • September 4, 2016 at 5:49 pm

    Hey I am from Ethiopia.I have diploma in law and BA degree in economics.I went to learning in masterin Economic policies or international studies.

    • September 4, 2016 at 6:16 pm

      Dear Desu, thank you for your interest. Please check through this website for more scholarship information and then read the “how to apply” section. You can subscribe to our newsletter and also like our facebook page to remain updated.


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