Schwarzman Scholars

Term: Academic Year

Provides future leaders from around the world a Master's degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing along with leadership and professional development opportunities

The Schwarzman Scholars program is designed to train future leaders to meet the challenges of the 21st century and beyond by preparing exceptional students from around the world to understand China, its role in global trends and their role as future leaders.

The program provides Scholars the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and professional networks through a one-year Master’s degree in Global Affairs at Tsinghua University in Beijing. Scholars live and study together on the campus of Schwarzman College, where all classes are taught in English.

Rising seniors, graduating seniors, and recent graduates of Columbia College, Columbia Engineering and the School of General Studies are eligible, provided they meet scholarship criteria.

University affiliation

Currently enrolled undergraduate students need to apply for Columbia University's assessment. To do so, open an application online by clicking "Start Your Application" and submit application materials to this OGP online application by the deadline. For currently enrolled undergraduate applicants, one of your four letters of recommendation should be an institutional letter of recommendation which will be completed by the Office of Global Programs and Fellowships. You do not need to have your letters of recommendation submitted to Columbia.

Alumni need not secure a letter from Columbia and should include a total of four letters of recommendation with their application and have those letters submitted directly to Schwarzman by the national deadline.

Applicants who hold passports from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macao must apply online by an earlier deadline. Students applying from China do not need an institutional recommendation.

All applicants should create an account in the Schwarzman application portal and complete all application materials there by the deadline. All letters of recommendation should be submitted directly by your recommenders through the Schwarzman website portal by the deadline.

Dates & Deadlines

Academic Year
Application Deadline: 
Monday, August 28, 2017
Internal deadline