The Schwarzman Scholars Program 2017 in China

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.


The extraordinary students selected to become Schwarzman Scholars will receive a comprehensive scholarship. It will include:

1.Tuition Fees.
2.Room and board.
3.Travel to and from Beijing at the beginning and end of the academic year
4.An in-country study tour
5.Required course books and supplies
6.Lenovo laptop and smart phone.
7.Health insurance
8.A personal stipend of $3,500
9.With a $450 million endowment, Schwarzman Scholars will be the single largest philanthropic effort ever undertaken in China by largely international donors.


1.An undergraduate degree or first degree from an accredited college or university or its equivalent.

2.Applicants who are currently enrolled in undergraduate degree programs must be on track to successfully complete all degree requirements by August 1, 2018 before orientation begins.

3.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.

4.Candidates must be at least 18 but not yet 29 years of age as of August 1, 2018.

5.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:

1.Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT).
2.Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT).
3.International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
4.Applicants from China can temporarily submit results from CET-6 or TEM-8, using the “additional information” field in the application form.

Application Deadline: September 28, 2017

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