Schwarzman Scholars program in China for Master Degree (Fully funded)

Program Overview

Schwarzman Scholars program is pleased to offer full funded scholarships to most promising international young leaders after going through a rigid evaluation process. Scholarship participants will receive a Master’s Degree awarded by Tsinghua University, and accredited by the Chinese Ministry of Education. The program offers is aimed to expand the Scholars’ professional networks, deepening academic and experiential knowledge of China, and expanding their cultural understandings of China.

Application deadline:

  • For China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macao national : January to 31 May, 2018
  • Any other country from April to September

Result notification: 1 October, 2018

Number of scholars: 200

Level of study: master degree

Duration: 1 year

Location: Beijing, China

Institution: Tsinghua University

Scholarship award : annual


  • Hold a bachelors degree or obtain by August 1, 2019
  • be between 18 and 29 years old
  • Demonstrate English language proficiency (IELTS/TOEFL.) No need to TOEFL if the applicant has studied for at least two years in English language
  • No citizenship restriction


Benefits of the Schwarzman Scholarship:

  • Full tuition
  • Accommodation
  • Travel expenses (to and from Beijing)
  • In-country trip costs
  • Academic books and supplies
  • Lenovo laptop and smartphone
  • Health insurance
  • $3500 personal stipend


Related: Read about available master degree Scholarships 



  • Complete online application
  • Undergraduate or graduate transcripts (Official translations must be included, in case they are not in English.)
  • Three electronic letters of recommendation
  • One minute Video to introduce themselves and describe their interests and personality (Optional, 20MB)
  • CV (Max. 2 pages)
  • Two Essays
  1. Statement of Purpose and Leadershipdescribing specific examples of the applicant’s leadership (Max. 750 words)
  2. Current Affairs Essaymanifests the current factors influencing the chosen topic and make a feasible recommendation (Max. 500 words)


Application Process:

Interested candidates can apply using the portal available on the website.

Selection criteria

Successful applicants are selected based on the following criteria:

  • academic performance and aptitude
  • Leadership skills and potentials
  • entrepreneurship character
  • cross cultural adaptability
  • ability to of Opportunities anticipation

Online Application

For more information regarding the essays and application process please refer to Schwarzman Scholarship website