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Schwarzman Scholars Program


Up to 200 scholars chosen annually for this highly selective program will work towards a one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing—one of China’s most prestigious universities.

Drawing on the best traditions of Tsinghua and top academic institutions around the world, the curriculum bridges the academic and professional worlds to educate students about leadership and about China’s expanding role in the world.

Read about UT’s first Schwarzman Scholar, Miranda Gottlieb.

After reading through the information found on this page, you must first complete an ONSF Pre-Application found here, by May 14, 2018.

Campus Deadline: TBA
National Deadline: TBA

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must have finished their undergraduate degree program by the start of the program
  • Must be between 18 and 29 years of age
  • Strong English language skills
  • Strong leadership potential

Application Process:
To begin, complete the campus pre-application and arrange a meeting with ONSF to discuss the full application process. Application requirements include an online application, personal statement, transcripts, four letters of recommendation (one of which is an institutional assessment facilitated by ONSF), an introductory video, a series of essays, and a current resume.

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