Schwarzman Scholars now accepting applications to prestigious program in conjunction with the Blackstone Charitable Foundation

Schwarzman Scholars

The application for the 2023-2024 class of Schwarzman Scholars is officially open.  The one-year, fully-funded master’s program at Tsinghua University in Beijing, designed to build a global community of future leaders who will serve to deepen understanding between China and the rest of the world. The program is open to candidates aged 18 to 28, regardless of nationality, who are proficient in English and have an undergraduate degree or its equivalent.  

The program was developed through the Blackstone Charitable Foundation and Blackstone Founder Stephen A. Schwarzman. Syracuse students — especially those who have been engaged with the campus Blackstone LaunchPad program — are encouraged to apply.

Schwarzman Scholars is designed to meet the challenges of the 21st century and beyond. It was inspired by the Rhodes Scholarship, which was founded in 1902 to promote international understanding and peace.

Schwarzman Scholars supports up to 200 Scholars annually from the U.S., China, and around the world for a one-year master’s in global affairs. Scholars chosen for this highly selective program will live in Beijing for a year of study and cultural immersion — attending lectures, traveling around the region, and developing a better understanding of China. Schwarzman Scholars is considered one of the world’s most selective graduate and fellowship programs.

To access the U.S./Global application and learn more about application requirements, please visit the Schwarzman Scholars website. The U.S./Global application will close at 11:59PM EDT on September 20, 2022. The deadline for candidates who hold passports from Chinese mainland, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macao is May 20, 2022.

Applications will be reviewed by a distinguished team of readers from around the world. From there, more than 300 finalists will be invited to interview virtually in late October and early November. Selected candidates will be notified of their acceptance by mid-November 2022.

To give those interested in Schwarzman Scholars the opportunity to learn more about our selection process and unique elements of the Scholar experience while engaging with our Admissions officers, current Scholars, and alumni, the program will be hosting webinars through the next several months leading up to the application deadline.