Campus Deadline:

  • Mid May for applicants holding passports from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan & Macao
  • Last Friday in August for all other nationalities 

Information about the Schwarzman

The Schwarzman Scholars Program is a unique 1-year master’s program open to students regardless of nationality, major, or knowledge of China & Mandarin Chinese.

The program is intended to prepare the next generation of global leaders. It is the 1st program of its kind to respond to the geopolitical landscape of the 21st Century, while providing Scholars with an intimate understanding of the many opportunities and challenges stemming from China’s development and its role in the world.

Schwarzman Scholars will develop invaluable professional and personal connections with Chinese and other international “movers & shakers”. The combination of coursework, mentorship, and real-life experiences provide the Scholars to advance their professional goals and maximize their leadership potential wherever in the world their careers may take them.

All scholars share a core curriculum of 5 courses prior to customizing their studies, completing study tours/seminars and engaging in an internship or research. Details regarding the courses and experiential components of the program are available on the official website.

Selection Criteria

“Schwarman Scholars are risk takers. They’re the people who see how the world is changing and are willing to do something different to share that change.”

  • Academic Aptitude (no minimum GPA)
  • Intellectual Ability
  • Leadership Potential
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit
  • Ability to Anticipate Paradigm Changes
  • Exemplary Character
  • Desire to Understand Other Cultures, Perspectives and Positions


  • No citizenship requirements
  • Any major
  • Any GPA
  • Seniors or recent graduates (up to age 29)

Useful Links

Official Schwarzman Scholars program website