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Schwarzman Scholars Program 2021-22 in China (Fully Funded)

The application period for U.S and Global applicants will be open between April 15, 2020 and September 22, 2020.


Every year, up to 200 Schwarzman Scholars will represent the world’s next generation of leaders — high-calibre individuals with open minds and limitless potential — a network of leaders who will serve as bridges between China and the rest of the world.





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.

All qualified candidates will have successfully completed their undergraduate degrees prior to enrollment and must be proficient in English.


SCHOLARSHIP FUNDING

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

  • Tuition Fees

  • Room and board

  • Travel to and from Beijing at the beginning and end of the academic year

  • An in-country study tour

  • Required course books and supplies

  • Health insurance

  • A stipend of $4,000 for personal expenses

Schwarzman Scholars will be the single largest philanthropic effort ever undertaken in China by largely international donors.



ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Undergraduate degree or first degree from an accredited college or university or its equivalent.  Applicants who are currently enrolled in undergraduate degree programs must be on track to successfully complete all degree requirements before August 1 of their Schwarzman Scholars enrollment year. There are no requirements for a specific field of undergraduate study; all fields are welcome, but it is important for applicants, regardless of undergraduate major, to articulate how participating in Schwarzman Scholars will help develop their leadership potential within their field.


  • Age Requirement. Candidates must be at least 18 but not yet 29 years of age as of August 1 of their Schwarzman Scholars enrollment year.


  • English language proficiency. 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 in English at the post-secondary level (undergraduate and/or graduate) for at least two years. We will accept the following English language proficiency exams with minimum scores:

  • TOEFL iBT: minimum score 100

  • TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition: minimum score 100

  • TOEFL PBT: minimum score 600

  • IELTS Academic: minimum score 7

  • IELTS Indicator: minimum score 7


APPLICATION


Interested candidates participate in a rigorous and thorough selection process, designed to identify the most promising young leaders from around the world. Those selected will have demonstrated their potential to produce results within their own culture and context by inspiring and guiding groups and to not only benefit from but also contribute to the Schwarzman Scholars program. The process includes an online application and evaluation as well as a virtual interview based on regional time zones.



REQUIRED FORMS AND RECORDS INCLUDE:

  • Online application

  • Resume (2 page maximum)

  • Transcripts/Academic Records

  • Essays (2)

  • Letters of Recommendation (3)

  • Video (optional)

Further detail is available in the Instructions to Applicants (link below) and in the Admissions Frequently Asked Questions page.


SAMPLE APPLICATION


INSTRUCTION TO APPLICANTS


OFFICIAL WEBSITE


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