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Great Wall of China

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 Schwarzman Scholars:
Miranda Gottlieb, Lucy Greer, and Colleen Ryan

Schwarzman Scholars Website

National Deadline: September

If you are interested in applying for the Schwarzman and/or Yenching, please complete URF’s 2021 DECLARATION OF INTENT FORM today! URF will then follow up with you to schedule a consultation over Zoom and get you started on the application summer drafting process.

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 URF 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 URF), an introductory video, a series of essays, and a current resume.