The Schwarzman Scholars Program, launched in the summer of 2016, prepares young leaders to better understand the culture, economy, governance, and motivations of China, a growing world influence. In the course of the eleven-month program, scholars will earn a master’s degree in Global Affairs at Tsinghua University in Beijing, and they will participate in internships with Beijing-based global and national institutions and corporations. All instruction will be delivered in English, although scholars will have opportunities throughout the year to study Mandarin. Approximately 200 Schwarzman Scholars are chosen from around the world; this group includes about 45% of Americans.
Eligibility Criteria/ Scholarship Guidelines
Candidates for the Schwarzman Scholarship must:
Have earned a bachelor’s degree by the time the annual orientation begins in July. Applicants may be of any citizenship, so international JHU students and alums may apply.
Be at least 18, but not yet 29 years old, as of August 1 (of the year the grant begins)
Have an excellent academic record. Although there is no minimum GPA requirement, the most competitive applicants will be at the top of their graduating class.