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Schwarzman Scholars Scholarship for Class of 2024-25


Schwarzman Scholars are selected from an international pool of distinguished candidates. Scholars bring together a diverse cohort of young leaders from all regions and sectors of the world who embrace each other’s differences while working on a joint mission. Their cohort of global leaders reflects the diversity, vibrancy and promise of the world at large. Schwarzman Scholars embrace the opportunity to understand other cultures, perspectives and positions. Scholars receive a world-class education through interactions with foreign ministers, political leaders, cultural luminaries and entrepreneurs.


The extraordinary students selected to become Schwarzman Scholars will receive the following benefits-

  • A comprehensive scholarship that will include tuition and fees, room and board

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

  • An in-country study tour

  • Allowance for course books and supplies, health insurance, and a personal stipend


Candidates who are most qualified to meet the high demands of the program must exhibit excellence in the following areas:

  • Leadership Abilities

  • Exemplary Character & Integrity

  • Academic Aptitude & Intelectual Ability

  • Empathy & Intercultural Competency

  • Open-mindedness

  • Entrepreneurial Spirit

Candidates must meet the following criteria as well-

  • Must have an undergraduate degree. 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.

  • Must be 18-28 0f age.

  • Proficient in the English language. If the applicant’s native language is not English, official English proficiency test scores must be submitted with the application. Acceptable test options are the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT). Minimum score 600. Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT). Minimum score 100. International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Minimum score 7.

  • The language requirement is waived for applicants who studied at an Undergraduate Institution where the Primary Language of Instruction was English for at least 2 Years of the Applicant’s Academic Program.

Deadline: September 19, 2023

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