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World’s Next Generation of Leaders 2024


Schwarzman Scholars are selected from an international pool of distinguished candidates. Prospective Scholars are expected to demonstrate academic excellence, exceptional results in their field, and outstanding leadership qualities. A one-year, fully-funded master’s program at Tsinghua University in Beijing, designed to build a global community of future leaders who will serve to deepen understanding between China and the rest of the world.

Every year, a new class is selected to represent the world’s next generation of leaders — high-caliber individuals with open minds and limitless potential who will serve to deepen understanding between China and the rest of the world.


  • Expenses for Schwarzman Scholars are fully covered by the program, including the following: tuition, fees, room, and board, travel to and from Beijing at the beginning and end of the academic year, in-country study tours, required course books and supplies, a Lenovo laptop, health insurance, and a personal stipend.

  • Interview expenses, such as economy class air or train travel, group meals, and one night in a hotel if needed, are arranged and covered by the program.


  • Must have an undergraduate degree,

  • Must be 18-28 years of age,

  • Must be proficient in the English language,

  • Must demonstrate extraordinary leadership skills,

  • Must have the ability to anticipate and act on trends and changes in their context,

  • Must have a strong intellectual capacity,

  • Must have exemplary character.


September 20, 2023

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