2023 Schwarzman Scholars Program for Young Global Leaders (Beijing) Full Scholarship

Deadline: May 20, 2022 & September 20, 2022 ,

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.

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. Candidates who are most qualified to meet the high demands of the program must exhibit excellence in the following areas: leadership abilities, open mindedness, entrepreneurial spirit etc.


In addition to demonstrating extraordinary leadership skills, the ability to anticipate and act on trends and changes in their context, strong intellectual capacity, and exemplary character, candidates must meet the following criteria.

  1. 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, 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.
  2. MUST BE 18-28 YEARS OF AGE: Candidates must be at least 18 but not yet 29 years of age as of August 1 of their Schwarzman Scholars enrollment year (for the current selection cycle, as of August 1, 2022).
  3. MUST BE PROFICIENT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE: 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. 


  1. The program will provide economy class airfare or train fare and one night in a hotel, if needed upon selected for interview.
  2. Full tuition and fees
  3. Board and room
  4. In country study tour
  5. Travel to and fro Beijing
  6. Health insurance
  7. Stipend for personal expenses


  1. RESUME: A current version of your resume or CV (maximum 2 pages).
  2. ESSAYS: The two required essays are a Leadership Essay (750 words) and a Statement of Purpose (500 words). The essays are a critical component of the application, designed to help the selection committee understand you as an individual and get a sense of your leadership abilities/potential, as well as your writing and analytical skills.
  3. TRANSCRIPT/ACADEMIC RECORD: You are required to scan and upload official transcripts for each degree-granting post-secondary education institution you attended.
  4. 3 LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION: Recommenders should know you well and be able to speak to your intellectual abilities, personal characteristics, and leadership potential using specific examples from their direct experience working with you.
  5. VIDEO INTRODUCTION: Provide a short video self-introduction of no more than 1 minute. Introduce yourself in any style or setting you think best conveys your interests and personality. The point of this recording is to allow the committee to hear you introduce yourself in your own voice and style.



  • Application Now Open
  • Application Deadline: Sept 20, 2022
  • Selection Cycle: Oct – Nov 2022
  • Program Begins: Aug 2023


  • Application Now Open
  • Application Deadline: May 20, 2022
  • Selection Cycle: June – July 2022
  • Program Begins: Aug 2023


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