The Schwarzman Scholarship is an all-expenses-paid scholarship to the one-year master’s program at Tsinghua University in Beijing.

The Schwarzman Scholarship aims to support the next generation of global leaders in a wide variety of fields. Prior knowledge of Chinese is not required. Students live and study together on the campus of Schwarzman College, a newly-built, state-of-the-art facility where all classes are taught in English. Students will pursue degrees in one of three disciplines:

  • Public Policy
  • Economics and Business
  • International Studies

Conditions of Eligibility

  • Must be on track to successfully complete all degree requirements before August 1 of their Schwarzman Scholars enrollment year.
  • You are at least 18 and not yet 29 years of age.
  • You have English language proficiency.

While there is no minimum GPA for the Schwarzman Scholarship, the median GPA of successful applicants has been 3.8, with only a few scholarship winners under 3.7.

Application Materials

Application instructions can be found on the Schwarzman Scholars webpage.

  • Online application
  • Statement of purpose and leadership
  • Current affairs essay
  • Transcripts
  • Current CV
  • Three letters of rec
  • Video submission strongly recommended

Application Deadline

Applicants with U.S. passports may apply between April and September. The final deadline is usually late September. Applicants with passports from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macao will apply from January to May 31.

Please consult the Schwarzman Scholars webpage for deadline information. UT Austin does not screen applicants, butĀ can offer advice on your application and provide interview preparation.