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Schwarzman Scholars Program

Deadline 09/26/2019
Website https://www.schwarzmanscholars.org/

Description

The program is designed to give the world’s best and brightest students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and professional networks through a one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing – one of China’s most prestigious universities.

Students will live and study together on the campus of Schwarzman College, a newly-built, state-of-the-art facility, where all classes will be taught in English. Students will pursue degrees in one of three disciplines:

  • Public Policy
  • Economics and Business
  • International Studies

Students will spend a year immersed in an international community of thinkers, innovators and senior leaders in business, politics and society. In an environment of intellectual engagement, professional development and cultural exchange, they will learn from one another and pursue their academic disciplines while building their leadership capacities. This experience will expand students’ understanding of the world and create a growing network of global leaders for the future.

Eligibility

  • Undergraduate degree or first degree from an accredited college or university or its equivalent. Applicants who are currently enrolled in undergraduate degree programs must be on track to successfully complete all degree requirements before orientation begins in July 2018. There are no requirements for a specific field of undergraduate study; all fields are welcome, but it will be important for applicants, regardless of undergraduate major, to articulate how participating in Schwarzman Scholars will help develop their leadership potential within their field.
  • English language proficiency. Applicants must demonstrate strong English Language 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. Acceptable test options are:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT)
    • Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT)
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
    • Pearson’s (PTE Academic)
  • This requirement is waived for applicants who graduated from an undergraduate institution where the language of instruction was English at an institution located in a country where English was a national language.
  • Age. Applicants must be at least 18 but not yet 29 years of age as of August 1, 2019.

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE NOT PART OF MINIMUM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Marital status. Married applicants may apply and will be at no disadvantage in the application process. Spouses/partners may accompany Schwarzman Scholars to Beijing, but Scholars are expected to live in the dormitory and participate fully in the program like single students. Spouses/partners may not live in the dormitory, and no additional funding will be provided to support spouses/partners living off-campus.
  • There are no citizenship or nationality requirements.
  • Grade point average/class rank/pre-requisites. Academic excellence will be a requirement for successful applicants, but there is no minimum GPA or class rank required to apply. Applicants are expected to have demonstrated excellence in their academic studies, and the most competitive candidates will be among the top students in their graduating class. There are no course prerequisites for applicants to the program, although some individual classes at Tsinghua University may have prerequisites.

Benefits

Students admitted to the program will receive a full scholarship covering tuition, fees, room and board; travel to and from Beijing at the beginning and end of the academic year; in-country excursion travel; academic books and supplies; Lenovo laptop and smartphone; heath insurance; and a modest personal stipend.  

Applying

The Schwarzman Scholarship website states that currently enrolled undergraduate students should have one of their four letters of recommendation be an institutional letter of recommendation and that this letter would typically be provided by a "Fellowships Office or comparable university-wide service office." At Brown, the Dean of the College Fellowship Office is the office that will provide the institutional letter if 
one is requested. Though the foundation strongly suggest that
undergraduates ask for an  institutional letter of recommendation, it is not a requirement of the application.




Recipients

2017-2018
Kiera Peltz, '16
2016-2017
Hoon Ik Chang, '12
Naishad Kai-ren I, '17
Paula Martinez Gutierrez, '17
2015-2016
Noah Elbot, '14
Max Song, '16