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Study abroad Free Scholarships: 2015/2016 Schwarzman Scholarship Program at Tsinghua University

    GLThis is a study abroad scholarship designed to prepare the next generation of international leaders. It might interest you to note that the Schwarzman Scholars program is the first scholarship created to respond to the geopolitical landscape of the our modern Century. It is a free scholarship that will be enrolling the inaugural class in 2016 with a view to give the world’s best and brightest students an opportunity to hone 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.

    Host Institution(s):

    Tsinghua University in Beijing, China

    Field of study:

    Master’s Degree Programme in one of the following disciplines: Public Policy, Economic and Business, International Studies

    Number of scholarships:

    The class of scholars that begin in the summer of 2016 will have 100 scholars, and the program will grow to include 200 students in the next few years. About 45% of the first class will come from the United States, 20% from China, and 35% from the rest of the world.

    Target group:

    All nationalities

    Scholarship value/inclusions:

    It is a free scholarship that will cover total tuition and fees, room and board plus travel to and from Beijing at the beginning and end of every academic year, an in-country study tour, required course books and supplies, lenovo laptop and smartphone, health insurance, and a modest personal stipend.


    • 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 by June 30, 2016, before orientation begins. 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 June 30, 2016.

    See the complete eligibility criteria at this link.

    Application instructions:

    The Schwarzman Scholars application serves as the application for both the scholarship and degree programs with the university. No additional application is necessary. To apply, you must complete an online application form and submit required documents by 1 October 2015.

    It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.


    Official Scholarship Website:

    Deadline: 1 Oct 2015
    Study in:  China
    Course starts Summer 2016


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