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Schwarzman Scholarship

Designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders, Schwarzman Scholars is the first scholarship created to respond to the geopolitical landscape of the 21st Century. Whether in politics, business or science, the success of future leaders around the world will depend upon an understanding of China’s role in global trends.

Enrolling the inaugural class in 2016, the program will give the world’s best and brightest students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills 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 public policy, economics and business, or international studies.

Applicants must:

Schwarzman Scholars will be selected on the basis of not only their academic aptitude and intellectual ability, but also their leadership potential, entrepreneurial spirit, ability to anticipate paradigm changes, exemplary character, and desire to understand other cultures, perspectives and positions. Applications open in April 2015. UB’s internal nomination deadline is August 1, 2016. The application deadline is September, 15, 2016. Detailed information about the self-nomination process can be obtained from Elizabeth Colucci at

For more information, visit the Schwarzman Scholarship website.

Last updated: September 27, 2016 12:16 pm EST