Cornell University

Schwarzman Scholarship

Deadline:  September 27, 2019

The Schwarzman Scholarship provides one year of master’s degree study at Tsinghua University in Beijing in one of three fields: public policy, international studies, or economics and business. Instruction will be in English. Applicants must have an excellent academic record and demonstrate leadership and openness to other cultures. Citizens of all countries are eligible. Candidates must be at least 18 but not yet 29 years of age. English proficiency test scores must be submitted if English is not the applicant’s native language. 

In addition to the application itself, applicants are required to submit the following:

  • Resume
  • College transcript(s)
  • Two essays (1. statement of purpose and leadership--up to 750 words and 2. a current affairs essay--up to 500 words)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Video (optional)    

NOTE:  As of the 2018-2019 application year, institutional endorsement is no longer required.

Complete application information on the Schwarzman is available at the Foundation’s website.