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Schwarzman Scholars Program

Important Dates

National Application Deadline (Application Period): 
Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Date of information session event / application workshop: 
Thursday, May 19, 2022 - 16:00

Application Materials


Open to: 
Graduate students
Graduating students
Recent graduates/Alumni
Eligibility requirements: 
  • Bachelor’s degree by the start of program.
  • Academic excellence, although there is no minimum required GPA or class rank.
  • At least 18 years of age but not yet 29 years of age as of August 1.


Application Process: 


The Schwarzman Scholarship does not have a campus process. The national deadline is mid to late September. The application process is lengthy and requires many months of preparation.

Should I apply?

Important information, which can help you determine if a Schwarzman Scholarship is right for you, can be found here:

National Application Submission Process

Please follow the guidelines of the Schwarzman Scholars Program. See their website and application portal for specific details.


Application Checklist

  • Onine Schwarzman application
  • Official transcript
  • Three electronic letters of recommendation
  • Video
  • Current resume/CV (2-page max.)
  • Statement of Purpose and Leadership (750-word max.)
  • Current Affairs Essay (500-word max.)


Recommendation Letters:

The 3 letters of recommendation should be submitted directly on the Schwarzman online application. 

Selection Process: 

There will be two deadlines and decision dates.

Applicants who hold a passport from mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, or Macao will apply by June 15, with interviews in Beijing early July and decisions released before early October. Stanford campus deadline for these countries: June 1.

All other applicants will apply by mid to late September, with interviews in New York and other worldwide locations (early November), and decisions released in November.


Additional Information


How the ORC can help

After reading this website and the official Schwarzman website you should fill out the ORC Interest Form (located at either the top of this page or our ORC homepage). Next, attend an info session. The schedule for current info sessions can be found on the lower left of our ORC homepage:

Amount Awarded: 
Tuition, room and board, travel, in-country study tour, books, Lenovo laptop and smartphone, health insurance, stipend

About the Schwarzman Scholars

The Schwarzman Scholars program was designed to inspire the next generation of global leaders.  Recipients will work towards a one-year Master’s Degree at Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University in Beijing focusing on public policy, economics & business or international studies. 

Recipients will gain unrivaled and deep exposure to China through intensive academic study, leadership cultivation, cultural exposure, and crucial relationship building with peers, faculty, and leaders within China and around the world.  Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a mentoring program linking them to business, political and civil society leaders and through internships with global and national institutions and corporations based in Beijing.  Two hundred scholars are chosen annually.

Administered by Stanford
1 year program