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Schwarzman Scholars (China)

Award: Tuition, fees, room & board, travel to and from Beijing at the beginning and end of the academic year, an in-country study tour, required course books and supplies, laptop, health insurance, and a personal stipend.

Number of awards: up to 200, with 40% coming from the United States.

Application period:

2021 Information Sessions

Join Schwarzman Scholars for upcoming information sessions to learn about alumni experiences and why you should consider applying. Please note that all dates and times are Eastern Time (ET). 

  • August 31 - Trajectory-Changing Experiences as a Schwarzman Scholars
  • September 10 - Advice from the Schwarzman Scholars Admissions Team
Check out previously recorded info sessions on their YouTube channel.


Undergraduate Degree or completion of degree before August 1, 2022 (applicants from all majors welcome)

English Language Proficiency

Must be at least 18 but not yet 29 as of August 1, 2022

Three letters of recommendation. At least one letter must come from someone that is able to comment on leadership qualities based on direct knowledge.

Note: no citizenship or nationality requirements since awardees are chosen from all over the world

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Apply to Schwarzman Scholars

The Schwarzman Scholars prgogram does not require an endorsement from the UC San Diego Institutional Advisor, however it is highly recommended that applicants review the requirements and meet with the institutional advisor before applying. Please contact URH staff member, Dr. Sophia Tsai, for more information about applying to this scholarship (see contact info below).

Schwarzman Website

Contact Information



Contact: Dr. Sophia Tsai
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