Schwarzman Scholars brings together a diverse cohort of young leaders from all regions and sectors of the world who embrace each other’s differences while working on a joint mission. Schwarzman Scholars are selected from an international pool of distinguished candidates. Prospective Scholars are expected to demonstrate academic excellence, exceptional results in their field and outstanding leadership qualities.
The cohort of global leaders reflects the diversity, vibrancy and promise of the world at large. Schwarzman Scholars embrace the opportunity to understand other cultures, perspectives and positions. Candidates who are most qualified to meet the high demands of the program must exhibit excellence in the following areas:
- LEADERSHIP ABILITIES
- EXEMPLARY CHARACTER & INTEGRITY
- ACADEMIC APTITUDE & INTELLECTUAL ABILITY
- EMPATHY & INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCY
- OPEN MINDEDNESS
- ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT
In addition to demonstrating extraordinary leadership skills, the ability to anticipate and act on trends and changes in their context, strong intellectual capacity, and exemplary character, candidates must meet the following criteria.
- Must have an undergraduate degree
- Must be 18-28 years of age
- Must be proficient in the English language
The application must be completed online and submitted electronically once you have answered all the required questions. The application form must be completed in English. You do not have to complete the online application in one sitting; you may access, save, and continue work on your application as frequently as needed before submitting the application. Resume2 EssaysTranscript/Academic Records3 Letters of RecommendationVideo Introduction02
The supporting documents listed here are required to apply. We discourage applicants from submitting any supplemental materials that are not required, such as portfolios, writing samples, additional recommendations, etc. Such materials will not be shared with the Review Committee. FULL APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Application Review and Interview
Applications are reviewed by a distinguished committee of business, government and academic leaders from around the world. A select number of candidates are invited for interviews in late October and early November before an international panel of leaders from a variety of backgrounds. These interviewers draw on their leadership experience to identify a cohort of highly accomplished candidates whose paths to leadership will be enhanced by an introduction to China and its global role.
- Application Opens: Apr 13, 2022
- Application Deadline: Sept 20, 2022
- Selection Cycle: Oct – Nov 2022
- Program Begins: Aug 2023
Application Deadline: September 20th, 2022
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