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Schwarzman Scholarship (China and non-China Deadlines)

Open to US Citizens & non-US Citizens

Deadline: May 19 2021

Please review our updated step-by-step guide and timeline for the 2021 Schwarzman application process!

Schwarzman Scholarship 

  • The Application Deadline for citizens of mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macao for Fall 2022 entry is May 19, 2021 (May 20, Beijing Time)
  • For US Citizens and citizens of all countries not listed above: September 21, 2021 (11:59pm US Eastern Time)

The Schwarzman Scholars Program is a highly selective international scholarship program designed to prepare future leaders for success in a world where China plays a key global role. The program will give selected scholars the opportunity to develop their leadership skills through a fully-funded one-year Master's degree in Global Affairs at Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University in Beijing – one of China's most prestigious universities. Chinese language proficiency is NOT required.

In addition to demonstrating wide-ranging academic excellence, the successful candidate will have demonstrated initiative and leadership and a commitment to understanding and engaging with China professionally. In the application it is crucial to demonstrate your "leadership in action." Candidates should provide a clearly articulated reason for studying in China and a solid understanding of the role they hope to play as China continues to expand its influence in the world. Although there is no minimum GPA requirement for applicants, most successful candidates have had a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above.

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Deadlines:

  • For citizens of mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macao: May 19, 2021 (May 20, Beijing Time)
  • For US Citizens and citizens of all countries not listed above: September 21, 2021 (11:59pm US Eastern Time)
  • Application and deadline information on the Schwarzman application page

Penn’s Application Process

  • While the Schwarzman Scholars Program does not require Penn’s nomination, CURF will be happy to provide advice, guidance, and application assistance to you. As permitted by the program, this can include:
    • Discussion of an applicant's preparation for the Schwarzman Scholars Program
    • Feedback on the content and organization of your resume
    • Feedback on your choice of recommenders
    • Draft review for your Schwarzman Scholars Program essays
    • Practice interviews for applicants selected as Finalists by the Schwarzman Scholars Program
  • Candidates must apply directly on the Schwarzman Scholarship website and ensure that their application and recommendations are uploaded to the Schwarzman Scholarship website by the Schwarzman application deadline.
    • The Application Deadline for citizens of mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macao for Fall 2022 entry is May 19, 2021 (May 20, Beijing Time)
    • For US Citizens and citizens of all countries not listed above: September 21, 2021 (11:59pm US Eastern Time)

 

Contact Information

Dr. Wallace Genser
Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships 
The ARCH, 3601 Locust Walk 
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6224
genser@upenn.edu
Please call 215-746-6488 to schedule an appointment

Fellowship Availability

Post-Undergraduate
Fellowship Location: 

Fellowship Type

Graduate Study

Fellowship Eligibility

Junior Senior Alumni Graduate Student