Schwarzman Scholars starts recruitment of Indian students for its 7th academic year

Schwarzman Scholars founded by Blackstone’s CEO, Stephen A. Schwarzman in 2016, is an international postgraduate award program for students. It is a fully-funded scholarship program to study for 11 months in the University. Upon completion of the program, all Scholars receive a Master’s Degree in Global Affairs by Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.

Schwarzman Scholars offers one-of-a-kind perspectives that one can’t get from a book. At the heart of the program are world-renowned advisers, a rigorous and innovative study of global affairs, and hands-on exploration of Chinese culture and commerce. A year spent in China provides Scholars myriad experiences that create lifelong friendships and a valuable set of cross-cultural leadership skills.

Schwarzman Scholar is currently recruiting in India for the seventh cohort academic year starting August 2022 – Applications are open for Indian students and will close by September 2021.

To date, 19 Indian Scholars (12 alumni, 3 current Scholars, and 4 incoming) – hailing from a broad range of Indian institutions like Ashoka University, Gujarat National Law University, India Institute of Science, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Lady Shriram College for Women, Shri Ram College of Commerce, and the University of Delhi; have been chosen for Schwarzman Scholars.


Every year, Schwarzman Scholars are selected through a rigorous and thorough selection process. Successful applicants must be able to demonstrate not only an excellent academic record but also the capacity to understand emerging trends, to design solutions, and to inspire others. All qualified candidates will have completed their undergraduate degrees prior to enrolment and must be highly proficient in English.

Applications are reviewed by a distinguished team of readers from around the world. Select candidates are invited for in-person interviews in Beijing, Singapore, London, or New York before international panels composed of CEOs, former heads of state, university presidents, non-profit executives, journalists, and other global leaders.

Despite the current cohort completing their year virtually, the university continued and even expanded virtual academic offerings, hosting 20% more classes than ever before across 18 time zones. We hosted guest speakers such as Madeleine Albright, Richard Haass, Condoleezza Rice and Indra Nooyi.


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