The Schwarzman Scholars Program
September 1, 2015 – to request Penn completion of institutional assessment form
October 1, 2015 – completed online application due on Schwarzman site
Enrolling its inaugural class in 2016, the Schwarzman Scholars program (http://schwarzmanscholars.org/program/) will provide the world’s best and brightest students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills through a one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing – one of China’s most prestigious universities.
Students will live and study together on the campus of Schwarzman College, a newly-built, state-of-the-art facility, where all classes will be taught in English. Students will pursue degrees in one of three disciplines:
- Public Policy
- Economics and Business
- International Studies
Each student will also have the opportunity to work closely with a senior mentor. Leading members of the Beijing business, academic and government communities will help advance students’ professional goals and support personal growth.
Schwarzman Scholars will also travel throughout China to explore themes related to their academic concentrations and professional interests. Led by faculty and local guides, students will immerse themselves in different regions, where they will meet government, business and social leaders.
Prior knowledge of Mandarin is not required since core courses will be taught in English. Basic conversational Mandarin classes will begin pre-semester and continue throughout the year.
Application will open in April 2015 on the Schwarzman website. Required materials include:
- Online application, including the requested personal statement(s) and supplementary components below
- Transcripts/academic records from every college or university attended (degree or non-degree, full or part-time, undergraduate or graduate)
- Three electronic letters of recommendation.
- Personal statement & essay
- Current resume/CV
- Nominations/endorsement letters – An assessment form for applicants who are currently enrolled students. Candidates must contact CURF no later than September 1 to arrange for completion of this assessment form
Candidates who are currently enrolled Penn students should create a single pdf of the required application materials in the order listed above and complete and submit the application form at https://secure.www.upenn.edu/curf/form/fellowships-internal-application
Candidates who are NOT currently enrolled Penn students should create a single pdf of the required application materials above in the order listed above and complete and submit the application form at http://www.upenn.edu/curf/form/fellowships-internal-application-non-pennkey
All applicants must submit these materials in a single file in .pdf format. No other format will be accepted. To create a copy of your Penn transcript, go to Penn InTouch and print your transcript to pdf. (If you don’t have Adobe Acrobat installed on your computer, download the free installer to obtain the free version of Adobe or use a Penn computer that has Adobe Acrobat installed.) “Print” and save each document as a pdf, then create a single pdf file as indicated above by navigating to Acrobat’s “File -> Create -> Combine Files into a Single PDF” feature.