Melbourne Scholarships

Schwarzman Scholars Program

Designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders, Schwarzman Scholars is the first scholarship created to respond to the geopolitical landscape of the 21st Century. Whether in politics, business or science, the success of future leaders around the world will depend upon an understanding of China’s role in global trends.

With the inaugural class enrolled in 2016, the program gives the world’s best and brightest students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and professional networks through a one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing – one of China’s most prestigious universities.

Students live and study together on the campus of Schwarzman College, a newly-built, state-of-the-art facility, where all classes are taught in English. Students pursue a Masters in Global Affairs, with concentrations in one of the disciplines:

  • Public Policy
  • Economics and Business
  • International Studies

Students spend a year immersed in an international community of thinkers, innovators and senior leaders in business, politics and society. In an environment of intellectual engagement, professional development and cultural exchange, they learn from one another and pursue their academic disciplines while building their leadership capacities. This experience will expand students’ understanding of the world and create a growing network of global leaders for the future.

For those ready to make their mark on the world, Schwarzman Scholars represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.


Schwarzman Scholars will receive a comprehensive scholarship which covers the cost of tuition, accommodation, travel to and from Beijing, study materials including a laptop and smartphone, health insurance and a living stipend.


Applications are open to students who:

  • have completed or on track to complete an undergraduate degree by August 1, 2018
  • have strong English Language skills
  • are at least 18 years of age, but not yet 29 years of age as of August 1, 2018

Further information on eligibility requirements are available here.

More information

Information sessions on the Schwarzman Scholars Program will be held on:

  • Tuesday 11 July 1-2 PM
  • Thursday 10 August, 12-1 PM  
  • Tuesday 5 September, 12-1 PM  


Detailed information about the program, including the application process and the curriculum, is available from the Schwarzman Scholars website.

If you have any further queries, please Submit an Enquiry via Contact Stop1


Current round

Opens: 1 April 2017
Closes: 28 September 2017

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