NEW YORK & BEIJING, December 4, 2017 — Schwarzman Scholars, the Master’s degree program at Tsinghua University in Beijing, today announced its third class. 142 Schwarzman Scholars were selected from over 4,000 applicants. The Class of 2019 is comprised of students from 39 countries and 97 universities with 41% from the United States, 20% from China, and 39% from the rest of the world. The Class of 2019 will enroll at Schwarzman College on the Tsinghua University campus in Beijing in August 2018.
"This class represents the growth of the Schwarzman Scholars network. It has been incredible to see the program expand to 13 new countries and 51 new universities included in the Class of 2019. Meeting these people from all over the world, who at such a young age have already started to make an impact in their respective fields, has been truly inspiring,” said founder Stephen A. Schwarzman.
Schwarzman Scholars worked in partnership with the Institute of International Education to identify and select exceptional young leaders from around the world for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
The 142 Scholars were selected through a rigorous application process designed to evaluate proven intellectual and academic ability, as well as leadership potential and strength of character. The selection process relies on readers from different regions and backgrounds who can provide insights to identify the highest level of leadership and academic excellence. More than 400 semi-finalists were invited to an in-person regional interview in Beijing, Singapore, London or New York, and went before panels of distinguished figures comprised of CEOs, former heads of state, university presidents, non-profit executives, journalists and other leaders from around the world.