Schwarzman Scholars is a one year fully-funded master’s program in global affairs at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. As the first scholarship created to respond to the geopolitical landscape of the 21st century, Schwarzman Scholars aspires to build a global network of young leaders who will work together to deepen understanding between China and the rest of the world. Each year, up to 200 candidates are chosen for this highly selective program. Scholars are selected based on their leadership qualities and the potential to understand and bridge cultural and political differences. They live in Beijing for a year of intensive study, honing leadership skills through a curriculum designed and taught by leading academics from internationally ranked institutions. Though classes are taught in English, international students are required to study Mandarin. Scholars also spend considerable time outside the classroom in cultural immersion to develop a better understanding of China – attending lectures, workshops, and discussion groups; and being mentored and advised by leaders across sectors.