Schwarzman Scholars United States


Designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders, Schwarzman Scholars was 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. The inaugural class was enrolled in 2016, and 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 Program in Global Affairs at Tsinghua University in Beijing – one of China’s most prestigious universities. The countries of operation for Schwarzman Scholars are the United States & China.


Name of Primary Programme
Schwarzman Scholars
Programme Start Date
Telephone Number
+1 212 314 8740
Programme Type
Leadership Development Programme
Numbers of programme participants annually
25 - 250
Organisation website
Programme Funders
Philanthropic, Corporate
Region from which participants are selected
Programme Contact email
Philanthropic funders
Rhodes Trust, Schwarzman, Dalio Foundation, Masayoshi Son Foundation, Chan Soon-Shiong Family Foundation
Region of programme delivery
Country of operation
United States
Corporate funders
Tsinghua University, Harvard Business School, BP plc, CFLD, HNA Group Co Ltd, China Oceanwide Holdings Group, China Resources (Holdings) Company Ltd, Delta Air Lines, EMC Corporation, Glencore, Chanchai Ruayrungruang Tingyi Holding corp, Tsinghua Unigroup Co. Ltd
Are programmes continuing?
Organisation Name
Schwarzman Scholars

Leadership organisation location

641 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10022, USA
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The African Leadership Institute (AFLI) focuses on building the capacity and capability of visionary and strategic leadership across the continent. Developing exceptional leaders representing all spheres of society, the Institute’s flagship programme is the prestigious Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellowship. Offering a multifaceted learning experience and run in partnership with Oxford University, it is awarded annually to 20-25 carefully chosen candidates, nominated from across Africa. Alumni of the African Leadership Institute form a dynamic network of Fellows passionately committed to the continent’s transformation, bridging the divide between nations and ensuring that Africa is set centre-stage in global affairs.