Applications for a new China-based Master's programme, with scholarships, are set to open in April 2015. The inaugural batch of Schwarzman scholars is due to begin classes at Tsinghua University, Beijing, in 2016.
The one-year programme would be delivered in English at Schwarzman College, on the Tsinghua University campus.
The institution is going to pick a hundred scholars, comprising 45% Americans, 20% Chinese and 35% from other parts of the globe, for the first class.
The scholarship includes tuition, room and board, travel to and from Beijing at the beginning and end of the academic year, an in-country study tour, required course books and supplies, a laptop and smartphone, health insurance and a stipend.
The core courses include Chinese culture and history; comparative politics and government; critical debates in international relations and leadership.
Students will be able to take their degrees in public policy, economics and business or international studies.
The programme is open to graduates in any discipline, with an excellent academic record and English language skills.
Applicants are not required to know Mandarin, though enrolees would be taught it before and during the programme.