Tsinghua University announced on Sunday the launch of an international postgraduate program to train potential global leaders, with the aim of developing young talents' understanding of China.
The program, called the Schwarzman Scholars, will provide full financial support to 200 students each year, who will come from all over the world to attend a one-year program in Beijing.
There will be 100 students in the first class, which will start in fall 2016. It will expand to 200 students a year from 2017.
The program will be taught in English by top scholars from all around the world. Each student will have a Chinese mentor.
Students will also have the opportunity to visit rural China and gain a broader experience of the country, said Li Daokun, dean of the program.
Initially, four disciplines will be provided, including public policy, economics and business as well as international relations.