Students with an interest in global affairs from all majors are eligible and encouraged to apply to be Albright Fellows.

The application process for January 2023 is now open.

Applications are due Monday, March 28, 2022 at 11:59PM ET.

The Albright Institute is open to Wellesley College juniors and seniors, with priority given to juniors. Students apply during the spring semester for acceptance to the following January’s incoming class. Thus, at the time of their application, students will generally be second semester sophomores or second semester juniors.

Students must be in good academic standing with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 and/or have demonstrated potential for academic achievement.

Selection Process and Criteria
The Albright Institute is based on a multidisciplinary approach to understanding global affairs. Selection committee members will choose a diverse group of 40 students from across majors and disciplines. The selection committee will choose finalists based on multiple criteria, including the following:

• Evidence of preparation for advanced studies in global affairs, including relevant coursework, experiential learning and other experiences;
• Commitment to building a civic minded career;
• Leadership potential;
• Demonstration of open mindedness, maturity, adaptability, and resilience.

The application process for Wintersession 2023 is now open. Application instructions for Wintersession 2023 can be found here.

Applications for Wintersession 2023 are due at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, March 28, 2022.


Candidates are encouraged, but not required, to attend an information session to learn more about the Institute's benefits and application process.

All information sessions were held the week of February 28, 2022. A recorded version of our information session on Wednesday, March 2, 2022 is available here. The accompanying slideshow is available here.

Candidates are encouraged, but not required, to attend a tea with an Albright Fellow to ask questions about the Fellow experience before applying. Tea dates and times are shared below. 

Tuesday, March 8 4:00-5:00 pm ET Location: Zoom

Wednesday, March 9 12:30-1:20 pm ET Location: Zoom

Monday, March 14 1:00-2:00 pm ET Location: Zoom

Albright Institute staff will be holding office hours over the course of March. Should you have questions that cannot be addressed through email or reviewing provided application instructions, you may sign up for an office hours slot. Slots are labeled: “Albright Application Office Hours (for applicants)”.

Questions? Please email Rebecca Gordan at rgordan@wellesley.edu