Fellowship

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

DEADLINE EXTENDED! The new deadline is Tuesday, April 7 at 11:59PM.

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

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 applications, students will generally be second semester sophomores or second semester juniors.

Students must be in good academic standing with a GPA of 3.0 and/or 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 2021 is now open. You may access application instructions and the application form here. 

Applicants are asked to provide contacts for a reference. A letter of recommendation is not required.

Applications for Wintersession 2021 are due at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. (This is the extended deadline.)

Attending an information session is encouraged, but is not a prerequisite for applying to the Albright Institute. Information sessions were held the week of March 8. Missed the info sessions? Check out the slidedeck from the presentation here.

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