Deadlines

International Student, Research/Gradschool, Travel, Postgraduate

Schwarzman Scholars - direct application deadline for passport holders from mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, & Taiwan

May 20, 2022
Eligible: graduating seniors and recent alumnae from any country in any field, under the age of 29. This application deadline is for holders of passports from mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macau. Everyone else should apply by the September deadline.

The Schwarzman Scholars Program supports leadership development & a special one-year Master’s program at Tsinghua University in Beijing. The 200 scholars chosen annually for this highly selective program will work towards a Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing—one of China’s most prestigious universities. As individuals who want to have a positive impact on the world, the Stephen A. Schwarzman Scholars will be selected based on their academic credentials, extracurricular interests and leadership potential.

Get advice on your application by booking a Fellowships advising appointment, available year-round, and via telephone/video chat.

Service, Postgraduate, International Student

Immigrant Justice Corps Community Fellowships - direct application deadline

May 22, 2022
Eligible: applicants must be eligible for work authorization in the U.S. for the full two years of the fellowship (DACA recipients are welcome to apply to Immigrant Justice Corps, and comprise a significant percentage of the Fellows named each year). They must speak another language in addition to English (Spanish is in the highest demand, but Fellows who speak Mandarin, Haitian Creole, French, Arabic, Korean, and Urdu have been named). You may apply as a college senior or during the year after graduation (in spring 2022, members of the classes of 2020, 2021, and 2022 are eligible to apply).

Each year Immigrant Justice Corps awards two-year Community Fellowships to exceptional seniors and recent college graduates with the linguistic skills, passion, and cultural competency to work with diverse immigrant communities. IJC trains Fellows to be experts in immigration law and advocacy. Community Fellows conduct outreach, screen, and aid immigrants with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”), Temporary Protected Status (“TPS”), Green Card, citizenship applications, and more. Community Fellows become Board of Immigration Appeals Partially Accredited Representatives and are placed in community-based organizations in and around New York City and in other states. IJC Fellows serve for two years and are provided a full salary and benefits.

Questions?  Any prospective Wellesley applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team by dropping in virtually to Fellowship Pop-Ups (see events listings) or by booking an appointment as available through Handshake.  

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate, Service

Rhodes Scholarship: Global Competition - campus deadline to declare interest

Jun 23, 2022
Rising seniors, current seniors, and alumnae from any country not included in another Rhodes competition (see official website for details), who meet the official eligibility criteria.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act.  One of the oldest and most prestigious international awards, Rhodes Scholarships provide full funding for postgraduate study in any field at the University of Oxford.  For the first time in 2018, Rhodes Scholarships were opened to citizens of any country, through the creation of the Global Competition for the Rhodes.

Interested Wellesley candidates in the class of 2023 or earlier, who are not eligible to apply through one of the other Rhodes competitions (find the list here) should declare their interest in applying for Wellesley's nomination for the Global Rhodes competition in 2022 by this date (find further details via Wellesley Career Education's resources for Rhodes applicants).

*Please note that while only Rhodes applicants in the Canadian, Global, and US competitions need first secure Wellesley's nomination for the Rhodes, Kate Dailinger, of Career Education, is delighted to talk with any Wellesley student or alumna interested in applying for the Rhodes (simply book a Fellowships advising appointment via Handshake, to talk in person or via telephone/video chat, year 'round: it's wise to plan ahead, as it takes time to put together a strong application, and many Rhodes deadlines fall at busy seasons when advising appointments fill up fast...)

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Postgraduate

Quad Fellowship - EXTENDED direct application deadline

Jun 30, 2022
Eligibility: applicants must be at least 18 years of age at the time of application be citizens or legal permanent residents of Australia, India, Japan, or the United States; have a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in a STEM field by August 2023; and have a demonstrated record of superior academic achievement at the undergraduate level. If applicants are currently enrolled in a Master's or PhD program, they may apply if they will be enrolled in a qualified academic program during their time as a Fellow (i.e., August 2023 - May 2024)

The Quad Fellowship will sponsor 100 exceptional American, Japanese, Australian, and Indian master’s and doctoral students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to study in the United States. The fellowship will develop a network of science and technology experts committed to advancing innovation and collaboration in the private, public, and academic sectors, in their own nations and among Quad countries. The program will build a foundational understanding among Quad Scholars of one another’s societies and cultures through cohort-wide trips and robust programming with each country’s top scientists, technologists, and politicians.

The Quad Fellowship offers a unique combination of financial benefits, cross-cultural exchange, networking, and content programming. Each Quad Fellow will receive a one-time award of $50,000 which can be used for tuition, research, fees, books, room and board, and related academic expenses (e.g., registration fees, research-related travel). All Quad Fellows are eligible to apply for separate demonstrated needs-based funding of up to $25,000 to cover costs related to completing graduate-level studies.

*Prospective Wellesley applicants for the Quad Fellowship are warmly encouraged to reach out to the Fellowships team for advice: book a Fellowships advising appointment via Handshake, drop in online to Virtual Fellowship Pop-Up Advising (see Career Education events listings for details), and/or email us at fellowships@wellesley.edu. We'd love to talk with you! And don't miss Career Education resources for graduate/professional study.

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Wellesley optional priority draft deadline for fall deadline post-grad fellowships

Jul 25, 2022
Those planning to postgraduate fellowships with deadlines that fall between August 20 and December 31, 2022.

Plan ahead and give yourself a head-start! 

July 25 is the optional priority deadline for Wellesley applicants for postgraduate fellowships with deadlines that fall between August 20 and December 31, 2022: if you submit drafts through this Google form by the July 25 deadline you are guaranteed feedback before the relevant deadlines, and you'll get priority in the booking of advising appointments.

(Applicants who miss the draft deadline will be accommodated time-permitting, after those who met the deadline.)

*Please note that RHODES and MITCHELL Scholarships' rules prohibit applicants from seeking or receiving feedback of any kind on their essays, but the resume or list of activities and awards MAY be discussed, along with advice on choice of recommenders, plans for study at Oxford, etc. Note, too, that some Rhodes competitions may have deadlines on or before July 25. Please plan ahead, and best of luck!

Research/Gradschool, Travel, Postgraduate

U.S. Rhodes Scholarship - campus application deadline

Aug 24, 2022
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae in any field who are U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or current DACA recipients.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act.  Each year, there are thirty-two Scholarship available for the United States, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.

Any prospective Wellesley applicants are warmly encouraged to seek advice ahead of time from Kate Dailinger of Wellesley's fellowships office. Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in August, September, and October and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Advising appointments are available via Handshake all summer long: book an appointment before August 1st and beat the rush! 

Pro tip: your future self will thank you if you meet the optional campus draft deadline at the end of July: get advice on your proposed course of study, resume, and choice of recommenders!

Research/Gradschool, Travel, Postgraduate

Marshall Scholarship - campus application deadline

Aug 24, 2022
Eligible: graduating seniors and recent alumnae in any field who are U.S. citizens.

Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Up to forty scholars are selected each year to study at the graduate level at an UK institution in any field. As they gain a lasting understanding of British society, Marshall Scholars strengthen the enduring relationship between the British and American people, their governments and their institutions. Scholars’ direct engagement with Britain through its best academic programs contributes to their personal growth and ultimate success.

Any prospective applicants are encouraged to seek advice ahead of time from Kate Dailinger of Wellesley's fellowships office: https://www.wellesley.edu/careereducation/fellowships-and-scholarships.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead-- advising appointments are available all summer long, via telephone and video chat, as well as in person: book a summer appointment now!

Research/Gradschool, Travel, Postgraduate

Mitchell Scholarship Program - campus application deadline

Aug 24, 2022
Eligible: graduating seniors and recent alumnae in any field who are U.S. citizens.

The Mitchell Scholarship Program, named to honor former US Senator George Mitchell's pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, is designed to introduce and connect generations of future American leaders to the island of Ireland, while recognizing and fostering intellectual achievement, leadership, and commitment to community and public service. Up to twelve Mitchell Scholars are chosen annually for one year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Any prospective applicants are encouraged to seek advice ahead of time from Kate Dailinger of Wellesley's fellowships office: https://www.wellesley.edu/careereducation/fellowships-and-scholarships.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead-- advising appointments are available all summer long, via telephone and video chat, as well as in person: book a summer appointment now!  

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Canada Rhodes Scholarship - campus application deadline

Aug 24, 2022
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae in any field who are Canadian citizens.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act.  Each year, there are eleven Scholarships available for Canadians, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.

Any prospective Wellesley applicants are warmly encouraged to seek advice ahead of time from Kate Dailinger of Wellesley's fellowships office. Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in August, September, and October and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Advising appointments are available via Handshake all summer long: book an appointment before August 1st and beat the rush! 

Pro tip: your future self will thank you if you meet the optional campus draft deadline at the end of July: get advice on your proposed course of study, resume, and choice of recommenders!

Research/Gradschool, Travel, Postgraduate

Fulbright U.S. Student Program - campus application deadline

Aug 24, 2022
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae in any field who are U.S. citizens.

The Fulbright US Student Program provides grants to increase cultural ties and mutual understanding between Americans and communities abroad. Fulbright Grants offer you many terrific postgraduate opportunities—from scientific research to the practice of an art to the teaching of English, in more than 140 countries. 

This is the deadline by which to apply for the Fulbright with the support of the Wellesley Fulbright committee.  You can apply directly for the Fulbright, but why not get help if you can? Any prospective applicants are encouraged to seek advice ahead of time from Kate Dailinger or Caitlin Roberts-Donovan of Wellesley's fellowships office: https://www.wellesley.edu/careereducation/fellowships-and-scholarships.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead--advising appointments are available all summer long: book a summer appointment now!

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Schwarzman Scholars - deadline for global competition

Sep 20, 2022
Eligible: graduating seniors and recent alumnae from any country in any field.

The Schwarzman Scholars Program supports leadership development & a special one-year Master’s program at Tsinghua University in Beijing. The 200 scholars chosen annually for this highly selective program will work towards a Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing—one of China’s most prestigious universities. As individuals who want to have a positive impact on the world, the Stephen A. Schwarzman Scholars will be selected based on their academic credentials, extracurricular interests and leadership potential.

Get advice on your application by booking a Fellowships advising appointment, available year-round, and via telephone/video chat as well as in person.

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate, Travel

Mitchell Scholarship - alumnae direct application deadline

Sep 30, 2022
Eligible: graduating seniors and recent alumnae in any field who are U.S. citizens.

The Mitchell Scholarship Program, named to honor former US Senator George Mitchell's pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, is designed to introduce and connect generations of future American leaders to the island of Ireland, while recognizing and fostering intellectual achievement, leadership, and commitment to community and public service. Up to twelve Mitchell Scholars are chosen annually for one year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland.  Please note that rising seniors are required to apply through the Wellesley campus process, but that alumnae must apply directly.

Any prospective applicants are encouraged to seek advice ahead of time from Kate Dailinger of Wellesley's fellowships office: https://www.wellesley.edu/careereducation/fellowships-and-scholarships.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead-- advising appointments are available all summer long via telephone and video chat: book a summer appointment now!

International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Thomas J. Watson Fellowship - campus deadline

Oct 3, 2022
Eligible: graduating seniors in any field from any country.

The Thomas J. Watson Fellowship offers graduating seniors a one-year grant for independent study and purposeful travel and exploration outside of the United States, to enhance their capacity for resourcefulness, imagination, openness, and leadership and to foster their humane and effective participation in the world community.  

Any prospective applicants are encouraged to seek advice ahead of time from Kate Dailinger of Wellesley's fellowships office: https://www.wellesley.edu/careereducation/fellowships-and-scholarships.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in September and October and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Advising appointments are available all summer long, via telephone and video chat, as well as in person: book a summer appointment and beat the rush! 

Travel, Postgraduate

Luce Scholars Program - campus application deadline

Oct 3, 2022
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae in any field who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

The Luce Scholars Program was launched by the Henry Luce Foundation in 1974 to enhance the understanding of Asia among potential leaders in American society. The program provides stipends, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia for 15-18 Luce Scholars each year. The program is unique among American-Asian exchanges in that it is intended for young leaders who have had limited experience of Asia and who might not otherwise have an opportunity in the normal course of their careers to come to know Asia.

Any prospective applicants are encouraged to seek advice ahead of time from Kate Dailinger of Wellesley's fellowships office: https://www.wellesley.edu/careereducation/fellowships-and-scholarships.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in September and October and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Advising appointments are available all summer long, via telephone and video chat, as well as in person: book a summer appointment and beat the rush! 

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Postgraduate

Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program at Stanford - expected direct application deadline

Oct 5, 2022
Graduating seniors and recent graduates, in any field and from any country.

The Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program is an exciting new scholarship and leadership development program which seeks to prepare leaders to address global challenges in the 21st century and beyond! With applications launched for the very first time in 2017, each year the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program will identify a group of up to 100 high-achieving students from around the world with demonstrated leadership and civic commitment to receive full funding to pursue any graduate or professional degree in any field offered at Stanford, with the goal of developing a new generation of global leaders. 

Eligible are citizens of any country, applying for any graduate or professional degree offered at Stanford. Applicants this year must have received their bachelor's degree in 2016 or later; graduating seniors are also eligible. For full details and how to apply, see the official website: https://knight-hennessy.stanford.edu/

Although there is no campus application process for the Knight-Hennessy, Wellesley applicants are warmly encouraged to book a Fellowships advising appointment to discuss application strategy, get feedback on drafts, etc. Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in September and October and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Advising appointments are available all summer long, via telephone and video chat, as well as in person: book a summer appointment and beat the rush! 

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Gates Cambridge Scholarship - expected direct application deadline for US applicants

Oct 12, 2022
Eligible: seniors and graduates, in any discipline and from any country except the UK

Gates Cambridge Scholarships support graduate study in any discipline at the University of Cambridge. Details and application, plus helpful videos, via: www.gatescambridge.org.

Deadlines for study beginning in 2023-24 (check the program's website for full details):

  • for US citizens normally resident in the US: expected to be October 12, 2022
  • for citizens of other countries than the UK, and US citizens normally resident outside the US: expected to be December 1, 2022, or January 5, 2023, depending on the proposed course of study at Cambridge (these are expected deadlines: see the Gates website for the most up-to-date information)

**Deadlines are usually noon Cambridge time (7am Wellesley time): please see the official website for details.  Not sure it's worth applying? See what Thai-Catherine Mathews '14 has to say!

Interested Wellesley applicants are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger of Career Education (she did her own graduate work at Cambridge!): drop in online to Fellowships Pop-Ups (see Events listings on this website or search Handshake events for "Pop up") or book a Fellowships appointment with Kate via Handshake. *It's a great idea to plan ahead: these deadlines fall at the same time as many others, so advising spots fill up quickly... Career Education offers graduate school resources & advising--don't go it alone!  Note that July 25 is the optional priority deadline for Wellesley applicants for postgraduate fellowships with deadlines that fall between August 20 and December 31, 2022: if you submit drafts through this Google form by the July 25 deadline you are guaranteed feedback before the relevant deadlines, and you'll get priority in the booking of advising appointments.

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate, Fellowship

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF GRFP) - expected direct application deadline

Oct 21, 2022
Eligible: graduating seniors and recent grads who are U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents, applying for or in one of the first two years of study in an eligible graduate program.

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships (NSF GRFP) support up to three years of graduate study in the sciences and social sciences at a U.S. institution. Application Deadline(s) vary according to proposed field of study (& are 5 p.m. local time at applicant’s mailing address).  These are expected deadlines (please see the program website for updates and details):

  •      October 17, 2022 - Life Sciences
  •      October 18, 2022 - Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Materials Research, Psychology, Social Sciences, STEM Education and Learning
  •      October 20, 2022 - Engineering
  •      October 21, 2022 - Chemistry, Geosciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physics and Astronomy

Read their NSF 101 about the GRFP, and check the website for full details at https://www.nsfgrfp.org. While you're there, don't miss helpful FAQs and application tips

Note that July 25 is the optional priority deadline for Wellesley applicants for postgraduate fellowships with deadlines that fall between August 20 and December 31, 2022: if you submit drafts through this Google form by the July 25 deadline you are guaranteed feedback before the relevant deadlines, and you'll get priority in the booking of advising appointments.

Questions?  To complement conversations you should be having about your application with your research/academic mentors in the field, prospective Wellesley applicants are most welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team, at our Pop-up Advising (see Events listings on this website), through appointments as available through Handshake, email us at fellowships@wellesley.edu.  If we can't answer your questions, you can email  info@nsfgrfp.org or call them toll-free:  1-866-673-4737  (8:30am-5:30pm ET).

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans - direct application deadline

Oct 27, 2022
Eligible: graduating seniors and graduates whose birth parents were born outside of the US as non-US citizens. You might have been born in the US or be a naturalized citizen, adopted from abroad, a Green Card holder, granted asylum or refugee status in the US, or have graduated from high school & college in the US (including current and past DACA recipients). You must be 30 year old or younger as of the application deadline and planning to be enrolled in graduate school full-time in the 2023-2024 academic year.

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans support up to two years of graduate/professional study in any discipline at universities in the United States. Find details at www.pdsoros.org/, including about eligibility. (Please note the deadline for this fellowship is 2:00 pm EST.)

Did you know? Nneoma Nwogu '10Sanja Jagesic '08, and Dana Im '10 all won the Soros, and there were Wellesley finalists for the Soros in 2017-18 and 2018-19! Might the next Wellesley Soros Scholar be you?

Questions?  Any prospective Wellesley applicants are warmly encouraged to seek advice from the Fellowships team at Fellowship Pop-ups (details via Events listings) or through appointments as available through Handshake. 

Travel, International Student, Postgraduate

Interac - expected fall direct application deadlines

Nov 1, 2022
Eligible: rising seniors and alumnae who are native English speakers; teaching experience and basic Japanese is a plus.

Interac is Japan's leading private provider of Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs). Our highly motivated and qualified teachers serve thousands of schools and boards of education throughout every region of Japan, working with children from kindergarten to high school.

**Please note that Interac accepts applications year-round but recruits annually in the spring (apply by early November) and fall (apply by early May).

Benefits: monthly stipend, help arranging housing; housing and airfare costs are not covered.

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team Virtual Pop-ups or through appointments as available through Handshake.

Research/Gradschool, Travel, Postgraduate

Saint Andrew’s Society of New York Graduate Scholarship - campus deadline

Nov 7, 2022
Eligible: graduating seniors in any field who are U.S. citizens, of at least some Scottish descent, can demonstrate financial need, and reside in New England, New York, New Jersey, or Pennsylvania.

In recognition of the benefits of higher education, the Saint Andrew’s Society provides a scholarship for American students of Scottish heritage to study in Scotland for a year after college graduation.

Did you know? Meredith Santaus '16 and Natalie Marshall '20 won the Saint Andrew's to pursue their master's degrees in Scotland.  Could you be next?

Any prospective Wellesley applicants are warmly encouraged to seek advice ahead of time from Kate Dailinger of Career Education: chat with her at Fellowship Pop-ups (details via the Events listings on this website) or book an appointment via Handshake.

Research/Gradschool, Travel, Postgraduate

Michel David-Weill Scholarship for graduate study at Sciences Po - campus deadline

Nov 14, 2022
Eligible: graduating seniors in any field (including but especially Economics) who are U.S. citizens.

Named for Michel David-Weill, an alumnus of Sciences Po and former chairman of Lazard Frères investment bank, this scholarship provides an American student seeking to pursue a Masters degree at Sciences Po with a stipend of approximately $80,000 to cover the cost of attendance (tuition and living expenses) over the course of two years. Wellesley is one of a limited number of partner institutions invited to nominate one candidate to the national competition each year. Apply for the Scholarship and for the degree program of your choice at Sciences Po by the Wellesley deadline.

Prospective Wellesley applicants are encouraged to seek advice ahead of time from Kate Dailinger: drop by Fellowships Pop-Up advising (see Events listings on this website for details), or book an appointment via Handshake. Advising appointments are available year-round,via Zoom.

Research/Gradschool, Service, Undergraduate

Truman Scholarship - campus deadline

Dec 5, 2022
Eligible: current juniors who are U.S. citizens or nationals.

The Truman Scholarship supports the graduate education and professional development of outstanding young people committed to public service leadership. This scholarship provides funding toward senior year and graduate school (up to $30,000) for juniors committed to careers in public service.

Did you know? Emily Moss '19 won the Truman in 2018!

You don't have to go it alone: drop in to Fellowship Pop-Up Advising (see Events listings on this website), or talk things over with Kate Dailinger at Career Education.  Why not beat the rush by booking an appointment via Handshake to talk over the summer via Zoom?

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Service, Postgraduate

Gates Cambridge Scholarship - expected deadline for international students

Jan 5, 2023
Eligible: seniors and graduates, in any discipline and from any country except the UK

Gates Cambridge Scholarships support graduate study in any discipline at the University of Cambridge by citizens of any country other than the UK. Details, application, and helpful videos via: www.gatescambridge.org

Deadlines for study beginning in 2023-24 (check the program's website for full details):

  • for US citizens normally resident in the US: expected to be October 12, 2022
  • for citizens of other countries than the UK, and US citizens normally resident outside the US: expected to be December 1, 2022, or January 5, 2023, depending on the proposed course of study at Cambridge

**Deadlines are usually noon Cambridge time (7am Wellesley time): please see the official website for details.  Not sure it's worth applying? See what Thai-Catherine Mathews '14 has to say!

Interested Wellesley applicants are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger of Career Education (she did her own graduate work at Cambridge!): drop in online to Fellowships Pop-Ups (see Events listings on this website or search Handshake events for "Pop up") or book a Fellowships appointment with Kate via Handshake. *It's a great idea to plan ahead: these deadlines fall at the same time as many others, so advising spots fill up quickly...