Admission for Academic Year 2015-2016

Application Procedure:

Eligible degrees for the Chancellor’s Graduate Fellowship are:

  • Ph.D. programs in Arts and Sciences, including the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences
  • Ph.D. in Social Work and in Public Health Sciences
  • Master's programs in Art, Architecture, and Writing
  • J.D. - Law School Teaching Fellowship only

Please fill out your appropriate online application for admission first. Please be certain that you apply by your department’s application due date.  You will be prompted to apply for the Chancellor’s Graduate Fellowship when you submit your application for admission.

If you have applied for admission to any eligible graduate degree program other than the ones listed above (e.g., PhD programs in Business, Engineering), please fill out the online application for the Chancellor’s Graduate Fellowship >>.     

  • All applications must be submitted through the online process. No paper applications will be accepted.
  • All documents that are requested for upload must be in PDF format and must be free of social security numbers and birth dates. For transcripts from previous schools that you have attended, request an electronic copy that omits social security numbers and birth dates. You may also use white-out or a black marker to hide these identifiers before uploading transcripts.

The closing date for receiving completed Chancellor’s Graduate Fellowship applications is January 25, 2015.

Selection Criteria:

  • Students will be selected for the Chancellor’s Graduate Fellowship, who, in light of all pertinent academic qualifications, experiences and attributes, would contribute to the diversity of graduate education at Washington University. Students should have a strong interest in becoming a college or university professor.
  • The University believes that student body diversity entails many dimensions, and is advanced on campus by having a broad variety of cultural, socioeconomic, gender, racial, ethnic, geographical, philosophical/religious, and other distinctive backgrounds and perspectives (e.g., first generation college graduates, experience facing personal or financial hardship).
  • Students must have earned or be in the process of earning an undergraduate degree from a U. S. institution.