Knight-Hennessy Scholars will attract the most promising future leaders from all disciplines and geographies to Stanford University. Here, you will engage in a transformative experience comprising multidisciplinary education, leadership development, and achieving a global perspective.
We are designing the Knight-Hennessy Scholars admission process with the goals of allowing you to know yourself better, enabling us to understand you, and empowering you to make your best case for admission – all while making the admission process itself a great experience for you.
A Distinctive Opportunity
Roughly 2,000 graduate students enrolled at Stanford each year. All of you are amazing. 100 of you (75 in the second year) will be Knight-Hennessy Scholars. If you aspire to become a Knight-Hennessy Scholar, you’ll be in good company.
Are you a potential Knight-Hennessy Scholar at Stanford University? Below is a general listing of the eligibility factors.
All Citizens Welcome
We encourage applications to Knight-Hennessy Scholars from citizens of all countries. That’s natural since we expect Knight-Hennessy Scholars to have the global impact.
We expect that over time about one-third of our scholars will be from the U.S., and about two thirds will be from countries outside the U.S. Those numbers will fluctuate from year to year, since our goal is to admit the world’s very best students, regardless of location.
Did you earn a degree at an institution outside the U.S.? To be eligible for a graduate study, you must hold the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree from a college or university of recognized standing. See Stanford’s guidelines for minimum level of study. (For questions on this policy, contact the Office of Graduate Admissions, not the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program.
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