Application and Admissions
Eligibility and Selection Criteria
The Yale World Fellows Program seeks applications from mid-career emerging leaders who have distinguished themselves within their own professions, regions, countries, or at an international level. Successful applicants uniformly possess the extraordinary qualities of mind and character that strong leadership requires. Candidates for the Fellowship must demonstrate themselves to be driving forces for action or effective catalysts of change. In significant ways and in significant arenas, each must show promise of a career trajectory of increasing responsibility and impact. World Fellows are selected from a wide range of fields and disciplines including government, business, nongovernmental organizations, religion, the military, media, and the arts. A selection committee aims to assemble a Fellowship group that is diverse, geographically balanced, and representative of a wide range of professions, talents, and perspectives. To learn more about the mission of the Program, please click here.
Criteria for selection include:
Preference may be given to candidates who have not had extensive educational or work experience in the United States, particularly at Yale.
The Yale World Fellows Program does not accept full-time students or full-time academics and does not award an academic diploma of any kind. The fellowship is designed for practitioners. If your primary occupation is student or scholar and you are interested in spending time at Yale, please directly contact the academic department that most closely aligns with your interests.