Stanford a famous university in the USA announced Master’s and PhD scholarships for international students for the year 2024.
Stanford University Scholarships 2024-2025 are fully funded scholarships for international students. These scholarships are offered for master’s and doctoral studies. These scholarships cover full tuition fees, travel allowance, living allowance, and academic expenses.
You can learn more about Higher Education Scholarships in the USA for International Students at the USNWB Education Desk section.
Stanford University Scholarships 2024
The Knight Hennesy Scholars Program is one of the best scholarship programs in the world. Knight-Hennessy Scholars will attract the most promising future leaders from all disciplines and geographies to Stanford.
Here, you will engage in interdisciplinary education, develop leadership skills, and achieve a global perspective. Stanford University is ranked second in the 2019 QS World University Rankings by Best Universities. Stanford University offers 100 fully-funded scholarships to international students to study MA, PhD, MA, MBA, MFA, MD, and JD degrees.
All Knight-Hennessy Scholars apply and are selected for admission. Earning acceptance marks the beginning of a new journey toward greater leadership as a Knight-Hennessy Scholar; It is also the culmination of the effort you devote to your application.
Applying to Knight-Hennessy Scholars (KHS) isn’t just about checking off a list of requirements. There is no formula for admission, and there are no results, accomplishments, or stories that automatically qualify you for admission. Instead, the KHS application is an invitation to demonstrate how you can demonstrate the qualities we seek in ways that are unique and special to you.
There are two baseline eligibility requirements.
First, in addition to applying to Knight-Hennessy Scholars (KHS), you must apply to, be accepted by, and enroll in a full-time Stanford graduate degree program including, but not limited to, DMA, JD, MA, MBA, MD, MFA, MPP, MS, or PhD programs. You must meet at least one of the following four conditions:
- You are applying separately but concurrently to KHS and a full-time Stanford graduate degree program such that you will start both in the same year.
- You have already been offered and deferred admission to a full-time Stanford graduate degree program and will apply to KHS such that you will start both in the same year.
- You are a current Stanford graduate student who will apply to add a second full-time Stanford graduate degree program, such that you will start both KHS and the new program in the same year.
- You are a current Stanford PhD student in your first year of enrollment and will apply to KHS such that you will start KHS in your second year of PhD enrollment.
There are no quotas by discipline or program. Note that we will give priority consideration to those who will spend at least two years studying at Stanford.
Please note that a small number of Stanford graduate degree programs are not eligible for Knight-Hennessy Scholars:
- Applicants to the Honors Cooperative Program
- Applicants to the Master of Liberal Arts
- Applicants to the Doctor of Science of Law (JSD)
- Current Stanford students applying for coterminal graduate study
- Current Stanford PhD students adding an MA or MS degree in their current discipline
Last Date to Apply for Scholarship
The Knight-Hennessy Scholars (KHS) application to join the 2024 cohort is now closed. The KHS application to join the 2025 cohort will open in the summer of 2024.
Each new Knight-Hennessy Scholar must also apply for, be accepted and enroll in a graduate degree program at Stanford University.
Suppose you have already been offered admission and deferred to enroll in a full-time Stanford graduate program in 2024, or you are a doctoral student at Stanford who will begin doctoral study in 2023 and will begin your second year in 2024. In that case, you must submit one Application to Knight-Hennessy Scholars.
Otherwise, you must submit two separate but simultaneous applications; One for the Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program, and one for the Stanford University Graduate Program. This applies to candidates seeking admission to their first graduate degree program at Stanford, as well as to current Stanford graduate students who are adding a second graduate degree.
|Stanford graduate degree program
|You will submit an application to Knight-Hennessy Scholars. The Knight-Hennessy Scholars application deadline is October 11, 2023, 1:00pm Pacific Time. The KHS application deadline is the same for all applicants, regardless of the Stanford graduate degree program to which you will apply.
|You will submit a completely separate application to your Stanford graduate degree program. Unlike the KHS application, which has a uniform deadline for everyone, the Stanford application deadline varies by program. Check with your desired program to confirm the deadline for KHS applicants. Please note that KHS applicants must apply to the graduate program by December 1, 2023 or the program’s standard deadline, whichever is earlier.
|Stanford Degree Program
|1. Online application form
2. ResumeTranscript & Test Scores
3. Recommendation Letters
4. Short Answers & Essay
|1. Online application form
3. Transcript & Test Scores
4. Recommendation Letters
5. Essays/Personal Statements
6. Additional requirements vary by program; consult your graduate degree program directly
- Step 1: Create your two online applications as early as possible. You do not need to complete the application at once; you may save your progress and return as needed.
- Step 2: Enter your recommenders’ information in your two applications as early as possible. This allows your recommenders ample time to submit their letters.
- Step 3: Complete the various sections of the application, saving your progress as you go. Allow yourself ample time to prepare materials that may take longer to prepare, such as essays or personal statements.
- Step 4: Submit the online applications by their respective deadlines. (Note: You will not be able to edit your KHS application once you submit it, with the exception of test scores, recommenders, and your intended Stanford graduate degree program)
- Step 5: If your Stanford graduate program requires test scores and you receive new scores after submitting your KHS application, update test scores for Knight-Hennessy Scholars through your application status page.
- You must submit all Knight-Hennessy Scholars application materials in English via our online application. We do not accept materials sent via email or postal mail.
- We highly recommend that you apply using a current version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.
- For reference only, here is a PDF sample of the application for the autumn 2023 intake.
How to apply
Each Knight-Hennessy Scholar must also apply for, be accepted and enroll in a full-time Stanford graduate degree program. Unless you have already been offered and deferred admission to a full-time Stanford graduate degree program, or you are a first-year Stanford doctoral student applying to join KHS in your second year, you must submit two separate applications; One to Knight-Hennessy Scholars, and one to your desired Stanford graduate degree program.
Follow the following application instructions to win this scholarship:
(1) You must create an account here and start your online application.
(2) You must complete and submit the online application for admission (including personal and academic information, etc.). The university will ask for basic biographic and demographic details, as well as explanations of your activities and interests.
(3) You must submit the following documents:
- Provide an unofficial or self-reported transcript of your academic performance in college and, if applicable, graduate school for each institution you attended for an academic year or longer. If you are unable to provide an unofficial transcript, you may download the self-reported transcript template. Your transcript must, if applicable, include the degree conferred and the conferral date. We do not need transcripts from study-abroad experiences if those credits are included on your transcript.
- You will include a resume that frames your intellectual, personal, and professional background and accomplishments. Our rule is one page for every decade of experience after secondary school.
- Two recommendation letters. Know more about it here.
- Essay (You may submit a maximum total of 1,750 words for both essays combined) include that:
- Connect the dots. How have the influences in your life shaped you?
- How will you pursue your life’s calling? How will your Stanford education and your Knight-Hennessy Scholars experience to support this?
- Two short answer responses: Please tell us eight improbable facts about you. Please list three goals/objectives that you are working toward right now (being admitted to Stanford and/or being selected as a Knight-Hennessy Scholar can’t count as one of those goals).
- Video story: Your video can be no longer than two minutes in duration. If you only need 30 seconds to answer, that’s fine. There is no expectation or obligation for you to speak for the maximum time.
- In-person assessment.