Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program for International Students at Stanford University

Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program for International Students at Stanford University

Are you a potential Knight-Hennessy Scholar at Stanford University? Pursue your graduate studies and shape your own experience as a Knight-Hennessy Scholar through the King Global Leadership Program.

Knight-Hennessy Scholars at Stanford University will be the world’s largest fully endowed scholars program. Every year, up to 100 high-achieving students from around the world will receive full funding to pursue any graduate degree at Stanford.

Students from around the world will receive full funding to pursue any graduate degree at Stanford, including the DMA, JD, MA, MBA, MD, MFA, MS, and Ph.D. programs, as well as joint- and dual-degrees.

Key Details

  • Award Amount: Fully-funded
  • Number of Awards: 100
  • Study level: Graduate
  • Submission Categories: Online
  • Application Deadline: The deadline to apply for the 2020 cohort is October 9, 2019.

Who May Enter

To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

All Citizens Welcome

  • The programs encourage applications to Knight-Hennessy Scholars from citizens of all countries. That’s natural since we expect Knight-Hennessy Scholars to have a global
  • They expect that over time about one-third of their 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 graduate study, you must hold the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree from a college or university of recognized standing.

All Graduate Programs at Stanford; Only for Graduate Degrees

  • You are eligible to apply to the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program if you are applying to enroll in any full-time graduate degree program at Stanford (for example, but not limited to, DMA, Eng, JD, MA, MBA, MD, MFA, MS, or D.) or if you plan on pursuing one of Stanford’s many joints- and dual- graduate degree options (for example, but not limited to, MD+PhD, JD+MA, MBA+MS).*

Check out full eligibility criteria at

Application Procedure

To participate, apply separately to Knight-Hennessy Scholars and the graduate school program of your choice. Apply Online

Required Documents

You must submit all Knight-Hennessy Scholars application materials in English.

  1. Background Information
  2. One page resumé
  3. Transcript(s)
  4. Standardized test scores
  5. Recommendation letters
  6. Short-answer responses
  7. Essays
  8. Video supplement (after submitting an application only): After you submit your online application, you will be able to access the video statement through your application status page. You have until December 11, 2019, at 1:00 pm Pacific Time to submit your video statement.
  9. In-person assessment (by invitation)

Award Description

The education of Knight-Hennessy Scholars is fully funded for any graduate degree at Stanford. Get more information visit this funding page.

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