First-Year Fellowship Circle
Pioneered in 2023, the First-Year Fellowship Circle connects a small group of first-year students with a diverse group of peer fellows and a faculty mentor in their field of interest. Through one-on-one mentorship, students will gain the research and writing skills to develop a proposal for a project or initiative that is uniquely yours. First-Year Fellows work with their fellowship coordinator to plan an aligned set of service and/or leadership experiences that will support this goal. In addition to group workshops, fellows will meet with seniors and/or alumni to learn how to bring together their coursework, self-directed research, and external opportunities initiatives. At the end of semester, fellows will present their work and gain a certificate of successful completion, with the option of carrying out their project independently in summer.
The fellowship runs during the spring semester. An announcement and instructions will be circulated during J-term. Applicants should have a strong first-semester record and brief recommendation from one of your professors, a developing record of community involvement, and an interest in connecting your studies to the wider world.
Charting Your Path: Global Awards Leadership Retreat
Charting Your Path is an intensive retreat designed to give highly motivated sophomores the space to envision future goals for academic and professional impact, develop application skills, and set goals to maximize their next two years at NYU Shanghai. Typically held in the spring of sophomore year, the event has prepared NYUSH fellows for prestigious application processes including the Rhodes Scholarship, Schwarzman Scholars, Knight-Hennessy Scholars, Fulbright, and many others. Previous retreats have taken place in a variety of locales: on campus, online, in Beijing, and on Chongming Island.
Accepted candidates typically have a GPA of 3.7 or higher, a record of leadership in student organizations or external service, and clearly-articulated passions for their academic and professional pursuits. Applicants must be committed to connecting their academics to interdisciplinary work and social impact.
Honors Application Development Program
The Office of Global Awards offers small-group, by-application workshops for juniors to begin crafting applications for major scholarships and fellowships in a supportive peer group. Participants will meet biweekly during the spring, with in-person and/or hybrid sessions according to students’ study-away locations. Four sessions cover: resumes and short answer questions, research statements, personal statements, and interview skills.
Eligibility: NYU Shanghai juniors with a minimum GPA of 3.7 or above and relevant leadership experience, or appropriate qualifications for the fellowship(s) to which you intend to apply. As part of the application, students will review a range of fellowships and demonstrate specifically how such an opportunity would help them grow as scholars and leaders in the future.