Global Writing and Speaking Fellowship


​​The NYU Shanghai Global Writing and Speaking Fellowship enables accomplished individuals with a passion for teaching to provide academic support and enrichment to the students who make up NYU Shanghai's multicultural student body.


Learn more about this 10-month teaching and professional-development fellowship.

Info Sessions

Info Sessions

Info Sessions for the Writing and Speaking Fellowship will be held at the following times:

  • Monday, November 27, 2023, 9:00 AM (Beijing Time) / Sunday, November 26, 2023, 8:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time)
  • Tuesday, December 12, 2023, 9:00 PM (Beijing Time) / Tuesday, December 12, 2023, 8:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time)

Interested in joining an info session? Please sign up no later than 24 hours in advance before each session. We will email you a Zoom link prior to the start of the session.

Application Deadline

Regular Deadline: 11:59 PM, January 7th, 2024 (Beijing time, GMT+8)

Please email if you have any questions.


Frequently Asked Questions About the Fellowship
What is the Fellowship?

The NYU Shanghai Global Writing and Speaking Fellowship enables accomplished individuals with a passion for teaching to provide academic support and enrichment to the students who make up NYU Shanghai’s multicultural student body.

Fellows’ primary responsibility is to provide academic tutoring and support. In addition, Fellows develop their leadership, project management, and intercultural communication skills by collaborating with NYU Shanghai departments or programs to provide curricular and/or operational support. This might include mentoring student groups, developing support for students pursuing careers/graduate school, or launching new initiatives that contribute to intellectual life on campus. Fellows are immersed in a pioneering model of international higher education. Fellows are also invited to complete an independent writing project over the course of the academic year, with mentorship from a member of the NYU Shanghai Faculty.

Who is the ideal Fellow?

The Fellowship is designed for high-achieving young professionals from a variety of disciplines with an interest in education, leadership, and cross-cultural communication. Fellows have a demonstrated dedication to student learning and achievement and an interest in teaching. For more information please see the biographies of current Fellows here.

What are the application materials?

To apply for the NYU Shanghai Global Writing and Speaking Fellowship, candidates need to submit the following six application materials:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume (A resume is sufficient, even though the Interfolio application portal may ask for a CV).
  • Three letters of reference (two should be from faculty or research supervisors). Letter writers can still submit recommendation letters after the application deadline, but please encourage recommenders to submit as early as possible.
  • Transcript (Bachelor’s and, if applicable, Master’s - Unofficial transcripts are accepted during the application phase; official transcripts will be required if admitted).
  • Five-page sample of recent academic writing (may be an excerpt from a longer paper).
  • Essay responses with regard to teaching, English as a second language, professional development, etc. (Please see details in the Job Description).
What professional development opportunities does the Fellowship offer?

Fellows hone professional skills through a rigorous training and orientation program prior to the start of the fall term, as well as ongoing professional development throughout the year. By working closely with faculty members, fellows have the opportunity to deepen their knowledge in a particular subject area and develop their skills as teachers. During the program, fellows are given dedicated time to pursue a personal project with faculty mentorship. Projects can range from research to creative writing to program initiatives that help meet a need in the university.

Fellows have gone on to pursue a variety of educational and professional paths. For example, some have attended graduate programs at institutions such as NYU, Columbia University, Harvard University, UC Berkeley, and Yale University. Others have been inspired by their experience and have chosen to pursue careers in higher education administration at NYU and beyond.

Are there any other additional requirements?
  • Under the regulation of Chinese Laws, candidates should be Chinese citizens or native speakers of English. The definition of the term "native English speakers" will be delimited according to the specific regulations of the relevant Chinese authorities, and insurance of relevant legal documents for the Fellowship, if admitted, is subject to the local Chinese Immigration Policies.
  • Ideally, a non-Chinese candidate will obtain a physical diploma by the end of May 2024, and by June 2024 at the latest. If not, the immigration process may be severely delayed.
  • Accepted international candidates with fewer than two years of continuous formal teaching experience will be required to complete TEFL training and certification prior to the start of the Fellowship to obtain the work visa and permit. Expenses related to certification will be reimbursed by NYU Shanghai.
  • If you have any questions, email
What is the application process and timeline?
Time Events
January 7th Application submission deadline
Early to Late-February First round interviews with the ARC management team
Early to Mid-March Second round interviews with writing faculty
Late March All applicants notified of selection decision