Deadline NYU deadline: October 1, 2018
Final deadline: November 1, 2018
Eligibility naturalized US citizen, green card holder, or born to parents who were not US citizens
Duration 2 academic years

Candidates must

  • Be a naturalized US citizen, a green card holder by the application deadline, born to parents who were not US citizens at the time of his/her birth, born outside of the US and subsequently adopted by American parents or eligible for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
  • Be 30 or younger as of the application deadline.
  • Be a college senior, hold a bachelor’s degree, or be enrolled in a graduate program but not have begun a third year of work.


The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans supports immigrants or children of immigrants who are pursuing graduate studies in the United States. Each fellowship supports two years of graduate study in any field and in any degree-granting program in the United States. The Fellowship program seeks students who have demonstrated creativity, originality, and initiative in one or more aspects of their lives.

NB: The October 1 campus deadline is a courtesy deadline for applicants who wish to receive advisement on their Soros applications. Nomination is technically not required, although the high level of competition here makes advisement useful.