The Robertson Scholars Leadership Program is the only scholarship in the country that offers students access to the resources of two of the most highly regarded universities in the world – Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Although Robertson Scholars matriculate to only one university, they receive student privileges at both, including opportunities to pursue second majors and minors, enrol in courses, and participate in student activities. This unique “dual citizenship” allows Scholars a wide variety of choices throughout their four years.
Summer experiences are an essential component of the Robertson experience. The program’s unique three-part model (Community, Exploration, Launch) challenges Scholars to pursue both domestic and international experiences, explore and act on individual passions, and step outside of their comfort zone.
During the academic year, Scholars have the opportunity to participate in programs and activities designed to help them learn new skills, expand their academic and professional networks, and solidify their personal and professional goals.
Robertson Scholars have a variety of opportunities to form mentoring relationships with faculty and administrators at both universities, as well as with the staff of the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program.
- Students must apply for undergraduate admission to Duke and/or UNC-Chapel Hill the same year they apply to the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program;
- Students must apply to the school(s) of their choice by the respective Early or Regular deadlines;
- All international students from regions other than the U.K., Africa, New Zealand, and Australia, and students from these regions who do not meet our partner school requirements are eligible to apply for the Robertson Program and should complete the traditional High School application.
All students will be expected to have completed the pre-university curriculum in their country prior to enrolling at UNC-Chapel Hill. A complete transcript will have the courses you have taken and your grades/marks for each course.
All applicants are required to submit a statement from an official at their secondary school.
Applicants are required to submit SAT or ACT scores.
All non-US citizens and non-permanent resident students for whom English is not their first language must submit test scores to demonstrate their English proficiency. We will accept the TOEFL, IELTS or PTE.
- TOEFL minimum is 100
- IELTS minimum is 7.0
- PTE minimum is 68