Eligibility & Admission

Applications are due Saturday, February 1. Access the online application form here.

Students selected as South Asian Scholars must be academically interested in studying in South Asia.  A selection committee scores applications to evaluate the depth of scientific knowledge and interest in performing research in South Asia. We anticipate selecting three South Asian Scholars this year.

Students applying must:

  • be in their sophomore or junior year
  • have earned and maintain at least a 3.0/4.0 GPA (Wesleyan equivalent 85.0/100)
  • major in Natural Sciences or Mathematics or COE
  • be willing to commit to the entire Research in South Asia program, including working full time for 10 weeks

The  application package must include:

  • a resume indicating previous research experience and interests
  • a personal statement describing career goals and expectations regarding the program
  • name of a possible mentor in South Asia or list areas of research interests
  • two letters of recommendation (including one from a Wesleyan faculty member)
  • the student's academic transcript
  • citizenship and passport details

Admissions are managed by the College of Integrative Sciences Director.