Daniel M. Sachs Scholarship at Princeton

The Sachs Scholarship was established in 1970 to commemorate Dan Sachs, an outstanding student and fine athlete who intended to enter public service. The purpose of the scholarship is to enlarge students’ experience of the world and foster the development of individuals whose life’s work is likely to serve the public good. The program was recently expanded to allow one graduate from Worcester College, Oxford to spend a year as a Visiting Student in the Graduate School at Princeton University. 


Students must be selected by the Scholarship Selection Committee at Worcester College to be considered for admission by the Graduate School. A Sachs Scholarship provides tuition, fees and stipend for one year. A Sachs Scholar enjoys all of the rights and privileges of a full-time enrolled graduate student with the exception of teaching appointments, which are not permitted for non-degree students. Sachs Scholars are eligible to apply for campus housing, but it cannot be guaranteed. Students may apply to study in any of the department or programs in the Graduate School listed under Fields of Study. Admission is contingent upon final approval by the admitting department or program and the Graduate School.

Application Submission Dates As early as six months, but no later than three months prior to your intended start date (See chart.)
Program Length One year - August through July
Application Fee None

Application Requirements

  • Statement of Purpose - brief statement describing your proposed plan of study

  • Resume or curriculum vitae    

  • Transcript from every college or university from which you have earned or expect to earn a degree

  • 3 Letters of recommendation - recommenders will submit letters through Slate

  • Copy of your current passport (name page only) - international applicants only

Visa Information

(International applicants only)

All international nondegree students must arrive in the U.S. with a valid F-1 or J-1 student visa. The Davis International Center will assist with the visa eligibility documents (I-20 for F-1 students or DS-2019 for J-1 students) after admission is offered.

Applicants who require additional accessibility assistance may contact [email protected].

The application for fall 2025 admission will open in February 2025.