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 departments in the Graduate School listed under Fields of Study. Admission is contingent upon final approval by the admitting department and the Graduate School.

Application Requirements

  • Completed application
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Transcript from every college or university from which you have earned or expect to earn a degree
  • Most recent grades for courses in which you are currently enrolled, if not reflected on a transcript
  • Statement of academic purpose
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Copy of your current passport (if you are an international student)

Completed applications need to be received at least three months in advance of the start of the semester you wish to enroll as a visiting student in order to be considered.  Please email your application to nondegree@princeton.edu.