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Program Eligibility and Application Procedures


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The Santander Universities/Fordham Ethics and Society Scholarship is open to non-U.S. citizen students (U.S. citizens and permanent residents are not eligible) who have the academic qualifications to pursue graduate study (e.g., are currently enrolled in or have completed a graduate program). The Ethics and Society program serves students from a range of academic backgrounds, including, but not limited to Theology, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology/Anthropology, Law, Political Science, Public Health, Medicine, History, Economics, and Biology. Applicants must be proficient in English.

For detailed instructions, please download the Santander Scholarship Application Requirements and Instructions document.

Applications should include:

  1. Completed online application.
  2. A 500-1000-word Statement of Intent describing the reasons you would like to study Ethics and Society at Fordham University, how your previous training has prepared you for this experience, your intended course of study and how the experience relates to your future professional goals. Please be sure to indicate which track you are applying for. Please be sure to indicate that you are applying for the May 2017 Intensive Course.
  3. Resumé or curriculum vitae
  4. Official transcripts from previously attended post-secondary institutions. Transcripts must be submitted in English, or with a certified English translation.
  5. TOEFL scores or indication of English proficiency
    International applicants whose native language is not English are required to complete and submit to GSAS prior to matriculation their official scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). GSAS will also consider a student’s International English Language Testing System (IELTS)—Cambridge English Proficiency Level language testing results.
    Official TOEFL or IELTS scores should be sent directly by the testing service to the Office of Graduate Admissions, Fordham University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences – Code # 2259. Please consult the English Proficiency web page for additional information.
  6. Two letters of recommendation
  7. Estimated travel costs (if applicable)

All materials must be in English. Scholarship applications must be approved by the Fordham Ethics and Society program and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and are subject to fund availability.

For more information, please contact: Bryan Pilkington, Director of Academic Programs, Center for Ethics Education at, or (718) 817-0128.