There are seven different ways to enter the Robertson selection process:

High School Candidate

United Kingdom

African Leadership Academy

New Zealand


Admissions Referral

The Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill undergraduate admissions offices refer strong candidates to the Robertson Program. All students who apply for admission to Duke and/or UNC will automatically be considered for merit scholarships. If you are referred to the Robertson Program through this process, we will contact you in February with further details.

Note that applying directly through the Robertson Scholars application is the only way to ensure that the student’s materials will be reviewed by our selection committee.

First Year

  • This process is for current first-year students at Duke and UNC. Transfer students are not eligible to apply.
  • Apply directly through the Robertson online application
  • Deadline: TBD