There are multiple ways to enter the Robertson selection process:

High School Candidate

African Leadership Academy

New Zealand


Admissions Referral

The Duke University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill undergraduate admissions offices refer a limited number of exceptionally strong candidates to the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program. If you are referred to the Robertson Program through the process, we will contact you in February with further details.

All students who apply for admissions to Duke and/or UNC are automatically considered for merit scholarships. However, because the only way to guarantee that your materials are reviewed by our selection committee is to apply directly to the Robertson Program, we strongly encourage interested candidates to complete the online application.

Current Duke and UNC Students

  • 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: February 1, 2020