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The application to join the 2025 cohort opens June 1, 2024.


Our dates and deadlines help you plan ahead for your applications.

Each incoming Knight-Hennessy scholar must also apply to, be accepted by, and enroll in a full-time Stanford graduate degree program(s).

If you have already been offered and deferred admission to enroll in a full-time Stanford graduate program(s) in 2025, or you are a Stanford PhD student who will start your PhD in 2024 and will begin your second year in 2025, then you must submit one application to Knight-Hennessy Scholars.

Otherwise, you must submit separate but concurrent applications; one to Knight-Hennessy Scholars, and one to your Stanford graduate degree program(s). This applies both to candidates seeking admission to their first Stanford graduate degree program, as well as to current Stanford graduate students adding a second graduate degree. 

Knight-Hennessy ScholarsStanford graduate degree program(s)
You will submit an application to Knight-Hennessy Scholars. The Knight-Hennessy Scholars application deadline is October 9, 2024, 1:00pm Pacific Time. The KHS application deadline is the same for all applicants, regardless of the Stanford graduate degree program to which you will apply.You will submit a completely separate application to your Stanford graduate degree program(s). Unlike the KHS application, which has a uniform deadline for everyone, the Stanford application deadline varies by program. Check with your desired program to confirm the deadline for KHS applicants. 

For KHS applicants applying to the Stanford MBA Program:

To meet the eligibility criteria for Knight-Hennessy Scholars (KHS), your MBA program application must be submitted by the Round 1 deadline. Only the Round 1 application deadline for the MBA program aligns with the admission timeline for KHS. Learn more about the MBA program deadlines here.