Minerva provides an intensive four-year undergraduate education, designed to prepare students for success in today’s rapidly changing global context. Combining a global residential experience with rigorous academics and practical experience, Minerva is the first university experience built for the 21st century.
We invite African Chess Confederation Federation representatives to nominate their top students for this unprecedented university experience.
To further our organizations shared commitment to fostering educational opportunity, and cultivating the leaders of tomorrow, Minerva and ACC will also collaborate on to bringing Chess-in-Schools programing to schools across Africa.
Nominees will be invited to a unique admissions process:
No SATs or other standardized tests
No application fee
No quotas of any kind
Minerva's unique and 100 % merit-based admissions process evaluates students holistically, acknowledging their potential rather than their access opportunities. The result is the most diverse in higher education, with ~80% of Minerva students coming from outside the United States.
Tuition is already a quarter of that at other highly-selective institutions, but Minerva goes further, offering need-based financial aid to enable any admitted student to attend, regardless of where he or she comes from.
Meet Minerva students, staff and faculty and have your questions answered live at our online information sessions.