• August 28 - December 15, 2017
  • Partially Funded

Watson U applications are officially open for Fall 2017. Watson U is a program specifically designed for young social entrepreneurs and innovators from around the world.

College-aged innovators can apply for either our Semester Incubator Program (3.5 months) or the Full BS Degree Program (2.5 years).

Number of scholarships available: 5 Full-ride Fellowships, several more partially funded.


United States


Watson U is a new model of higher education designed to maximize the impact of the next generation. Promising young leaders from around the world are convened in Boulder, Colorado, where they start and advance ventures aimed at alleviating some of the world’s most urgent problems. The Watson experience consists of award-winning training, personal and professional mentorship, and exchanging of ideas within a rigorously selected community of young social entrepreneurs.

Students come to Watson U for one semester, or for the full degree program and receive an accredited Bachelor’s degree in Entrepreneurship through our academic partners. Watson U has graduated 67 alumni from 30 countries who have raised over $12.5 million and have impacted thousands of people around the world or the ventures they have founded/co-founded.


  • 18-23 year olds
  • For semester incubator program: young entrepreneurs from all over the world
  • For degree track must be US citizens or green card holders
Eligible Regions: Global

Application Process

Applications are now open for:

Fall Semester 2017 (August 28 – December 15, 2017, US & international students)
Degree Track (Starting Fall 2017, 2 years, US students & green card holders only)

Application Deadline: April 1, 2017

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