Candidates must have demonstrated a high degree of experience and professional competence in urban studies research or urban policy practice. Candidates are expected to have attained a university diploma equivalent to the American Bachelor of Arts or Science degree and to be capable of carrying out independent research and inquiry. A high degree of English fluency is required as demonstrated by a score of 600 or higher on the TOEFL exam.
There are no restrictions as to nationality (except that U.S. citizens are excluded from eligibility). Fellows are strongly encouraged to attend the annual International Fellows in Urban Studies Conference prior to their fellowship year and are warmly invited to participate in subsequent annual conferences.