Is Tower Fellows Right For You?

Are you someone who is excited about taking a calculated risk and bold enough to jump in with both feet?
Curious & Open
Are you open to other ideas and perspectives and eager to step out of your comfort zone to explore, consider and experience new ways of thinking?
Are you eager to participate in and contribute to the unique multigenerational learning environment of The University of Texas at Austin?
Do you seek to be energized and positively impact others by making an enduring difference in your community and beyond?
Share The Experience With Your Spouse/Partner
The Tower Fellows Program is a full-time, immersive experience that also offers flexibility for Fellows to stay involved in family and community activities that are important to them. Fellows are encouraged to share their experience, exploration and inspiration with a spouse or partner as they begin their next chapter. All program social activities are open to families.

In addition, the Program offers a part-time and full-time option for spouses and partners.
Program Cost & Commitment
Time Commitment
We ask Fellows to make an almost full-time commitment to the program from for a full academic year, beginning in either August or January. This ensures that each Fellow can fully benefit from and contribute to the community of fellows and the university at large. Classes and scheduled events will require each fellow to be on the UT Austin campus for 20+ hours per week during the academic year.

Program Fees
Program fees for a full academic year are $60,000 for each fellow. A spouse or life partner who also participates as a full-time fellow can do so at the reduced program fee of $45,000.

The program fee covers all classes, official program lunches (1 per week), official program receptions (1 per week), special UT-Austin experiences (2 per month), as well as other program events such as colloquia, symposia, etc. On-campus parking is included. Books, class fees, class materials, tickets for sporting events, tickets for performing arts events, etc. are not included in the tuition.

Key Dates & Selection Process
Fellows will be selected based on how their participation in the program will shape their future life journeys. A record of successful collaborative efforts will be considered along with the knowledge, skills, and accomplishments of applicants. Consideration will also be given to what future Fellows will contribute to the cohort and the broader global community.

The Tower Fellows Program last a full calendar year and Fellows can start in either the Fall or Spring semester.

We are on a rolling admissions process and are currently considering Fellows for start dates in the upcoming Fall and Spring.

The first step in determining if the Tower Fellows Program is a good fit is to provide us with a brief personal profile using the format below. Once we receive and review your profile, we will contact you with information about next steps.

Download a copy of the Personal Profile at the following links:
- PDF version
- MS Word version

Why wait to get started on your next chapter? Call us at the number below for more information.

Get Started
The selection process begins with a phone call to discuss your goals and answer any questions you have about the program.

Megan Frisque
Tower Fellows Program
(512) 232 5985