UT Dallas supports its chess team through competitive scholarships. Students may apply by submitting a recruitment form directly to the program director after reading the important information here.
Visit the scholarship details page for more information.
To Apply: Complete the Recruitment Form to be contacted by our chess team recruiter.
Ideally, applicants will start reading this webpage during the spring semester (March-May) a year before a scholarship is to be awarded.
Students who receive a chess scholarship will be informed of their award soon after being admitted to UT Dallas.
November 15: To guarantee an admission decision prior to the March 31 deadline, applicants should submit a completed application for admission with all required materials prior to November 15.
January 15: Priority consideration for scholarships is given to students who are admitted to the University by January 15.
Review the international freshman or international transfer requirements in order to schedule TOEFL or SAT exams in advance. Academic performance must be high and students should plan to study extra for the SAT verbal portion, or take the SAT a second time to improve their scores.
International applicants should also make time to submit visa paperwork after they are accepted to UT Dallas.
Titled Players: International Masters and Grandmasters are invited to contact Jim Stallings. The U.S. Chess Federation rule restrictions for titled players, such as International Masters and International Grandmasters, have been amended to allow older students to compete on college chess teams. For more information, see chess eligibility.