The Thiel Fellowship is designed for young individuals aged 22 or younger who want to build new things instead of pursuing traditional education.

Thiel Fellowship 2024
Thiel Fellowship 2024

Founded by technology entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel in 2011, the Thiel Fellowship is a two-year program that allows fellows to skip or stop out of college to receive a grant and support from the Thiel Foundation’s network of founders, investors, and scientists.

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– Anyone aged 22 or younger can apply.

– Applicants may be students, but if selected, they will need to drop out of college to accept the Fellowship.

– Not eligible if you have received an undergraduate degree.

– No team applications; only individual applications are accepted.


– A $100,000 grant is available for successful fellows.

– Applications are accepted year-round, and individuals working on innovative projects are encouraged to apply.

Deadline: On a Rolling Basis