The Alberto Vilar Global Fellowship in the Performing Arts was established by philanthropist Alberto Vilar and New York University to identify and support promising students of exceptional talent in the performing arts from around the world for two years of graduate education, training, and support. The Vilar Global Fellows participate in a rigorous curriculum of studies in their chosen program at the Graduate School of Arts and Science, The Steinhardt School of Education, or the Tisch School of the Arts, as well as a co-curricular program of seminars, master classes and mentoring related to the performing arts. The Fellows receive full tuition and housing for two years of graduate study leading to Master of Arts, Master of Music, Master of Fine Arts, Doctor of Philosophy degrees or an Advanced Certificate.
The Vilar Global Fellows program affords the opportunity for unencumbered artistic growth at one of New York University's outstanding graduate programs combined with the energy, vitality, and resources of New York City. NYU's campus is the city of New York itself. Fellows will augment their studies through involvement in the rich cultural life of one of the world's most exciting centers for the performing arts.