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Application Process

The India Summer School for Future International Development Leaders program is ideal for students desiring a field research experience that will enrich their professional and academic capacities related to international development, education, global health, the environment, cross-cultural communication, and social inclusion.

Program Eligibility:

  • Must be a graduate student from the United States. A limited number of students from Uppsala University in Sweden will be considered for the program as part of a program partnership.
  • Must have a demonstrated interest in international development, field research, and program management
  • Must have completed at least one graduate-level course in both microeconomics and statistics/research methods (by summer 2019) - exceptions made on a case-by-case basis, contact the Program Manager at sarah.burrichter@duke.edu

Program Application Deadline and Admissions Timeline:

  • December 17, 2018 - Rolling admissions begin for applicants with completed applications. Applicants will receive an admissions decision within 10 business days of their completed application.
  • January 14, 2019 - Final application deadline. Students will receive an admissions decision within 10 business days of their completed application.
  • A $500 confirmation deposit is required 3 weeks after the admissions decision is received or by January 25, 2019, whichever date is sooner.
  • March 25, 2019 - Final program balance due for all students.

Student team in India

Application Requirements:

1.   Completed application form.
2.   Current resume (PDF). Note: there is a place to upload this on the online application.
3.   Open-ended questions which are also included with the application form.
4.   Two letters of recommendation from people familiar with your professional, community service and/or academic work. References should send letters of recommendation directly to indiasspp@duke.edu.

For more information, please contact us via email.