The program is open to all university and master's students and recent graduates (within approximately the last one to three years).
Participants must meet the following criteria:
- Must be at least 18 years old to participate
- Be a full-time university or master's-level student or a recent graduate from an accredited institution
- Have demonstrated a commitment to social justice issues within the university and local community
- Intellectually motivated to explore new academic frameworks and learn from others
- English language fluency (equivalent to a TOEFL score of at least 100, though the TOEFL is not required) Ã¢â‚¬â€œ all instruction, site visits and materials will be in English
- Travel visa eligibility; all participants must negotiate their own travel and visa procurement
- Complete application submitted by the deadline
Please note that obtaining travel and medical insurance is the responsibility of the individual participant. NYU Wagner will not cover health or travel-related issues. In addition, family housing requests, including spouses, partners and children not attending the program or event, cannot be accommodated.
The deadline to be considered for Early Admission is 12:00pm EST on Friday, February 21, 2014.
The deadline to apply for Regular Admission is 12:00pm EST on Friday, March 14, 2014.
Applications will be reviewed after the Regular Admissions Deadline of Friday, March 14, 2014, and participants will be selected based on the quality of their application and essays. Admitted students will be notified at the end of April 2014.
The most competitive applicants will demonstrate a commitment to social change through volunteerism and involvement in the university and community, particularly in leadership roles.
Please see the Eligibility Guidelines on this page for more information.
The tuition for the 2014 Global Social Change Leadership Institute is $4,500.
Tuition includes all instruction fees and materials, housing for the duration of the Institute, subway travel, continental breakfast and snacks, and entry fees for cultural site visits. Travel to and from New York City, transportation to and from the airport, and lunch and dinner are not included.
Applicants who are admitted will be sent an online payment form, and payments will be accepted via credit card only.
A nonrefundable deposit of $500 is due one week after you receive notification of acceptance. Failure to submit a deposit by the deadline may result in forfeiture of your position in the program. The full tuition balance for all participants is due by May 14, 2014.
Housing in NYU dormitories is included in program tuition. Housing is available from 3:00pm on July 12, 2014 through 11:00am on July 26, 2014.
Normal program fees are based on double occupancy dorm rooms. A limited number of single occupancy rooms are also available for an additional $370 per person.
Tuition for New York City residents and those who do not require housing:
For participants who are New York City residents and/or who do not require housing during the Institute, tuition is $3,786.
While we recommend that participants stay in the NYU dorms for an enhanced experience of the Institute, we recognize that participants may wish to stay with friends or family in New York City. For those who choose not to stay in the NYU dorm during the Institute, tuition is $3,786.
Participants can cancel on or before June 4, 2014 and receive 50% of their payment, less a $75 processing fee, refunded to their credit card.
There will be no refunds given for cancellations after June 4, 2014.
Six partial, needs-based tuition scholarships covering up to a maximum of 40 percent of the cost of tuition will be offered each year. Awards are based on financial need, the strength of the application, funding availability and the potential contributions the applicant can make to the GSCLI program and his or her employer, school or community back home.
We strongly encourage scholarship applicants to include in their applications whether they have funding support from their academic institution or employer.
Scholarship recipients are still responsible for covering the cost of travel to and from New York City, any visa fees, all airport transportation, lunch and dinner and the remaining tuition of the program. Tuition includes all instruction fees and materials, housing for the duration of the Institute, subway travel, continental breakfast and snacks, and entry fees for cultural site visits.
A scholarship application should be submitted with your admission application to receive consideration.