If you want to get a head start on planning your summer, you can apply early to the Summer Institute. Applying during the first or second decision rounds will give you more time to fundraise, apply for funding grants and relax knowing you have already been accepted.
There are three application windows, with three deadlines. Each deadline is a separate admissions cycle for the same Summer Institute, so you only need to apply to one of them. The earlier you apply, the earlier you will be notified of your admission status. An application that isn't approved in an early application window will automatically roll over for consideration in the next window.
How to Apply
Go to the Apply Now! page. First, download and review the Application Packet. Then, pay the $45 application fee via PayPal to access the EWH Application Dashboard page. Register to create an account and log in to your application Dashboard. Your Dashboard is where you will submit all of your application materials, answer application questions, and submit pre-program materials if you are accepted. You can log back in to your Dashboard at any time. You do not need to complete the application in one sitting.
If you would like to apply for EWH Financial Aid, be sure to answer "Yes" to that question on the first page of the application. Then the Financial Aid application will be added to your Dashboard and you will apply from there.
|Apply By||Hear Back by|
|November 1*, 2017||Early December|
|December 4, 2017||Before the New Year|
|January 22, 2018||Mid-February|
*DukeEngage applications are due on DE website at 12-noon!
SI 2018 Applications Open: October 1, 2017
Go to www.ewh.org/apply-now.
First Decision Deadline: November 1st, 2017
Early Decision deadline is also the final deadline for applicants through DukeEngage. DE applicants must have their applications in to the DukeEngage website by 12 noon on November 1.
Accepted applicants will be notified and EWH First Decision Financial Aid awards will be announced in early December. Pay $1000 deposit within 10 days of acceptance and submit other information to secure your spot!
Second Decision: December 4th, 2017
Accepted applicants will be notified and EWH Second Decision Financial Aid awards will be announced in before the New Year. Pay $1000 deposit within 10 days of acceptance and submit other information to secure your spot!
December - May
Third (final) Decision: January 22nd, 2018
Accepted applicants will be notified and EWH Final Financial Aid awards will be announced in mid-February. Pay $1000 deposit within 10 days of acceptance and submit other information to secure your spot!
This is also the final deadline to apply for EWH Financial Aid. Evaluate your remaining funding needs and request them from EWH. EWH cannot gaurantee any level of funding. Documentation of past fundraising efforts is viewed favorably when EWH determines awards.
10 Days Post-Acceptance
Accepted applicants must pay a $1000 deposit within 10 days of acceptance to secure their spot. Failure to pay the deposit moves the applicant to the bottom of the waiting list, and EWH cannot guarantee a spot on the program. EWH Financial Aid cannot be used towards the deposit.
There are a few other items to submit post-acceptance, including a photo and copy of passport. Now is also the time to schedule an appointment with your doctor and/or a travel doctor. EWH requires a physical exam, proof of vaccination (according to CDC recommendations for the program country), and proof of medical insurance. The medical form is due in April.
Once all participants have been admitted to their respective programs, they will receive a "Prep Packet" of information about their host country and program details, what to pack, etc.
April 1, 2018
Final Payments are due.
Medical Forms are due.
One Month Pre-Program
Once all participants have paid and confirmed their participation, they will receive a "Go Packet" of more detailed information about what to expect upon arrival, including a directory of program participants.