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This page is for the Summer Institutes (Guatemala, Tanzania, Rwanda, Kenya, & Uganda). If you are applying to an Alumni program, the DTU Nepal program, or other Campus to Country programs, please visit those respective pages.

Window Apply By Hear Back by
First Decision November 15* Early December
Second Decision December 4 Before the New Year
Third (final) Decision January 22 Mid-February

*Duke Engage deadline is at noon

**Final deadline extended to January 31

Step 1: Download Application Packet

The application packet contains instructions, information for parents, detailed costs & schedule for each program country, sample Terms & Conditions, and a list of the application questions for both the admissions and the financial aid applications. After reviewing the application packet, return to the bottom of this page to pay the $25 application fee and access the "EWH Application Dashboard". You will create a login for the Dashboard, and return there for all SI-related submissions.

We may use your email address to contact you about the Summer Institute, but we will not share it with third parties or use it for any other purposes. If you have any questions about Summer Institute, please email us at

Fill out the form below to download the 2020 SI application packet.

Step 2: Access Application Dashboard

If you are a Duke Engage Student, apply here instead. All other applicants should follow the instructions below. 

To be eligible for the EWH Summer Institute, you are required to submit a $25 application fee to EWH. After you submit the fee online, you will be taken to the Dashboard page where you can create a login for your application.

To pay the fee online via Paypal (no Paypal account required):

1) Use the box and button at the bottom of this page to pay the fee via Paypal. Please indicate the name of the Summer Institute applicant in the box, which will make it clear which applicant the fee should be credited to. It is possible for the fee to be paid on behalf of the applicant by another party.

2) Follow the instructions on Paypal to make the $25 payment, either by credit card or Paypal account.

3) After successfully completing the payment, click on either the yellow box that reads "Return to Engineering World Health", or the blue box that reads "Return to Merchant" to access the EWH Dashboard. 

If you experience any difficulties, please contact EWH at

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