All participants must be fluent in English, as the program will be presented only in English. Participants whose first language is not English must provide a language proficiency certificate and will be interviewed by a member of the Selection Committee.

Participants do not need to have an educational background in bioethics, but they should be able to demonstrate an interest in the issues described in the program. The following are encouraged to apply:

  • University Students
  • Professionals
  • Low and Middle-Income Country Students and Professionals


Your application must include:

  1. A resumé
  2. A brief statement of interest outlining why you are interested in attending the summer school
  3. A letter of recommendation from a professor, teacher, or an advisor
  4. Most recent transcript
  5. Optional: a published paper or an article
  6. A language proficiency certificate
  7. Partial scholarship essay


Participants who are applying for a partial scholarship must include a 300-500 word statement describing how they will benefit from it. The winners will be notified a couple of days after applying.

The DEADLINE to apply for partial scholarship consideration is May 15, 2019. Partial scholarship applications received after this deadline will be reviewed if additional partial scholarship funds are available.

We encourage participants to also seek financial assistance from their home educational institutions to cover expenses.

All documents should be sent as an attachment via email to the Executive Director, Dr. Ana Lita, at applicants@globalbioethics.org, or by fax: 212.661.4188. For more inquiries, please call: 212.687.3324.


Register for the program only if your application has been accepted.

Early Registration:
Reduced Fees – DEADLINE: May 1st
Regular Registration:
Non-U.S. Citizens – DEADLINE: June 15th
U.S. Citizens – DEADLINE: July 1st


Non-US citizens must apply for a visa as soon as they are accepted. Participants are strongly advised to contact the American Embassies in their countries in order to complete visa requirements.

To submit the completed application please contact Dr. Ana Lita at applications@globalbioethics.org, by phone: 212.687.3324 and by fax: 212.661.4188

Once applicants are accepted, they must pay the entire registration fee in order to attend the program. Full payment of the program fee is due 10 days after receiving a letter of acceptance. 


There is a non-refundable fee of $30 for the application process. Please submit this along with the rest of your application materials.


In addition to the registration fees listed above, some other expenses may include field trips, organized group dinners, and course-related equipment. We recommend that students have at least $100 for these additional expenses.


Participants are advised to check with their home institutions for information about securing financial assistance or scholarships from their school or outside sources.


Participants who pay and later withdraw from the program are subject to the following refund schedule:

  • 75% of the program fee is refunded if withdrawal notification is received before June 20. 
  • 50% of the program fee is refunded if withdrawal notification is received between July 15th and July 25.
  • After July 25, no refund can be offered.