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The GCI Fellowship 2024

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Learn more about the 2024 Fellowship application at our next informational webinar on  January !

2024 Fellowship Application Webinar
📅 January 6, 2024 (Saturday)
🕘 1:30 PM UTC

You can also watch a recording of our informational webinar about the 2024 Fellowship application in November 2023 and January 2024 below.

January 2024

November 2023

Eligible Candidates

  • current freshmen/9th, sophomores/10th, or juniors/11th in secondary school at the time of application

    • Admissions preference may be given to applicants in 9th and 10th grades to more fully support their project development

  • committed to the full yearlong Fellowship, including attending the Summit in Scotland (July 20–28, 2024) in its entirety


  • advanced proficiency in English to fully participate in the program

    • If English is not the applicant’s first language or primary language of school, applicants must submit TOEFL iBT scores over 95 or equivalent


Apply If You Are

  • committed to developing your ethical leadership and communication skills

  • passionate about making a positive difference through service in your local community

  • eager to engage in discussions about global issues by speaking up and listening deeply

  • proud of your background and excited to build a lifelong, intercultural and global community

  • curious about creative ways of learning, such as Harkness® (Discussion-Based Learning) and Design Thinking Methodology

  • ready to tackle challenging social issues by applying academic rigor and dedication


Program Details

DATES: Saturday, July 20–Sunday, July 28, 2024 followed by continued work on a service project tackling a global issue in your local community through to the end of June 2025.


Participants are also expected to join virtual orientation sessions prior to the in-person program and continue to work on their service project tackling a global issue in their local community through June 2025.

  • Arrival: Saturday, July 20

  • Departure: Sunday, July 28

LOCATION: Summit at the University of St Andrews in Scotland and half-day excursions around the East Coast of Scotland

COST: US$5,900 includes Fellowship tuition, Summit room and board, all Summit transportation and pick up and drop off at the Edinburgh airport (EDI) or train station.

**Round-trip travel to Scotland is not included.

**A limited amount of financial support is available to those who qualify.

Application Components
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