Program Overview

The University of Chicago Data and Policy Summer Scholar Program offers top global undergraduate and graduate students a 4-week unforgettable experience with rigorous interdisciplinary training on data analytics and public policy. Students will have full access to University of Chicago academic resources in the program. 

The program provides an opportunity for students from around the world to University of Chicago where they will be learning subjects such as Data Science, Public Policy, and English Writing and Communication. Outside of the classroom, students will attend information sessions and panels on various Masters programs at the University of Chicago, participate in various networking and extracurricular activities with current graduate students at the university.

Program Dates

July 16–August 10, 2018 (four weeks) at the University of Chicago


To enroll in the program, you must be at least 18 years old and have finished at least one year full-time study in an undergraduate institution by July 15, 2018. All applicants are required to complete an online application. Applicants will be notified of admissions decisions electronically on a rolling basis. We encourage you to apply as early as possible.

We will start accepting applications online in the first quarter of 2018. Please keep a close eye on the website update. 

Program Fees

The program fee for 2018 is $9,500. This includes all tuition, course materials, on-campus accommodations, meal plans, student health insurance, student life fees, and extracurricular fees. Travel costs are not included. Partial scholarships will be provided for top applicants based on the quality of their application.