The application will start in January, 2018 and decisions will be issued on a rolling basis. The final application deadline is April 30th, 2018. Partial scholarships will be provided on a merit basis.

Once you create your online application account, please choose the "Non-degree Program" type and then you will be able to choose the "Data and Policy Summer Scholar Program". 

Application Materials

  1. Motivation statement in English (word limit: 300)
  2. One required short essay
  3. One-page résumé in English
  4. Undergraduate and/or graduate transcript
  5. TOEFL or IELTS score report
    Applicants who cannot provide the TOEFL or IELTS score report need to take an Academic English Proficiency Assessment via a conversation with a UChicago Language Center Staff.


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.