CGI U Application Checklist
Step 1: Identify the type of CGI U application to submit.
Students interested in attending CGI U can apply as either an individual or a group.
Individual: A student may apply to attend CGI U as an individual. This student makes a Commitment to Action that he or she will carry out individually, or applies to attend CGI U as the sole representative of a larger organization.
Group: Up to three students may apply to attend CGI U as a group. These students collaborate on a Commitment to Action and apply to attend the meeting together to represent their project or initiative. The group must appoint a group leader to fill out the first part of the CGI U application (which includes the Commitment to Action), and the additional group members will receive emails from CGI U with instructions on how to complete their portions of the application. It is the responsibility of the group leader to ensure that all group members complete their portions of the application.
Step 2: Prepare your Commitment to Action.
To be considered for admission, all applicants are required to make a Commitment to Action. A Commitment to Action is a concrete plan that addresses a pressing challenge in one of CGI U's five focus areas: Education, Environment and Climate Change, Peace and Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation, or Public Health.
As part of the application, students are asked to provide a detailed plan that outlines the scope of the commitment and how it will be implemented. We strongly encourage you to utilize the application preview to draft your commitment offline before you apply, and keep a record of it in case you experience any technical difficulties when applying online. The commitments map can guide you through the development of your Commitment to Action.
To get started, we suggest that you:
Find out if your school is a member of the CGI University Network. If your school is a member of the CGI University Network, you may be eligible for additional funding opportunities.
Step 3: Fill out and submit the online application.
The early decision and travel assistance deadline for CGI U 2016 was October 16, 2015. The final application deadline for CGI U 2016 was December 4, 2015. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact us at [email protected].
Step 4: Tell your friends.
Post a note to Facebook and Twitter, or email your friends and family telling them that you have just applied to CGI U. This not only helps us to share this opportunity with other students, but also gives you a reason to tell others about your Commitment to Action. Use the CGI U 2016 flyer to help spread the word.