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Requirements & Application

Thank you for your interest in applying to the Global Scholars Program.

GSP is an interdisciplinary living-learning community that brings together students from around the world to engage in social justice education on a global level. We invite applications from students of all backgrounds and levels of intercultural experience and from any college or school at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.


Applications accepted on a rolling basis through May 1, 2021


  • Completion of at least one year of college (at U-M or another institution) by the beginning of the term or year for which you are applying.
  • A strong interest in integrating global scholarship into one’s college experience, regardless of college or concentration.
  • Enthusiasm for intercultural exchange. Prior intercultural or international experience is not a prerequisite.
  • Commitment to at least 1 academic year of participation.  Students may apply for Fall-only or Winter-only in certain cases (e.g. transferring to U-M in Winter, exchange students on campus for one semester only, Students studying abroad).
  • Applicants must also apply separately to University Housing for a room. Please visit the Housing website for more information. Click here for information on current Housing Rates.

Note: Students who wish to to re-apply to the Global Scholars Program for a second year may be eligible for leadership opportunities.


  • Enrollment in a GSP approved course (ALA 210/211);  Fall Semester: Defining Critical Global Issues;  Winter Semester: Addressing Critical Global Issues.  Fridays 1:00-2:30 p.m.
  • Participation in weekly Collaborative Group meetings (One evening: Mon-Thurs.7:00-8:30pm).
  • Active engagement in dialogues, discussions, and the year-long Global Engagement Internship.
  • Presentation of your Collaborative Group’s Global Engagement Internship at the GSP end-of- year Symposium.
  • Living together with other GSP students in North Quad is a cultural, educational, and social benefit of membership in the community. However, given continuing concerns about public health conditions and acknowledging that students may need to make housing arrangements before U-M Housing information for the coming year is available, GSP will waive the North Quad residential requirement for the 2021-2022 academic year on a case-by-case basis (please contact for consideration). Please understand, however, that if public health conditions permit, GSP classes and events will be held in-person.
  • The University of Michigan, Michigan Housing and the Michigan Learning Communities are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and will make adjustments to expectations for living in Michigan Housing if it is deemed necessary based on public health guidelines. For up-to-date information about U-M Housing, see:

The Global Scholars Program affirms the university’s support and advocacy for the many undocumented or DACA students on our campus. Consistent with federal and state law, DACA students and those without proof of citizenship are welcome to seek admission and enrollment at U-M and to apply for membership in the Global Scholars Program.