Washington University in St. Louis 2018


The Summer School Team at WashU is excited to open the application for the 2018 International Summer Study Program. We combine a rigorous educational experience with cultural and social programming that highlights life in the American Midwest. As a McDonnell Academy partner university, our goal is to further international collaboration through education.

Students accepted to the program earn up to seven (7) units of course credit. We provide more than 50 courses in subject areas like economics, politics and culture, music, pre-medical studies, and business. Private tours of our campus facilities are available to showcase opportunities for graduate and professional education.

The program balances course work with opportunities to have fun. Participants are assigned an American student mentor to welcome them to campus life. Students also have multiple occasions to interact with fellow classmates, professors, and leaders in the St. Louis region to build their global network and explore the city. St. Louis combines small-town warmth with big city opportunities that include world-class museums, professional baseball, amusement parks, concert venues, and live musical theater.

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Important Dates:

  • Application Opens:      November 1, 2018
  • Application Deadline:      April 1, 2018
  • Admission Decision Deadline:      April 15, 2018
  • Program Dates:      July 17 - August 17, 2018

Eligibility Information:

  • Be 18 years old by July 1, 2018.
  • Be a university-level undergraduate student.
  • Complete one year of study by July, 1, 2018.
  • Have English Language Test (ELT) results with:
  • a 90iBt on the TOEFL;
  • a 6.5 on the IELTS; or
  • a Level B2 on the CAE or CPE.
    • ELT waivers are available for eligible applicants.

Application Materials:

  • Personal Information
  • Education History
  • English Language Test (ELT)
  • University transcript
  • Personal Statement(s)
  • Application fee or waiver information

Program Fee and Scholarship Opportunity

The program fee is $7,895. The program includes:

  • Tuition and lab fees for two courses (up to 7 units of credit)
  • Housing in an air-conditioned campus residence hall
  • Meal stipend to use at restaurants both on and off campus
  • Social and cultural activities both on and off campus
  • Private sessions with university deans, directors, and admissions counselors
  • A designated U.S. student host (your PEER Mentor)
  • Transportation pass for St. Louis bus and light rail system
  • Health insurance

The application fee is waived for McDonnell Academy partner university students. Students will enter waiver code FREEAPP18ISS at the end of the application. 

WUSTL offers Bogazici University students an extraordinary opportunity! One (1) Bogazici University student is guaranteed to receive a $2500 scholarship. Other nominees will be considered for scholarships on a competitive basis. In order to be evaluated for the scholarship, candidates must submit the following documents to the Office of International Relations at Boğaziçi University on March 1, 2018 latest:

  • Statement of Purpose (in English)
  • Official transcript (if you are a transfer student, please include the transcript of your previous institution with your BOUN transcript)
  • Curriculum Vitae

Please note that, if deemed necessary, students may be invited to interview.

The selected student will be nominated for the summer program. The student must complete the application process and accept admission to the program.