The online application has several steps, required documents, and short-answer questions. Log in to the application, create or update your profile, and begin. Meetings with your advisors may be required, so give yourself at least a week before an application deadline to complete all steps. For more detailed information, save a copy of the instructions below.
If you'd like to meet with a GESI staff member, you are welcome to set up a general advising appointment as well. This is not required, but staff are always happy to talk to you.
As part of your application process, you will have an hour in depth interview. This is an informal opportunity for us to learn more about you (and you more about GESI), and to make sure the program is a good fit.
Within the online application, there are instructions about scheduling an interview. Each applicant must schedule an interview with a GESI staff member prior to submitting an application. NU-Q, non-Northwestern, and off-campus students will be interviewed virtually or by phone.
After reviewing all sections, save and submit your application. Be sure to confirm that each section is complete, and all necessary forms and approvals are completed. Once submitted, within two to three weeks you will receive an email from GESI regarding acceptance, placement, and any pertinent scholarship information.