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Applications for the 2015 program will be available in September 2014

Please click on the links below to access all the necessary Forms.

Click here for the
Non-US Application (Forms 1 - 4)
   Form 5, Form 6, Form 7
US Application (Forms 1-4) 
Form 5, Form 6, Form 7
  • Click on the links to the left to download the required application Forms.
  • All Forms are downloadable PDF's. You can save each Form to your local drive and complete it as needed. Once the Forms are completed to your satisfaction please submit them via email to blamb@sandiego.edu.

  • Once you download the application - fill in the blanks on your computer, save it and then email the application to the Hansen Summer Institute once it is complete.

  • Forms 5 & 6 should be downloaded separately, emailed to your referees to be filled out and sent either back to you or directly to the Hansen Summer Institute. Please remember that these forms should be submitted with letters of recommendation that can be scanned & emailed, faxed or sent via regular mail.

  • Before submitting the completed application, please remember to ‘Save as <Your Name>’.

  • If you choose not to use a digital signature, Form 7 can be printed and signed where appropriate, and then scan it to submit it via email. You may also fax it to 619-849-8195 or send it via regular mail to the address on the application.

  • Your application will not be reviewed by the selection committee until we have received The entire, completed application (Forms 1-7, as well as your transcripts and letters of reference).


To participate in the Hansen Summer Institute, candidates must meet the following eligibility requirements:

(from underdeveloped countries or countries at risk of conflict)

  • Be under 25 years of age with at least two (2) years of college/university.
  • Have an academic advisor verify, in writing, the candidate’s English proficiency. (Semi-finalists will be required to participate in a telephone interview. )
  • Have a valid international passport, with US visa, if necessary, by the time the program begins.

Preference will be given to students who have never been to the United States before but all qualified students are encouraged to apply.

(Students from any California university)

  • Be under 25 years of age with at least two (2) years of college/university).
  • Be an active student, in good standing, at a California  college or university.

Successful applicants must demonstrate leadership potential by having worked outside of class in community service, another public service, or in a non-governmental organization. A letter of reference from such a group or organization is required.

This form is OPTIONAL - Whether or not you submit Form 8 will have no bearing on the selection process.All Hansen Fellows will participate in a two day Social Entreprenuership Workshop designed to inform Fellows about social entrepreneurship as a workable option for improving international economic development - a key ingredient for world peace