Applying for an Institute

Tulane and non-Tulane Graduate Students, are able to complete an online application for each course on the Tulane Univeristy Office of Study Abroad Web site. On the Office of Study Abroad Web site, Summer Institute courses are classified as Featured Programs and are co-mingled into a full listing of all Tulane-sponsored study-abroad programs.  All Payson Graduate Program Global Development Summer Institute courses start with the text: "Summer Institute:". There are direct links to each course's specific application in the individual Summer Institute course pages on our Web site.

Applications are accepted on a first come, first served basis. Students are encouraged to apply early. The application deadline is March 11, 2015. Before applying, please review our Summer Institute Health, Travel & Safety Policies.

Accepted applicants will have additional forms to complete due by May 1, 2015.

Tulane student applicants

To apply, please complete the 2015 Summer Institute Application (Pre-Decision) Packet which is comprised of the:

  1. Completed Summer Institute Online Application Form;
  2. Personal Data Form; and
  3. Student Health Form
  • Email the signed forms as attachments to; or
  • Fax them to the Payson Graduate Program at (504) 865-5241, Attn: Summer Institute.

Non-refundable deposit

While there is no application fee, the Payson Graduate Program in Global Development requires a non-refundable deposit of $300 per course. Please note a seat in the course is not reserved until the deposit is received in this office. The remaining program fees will be charged through Tulane University Accounts Receivable. As stated above, if you withdraw from the course less than two (2) weeks prior to the start date, you will be charged the full amount for the program (including tuition and housing). Please make all checks payable to Tulane University. Checks may be hand delivered to the Payson Progam (300 Hebert Hall) or mailed to the following address:

Payson Graduate Program in Global Development
ATTN: Summer Institute Coordinator
300 Hebert Hall

6823 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118

Space is limited for all courses, and acceptance and enrollment is on a rolling basis. The final deadline for applications and deposits is March 11th. Once accepted into the program, the deposit is non-refundable.  The remaining costs of the course will be charged through Accounts Receivable.  In the event a student is not accepted into the program, said student will receive a full refund of course deposits.  Please note that if you choose to withdraw from a course less than two (2) weeks prior to the start date, you will be charged and are liable for the full amount of the course.

Payment Deadlines

Any outstanding payments for tuition or housing charges, which are not paid by the Accounts Receivable deadline, will be subject to a finance charge assessed at 18% per annum. Failure to pay by this date; however, will not result in you being dropped from the program. *No credit for participation in the program(s) will be granted if any participant fails to pay all tuition and housing expenses in full.

Non-Tulane applicants

Must apply first to the Payson Graduate Program Global Development Summer Institute by completing the Tulane Student application above. Once accepted to the Summer Institute, non-Tulane students must apply as a non-degree student to the University as outlined below. Students may take up to twelve (12) credit hours.

Submit the following to Ms. Sheila Favalora in the Payson Center:

  1. Payson Program Graduate Application (no recommendations or personal statement needed)

  2. Official copies of all previous college transcripts

  3. Non-refundable $55.00 application fee

Review our FAQ if you have questions related to the application process or email us at

The application deadline is March 11, but we encourage you to submit your applications sooner. 

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Applications will not be processed until the deposit(s) is received. Pending course acceptance, students will be registered for the course(s) by the Payson Center once summer registration is open (mid-April).

Once you've been accepted 

Alterations or Cancellations

The Payson Graduate Program in Global Development reserves the right to alter or cancel any program. The programs described on this website reflect what we have planned for this summer and the arrangements we have in place. In particular, if any program has a number of applicants that is less than the number necessary for the program to break even financially, it is likely to be canceled. Since the programs begin several months after printing this brochure, changes may occur in some of the details. We will try to keep applicants aware of any significant changes. If cancellation of a program is necessary because of insufficient enrollment or for any other reason, all monies (deposit, tuition, and housing) will be refunded within 20 days. We will also make our best efforts to make arrangements for each student enrolled in a cancelled program to attend another Summer Institute of the student’s preference. You may want to check periodically the U.S. Department of State's Travel Warnings website for late-breaking information about the country you'll be visiting. Should any program be officially declared to be in an “area of instability”, students who selected that program will be notified and permitted to withdraw with appropriate refunds.

Scholarships, Fellowships, Tuition Waivers and Financial Aid

The Payson Graduate Program in Global Development does not offer any scholarships, fellowships, or funding to students participating in the Summer Institute, nor do we have specific information on scholarships or fellowships elsewhere. Additionally, there are no tuition waivers available for Payson summer programs abroad.

Non-Payson Program graduate students may apply for financial aid in the form of loans through their academic department.  If you do not subsequently complete hours for which you initially register, you may be liable for the immediate repayment of loan funds to the lender. We strongly advise you to be aware of the disbursement timing and summer financial aid requirements.  In some cases, schools or lenders may not disburse loan proceeds until the start of the program you are attending.  Because of the early start dates for some of our summer programs abroad, the relatively late dates on which the processing can begin, and the length of time it takes to process aid itself, it is likely that your loan proceeds may be unavailable to you in time for your departure.  We emphasize the need to have some other source of funds to ‘tide you over’ until the loan proceeds become available.

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