Admission to SPI

The SPI Admissions Committee will review applications as they arrive, so apply early.

International applicants needing more visa processing time should complete their application as soon as possible. If you need a visa, please note that the visa process can take at least six to eight weeks. If the start of the course you wish to take is less than six weeks away, please check with the nearest U.S. embassy and/or contact SPI before you apply, to see whether you will have enough time.

Applications will be accepted and processed until the day before a course begins, as space permits. We maintain a waiting list for each course and qualified applicants who apply after the course is full may be placed on that waiting list or in their second choice until space opens in their first choice.

Criteria for Admission

  • Fluency in spoken and written English
  • A secondary school diploma and at least two years of university or equivalent work experience
  • Clearly conceived goals and objectives for applying the learnings of SPI to a specific setting or program and a commitment to join efforts with others working for peace and justice
  • Evidence of ability to meet all financial obligations

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