Admission to SPI
International Students: Please read Updated immigration advice for EMU’s international students, scholars and professors
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 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
Apply to SPI
Participants are admitted on a rolling basis and may be admitted up to one week before the beginning of SPI, as space permits. Please apply early. Applications will be considered in the order that they arrive.
Please note: A new application and application fee is required every year, even for applicants who have been accepted or have attended in years prior.
Required Application Fee
A $50 application fee is due at the time you apply and is required as part of a complete application to be considered for admission. You can view our Payment page for more information on the application fee and how to pay.
Please note that if you are an EMU student or EMU employee you are exempt from the $50 application fee.
Application: "Save and Finish Later"
The online application form has a “Save and Finish Later” button at the bottom of each page on the form. If your internet connection is sporadic, please make use of this feature to ensure a smooth application process.
After you click the “Save and Finish Later” button, you will be given a web key specific to your application. You will need to enter this web key to retrieve your existing application. If you lose this key, contact email@example.com for help.