Applying to GLI
Planning your application for Admission
Thank you for your interest in applying to the Global Leadership Institute. We look forward to working with you throughout the process of completing your application for admission.
Requirements for Admission
- Bachelor’s degree (copy of diploma or degree conferment)
- University or college transcripts
- TOEFL score (minimum 68 IBT, 190 CBT, 520 written), TOEIC (620), or IELTS (6.5)
Admitted students with scores less than TOEFL 90 iBT, 230 CBT or 570 PBT, TOEIC 750, or IELTS band 7.0 will be expected to enroll in supplemental English language courses at GLI. An English test score may be waived if the applicant enrolls in GLI's Intensive Summer ESL program, if English proficiency is determined appropriate by GLI, or if applicant is a native English speaker or completed his/her undergraduate degree at an English-speaking university.
Applications are accepted and processed on a rolling basis. Please submit your application at least two months prior to your intended start date. Please view our academic calendar to see when programs begin. If you are ready to begin the GLI Program, apply now.
Instructions for Application
Step 1: Complete and submit online application. All applicants must meet the GLI admissions requirements.
Step 2: Provide the GLI application fee ($75) and Form DS-2019 processing fee ($300), Sponsor’s statement, copy of passport photo page for yourself and family members traveling with you, and copies of university or college transcripts and English test score. Fees may be paid by check or money order made payable to “UC Regents”. Please write the applicant’s name on the check or money order. Please send documents and check to the following address:
IR/PS - Global Leadership Institute
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0519
La Jolla, CA 92093-0519
Step 3: You will receive an email from GLI with your admissions status and instructions to begin your visa processing.
Tuition & Program Costs
Tuition and program costs depend on how long you will study at GLI. Fellows are able to study at GLI for one quarter or up to two years. Please contact us for pricing info.
GLI supports Fellows on a J-1 student visa. Once you are accepted to the GLI program, you will be given a DS-2019 application form. The DS-2019 is a certificate of eligibility that you must provide to the U.S. Embassy or Consulate when you apply for your J-1 visa. The J-1 visa allows fellows to bring eligible family members to the U.S. as J-2 dependents. Eligible family members are the spouse of the GLI Fellow and their unmarried children under the age of 21.
Please contact us for more information about GLI programs.