General Information

Nominations must be submitted by a faculty member or administrator familiar with the student’s academic work. The nominator may be from the student’s home institution, host institution, or independent program provider organization. The nominator should submit a letter of support detailing the academic achievements or abilities of the student, evidence of leadership qualities the student possesses, and how the student will uniquely contribute to and benefit from participation in the program.

Nominated students must be:
○  Enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student in good standing at an institution of higher education;
○  Fluent in written and spoken English;
○  Have access to reliable internet service;
○  Available to participate in an online course that may include live sessions in early morning or late evening times; and
○  Available to travel to Stockholm, Sweden December 5 – 12, 2021.

The nomination materials must include a proposed project based on the following Nobel prompt:

What is the next big effort that is crucial to the development of our world and future and how does this effort advance equity and justice?

Accepted students must commit to completing their projects as a condition of participation in the program. Projects may be related to any academic discipline, and can include collaborative research projects conducted jointly and co-authored by students and faculty. Community-based projects involving local organizations are also welcome. Proposed projects should clearly demonstrate students’ ideas for activating solutions to global challenges present in their own communities. Project proposals must be written by students and should be no longer than 200 words.

Only 10 students will be selected to attend the prestigious program, and selected attendees will be announced July 2021.


Application deadline: May 5th, 2021


Selection Process

All nominations received in their entirety prior to the deadline will be read and scored by a committee of reviewers. Reviewers are faculty, administrators or professionals with extensive experience in the field of education abroad.

Nominations are rated based on:
●  Relevance of proposed project to Nobel prompt/theme and level of commitment to project implementation;
●  Demonstrated ability to work effectively in teams;
●  Quality of nominator’s recommendation;

Students identified as finalists may be invited to a phone or Skype conversation to discuss their work with 1-2 members of the Global Leadership Scholarship Selection Committee prior to finalizing the list of finalists. In these conversations, students will be rated based on:

●  Ability to leverage resources provided by the program to advance own knowledge and continued involvement;
●  Evidence of interest in intercultural communication;
●  and their own description of how the experience will benefit them and their community(ies).


Application submissions are now closed and review of all completed applications is currently underway.
Finalists will be announced in July 2021.