All participants must be fluent in English, as the program will be presented only in English. Participants whose first language is not English must provide a language proficiency certificate and will be interviewed by a member of the Selection Committee.

Participants do not need to have an educational background in bioethics, but they should be able to demonstrate an interest in the issues described in the program. The following are encouraged to apply:

  • High School Seniors
  • University Students
  • Professionals/MDs


Your application must include:

  1. A resumé
  2. A brief statement of interest outlining why you are interested in attending the summer school
  3. A letter of recommendation from a professor, teacher, or an advisor
  4. Most recent transcript
  5. Optional: a published paper or an article
  6. A language proficiency certificate

We encourage participants to also seek financial assistance from their home educational institutions to cover expenses.

All documents should be sent as an attachment via email to the Executive Director, Dr. Ana Lita, at, or by fax: 212.661.4188. For more inquiries, please call: 212.687.3324


Register for the program only if your application has been accepted.

Early Registration:
Reduced Fees – DEADLINE: July 1
Regular Registration:
DEADLINE: Rolling admissions until July 27 


Non-US citizens must apply for a visa as soon as they are accepted. Participants are strongly advised to contact the American Embassies in their countries in order to complete visa requirements.

To submit the completed application please contact Dr. Ana Lita at, by phone: 212.687.3324 and by fax: 212.661.4188

Once applicants are accepted, they must pay the entire registration fee in order to attend the program.  If an applicant cannot attend the program due to unforeseen circumstances, registration fees will be refunded except for $200, which is required for seat and venue registration.


There is a non-refundable fee of $15 for the application process. Please submit this along with the rest of your application materials.


In addition to the registration fees listed above, some other expenses may include course-related equipment. We recommend that students have at least $50 for these additional expenses.


Participants are advised to check with their home institutions for information about securing financial assistance or scholarships from their school or outside sources.