The Institute Student Application Information

The Institute applications are open to registered UT-Austin undergraduate, degree-seeking students who:
1) are in good academic standing in their college/school,
2) have completed at least one semester at UT Austin, and
3) will have at least one semester remaining at UT Austin after completing The Institute.

  • Only 60 participants will be selected.
  • Applications accepted online only.
  • To apply online, follow the link above and register on The Institute website. Then, you will be directed to the application for the upcoming session.
  • When the application asks for "primary organization", type "University of Texas at Austin".


  • Thanks to generous corporate contributions, selected participants pay a non-refundable fee of $100.
  • A limited number of scholarships are available. Scholarship Application opens closer to application..

Scholarship Application


  • Transportation will be provided to and from the UT-Austin campus and The Institute site.
  • Selected participants must arrange their own transportation to and from the UT-Austin campus at the beginning and end of the sessions.

Room & Roommates

  • Room and roommate assignments are made in advance.
  • Assignments are made randomly.



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Applications will close at 11:59pm on Thursday, November 1st.

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