Application Process

Global Scholars Program uses an online portal where students and and their families go to complete and submit an application. If you have difficulty accessing your online application, email  for assistance or to request a paper application form.

Individual applications are reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis. However, we require that parents/guardians complete the application forms with their children, and assume that the primary parent/guardian is responsible for the account.

Once you have been accepted, you will receive detailed instructions on how to pay during your enrollment process. You can pay online, securely via Credit Card or via Bank Transfer. 

  • You will receive an admission decision within approximately 10 days (when applications are open).
  • If you are accepted, a deposit of $500 must be received within 7 days in order for your place to be reserved in the session.
  • You will need to complete supplemental forms in your personal portal as soon as possible (medical insurance, flight and other details)

Group Registration

Schools and youth organisations are welcome to bring participant groups to a GSP session for a shared expe rience. Many of the school groups that come to GSP connect their experience to curriculum or other learning objectives. We do kindly ask that groups send one adult chaperone for every five participants in their group. Adult leaders may be awarded a spot in ALA’s highly regarded Educator Program – a professional development opportunity that runs in conjunction with GSP. Click here for more information on our educator program.
Group applications assume that the school or organisation is responsible for the account for all students in the group, and that the group leader will be in contact with the GSP team to discuss the details of their group travel. If you have trouble completing the online application, please call +27 11 699 3000 or email