Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) Programme Class of 2023

Deadline: December 16, 2022

Applications are open for the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) Programme Class of 2023. Join a community of emerging global leaders who are taking action and attend the 2023 annual meeting at Vanderbilt University.

The Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) is looking for higher education students, undergraduate or graduate, who are addressing pressing global challenges. All accepted CGI U students are expected to fully participate for the entirety of the three online modules. Accepted students are required to attend and fully participate in all online module activities. The average time commitment is 3 hours per module.


Students selected for CGI U will receive:

  • Access to personalized mentorship
  • A social impact curriculum
  • Funding opportunities through CGI U partners, and
  • Invitations to student engagements, including the CGI U 2023 Annual Meeting at Vanderbilt University from March 3-5, 2023.


You are eligible to apply to the CGI U Class of 2023 student cohort if:

  • You are pursuing an associate, vocational, bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree at the time of application;
  • You are enrolled in an institution of higher learning at the time of application;
  • You have never previously been accepted to CGI U.

CGI U Graduation Requirements

Through the online platform, Commitment Mentors will review and monitor student engagement in the CGI U curriculum and ensure that students are fulfilling requirements for graduation. To complete the CGI U program and become eligible for CGI U’s Commitment-Maker seal, letters of recommendation and other opportunities, students must complete the following over the course of the 2023 programme:

  • Participation in at least three (3) small group discussion throughout the program (to be scheduled by Commitment Mentors)
  • Review of CGI U’s 30-minute webinar recordings and readings, which will be housed on the online platform, and completion of all accompanying exercises
  • Completion of one 30-minute individual coaching session with their Commitment Mentor per module (3 in total)
  • Completion of Commitment to Action progress report


The early decision deadline is October 23, 2022. The regular decision deadline is December 16, 2022.

Applications will be reviewed by the CGI U Selection Committee. All applicants will be notified of admissions decisions in January 2023. The CGI U Selection Committee is committed to selecting a diverse cohort of students – representing different backgrounds, experiences, regions, institutions, academic studies, and project areas – that demonstrate the motivation to tackle specific challenges, the capacity to develop their leadership skills, and a commitment to CGI U’s year-round programme.

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For more information, visit CGI U Class of 2023.

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