Graduate Application

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  • Applying to the Course

  • Faculty References

    Names and email address of 2 faculty members whom you have asked to send letters of reference (Each reference letter should specify the course to which you are applying):
  • *Where more than one source is used, please indicate amount or %
  • Tuition

  • International Travel

  • Documentation

    Upload the appropriate file for each item. The file name must not contain special characters or accents. The max size for upload is 20MB. Accepted file types are pdf, doc, docx and rtf.
  • Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx, rtf.
    Upload endorsement supplements from your OTS delegate and graduate advisor (or graduate advisor only if non-member institution).
  • Accepted file types: pdf.
    Either upload or mail to: Organization for Tropical Studies Attn: Enrollment Management 408 Swift Ave. Durham, NC 27705.

  • Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx, rtf.
    Submit a personal statement describing your interests and future plans together with a statement of your reasons for wishing to participate in this graduate specialty course (PDF format).
  • Transcripts of graduate records (may be unofficial for application purposes; if selected to participate, the original transcripts must be presented).
    Either upload or mail to: Organization for Tropical Studies Attn: Enrollment Management 408 Swift Ave. Durham, NC 27705.

  • Letters of Recommendation

    Two letters of recommendation from professors familiar with your work are required by all applicants. Please ask them to provide the letters through this link https://tropicalstudies.org/letter-of-recommendation-graduate/. You will be notified by email once the letters have been submitted.

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