How to apply

Let us get to know you

  • Step 1

    We want to know all about you:

    click here to apply online. or

    Choose language and click to download form.

  • Step 2

    For admission in the next entering class, apply before the following dates:

  • November 2016

    Application deadline for academic year 2018.

    February 2017

    Shortlisted candidates notified to attend interviews.

    March/April 2017

    Interviews and exams held.

    May 2017

    Admitted candidates notified.

    April 1

    Application due date

    May 1

    Preselected candidates notified for interview and exam


    Interview and exam scheduled

    June 30

    Selected candidates notified


    Economic studies conducted

    August 14

    Final notification of admission

    February 28

    Application due date

    March 30

    Preselected candidates notified for interview and exam


    Interview and exam scheduled during

    End of May

    Final notification of admission

    May 15

    Application due date


    Preselected candidates notified for interview and exam

    August/ September

    Interview and exam scheduled during

    October 30

    Selected candidates notified


    Economic studies conducted

    December 6

    Final notification of admission

  • Ask three people to help us get to know you better. Select three people who know you well (not your family members) and have them complete the form. Please note that we only accept recommendations in this format.

    Choose language and click to download form

    Send hard copy applications to

    Scan and email to:

    Fax: +506-2731 0211

    Mail: Unidad de Admisiones EARTH. Apartado postal 4442-1000 San José, Costa Rica.

    Please note that in the case of hard copy applications, incomplete applications will not be considered, so be sure to double-check that you have completed all fields in the provided forms and are attaching all required documentation.

Show us your leadership skills

  • Congratulations! If you have been preselected, you are much closer to studying at EARTH. Now is the moment for you to show us your abilities and leadership skills.
  • Step 1

    Show us your academic potential. An EARTH professor will travel to your community or nearby city, where you will take an exam to test logic and math skills.(see dates here)

    • If you live in Africa

    • If you live outsideLatin America, the Caribbean, or Africa

    • If you live in The Caribbean

    • If you live in Latin America

    click here to close

    We’re sure you will do fine. Good luck!
  • Step 2

    We want to chat with you. An EARTH professor will interview you both individually and together with other potential students like yourself to learn more about you and your aspirations, and answer any questions you may have. After reading your application, it will be a pleasure to meet you in person.

Work with us to finance your education

  • Almost there! If you’ve been selected, there’s just one more step to take…financing your studies. We offer personalized financial aid packages, which may include scholarship awards and/or loans, based on a thorough assessment and verification of the financial capacity of you and your family.
  • Step 1

    Together with your family, fill out the financial assessment form we send to you.

  • Step 2

    In most cases, an EARTH representative will visit your home to verify your need for financial support and/or the extent to which your family is able to contribute to the costs of an EARTH education.

Welcome to EARTH!

  • You did it! With your admission, we look forward to welcoming you on campus as part of the new entering class. There are just a few more steps to go…
  • Step 1

    Finish your secondary studies before the start of classes.

  • Step 2

    The Admissions Office will support you as you apply for your visa and make your travel plans.

  • Questions? Write to us at:, and we will respond as quickly as possible.
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