Apply to Babson Summer Study

How do I apply? 

Applications are closed for 2023 Summer Study.

Click here to complete the application.

Who can apply? 

  • Age requirement: Babson Summer Study is designed for rising high school juniors and seniors. All applicants must be age 16 or older by the start of the program and will graduate in 2024 or 2025 in order to be eligible.
  • English proficiency: Students whose native language is not English must prove sufficient English proficiency by submitting results of the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), IELTS (International English Language Testing Service) examination, the Duolingo English Test, or the Cambridge Assessment English Qualifications. Students must submit a minimum TOEFL score of 90 or an equivalent score on other assessments. 
  • Technology: Babson Summer Study requires each student to have a computer, webcam, and a reliable internet connection. Need-based technology stipends may be available.

Application Components

Create an account and follow the General Application instructions. Applications include three 250-word essays.

A recommendation letter from your guidance counselor or academic teacher is required.

Recommendations should be emailed by the recommender to

A copy of your high school or secondary school transcript must be included with your application.

Transcripts must be submitted by a school official. We will send your school official a link to upload a copy of your transcript and current grades for this academic year.

Applicants must submit a nonrefundable $95 Application Fee or complete the Application Fee Waiver.

How to Waive Application Fee:

Step 1: Navigate to the Application Fee Website

Step 2: Enter student name and payment method

Step 3: 
Click “Continue” and follow the prompts on the screen


Read answers to common questions we hear from students, parents, and educators.

Babson Summer Study Alumna Wins National Pitch Competition

Less than 3 months after attending Babson Summer Study in 2019, Ela G. pitched her own venture at the NFTE Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge. As the runner-up winner, she received a $9,000 prize to further her business, ePearl. Congrats Ela!

Watch Her Pitch
"Babson Summer Study is life-changing! It pushed me off my limits, inculcated a sense of passion to respond to societal challenges and equipped me with the mentality to solve global challenges. It is truly empowering!"
-Vani M., India
Summer Study 2022
"Besides learning many crucial skills for my entrepreneurial career, I identified my purpose through Babson Summer Study: to create net value for those around me through entrepreneurship. I believe that is the real meaning of being an entrepreneur."
- Daniel S., Brazil
Member of the First Place
Team, Berwind Social Impact Competition Summer Study 2022
"Babson summer study really taught me a lot about important human skills, especially the ability to take adversity in stride and learn from mistakes. I also learnt how to view the world in the scope of empathy and how to take action to start or change something I cared right away without fearing of failure... my feeling about entrepreneurship changed from a single business startup to a mindset of creating or fixing something that I really care about."
-Lexie W., China
Summer Study 2022


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