Waive Your Application Fee

Alumni and members of our partner organizations and schools receive application fee waivers and, in many cases, guaranteed scholarships for our on-site master’s programs. Your experience is valuable to our diverse community, and we look forward to having you join us. To receive your application fee waiver, complete this short form and submit your application for admission.

Benefits Honored Despite COVID-19 Disruptions

If you are affiliated with any of our other partner organizations or schools listed below, please know that we will still honor your guaranteed scholarships and other partner benefits even if your service, study, or activity has been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Graduate Degrees for Global Action

You’ve got a global focus. You’re socially conscious. You’re motivated by a desire to improve policies, practices, and understanding in the world. You are what this world needs to lead the response to today’s seemingly intractable problems. 

The Middlebury Institute is a graduate school and training ground for developing and implementing practical solutions, a home to some of the world’s leading experts who will become your mentors.

Pursue graduate studies in your chosen area of interest, from policy analysis and implementation, trade, international development, international education, global security, environmental sustainability, translation, interpretation, localization, and other essential fields.

Advance Your Career

At the Institute, your career and academic advising are customized and coordinated to align your courses with your professional goals. You’ll graduate with a practical degree, fully prepared for a rewarding career.

You’ll also become part of our extensive alumni network of more than 22,000 professionals around the world. They are eager and well-positioned to help you advance your career.

Our graduates work at the United Nations, the U.S. Department of State, the World Wildlife Fund, Google, BNP Paribas, Education First, and hundreds of other international organizations.

Why Study at the Middlebury Institute?

Advance Your Career

Your career and academic advising are integrated, so your courses will align with your career goals.

Gain Professional Experience

Be fully immersed in the field through real-world class projects, internships, and professional practica.

Build Global Proficiency

Take content courses in intercultural competence and a second language, expanding your career opportunities.

Learn Real Solutions for Today’s Global Challenges

The Institute Pedagogy: Actively Learning Together

“Our students are drawn here because of our mission, because they are looking to engage with the world and solve problems. So it’s exciting—it’s exciting because I feel like I, too, am being pressed regularly to figure out what to do, and how to approach these big problems of the world.” – Professor Lyuba Zarsky (faculty)

Inspired Learning in an Inspiring Location

“We’re close to Silicon Valley, we’re close to San Francisco. There are so many things that we can access from here. Both on the personal and the professional side, that makes it, to me, perfectly situated.” – (student)