Application and Admissions

Students pose in front of an historic site in Havana, Cuba

Brandeis in Mérida 2022 students on their excursion to Havana, Cuba.


Students are strongly encouraged to take at least one semester of college-level Spanish coursework prior to participating on the program. 

Application Process

  1. Visit the Get Started page. You must first complete steps 1-3 before scheduling an advising appointment with your Study Abroad Advisor.
  2. Schedule an advising appointment by phone (781-736-3483) or online.
  3. During your advising appointment, you will talk about the program in more detail, discuss your qualifications and fit for the program, get advice on passport/visa concerns, and then your application for the Brandeis in Mérida program can be opened. Once your application is opened, you will have access to the Online Study Abroad Account application materials described below.

Application Deadlines

Summer 2024 Application Deadline: March 1, 2024

Applications are reviewed on a rolling admissions basis until the application deadline. Students are encouraged to apply well before the admissions deadline. Qualified applicants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, so applying early is to everyone's advantage. Provided spaces are still available, applications will be reviewed until the published deadline. This website will contain information in the event that the program reaches student capacity before the admissions deadline.

Application Decisions

Your application will be read by the admissions committee within a few weeks of receipt of the complete application. You will receive an admissions decision soon after the application is reviewed.

To hold a spot on the program, you will be required to submit a $500 non-refundable deposit within 10 days of acceptance. Students will also be asked to complete a Notification Form and Financial Statement attesting to their commitment to the program.

In the event that a Brandeis-run program needs to be suspended due to concerns over health and safety, all program deposits are eligible to be refunded or applied to a future program.

Required Application Materials

    • Online Study Abroad Account
      • Primary Program Short Answer Questions
      • BRP: Statement of Agreement
      • Community Agreements for Study Abroad (Part 1 of 2)
      • Community Agreements for Study Abroad (Part 2 of 2)
      • Sachar Scholarship Eligibility
      • Brandeis-Run Programs Funding Opportunities
      • Emergency Contact
      • Upload a Copy of Your Passport
    • Informal Interview
      • Students may be contacted to schedule an interview once their application is complete.