Application Steps

STEP ONE: get to know lwow

Before applying to LWOW, read all the information available about it on our website. Decide which of our programs interest you.

STEP TWO: check your school's status

Check to see if your school is a participating school in LWOW. 

If your school is NOT a participating school, please contact Lulia at for instructions on how to apply.

STEP THREE: create your personal pitch

Create a Personal Pitch. The Personal Pitch is a one- to two-minute video (created via phone, tablet, computer, camera, or animated tools like Powtoon) telling us why you're an ideal candidate for LWOW—in short, what can you do for LWOW, and what can LWOW do for you? Each Personal Pitch should include examples of problem solving, leadership, and creativity. Applications to LWOW are competitive, so what makes you stand out?

Note: The Personal Pitch may be a mix of video clips, still photos, and animated media; however, it must be one cohesive video file. Click here for a YouTube playlist of past Personal Pitches.


a. Complete the online application. It asks for information typically available on a CV, a link to your Personal Pitch, contact information, and a short response (500 words or less) to a substantive question of your choice.

b. Ask an academic or professional supervisor to complete the applicant recommendation on your behalf. The person completing this form should have experience working with you. (Note that students from University College London and Penn Law/Wharton are exempt from the recommendation.)

Your application to LWOW will not be considered unless both the applicant recommendation and the online application are received and complete.


Successful applicants will be interviewed either by their schools or virtually by the LWOW Team prior to their formal acceptance. All decisions will be made before 20 December 2019.

Application Deadlines 

To accommodate the schedules of our schools around the world, we have differing deadlines by school. Please check with your school for specific deadlines. Students from non-participating schools must apply by 29 November 2019.

Don't see your school listed and/or have further questions? Contact us.

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