Graduate Studies Program

Let's make the future exponentially better

Singularity University’s Graduate Studies Program empowers participants with the tools, knowledge and skills for positively impacting billions of people.

The Graduate Studies Program (GSP) is held every summer at the NASA Research Park in Silicon Valley, California. Our 10-week immersive learning program accepts 80 participants who either apply directly to SU, or who compete in and win Global Impact Competitions (GIC).

June 11 2016—August 21 2016

Singularity University is excited to announce a new multi-year, multi-million dollar agreement with Google that will
enable SU to make the Graduate Studies Program available free of charge to direct applicants. Read more details here.

Sponsors & Supporters

Applying to GSP16

Who Should Apply to GSP16

Singularity University seeks accomplished scientists, technology developers, physicians, engineers, social entrepreneurs, lawyers, designers and more for our 10-week immersive experience. Applicants should be fluent in English, a team player, and have proven entrepreneurial/leadership skills, demonstrated experience within a global problem space, and a passion for impacting the greatest challenges facing humanity.

The GSP Experience

Watch this video series to see what awaits you at GSP16

GSP Introduction

GSP Experience

GSP Solutions

Curriculum & Faculty

The Graduate Studies Program exposes participants to a culture of innovation and exploration through world-class curriculum, hands-on training workshops, interactive group discussions, behind-the-scene tours at emerging startups, and onsite visits at major technology companies.

Technology Tracks

  • Artificial Intelligence & Robotics
  • Biotechnology & Bioinformatics
  • Energy & Environmental Systems
  • Medicine & Neuroscience
  • Nanotechnology & Digital Fabrication
  • Networks & Computing Systems
  • Space & Physical Sciences

Supporting Tracks

  • Design
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance & Economics
  • Futures Studies & Forecasting
  • Policy, Law & Ethics

What are exponential technologies?

Technologies that demonstrate continued accelerating growth of capabilities (speed, efficiency, cost-effectiveness, or power), driven both by advances in the individual technologies themselves, as well as through their interplay and synergies.

GSP faculty and guest speakers are renowned technology experts, leading entrepreneurs, notable CEOs, and top venture capitalists dedicated to applying exponential technologies to addressing Global Grand Challenges (GGC)—problems affecting at least 1 billion people.

Global Grand Challenges












Projects & Community

Improve the lives of 1 billion people or more within the next 10 years.

Our 10^9+ Challenge

The Graduate Studies Program actively recruits multidisciplinary and multicultural participants with diverse perspectives for creating sustainable global impact. Participants in GSP 2015 represented 42 countries.

To amplify team project success during the program, GSP participants are provided with access to cutting-edge hardware & software tools (Autodesk Innovation Lab), 3D printers & scanners (3D Systems), wet lab & hackerspace (BioCurious), and specialized makerspace (TechShop).

In addition to the resources mentioned above, GSP participants are powerfully connected to Singularity University’s alumni community of entrepreneurs, inventors, mentors, and investors.

Watch GSP 2015 team project videos here!

While Global Impact Competitions (GIC) have guaranteed places to half of all students, the new sponsorship from Google ensures that successful GSP16 applicants—regardless of financial need—are guaranteed a place in the program. Read the press release for details.

Apply to GSP16