Graduate Studies Program
Let's make the future exponentially better
Singularity University’s Graduate Studies Program empowers participants with the tools, knowledge, skills and mindset for delivering real humanitarian impact to 1 billion 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).
Who Should Apply to GSP15
Singularity University seeks accomplished innovators with backgrounds in science, technology or medicine. Applicants should be fluent in English and have proven entrepreneurial experience, demonstrated global leadership, and committed humanitarian passion.
The GSP Experience
Watch this video series to see what awaits you at GSP15
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.
- Artificial Intelligence & Robotics
- Biotechnology & Bioinformatics
- Energy & Environmental Systems
- Medicine & Neuroscience
- Nanotechnology & Digital Fabrication
- Networks & Computing Systems
- Space & Physical Sciences
- 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)—humanitarian issues affecting 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 2014 represented 35 countries.
During the second half of the program, GSP participants form team projects with the purpose of solving global grand challenges. At the end of the program, select GSP teams or individuals will be offered the opportunity to extend their stay at Singularity University to further advance their projects through SU Labs (startup accelerator), provided that they are visa eligible and can afford to pay the additional housing costs.
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.