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The application process for the Global Projects Program (GPP) is competitive.  Meeting deadlines and completing all components of the application on time all contribute to a successful application. Every application is carefully reviewed and considered. However, no student is guaranteed placement at any project center.

Global Fair 2019

Our annual Global Fair was held on Wednesday, September 11. If you were not able to make it to the event, you can review details here: 2019 Global Fair Passport.

You can begin an application for the IQP, MQP, HUA or Exchange on eProjects.

Here is a preview of the general application components for the GPP.  Please pay careful attention to the application page for your program as application components may vary.


Before beginning an application on eProjects, you will be prompted to complete your profile, which includes basic information, including your phone number and an emergency contact.

Language Ability

You will be asked to describe your language proficiency in languages other than English, including years of study, if applicable.  


Students are typically asked to complete one or more essay questions.

IQP applicants can view the 20-21 essay prompts here: 20-21 IQP Application Preview.

MQP applicants can view the 20-21 essay prompt here: 20-21 MQP Essay prompt


Upload a recent copy of your updated resume or CV. Your resume should reflect your work experience, volunteer experience and any extracurricular activities in which you have participated or currently participate. 

Two References

You will only be asked to provide the names and contact info for two references.  You do not need to submit a letter of reference. One reference should be a WPI faculty member. Your second reference can be a WPI faculty or staff member, or a coach, supervisor, or faculty member from another institution who would be willing to serve as a reference for you. 

Waiver to Access Records

You will be asked to sign off on a few application statements including an understanding of the application process and a release of your transcript and judicial records.  

Other Program Specific Details

Site Preference Rating Form (IQP Only) - You will rate all of the project center/term offerings as Very Interested, Interested, or Not Interested. This way, you will be considered for multiple sites at the same time. With 50 project center/term offerings, there is a lot to choose from! More guidance on completing the preference form can be found here: Guidance for Project Center Preference Ratings 20-21

Project Center Rankings (MQP Only) - Students will be asked to submit project preferences at the time of application.