Review the description of the course for which you have an interest, confirming that you meet the eligibility requirements, and possess the correct language skills, as all courses have language requirements. For example, all participants in Advanced Courses in Spanish and some Specialized Courses in Spanish must be able to read and analyze graduate-level English.
Most participants are identified by the US Embassy Country Team in collaboration with Ministries of Defense and other institutional partners. This includes all military participants (except US military). The remaining scholarships are available to a select number of civilians (government and non-government) who may submit applications directly to CHDS.
Note: CHDS conducts some courses to which the general public may not apply, as the participants are a pre-selected audience. These distinctions are clearly indicated on the academic calendar.
There are strict application deadlines for all courses. Please visit the CHDS Calendar for more information. Application deadlines for US citizens are more flexible and significantly different than for non-US candidates. Please review these differences at the section for US citizens.
CHDS Alumni are encouraged to continue their education by applying to Advanced and Specialized courses. There is a minimum one-year waiting period between courses (if you attend a course in October of one year, you may apply to courses in October of the following year). Additional restrictions apply to the number of courses a person may attend within a given time period.
For additional information on scholarships, please visit the scholarships section.
For general information on how to submit an application please visit the Application Instructions section.