Calendar for SSE Scholarship Application & Notification for a 2024/25 Gap Year in the UK
August/September 2023: SSE Applications open!
November 2023:ESU sends interview materials to the SSE Committee Regional Chairs.
December 2023: SSE Applications Due, December 1st
December 5 - 10, 2023: ESU Regional Chairs conduct interviews (in person or via Zoom/FaceTime).
December 15, 2023: ESU SSE Committee selects finalists and sends SSE applications to the ESU UK for placement.
January 2024: Notifies SSE applicants of their status and schedules UK School interviews via Zoom.
February/March 2024: The ESU US notifies finalists and families of their placement. A $2,000 non-refundable program fee is due to the ESU upon acceptance of placement.
April/May 2024 Complete UK school forms and apply for UK Student Visa (visa expeditor service recommended)
Summer 2024 Pre-departure orientation
September 2024: Students depart for UK
July 2025: Students return to the US