Chicago Forum on Global Cities

The Chicago Forum on Global Cities, hosted by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the Financial Times, will once again raise provocative questions about the rising influence of global cities and their capacity to solve pressing global challenges. The Global Student Delegation is comprised of approximately 30 students nominated by the world’s leading research universities and provides an opportunity for promising students to engage in discussions and interact with business and policy leaders, civil society, and cultural stakeholders shaping today’s global cities. This group of students will have access to all Forum events as well as pre-forum activities organized exclusively for them.

Application Process:

Students must apply via Stellenbosch University International. One student will be selected and nominated to represent Stellenbosch University at the Chicago Forum on Global Cities Global Student Delegation.

Please complete the following application form.

Internal Stellenbosch University deadline is 12 March 2018.

Target Group:

Candidates should have the following profile:

  • Demonstrated commitment to the planning, success, and challenges of global cities
  • Currently enrolled in a master’s or PhD program at Stellenbosch University
  • Studying in relevant area (international affairs, economics, public policy, or urban planning)
  • Between the ages of 22-35 years old
  • Fluent in English

Financial Arrangements:

  • The Chicago Council will waive the registration fee as well as cover a three night’s stay at a hotel in Chicago and all local costs including ground transportation, conference meals, and activities for the student delegate.
  • Stellenbosch University International will provide a travel bursary to help cover travel expenses.

Submit the above documents via email to Sarah at

For more information contact Sarah.

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