Frequently Asked Questions

What are we looking for in your resume?
Please address any gaps in education or professional work experience. Please also highlight specific achievements that are significant accomplishments in your career & life journey.
Why do we ask for a startup pitch?
A startup pitch or presentation helps us evaluate your level of interest & engagement in the problem you are trying to solve.
What sort of visa do I need for the MIT Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp?
We recommend that you to check with the US consulate in your country to check with type of visa you will need. The visa may depend on your situation. If your country has a visa waiver agreement with the United States, you may not need a visa to come to the bootcamp for one week as many of them permit you to stay for 30 days and sometimes even for 90 days depending on your nationality. We recommend you to get a tourist visa but if you are currently working or have your own business, the consulate may recommend that you apply for a B1/B2 temporary business visitor visa.

If you need a letter from MIT, we can provide admitted applicants with an invitation letter to come to the MIT Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp if you email us your request at: mit15390@mit.edu.

However, MIT cannot issue a student visa for international students coming for just one week.

Where should I stay in Cambridge, MA?
In order to get the full bootcamp experience, we recommend living in a communal setting with other bootcampers. We have a negotiated a special promo with HI-Boston. To take advantage of this offer, you will need to book through their website bostonhostel.org. You will be provided with the promo code as part of your bootcamp admissions checklist.
How much does it cost to travel to Cambridge, MA?
We have admitted students from all parts of the world. The cost of traveling to Cambridge, MA will depend on your current location. We encourage you to check an online travel comparison between websites to find an estimate for the travel costs. In Boston, the commute via public transit is fairly inexpensive, USD$19 for a week-long CharlieCard. For more info, please visit http://www.mbta.com

What other expenses are there?
You only need to worry about travel to and from Cambridge, MA and the cost of accommodation. We will provide breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day of the bootcamp.
Does MIT offer financial aid for the MIT Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp?
No. The only option would be private educational loans (or private non-educational loans.) Occasionally, a special student wishes to borrow for the cost of tuition, and that would be the source they go through. Unfortunately, MIT does not offer guidance on specific private lenders. The student would just need to make sure that the lender does not require that they be in a degree granting program.
How to apply for a scholarship?
You do not need to apply. All applicants are automatically considered for a scholarship as part of the application process.
How do you shortlist applicants for scholarships?
Each year, a limited number of applicants are shortlisted for scholarships based on demonstrated merit. Past scholarship recipients include, a researcher who developed a cancer diagnostic lab on a chip, a co-founder who sought to reduce preventable deaths by creating the country’s first blood supply chain information system, an engineer who wanted to bring clean water to every home in developing countries.
How many scholarships are awarded each year?
There are only a limited number of scholarships availabile each year and the number of exceptional applications we receive is increasing. The shortlist of eligible scholarship candidates is done on a rolling basis, please do not wait until the last day to apply.
What does the scholarship include?
The scholarship includes the cost of tuition, travel & accommodation for the duration of the program.
When is tuition due?
Participants coming to the MIT Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp will need to pay their tuition within two weeks of being accepted by MIT.
How do I pay for the bootcamp?
If you plan to wire the deposit and/or tuition, please wire the money to:

Beneficiary: Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Bank name: Bank of America, NA.
Bank address: 100 Federal Street, Boston, MA 02110.
ABA Routing Number: 026 009 593 (International wire).
ABA Routing Number: 011 000 138 (electronic).
Swift code: BOFAUS3N.
DDA Account Number: 004632424694.
Purpose of payment: ODL Bootcamp.

Who is the beneficiary of the wire transfer?
MIT or Massachusetts Institute of Technology
What is the MIT account number to credit?
MIT’s DDA account number is “004632424694.”
Can MIT provide a certificate?
MIT will provide certificates of accomplishments upon completion of the course.
How old do I need to be to attend Bootcamp?
18 years or older before the first day of Bootcamp.
I already have a team, why do I need to be part of a team during the Bootcamp?
You will be required to form a team at the bootcamp as we work in a team-based format.