Leadership Seminars

Program Date: July 18 - 27, 2021


Leadership Seminars is a competitive, 10-day program on Notre Dame's campus for academically talented students who show impressive leadership within their communities. Approximately 120 students are admitted to Leadership Seminars each year, and students are eligible to receive one college credit upon completion of the program. Tuition, housing, and meals for students admitted to Leadership Seminars will be paid for by the University. Applications for Leadership Seminars 2021 were due on Monday, January 25, 2021. We are not accepting late submissions. 

Check out a day in the life of a Leadership Seminars student!


On Tuesday, March 30, 2021, the University made the decision to cancel the Leadership Seminars 2021 program on campus. While we understand this will likely be disappointing news for you and your families, the health and safety of our students must be our primary concern. Admitted students as well as students on the Leadership Seminars 2021 waitlist have received an email with an update regarding your options for Summer 2021.



  • Samuel Jackson

    "Coming here has taught me that knowledge is not really power unless it is applied. Through the many amazing opportunities offered here, you will discover that and it will be an unforgettable experience."

    –Sam Jackson, ND '20
  • Pre College Group Photo

    "The professors take a unique approach to teaching - they are not afraid to confront controversial issues. They teach us how to think and the possible implications of everything we could do in the future could be. This experience taught me how to apply what I learn to real world problems and issues."

    –Charlie Chiang