Vita Institute Application Process


Admission to the Vita Institute is open to those with a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent, and applications are welcome from those of any age or level of professional development who are passionately committed to the protection of human life, particularly in its earliest stages. A distinctly Catholic educational program, the Vita Institute welcomes participants of all faith traditions. 

The following is provided to participants during the Vita Institute free of charge:

  • A full tuition waiver;
  • lodging (a private room in an air-conditioned dormitory);
  • meals; and
  • curricular materials.

Participants are responsible for travel to and from the Institute.

Application to the ND Vita Institute includes 3 parts: an online application, a resume/CV, and recommendations. After filling in the online application, please send your resume/CV to our Culture of Life Program Manager Petra Farrell at, and then have two friends/colleagues complete the recommendation form at:

ND Vita Institute 2018 will take place on campus June 15–23, 2018. Applications are due March 1, 2018, with notification of acceptance sent via email by March 16, 2018.

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