BoP students come from all over the world. We strive to admit a class that is diverse in every sense of the word, including geographic diversity and diversity of research interests and organisms. Typical students are senior doctoral students, and postdoctoral fellows, though we also admit more senior applicants who are new to the field of parasitology. Admission to the course is competitive and the deadline for receipt of applications is February 1, 2019. Applications are reviewed by a committee of current and former course faculty that considers research experience, letters of reference, and a personal statement that makes a good case for how the candidate will benefit from the course and a clear commitment to parasitology research. There is generous financial support to offset the cost for attending the course and lack of funds to pay tuition and fees should not be part of the decision to apply. Application details can be found on the MBL’s application site.