How to Apply

The Application Period for the 2020 ULI Hines Student Competition will open October, 2019 and close December 13, 2019.

ULI invites teams from accredited educational institutions to participate in the ULI Hines Student Competition. Teams must be composed of graduate students pursuing a graduate degree while fully enrolled for the entire duration of the academic period during which the competition is conducted. For further details about team composition requirements, visit the How to Form a Team section.

Application Overview

Teams that wish to compete must submit the following information via an online application:

  • Name and contact information for all five team members;
  • Degree program information for all five team members;
  • A one-page résumé for each of the five team members;
  • Names and contact information for the team’s faculty advisers (up to two allowed from different disciplines);
  • Names and contact information for the team’s professional advisers (up to two allowed from different disciplines);
  • Signature of the department head of the sponsoring school; and
  • Verification forms for each team member who is a part-time student or a fifth-year eligible student, such as BArch or BLA student.

Application Instructions

Review the eligibility requirements below, form your team, and complete the online application to compete in the ULI Hines Student Competition. Any applications submitted by e-mail will be discarded.

Eligibility

Members of the jury; the competition advisers; all officials, current employees, and recent former employees of the Urban Land Institute (ULI); the employees, students, and immediate family members of any of the aforementioned parties; and those whom ULI deems to present conflicts of interest are ineligible to compete. All students from the finalist teams in the 2018 and 2019 competitions are also ineligible.

ULI reserves the right to disqualify teams or to limit the number allowed to participate in the competition. Teams will be notified by e-mail to the student team leader as to their participation status after the application deadline has passed.

ULI reserves the right to limit the number of participating teams, and the advancing teams can be chosen based on geographic diversity, team statements, team makeup, university diversity, or any of the criteria listed above.