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Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD)

US Department of State ECA/Word Learning
Exchange Program

Deadline: 31 Dec 2016 (annual)
Study in:  USA
Course starts Aug 2017/Jan 2018

Brief description:

The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (also known as the Global UGRAD Program) provides one semester scholarships to outstanding undergraduate students from around the world for non-degree full-time study combined with community service, professional development, and cultural enrichment.

Global UGRAD is administered by World Learning on behalf of U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA).

Host Institution(s):

Over 60 diverse colleges and universities around the United States

Level/Field of study:

Non-degree full-time undergraduate programme in all academic fields of study

Number of Awards:

Approximately 250 students

Target group:

Participating countries/locales include: Algeria, Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, China, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, Georgia, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mauritania, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Oman, Palestinian Territories, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zimbabwe.

Scholarship inclusions/duration:

The scholarship will cover international travel, tuition, room and board, accident/sickness insurance, a small monthly stipend, and funding for books.  A small number of students will also receive additional English language training in the U.S. prior to the start of their academic program. The scholarship will cover one academic semester.

Eligibility:

The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program is open to anyone who is/has:

  • • over 18 years of age;
  • • a citizen of a UGRAD participating country, currently residing in that country;
  • • enrolled as an undergraduate in good standing at any accredited university, public or private, and has at least one semester remaining at their home university at the conclusion of the UGRAD program;
  • • completed secondary education in their home country;
  • • a solid command of written and spoken English (English Language training for some finalists is possible);
  • • able to begin studies in the United States in August 2017 or January 2018 (selected participants may not defer to a later date);
  • • eligible to receive and maintain the US student exchange visa (J-1) required for the program;
  • • cleared by a physician to participate in the program;
  • • committed to returning to their home country after the completion of the program.

Application instructions:

Applications are currently closed.

Apply through the U.S. Embassy (Public Affairs Section) or Fulbright Commission in your home country or you may apply online at World Learning Website.  Deadline is 31 December 2016.

It is important to read the application instructions visit the official website (link found below) to access the application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website: https://exchanges.state.gov/non-us/program/global-undergraduate-exchange-program-global-ugrad

World Learning Website: http://www.worldlearning.org/what-we-do/global-ugrad/

Hubert Humphrey Fellowships in USA for International Students

USA Government
Non-degree

Deadline: before 1 Oct (annual)
Study in:  USA
Program starts Apr-Sept 2018

Brief description:

The Humphrey Fellowship Program is for experienced professionals interested in strengthening their leadership skills through a mutual exchange of knowledge and understanding about issues of common concern in the U.S. and Fellows’ home countries.

Host Institution(s):

Fellows are placed at one of the participating USA universities. Fellows are not able to choose which university they will attend. Rather, they are assigned in diverse groups of 7-15 to the most appropriate host institution based on their area of interest and professional field.

Level/Field of study:

As a non-degree program, the Fellowship offers valuable opportunities for professional development through selected university courses, attending conferences, networking, and practical work experiences. The eligible program fields are:

• Agricultural and Rural Development
• Communications/Journalism
• Economic Development
• Educational Administration, Planning and Policy
• Finance and Banking
• Higher Education Administration
• HIV/AIDS Policy and Prevention
• Human Resource Management
• Law and Human Rights
• Natural Resources, Environmental Policy, and Climate Change
• Public Health Policy and Management
•  Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration
•  Substance Abuse Education, Treatment and Prevention
•  Teaching of English as a Foreign Language
•  Technology Policy and Management
•  Trafficking in Persons Policy and Prevention
•  Urban and Regional Planning

Number of Awards:

Approximately 200 Fellowships are awarded annually.

Target group:

Citizens of eligible countries in Sub-Saharan AfricaEurope and EurasiaMiddle East and North AfricaEast Asia and PacificSouth and Central Asia, and Western Hemisphere.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

The Fellowship provides for:

•  Payment of tuition and fees at the assigned host university;
•  Pre-academic English language training, if required;
•  A maintenance (living) allowance, including a one-time settling-in allowance;
•  Accident and sickness coverage;
•  A book allowance;
•  A one-time computer subsidy;
• Air travel (international travel to and from the U.S. for the program and domestic travel to required program events);
• A Professional Development allowance for professional activities, such as field trips, professional visits and conferences.

Eligibility:

The applicant must have:

•  An undergraduate (first university) degree,
•  A minimum of five years of full-time, professional experience
•  Limited or no prior experience in the United States,
•  Demonstrated leadership qualities,
•  A record of public service in the community, and
•  English language ability

Please contact the U.S. Embassy, Public Affairs Section or Fulbright Commission in your country of residence to learn about possible specific program requirements (link found below).

Application instructions:

Application deadlines vary by country but falls around May to September each year. The nominating U.S. Embassy or Binational Fulbright Commission will advise you of its internal deadline for receiving applications. Embassies and Commissions must submit their nominations to the Institute of International Education office in Washington, DC by 1 October.

Please contact the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy or Bi-national Fulbright Commission in your country for more information about application procedures.

It is important to read the FAQs and visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website:  http://humphreyfellowship.org/

University of the People Online Tuition Free Degrees

University of the People
Bachelors Degree

Deadline: 4 May 2017 (annual)
Study in:  any Country (online)
Next term starts 15 June 2017

Brief description:

University of the People (UoPeople) is the world’s first non-profit, tuition-free, accredited online university dedicated to opening access to higher education globally. Using open-source technology, Open Educational Resources, peer-to-peer learning, and the assistance of academic volunteers, UoPeople is designed to provide access to university studies for qualified high school graduates, despite financial, geographic, societal or personal constraints. In February 2014, UoPeople received accreditation from the Distance Education Accrediting Commission, a U.S. Department of Education authorized accrediting agency.

UoPeople offers associate and bachelor degree programs in business administration, health science and computer science, as well as an MBA program. The University has partnered with leading academics to provide high quality academic instruction and with international companies such as Microsoft and HP for internships, mentoring and career services to prepare the UoPeople student for employment following graduation.

Host Institution(s):

With a convenient virtual web address, the University of the People is accessible anytime, anywhere with any internet connection. UoPeople academic leadership comes from top universities such as Harvard, Yale, NYU, Cambridge, Oxford and many more. UoPeople has partnered with Yale University for research and New York University.

Fields of study:

UoPeople offers associate and bachelor degree programs in business administration, health science and computer science, as well as an MBA program.

Target group:

Students from all over the world. Currently the university has students from over 200 countries.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

University of the People is an American online university offering distance-learning courses. University the People is a tuition-free, non-profit institution. The University does not charge students to take classes, does not charge for any reading and other study materials, as well as does not charge for annual enrollment.

In order to remain sustainable, University of the People charges processing fees per end-of-course-exam. These processing fees are collected towards the end of each course, and not at the start of your studies.

However, for those individuals who are unable to afford even these minimal fees, UoPeople offers a variety of scholarship funds to cover all, or part, of the processing fees. These funds are designed to meet the unique and diverse needs of its students.

Some of the scholarships can be found below:

Emergency Refugee Assistance Scholarship Fund – open to all students

Fondation Hoffmann Scholarship – open to all students

UoPeople General Scholarship – open to all students

Vietnamese Scholarship Fund – students from Vietnam

To see all available scholarships >>

Eligibility:

UoPeople accepts students who have graduated high school, have access to a computer and the Internet and have sufficient English skills to study at the University. Applicants need to complete the application requirements and undergo an application process in order to be accepted into the program.

Application instructions:

The admission process is administered in 5 terms annually.  The next deadline is 4 May 2017 for term starting 15 June 2017.  Interested applicants should apply today.

For detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship and the University in general, please visit the official website.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website:  http://www.uopeople.edu

UoPeople Full Scholarships List of all available scholarships: http://www.uopeople.edu/tuition-free/our-scholarships/

Edinburgh Global Online Distance Learning Scholarships

University of Edinburgh
Masters (MS) Degree

Deadline: 2 June 2017 (Annual)
Study in:  any Country (online)
Course starts Sept 2017

Brief description:

The University of Edinburgh will offer 4 scholarships for distance learning Master’s programmes offered by the University.

Host Institution(s):

University of Edinburgh in United Kingdom

Level/Field of study:

Any distance learning Master’s programme offered by the University.

Applicants intending to study a distance learning PgCert are only eligible to apply if that PgCert is part of a distance learning Masters programme. Applicants should check this with the relevant School.

Number of Awards:

4

Target group:

The online scholarships are for nationals  of and resident in the following countries:  Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, India, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao PDR, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mongolia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, São Tomé and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Scholarship value/duration:

Each scholarship will cover the full tuition fees and will be tenable for three years.

Eligibility:

Scholarships will be available for students commencing in session 2017-18 any distance learning Masters programme offered by the University. Applicants must be both nationals of the eligible countries (see above).

Applicants should already have been offered a place at the University of Edinburgh and should have firmly accepted that offer or be intending to do so.

Application instructions:

Eligible applicants should complete an online scholarship application. Please note that you will not be able to access the online application form unless you have applied for admission to the University of Edinburgh. The closing date for applications is 2 June 2017.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website: http://www.ed.ac.uk/student-funding/postgraduate/e-learning/online-masters

Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships for Developing Commonwealth Countries

DFID/UK Universities
Online Masters Degree

Deadline: 12 May 2017 (annual)
Study in: any Country
Course starts September 2017

Brief description:

The Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships support candidates to study distance learning Master’s degree courses that are either offered in partnership with universities in developing countries, or delivered directly by UK institutions.

Host Institution(s) and Online Courses offered:

See the list of eligible distance learning Master’s courses offered by participating UK institutions for 2017 

Number of Scholarships:

Not specified.

Target group:

Nationals of Commonwealth Developing Countries

Scholarship value/inclusions:

Please check with the University/Institution about the value of this scholarship.

Eligibility:

To apply for the scholarship, you must:

• Be a citizen of a developing Commonwealth country, refugee, or British protected person

• Be permanently resident in a developing Commonwealth country

• Hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) standard. A lower qualification and sufficient relevant experience may be considered in certain cases

Note: You must also meet the specific eligibility requirements of the course you are interested in.

Application instructions:

Before applying to the scholarship, you should apply to study an eligible Master’s course at a UK university that is participating in the Distance Learning Scholarship scheme. You must check with your UK university for their specific advice, admission requirements, and rules for applying. Most universities may require you to complete their own admissions application form as well, which may have a separate closing date.

To apply for the Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarship, you must make your application using the CSC’s Electronic Application System (EAS). All applications must be submitted by 23:59 (BST) on 12 May 2017.

It is important to read the Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships 2017 Terms and Conditions and visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship. All enquiries about these scholarships should be directed to the university to which you wish to apply.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website:  http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/apply/distance-learning/info-candidates/