The Victor Pinchuk Foundation has announced the launch of the tenth annual WorldWideStudies education program competition.
Since 2009, the program has provided scholarships to talented Ukrainian students and young professionals for master’s-level study at the top two hundred universities in the world. The goal of the program is to develop a cadre of professionals capable of becoming a driving force in the transformation of Ukraine.
Through the competition, scholarship support is provided to applicants pursuing study in the following fields: agriculture, aerospace engineering, alternative energies, public administration, public law, environment, and ecology. The foundation will consider applications for study in other fields, but applicants must provide a convincing rationale for support in their chosen specialty. In addition, all grant recipients must agree to return to Ukraine and work in their chosen field of study for at least five years upon graduation.
Grants must be used primarily to cover tuition fees, books, and medical insurance. The grant amount will be determined on a case-by-case basis according to personal need and merit. Most grants will cover up to 60 percent of the total amount required, but not more than $30,000 for the overall period of study (one to two years), with grant recipients expected to cover the balance out of their personal funds or with other scholarship awards.
To be eligible, applicants must be a citizen of Ukraine and under the age 35 on the date of their matriculation; have a bachelor’s (or higher) degree in their chosen field of study; be admitted to a master’s program at their chosen university outside Ukraine (formally certified) and be ready to start in the fall of 2019; have a clear plan for applying the knowledge and skills they acquire through their course of study in Ukraine; and be committed to work in Ukraine in their chosen specialty.
See the Victor Pinchuk Foundation for complete program guidelines and application instructions.