The Victor Pinchuk Foundation has announced the launch of its twelfth WorldWideStudies education program competition.
Since 2009, the program has enabled talented Ukrainian students and young professionals to receive grants for study in a master's program at any of the top two hundred world universities. The program’s goal is to form a group of professionals capable of becoming a driving force for the transformation of Ukraine.
Through the program, support will be awarded to applicants pursuing study in the following fields, which are especially important for Ukraine’s development: agriculture, alternative energies, engineering and technology, public administration, public law, environment, and ecology. The foundation may consider applications for other fields, but potential candidates have to provide a convincing rationale to support studies in the chosen specialty. 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 university tuition fees, books, and medical insurance. The grant size will be determined for each individual based on personal needs and merit. Most grants will cover up to 60 percent of the total amount required, but no more than $50,000 for the overall period of study (one to two years).
To be eligible, applicants must be a citizen of Ukraine under the age of 35 on the date of enrollment in the university; have a bachelor or higher degree in the field required by the chosen foreign university and the master’s program; be admitted to the master’s program of their chosen university outside of Ukraine (formally certified) and be ready to start education in the autumn of 2021; have a clear plan for applying the acquired knowledge and skills in Ukraine; and be committed to work in Ukraine in the specialty acquired.
See the Victor Pinchuk Foundation for complete program guidelines and application instructions.