The Victor Pinchuk Foundation launches the application process for WorldWideStudies scholarship grants to study at the world’s best universities

On February 1, 2022, the Victor Pinchuk Foundation launched the 13th competition for the WorldWideStudies program that since 2009 has been enabling talented Ukrainian youth to receive grants for studying at Master's programs in the top 200 world universities. The program’s goal is to form a group of professionals capable to become a driving force for the transformation of Ukraine. 

The submission of applications is open on the website from 1February through 15 May 2022.

The program supports applicants studying in the 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 also consider grant applications for other fields, but potential candidates have to provide a convincing rationale to support studies in the chosen specialty.

The Victor Pinchuk Foundation expects each participant to come back to Ukraine after graduation and work for at least 5 years within the chosen field.

Potential applicants for the WorldWideStudies program must meet the following criteria:

  • be citizens of Ukraine and under 35 on the date of enrolment in the university;
  • be admitted to the Master’s program of their chosen university outside of Ukraine (formally certified);
  • have a clear plan for applying the acquired knowledge and skills in Ukraine;
  • be committed to work in Ukraine in the specialty acquired.

The most successful candidates will get grants from the Victor Pinchuk Foundation, selected by an independent jury in an open competition. During the interview, the applicants have to present their vision how to apply the knowledge acquired upon their return to Ukraine.

The grants are primarily aimed to cover university tuition fees, books and medical insurance. The grant amount will be determined for each individual case based on personal needs and merit. Most grants will cover up to 60% of the total amount required, but not more than USD 50.000 for the overall period of study (1-2 years). Students will have to cover the rest of the expenses with personal funds or additional scholarships.

Applicants who have been enrolled to the University of Cambridge (UK), University of Pittsburgh School of Law (USA), Faculty of Agriculture at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel), the Department of Politics at the University of York (UK) or Central European University (Austria) will be eligible to get the rest of financing from the charity foundations supporting these universities. This option is available thanks to joint funding agreements for studies under the WorldWideStudies program between the Victor Pinchuk Foundation and these universities.

Detailed information on participation in the competition is available on the WorldWideStudies web page:

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