Scholarship Programs

Scholarship programs are sponsored by the United States Department of State’s Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs and include programs such as Fulbright, Humphrey, UGrad, SEALYP, and SUSI, among many others. The programs provide a fully-funded opportunity to:

  • study, teach, and/or conduct research
  • exchange ideas
  • find solutions to shared international concerns
  • learn about the United States

Deadlines for each program are different – please review individual program details carefully. For more information, please contact us at Cultural Affairs Unit, Public Affairs Section, American Embassy, 110 University Avenue, Kamayut Township, Yangon, Ph: 536509/ 505113 Ext: 4369/4869, email: RangoonUSECA@state.gov.  Follow us on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/usembassy.rangoon

2019 Application Season for the Fulbright Foreign Student Scholarship

The U.S. Embassy in Yangon is pleased to announce the opportunity to compete for the Fulbright Foreign Student Scholarship Program for the academic year 2019.

WHAT: The program gives full scholarship funding to students from Myanmar seeking a Master’s Degree at a university in the United States of America.

WHO: Participants are recruited through a merit-based, open competition and chosen based upon their leadership potential, academic excellence, maturity, ability to adjust successfully to life in the United States, and potential to promote mutual understanding between the United States and the people of other countries.

To be eligible for the Fulbright scholarship, applicants:

  • must be from Myanmar; individuals of other nationalities are not eligible to apply in Myanmar;
  • must hold at least a Bachelor’s degree (applicants with advanced degree, e.g. Masters, are also eligible);
  • must have a strong academic background and a record of excellence in previous studies;
  • must have a minimum paper-based TOEFL score of 575 (students must take a screening test conducted by the U.S. Embassy if they don’t have a TOEFL score, and must take the official TOEFL test after being nominated);
  • should have relevant degrees or professional experience in their proposed field of study;
  • should have little or no previous experience traveling or living in the United States;
  • should not have a degree from a U.S. university or be enrolled in a U.S. degree program.

ELIGIBLE FIELDS OF STUDY: All fields of study will be considered.

IMPORTANT: All grantees are expected to return to their home countries for at least two years at the conclusion of their grant in compliance with the J-visa requirements.

Fulbright Foreign Student Scholarships provide tuition and related academic fees, a monthly stipend for room, board and incidental expenses, supplemental health and accident benefits, a book and equipment allowance, international/domestic travel allowance, and the opportunity to attend Fulbright enrichment activities.

SUBMISSION: Please submit application one time only. Soft copies may be submitted to RangoonUSECA@state.gov. Hard copies may be sent or delivered to Cultural Affairs Unit, Public Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy, 110 University Ave, Kamayut Township, Yangon.

The application submission period is over.  Please check back again in April 2019.

 

The application form for the Fulbright program is available at: https://mm.usembassy.gov/education/scholarship-programs/ or contact the Cultural Affairs Unit at 536509/ 505113 Ext: 4369/4869, email: RangoonUSECA@state.gov.

Application Form (Microsoft Word 236 KB)

Academic Record Form (Microsoft Word 43 KB)

Letter of Reference (Microsoft Word 92 KB)

Report on Proficiency in English (Microsoft Word 77 KB)

2019 Application Season for Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Scholarship

The U.S. Embassy in Yangon is pleased to announce the opportunity to compete for the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Scholarship Program for academic year 2019.

WHAT: The Fulbright FLTA Program is a nine-month, fully funded, non-degree program that provides young teachers of English an opportunity to refine their teaching skills, increase their English language proficiency and extend their knowledge of the society and culture of the United States, while teaching their native language (Myanmar) to U.S. students. Participants will take U.S. university classes, and at the same time serve as teaching assistants for their native language.

WHO: Selection will be based on the applicants’ leadership skills, proven ability to motivate students to learn, and interest in teaching their native language (Myanmar) and culture to U.S. students.

To be eligible for the Fulbright FLTA scholarship, applicants:

  • must be citizens of Myanmar; individuals of other nationalities are not eligible to apply in Myanmar;
  • must be residing in their home country throughout the nomination and selection process;
  • must be teachers of English, or in training to become teachers of English, no older than 30 years of age;
  • must hold at least a Bachelor’s degree (advanced degrees, e.g. Masters, are also eligible);
  • must have a strong academic background and a record of excellence in previous studies;
  • must be proficient in English, with a minimum TOEFL PBT score of 550 or TOEFL IBT score of 79-80 or an IELTS score of 6.0;
  • should have little or no previous experience traveling or living in the United States;
  • should not have a degree from a U.S. university or be enrolled in a U.S. degree program

IMPORTANT: Material misrepresentation (e.g., plagiarism) at any time during the application or grant period is grounds for selection withdrawal, as well as ineligibility for future participation. All participants are expected to return to their home country for at least two years at the conclusion of their grant in compliance with the J-visa requirements.

SUBMISSION: Please submit application one time only. Soft copies may be submitted to RangoonUSECA@state.gov. Hard copies may be sent or delivered to Cultural Affairs Unit, Public Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy, 110 University Ave, Kamayut Township, Yangon.

The application submission period is over.  Please check back again in April 2019.

 

The application form for the Fulbright FLTA program is available at: https://mm.usembassy.gov/education/scholarship-programs/ or contact the Cultural Affairs Unit at 536509/ 505113 Ext: 4369/4869, email: RangoonUSECA@state.gov.

Application Form (Microsoft Word 248 KB)

Letter of Reference (Microsoft Word 57 KB)

2019 Application Season for the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship

The U.S. Embassy in Yangon is pleased to announce the annual competition for the academic year 2019 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program.

WHAT: A one-year funded program that sends accomplished professionals to the United States for graduate-level academic coursework and related professional experiences. Fellows are selected based on their potential for national leadership and commitment to public service in either the public or private sector. The Humphrey Program is NOT a degree program and grants are NOT renewable.

WHO: Experienced professionals, scholars, faculty, and others with at least five years professional experience.

To be eligible for a Humphrey Fellowship, applicants:

  • must be from Myanmar and university graduates;
  • must have at least five years full-time professional experience in the relevant field;
  • must have demonstrated leadership qualities, a record of public service and potential for professional advancement;
  • must have written permission from their employers to participate in the program, should they be selected;
  • must have a minimum paper-based TOEFL score of 525 (students must take a screening test conducted by the U.S. Embassy if they don’t have a TOEFL score, and must take the official TOEFL test after being nominated);
  • should have little or no previous experience studying or working in the United States.

ELIGIBLE FIELDS OF STUDY:

  1. Sustainable Development: Agricultural and Rural Development; Economic Development/Finance and Banking; Natural Resources & Environmental Policy/Climate Change; Urban and Regional Planning
  2. Democratic Institution-Building: Communications/Journalism; Law and Human Rights; Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration; Trafficking in Persons Policy and Prevention; Technology Policy and Management; Human Resource Management
  3. Education: Educational Administration, Planning and Policy; Higher Education Administration; Teaching of English as a Foreign Language
  4. Public Health: Public Health Policy and Management; HIV/AIDS Policy and Prevention; Substance Abuse Education, Prevention, and Treatment

IMPORTANT: All grantees are expected to return to their home countries for at least two years at the conclusion of their grant in compliance with the J-visa requirements.

The Humphrey Fellowship covers: international/domestic travel costs, tuition and university fees, accident/health insurance, monthly stipend, and funding for educational materials and professional activities.

The Humphrey Program does NOT provide financial support for accompanying dependents.

SUBMISSION: Please submit application one time only. Soft copies may be submitted to RangoonUSECA@state.gov. Hard copies may be sent or delivered to Cultural Affairs Unit, Public Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy, 110 University Ave, Kamayut Township, Yangon.

The application submission period is over.  Please check back again in April 2019.

 

The application form for the Humphrey Fellowship is available at:
https://mm.usembassy.gov/education/scholarship-programs/ or contact the Cultural Affairs Unit at 536509/ 505113 Ext: 4369/4869, email: RangoonUSECA@state.gov.

Application Form (Microsoft Word 71 KB)

Letter of Reference 1 (current employer) (Microsoft Word 45 KB)

Letter of Reference 2 (Microsoft Word 20 KB)

The Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program provides international teachers with a unique opportunity to develop greater expertise in their subject areas, enhance their teaching skills, and increase their knowledge about the United States. The TEA Program is a six-week non-degree, non-credit customized academic program including seminars on new teaching methodologies, curriculum development, lesson planning, and instructional technology. Participants also take part in a practicum in a U.S. secondary school near their host university where they work closely with U.S. teachers and teach, co-teach and present information about their home countries to U.S. students. Cultural enrichment, mentoring, and support are provided throughout the program. The international participants will travel to the United States for one of two six-week professional development programs in either spring of 2018 or fall of 2018.

After returning home, teachers who successfully complete the program will be eligible to compete for small grant awards for essential teaching materials, training for other teachers, collaborative projects between participating American schools and their home schools, and other activities that build on the exchange experience.

To be eligible for the TEA program, applicants:

  • Current secondary school-level*, full-time teachers in an institution serving primarily a local population;
  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent;
  • Five or more years of classroom experience as a teacher of English, English as a Foreign Language (EFL), Mathematics, Science, or Social Studies, including special education teachers in those subject areas;
  • Myanmar citizen
  • Proficient in written and spoken English with a TOEFL score of 450 on the paper based TOEFL or an equivalent English language examination;
  • Demonstrated commitment to continue teaching after completion of the program; and
  • A complete application.
    • Secondary-level teachers include both middle and high school teachers working with students between approximately 12 and 18 years of age. Teachers responsible for teaching additional grade levels must teach middle or high school students more than 50% of their work time in order to be eligible for the program.

The Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program promotes diversity in the classroom and in learning. The TEA Program supports inclusion and strongly encourages teachers with disabilities to apply.

IMPORTANT:  All grantees are expected to return to their home countries for at least two years at the conclusion of their grant in compliance with the J-visa requirements.

The TEA fellowship is fully funded and provides round-trip airfare to and within the U.S; a Welcome Program in Washington, D.C.; academic program fees; housing (generally shared with other program fellows) and meals; accident and sickness medical insurance coverage; transportation to the teaching practicum school (if necessary); a daily allowance for meals and incidentals during the academic program; a baggage allowance; a professional development allowance; and the opportunity to apply for alumni small grants.

 

SUBMISSION: Please submit application one time only. Soft copies may be submitted to RangoonUSECA@state.gov.  Hard copies may be sent or delivered to Cultural Affairs Unit, Public Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy, 110 University Ave, Kamayut Township, Yangon.

The application submission period is over.  Please check back again in November 2018.

 

The application form for the TEA program can also be requested via email: RangoonUSECA@state.gov.

The U.S. Embassy in Yangon is pleased to announce the U.S.–ASEAN Visiting Scholar Program.

WHAT: Conduct scholarly, professional research and lecture in the United States for 3-4 months in late 2019; seek opportunities to provide an ASEAN perspective through guest lectures, seminars, or participation in academic or professional conferences.
WHO: Open to all university faculty, ministry officials, government officials, and professionals in the private sector, think tanks, and staff of NGOs.
FIELDS OF STUDY: Fields that support ASEAN initiatives including supporting regional economic integration, expanding maritime cooperation, promoting opportunities for women, fostering green growth, and addressing transnational challenges (including human trafficking, climate change, sustainable fishing, wildlife trafficking, and countering violent extremism). These fields can include: Education, Environmental Sciences, Financial Market Integration, Food Technology, Information Sciences, Journalism, Law, Political Science, Public Administration, Public/Global Health, Statistics, Trade and Investment, Trade Facilitation, and TEFL & Applied Linguistics.

Eligibility
An applicant:

  • must be a Myanmar citizen;
  • must hold a Bachelor’s Degree or higher;
  • must be proficient in English (minimum TOEFL 550). Note: You do not need a TOEFL score to apply for this program, but you may be asked to take the TOEFL during the application process;
  • should have relevant degrees or professional experience in the proposed field of study;
  • should have little or no previous experience studying or working in the United States;
  • must be able to take leave from home institution or post.

Application
A complete application set includes:

  1. Original completed application form (Microsoft Word 165KB)
  2. Project statement (3-5 pages typed)
  3. Professional résumé/curriculum vitae (up to six pages)
  4. Bibliography (up to 3 pages; this is required for research or combined teaching/research awards)
  5. A copy of your academic transcripts
  6. Three letters of recommendation (Microsoft Word 92KB)
The deadline for application is October 19, 2018.

 

For more information, Please contact the Cultural Affairs Unit, Public Affairs Section, American Embassy, 110 University Avenue, Kamayut Township, Rangoon, Ph: 01- 536509/ 505113 Ext: 4369, email:RangoonUSECA@state.gov. Follow us on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/usembassy.rangoon.

The E-teacher Scholarship Program is a distance education (online-learning) program designed to improve the quality of English language teaching throughout the world. Participants are English teaching professionals who receive instruction in the most recent English language teaching methods and techniques, while also being introduced to American educational values. Participants use innovative distant learning technology to interact with U.S. experts.

Candidates must:

  • Be an English language professional
  • Have got a bachelor degree
  • Have strong English language reading and writing skills (minimum 525 TOEFL, 70 iBT, or IELTS 6)
  • Be a citizen of the country in which you are living
  • Be living in your country for the entire duration of the AE E-Teacher term
  • Have regular and reliable access to high-speed internet connection
  • Be able to spend 10 to 12 hours online each week for the duration of the 8-week course
  • Be willing to be enrolled in a second or third course, if your primary choice is unavailable

Courses Offered:

(Courses can vary each term – spring, summer, fall, and winter. We do not know which course will be offered in future terms. Course descriptions are given on the last page of the application form.)

1.      Using Educational Technology in the English Language Classroom

2.      Integrating Critical Thinking Skills into the Exploration of Culture in an EFL Setting

3.      Teaching Grammar Communicatively

4.      Professional Development for Teacher Trainers

5.      Teaching English to Young Learners

6.      Assessment of English Learners

7.      Techniques of Teaching Reading and Writing

For more information, please contact the Cultural Affairs Unit, Public Affairs Section, American Embassy, 110 University Avenue, Kamayut Township, Rangoon, Phone: 536509/ 505113 Ext: 4597 Email:RangoonUSECA@state.gov

Application Form (99KB)

The U.S. Embassy in Yangon is pleased to announce the Global Undergraduate Exchange (Global UGRAD) Program. The program seeks to provide students from under-represented communities an educational exchange experience in U.S. colleges or universities to strengthen their leadership, professional skills, and commitment to community service, while exploring U.S. values and culture.

WHAT IS UGRAD?

  • Scholarship for one semester of study in the United States
  • Undergraduate, non-degree, full-time study program

FIELD OF STUDY
All academic fields of study at the undergraduate level (Note: For interested candidates in medicine, nursing, veterinary medicine, pharmacology, or other clinical fields of study, activities of direct patient care, including animal care, are not offered at an undergraduate level in the United States)

WHO
To be eligible students:

  • must be from Myanmar
  • must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program in Myanmar, and must have completed their first year of undergraduate study prior to starting their Global UGRAD Program
  • must have at least one semester or an equivalent term to complete at their home institutions upon completion of the Global UGRAD Program
  • must be at least 18 years of age, when the program begins
  • should have a TOEFL PBT score of 500 or higher
  • should be highly motivated and demonstrate leadership through academic work, community involvement, and extracurricular activities

IMPORTANT

  • Eligible students must take a TOEFL screening test conducted by the U.S. Embassy if they don’t have a valid TOEFL score, and must take the official TOEFL test after being nominated.
  • Students must return to Myanmar upon completion of the program and may not extend for degree study.

APPLICATION
A complete application set includes:

  • Completed Global Undergraduate Exchange Program application form (MS-Word | 82KB)*
  • Official academic transcripts for years of university study (with English translations). Please provide grade equivalence between local grading system and U.S. university grading system (GPA)*
  • Official results of the matriculation exam*
  • Two letters of reference: one from academic teachers/professors from the candidate’s major field of study and one from a non-academic aspect of the candidate’s life and work (with English translations)*

* All documents should be submitted on plain, A4 sized paper.

SUBMISSION: Please submit application one time only. Soft copies may be submitted to RangoonUSECA@state.gov. Hard copies may be sent or delivered to Cultural Affairs Unit, Public Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy, 110 University Ave, Kamayut Township, Yangon.

The deadline for applications is December 11, 2018.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Please contact 01-536509/505113, Ext: 4369/4869 or email RangoonUSECA@state.gov if you want to get an application.  Follow us on Facebook at  http://www.facebook.com/usembassy.rangoon.

The U.S. Embassy in Yangon is pleased to announce the 2019 Southeast Asia Youth Leadership Program (SEAYLP). These programs are three-week exchange programs in the United States focused on leadership and youth development. The exchanges will take place in April 2019 and participants will implement follow-on pro-jects in their home communities after the programs. The programs welcome applications from both student participants and adult chaperones.

Eligibility:

Student participants must:

  • be between 15 – 17 years old as of April 01, 2019
  • be high school or first-year college students currently enrolled in schools and universities in Myanmar
  • have interest in civic action and community service
  • have strong academic and social skills and have leadership potential

Adult chaperones must:

  • be teachers or community leaders who work with youth
  • have good English skills and a university degree
  • to act as mentors for the youth participants
  • have demonstrated leadership skills
  • be interested in helping youth develop their potential
  • be committed to working with SEAYLP participants after their return from the United States
  • be committed to the goals and ideals of the program, including civic leadership, diversity, and fostering positive regional and global interactions.

Program goals:

  • To promote mutual understanding between the people of the United States and partner countries
  • To develop a sense of civic responsibility and commitment to community development among youth
  • To develop leadership skills among youth
  • To foster relationships among youth from different backgrounds
  • To focus on leadership and youth development, to explore shared challenges faced by the United States and ASEAN member countries.

Exchange activities:

Exchange activities will include site visits, workshops, interactive sessions, diplomacy simulations, leadership training, team-building exercises, study tour and homestays with American families. Extracurricular activities including volunteer service opportunities and interactive site visits with relevant organizations in host communities will round out the program. The adult participants will have special sessions with adult peers designed to help foster leadership and civic education programs when they return home. Participants will develop a plan for a follow-on activity during the exchange and are expected to implement it in their school or community upon their return home.

The deadline for application is December 11, 2018.

 

Application Form

SUBMISSION: Please submit application one time only. Soft copies must be submitted to RangoonUSECA@state.gov. Hard copies must be sent or delivered to Cultural Affairs Unit, Public Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy, 110 University Avenue, Kamayut Township, Yangon.

For more information, please visit https://mm.usembassy.gov/education/scholarship-programs/ , call us at 536509/505113, Ext: 4369/4869, or email: RangoonUSECA@state.gov. Follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/usembassy.rangoon.

The U.S. Embassy in Yangon is pleased to announce the opportunity to compete for the Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) for Secondary School Educators program.

 

WHAT: The SUSI for Secondary School Educators program is an intensive post-graduate level academic program with integrated study tours whose purpose is to provide foreign secondary educators and administrators the opportunity to deepen their understanding of U.S. society, culture, values, and institutions. The ultimate goal of SUSI is to strengthen curricula and to enhance the quality of teaching about the United States in secondary schools and other academic institutions abroad.  The program will include a four week academic residency component and a one week integrated study tour in June 2018.

 

WHO: Highly-motivated and experienced secondary school educators (including teachers, administrators, teacher trainers, curriculum developers, textbook writers, ministry of education officials, and others).

 

Eligibility:

Applicants must:

  • be a Myanmar citizen and between the ages of 30-50
  • hold a Bachelor’s Degree or higher
  • must be proficient in English
  • should have professional experience in the proposed field of study
  • should have little or no previous experience studying or working in the United States
  • be able to take leave from home institution or post

APPLICATION:

A complete application set includes:

  1. Completed application form with personal essay
  2. Copy of your academic transcripts
  3. Two letters of recommendation

 

The application submission period is over.  Please check back in December 2018.

 

SUBMISSION:

Please submit application one time only. Soft copies must be submitted to RangoonUSECA@state.gov. Hard copies must be sent or delivered to Cultural Affairs Unit, Public Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy, 110 University Ave, Kamayut Township, Yangon.

For more information, call us at 536509/505113, Ext: 4369/4869, or email: RangoonUSECA@state.gov.

The U.S. Embassy in Yangon is pleased to announce the opportunity to compete for the Study of U.S. Institutes (SUSIs) for Scholars.

 

WHAT: The SUSIs for Scholars are intensive post-graduate level academic programs with integrated study tours to give foreign university faculty and other scholars the opportunity to deepen their understanding of U.S. society, culture, values, and institutions.  The Institutes will take place at various colleges, universities, and institutions throughout the United States over the course of six weeks beginning in or after June 2018. Each Institute includes a four-week academic residency component and up to two weeks of an integrated study tour.  Selected participants must attend all lectures and organized activities and complete assigned readings.  Institute curriculum will not formally address teaching methodology and pedagogical methods.

 

WHO:  Experienced university faculty, scholars, and other related professionals. Applicants must apply for only one of the following institutes.

INSTITUTE DESCRIPTIONS:

The Institute on American Politics and Political Thought will provide an understanding of major currents in U.S. political thought from the colonial period to the present.  The program will provide a full and diverse understanding of U.S. political thought and its connection to U.S. politics, public policy, and institutions by linking contemporary issues with historical and social debates.  The program will explore particular themes including self-rule and limited government, liberty and freedom, individualism and identity, equality and inequality, and the American Dream.

 

The Institute on Contemporary American Literature will provide an understanding of U.S. society and culture, past and present, through an examination of contemporary American (U.S.) literature.  Its purpose is twofold: to explore contemporary American writers and writing in a variety of genres; and to suggest how the themes explored in those works reflect larger currents within contemporary U.S. society and culture.  The program will explore the diversity of the American literary landscape, examining how major contemporary writers, schools, and movements reflect the traditions of the U.S. literary canon.  At the same time, the program will expose participants to writers who represent a departure from that tradition, and who are establishing new directions for American literature.

The Institute on Journalism and Media will provide an understanding of the roles that journalism and the media play in U.S. society.  The program will examine the rights and responsibilities of the media in a democratic society, including editorial independence, journalistic ethics, legal constraints, international journalism, and media business models.  The program will examine pedagogical strategies for teaching students of journalism the basics of the tradecraft: researching, reporting, writing, and editing.  The program will also highlight the impact of technology on journalism, such as the influence of the Internet, the globalization of the news media, the growth of satellite television and radio networks, and other changes that are transforming the profession.

The Institute on Religious Pluralism in the United States will provide an understanding of U.S. society and culture, past and present, through an examination of religious pluralism in the United States and its intersection with American democracy.  Employing a multi-disciplinary approach and drawing on fields such as history, political science, sociology, anthropology, law, and others, the program will explore both the historical and contemporary relationship between church and state in the United States.  Participants will examine the ways in which religious thought and practice have influenced, and been influenced by the development of American-style democracy. Study will also include a survey of the diversity of contemporary religious beliefs in relation to the 1st amendment to the US constitution, elections, public policy, and the demography of the United States.  Interfaith dialogue in the American context will be practiced in the context of the group itself as well as site visits to a diversity of religious communities.

The Institute on U.S. Culture and Society will provide an understanding of U.S. society, culture, values, and institutions.  The Institute will examine the ethnic, racial, social, economic, political, and religious contexts in which various cultures have manifested in U.S. society while focusing on the ways in which these cultures have influenced social movements and American identity throughout U.S. history.  The program will draw from a diverse disciplinary base, and will itself provide a model of how a foreign university might approach the study of U.S. culture and society.

The Institute on U.S. Foreign Policy will provide an understanding of how contemporary U.S. foreign policy is formulated and implemented.  The program will include a historical review of significant events, individuals, and philosophies that have shaped U.S. foreign policy.  The program will explain the role of key players in U.S. foreign policy including the executive and legislative branches of government, the media, the U.S. public, think-tanks, non-governmental organizations, and multilateral institutions.

 

ELIGIBILITY

An applicant:

  • must be a Myanmar citizen and between the ages of 30 – 50
  • must hold a Bachelor’s Degree or higher
  • must be highly-motivated, experienced scholars and professionals generally from institutions of higher education or research focused organizations
  • must be proficient in English
  • should have substantial knowledge of the thematic area of the Institute or a related field
  • should have little or no previous experience studying or working in the United States
  • must be able to take leave from home institution or post

APPLICATION

A complete application set includes:

  1. Completed application form with personal essay
  2. Copy of your academic transcripts
  3. Two letters of recommendation

 

The application submission period is over.  Please check back in November 2018.

SUBMISSION:

Please submit application one time only. Soft copies must be submitted to RangoonUSECA@state.gov. Hard copies must be sent or delivered to Cultural Affairs Unit, Public Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy, 110 University Ave, Kamayut Township, Yangon.

For more information, please call us at 536509/505113, Ext: 4369/4869, or email: RangoonUSECA@state.gov.

The U.S. Embassy in Yangon is pleased to announce the 2019 Myanmar Youth Leadership Program (MYLP). These programs are three-week exchange programs in the United States focused on leadership and youth development. The exchanges will take place in April 2019 and participants will implement follow-on pro-jects in their home communities after the programs. The programs welcome applications from both student participants and adult chaperones.

Eligibility:

Student participants must:

  • be between 15 – 19 years old as of April 1, 2019
  • be high school or first-year college students currently enrolled in schools and universities in Myanmar
  • have interest in civic action and community service
  • have strong academic and social skills and have leadership potential

Adult chaperones must:

  • be teachers or community leaders who work with youth
  • have good English skills and a university degree
  • to act as mentors for the youth participants
  • have demonstrated leadership skills
  • be interested in helping youth develop their potential
  • be committed to working with MYLP participants after their return from the United States
  • be committed to the goals and ideals of the program, including civic leadership, diversity, and fostering positive regional and global interactions.

Program goals:

  • To promote mutual understanding between the people of the United States and partner countries
  • To develop a sense of civic responsibility and commitment to community development among youth
  • To develop leadership skills among youth
  • To foster relationships among youth from different backgrounds
  • To focus on leadership and youth development, to explore shared challenges faced by the United States and ASEAN member countries.

Exchange activities:

Exchange activities will include site visits, workshops, interactive sessions, diplomacy simulations, leadership training, team-building exercises, study tour and homestays with American families. Extracurricular activities including volunteer service opportunities and interactive site visits with relevant organizations in host communities will round out the program. The adult participants will have special sessions with adult peers designed to help foster leadership and civic education programs when they return home. Participants will develop a plan for a follow-on activity during the exchange and are expected to implement it in their school or community upon their return home.

The deadline for application is December 11, 2018.

 

Application Form

 

SUBMISSION: Please submit application one time only. Soft copies must be submitted to RangoonUSECA@state.gov. Hard copies must be sent or delivered to Cultural Affairs Unit, Public Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy, 110 University Avenue, Kamayut Township, Yangon.

For more information, please visit https://mm.usembassy.gov/education/scholarship-programs/ , call us at 536509/505113, Ext: 4369/4869, or email: RangoonUSECA@state.gov. Follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/usembassy.rangoon.

The U.S. Embassy in Yangon is pleased to announce the opportunity to compete for the fall 2017 Economic Empowerment Program.

WHAT

The program aims to provide professional experience and training that will nurture participants’ talent and prepare them for leadership positions in their businesses, communities and society in general as they return to their countries.

PROGRAM DATES

October/November 2017

WHO

Participants selected for the program will be mid-level emerging leaders in small or start-up business ventures, business administration, government, NGOs, business education, incubation hubs, community training programs, or social entrepreneurship in Myanmar.

ELIGIBILITY

  • English-language fluency and computer-literate
  • Aged 25-40
  • Relevant experience and expertise in the small business/entrepreneurship/economic empowerment profession
  • Clear understanding of economic empowerment issues that affect your community
  • Interested in experiencing hands-on the activities in a U.S. business or economic empowerment organization
  • Committed to the importance of a sustainable and empowering business sector in a democracy
  • Plan to return to your organization following completion of the program
  • Little or no prior study or travel experience in the United States
  • Commitment to hosting a U.S. participant for 10-20 days in Myanmar (all activities are paid for by the program, not by you or your organization).

APPLICATION

A complete application set includes:

  1. Completed application form via online
  2. A one-page cover letter, including a statement that you will comply with program requirements
  3. A two-page resume
  4. A copy of university/college degree or other professional qualifications
  5. Two letters of recommendation

Applications must be submitted online here: https://goo.gl/yFRRZC.

The application submission period is over.  Please check back again in November 2018.

 

For more information, please visit contact us at Cultural Affairs Unit, Public Affairs Section, American Embassy, 110 University Avenue, Kamayut Township, Yangon, Ph: 536509/505113 Ext: 4369/4869, email: RangoonUSECA@state.gov.