The AU is offering Global Leader Scholarship for international students to promote educational access and opportunity while enhancing international diversity. Bringing together the best of AU – academic excellence, leadership development, and global engagement – the AU Emerging Global Leader achieves, inspires, and serves with vision. The AU EGL is dedicated to positive civic and social change, and will return home to improve under-resourced, under served communities in their home country.
The American University (AU), Washington D.C.
Post Graduate or Master’s Degree
Field of Study:
Various Subjects offered by AU.
The AU EGL scholarship covers all billable AU expenses (full tuition, room and board) for one international student who will need a visa (preferably an F-1 or J-1 student visa) to study in the United States. The scholarship does not cover non-billable expenses such as mandatory health insurance, books, airline tickets and miscellaneous expenses (approximately U.S.$4,000 per year).
All Nationalities except U.S. citizen, U.S. permanent resident, or dual citizen of the U.S. and another country.
You are NOT eligible to apply if you:
are a U.S. citizen, U.S. permanent resident, or dual citizen of the U.S. and another country.
are enrolled in or have already begun any post-secondary studies at another university in your home country or the United States.
graduated secondary school earlier than 2019.
Preference will be given to:
International students who have overcome various obstacles and challenges as well as those from diverse and underrepresented global and socioeconomic backgrounds.
A minimum 3.8 GPA equivalent out of 4.0 GPA (or in the top 10% of graduating class) for 9th-12th grades.
A demonstrated commitment to leadership, volunteerism, community service and to advancing the needs of people in their home country.
Students with one of the following:
95+ TOEFL iBT (all sub scores must be 20 or above)
Sub-scores of 24+ on the paper-based TOEFL (Taken after May 31, 2017)
7.0+ IELTS (all sub scores must be 6.0 or above)
33 minimum SAT Reading Sub score
29 minimum ACT English
65 minimum PTE
120+ Duolingo (all sub scores must be 110 or above), for students who are still enrolled in secondary/high school and graduating by June 2021.
Important: Students in the IB system should plan to graduate with a full IB diploma with at least 3 HL subjects. Students studying in the British A-Levels system must complete at least 3 A levels and finish 13 years of study before August 2021.
Applying procedure Instructions:
Complete the online AU EGLS application.
Submit a bank letter and the AU Certification of Finances (AU CFIS) form – each demonstrating a minimum of U.S.$4,000. These can be uploaded via your Future Eagle Portal or sent by fax to +1-202-885-1025. Examples of bank letters and the AU CFIS form template
Submit your official TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo English Test score results by December 15, 2020 at the latest. Please have official English proficiency score reports sent directly to American University Undergraduate Admissions.
Complete and submit the Common Application or Coalition Application, together with all supporting documents per checklist by AU EGLS priority deadline of December 15, 2020, or by January 15, 2021 at the latest. Please note that students who do not submit a complete application packet with all supporting documents by the deadline will not be reviewed.
If you are applying through a program supported by EducationUSA such as USAP, CCC, Opportunity Grants, Diana Kamal Scholarship Search, or similar, or if you are a past FLEX or YES high school scholarship recipient from the U.S. Department of State, please provide a letter from your Education USA center’s adviser confirming your candidacy. You may request for the letter to be sent to [email protected] as a PDF.
you may still be considered for admission to American University, Washington, DC and eligible for partial merit scholarships, even if you are not selected as one of the finalists. However, to continue the application process, you will need to submit proof of funds totaling U.S.$70,231 (estimated costs for first year of study).
Skype interviews and additional essay submissions will be required for AU EGL semi-finalists and finalists. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]
Application Deadline: December 15, 2020.