Ukraine Global Scholars

Country: USA;

Deadline: 31.03.2018


Ukraine Global Scholars is run by its alumni students who were successfully admitted, graduated or are currently studying at world's best universities, such as Harvard, University of Pennsylvania, Yale, Princeton, MIT, and many others.

We help high school students (8-11 graders) with the application process in hope of raising the number of young capable Ukrainian leaders who would have a positive impact on the development of Ukraine and the world. Specifically, we do the following:

  • Acquaint students with the Western educational system
  • Help with the whole cycle of application process
  • Assist with SAT, SAT II, TOEFL, and other standardized test preparation
  • Provide information on financial aid and scholarships
  • Pay for selected students' TOEFL, SAT, SAT II exams
  • Provide support and guidance every step of the application process
  • Introduce students to the network of high-potential young Ukrainian leaders studying abroad

As a result of our efforts, Ukrainian students are able to get into world's best institutions with full financial aid packages that cover all student's expenses for the duration of their undergraduate studies. The program is highly competitive as we select only 20 students from Ukraine each year. Read more about our application process and selection criteria above.


Students meeting the following criteria can apply to our program:

  • You are a Ukrainian citizen or a resident of Ukraine studying in a Ukrainian school or FLEX student from Ukraine currently studying abroad
  • You are ready to come back to and work in Ukraine 5 years after finishing receiving undergraduate education in the US. We require that you sign such a contract with UGS
  • If you a FLEX 2018 finalist and are going to the US in 2018, you cannot participate in our program this year. You can, however, apply when you come back to Ukraine in 2019. If you do not know whether you are going to the US, we recommend that you apply to UGS and notify us of the results once you get them
  • You are in 8-11th grade. Students in 8-10th grade can apply to preparatory schools first. Students in 11th grade apply to colleges and universities
  • You are under 18 years old at the time of submitting your application. If you are over 18, we will not consider your application
  • You are an excellent student and have high GPA
  • You have good knowledge of English 
  • You have a long impressive list of extracurricular activities or hobbies
  • You are passionate about one or more subjects 
  • You come from a family with modest financial means and require financial assistance with the application process
  • You dream about studying in world's best establishments and are ready to work very hard to get admitted
  • We require the following items in our 2018 application:

  • Pictures or scans of final year grades for the past 3 years
  • List of extracurricular activities, hobbies, significant awards, and achievements for the past 4 years
  • 1 long essay on one of two topics specified in our online application
  • Answer to a few short questions specified in our online application
  • The deadline for submitting the application is March 31, 2018, 23:59 Kyiv Time.