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GDP:   $106.5 billion
GDPPC (PPP) $6300
Population: 47 million
Exch rate to $: 5.05 Hryvnia
Area: 603,700 sqkm
Arable Land: 53.8%
Legal System: Civil law
Labor Force: 22.67 million
Major Exports metals
Major Imports fuel, energy

Scholarships, Grants and Fellowships


The Washington Group, in cooperation with the Embassy of Ukraine, seeks candidates for its annual summer internship program at the Ukrainian Embassy in Washington DC. Conducted by the TWG Fellowship Fund, the project aims to provide the Embassy with an intern to serve as a research assistant. In turn, that individual would gain valuable insight into the day-to-day operations of a foreign embassy in Washington DC. The intern will receive a stipend of $1,500.

Applicants should have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies and be proficient in English and Ukrainian. They should possess excellent oral and written communication skills, along with computer and Internet expertise. The interns are expected to be able to accurately and precisely perform their jobs even in difficult situations. The intern should expect to assist the embassy with needs and issues as they arise, including general office work.

Candidates should submit the following information no later than April 7, 2008:

  • a one-page essay explaining their interest in the internship, preferred starting date (in May or June), and how their background and experience meets the goals of the project 
  • copies of academic transcripts 
  • two letters of recommendation 
  • two references 

Applications should be sent to: 


KENNAN INSTITUTE SHORT-TERM GRANTS (up to one month's duration)

The Kennan Institute offers Short-Term Grants to scholars whose research in the social sciences or humanities focuses on the former Soviet Union (excluding the Baltic States), and who demonstrate a particular need to utilize the library, archival, and other specialized resources of the Washington, D.C. area. Policy-relevant research is preferred. Academic participants must either possess a doctoral degree or be doctoral candidates who have nearly completed their dissertations. For non-academics, an equivalent degree of professional achievement is expected.

Short-term Grants provide a stipend of $100 per day. The Kennan Institute cannot provide office space for Short-Term scholars. Travel and accommodation expenses are not directly covered by this grant. There is no official application form for Short-Term Grants. The applicant is requested to submit a concise description (700-800 words) of his or her research project, a curriculum vitae, a statement on preferred dates of residence in Washington, D.C., and two letters of recommendation specifically in support of the research to be conducted at the Institute. All of these materials may be submitted via e-mail except for the letters of recommendation. The letters should be sent, with signature, either by fax or post. Applicants should also note their citizenship or permanent residency status in their materials. Applications should be submitted in clear dark type, printed on one side only, without staples.

Grant recipients are required to be in residence in Washington, D.C., for the duration of their grant. Four rounds of competitive selection for Short-Term Grants are held each year. Closing dates are December 1, March 1, June 1, and September 1. Applicants are notified of the competition results roughly seven weeks after the closing date. U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and non-Americans are eligible for Short-Term Grants, although funding for non-American applicants is limited. Approximately one in three American applicants and one in six non-American applicants are awarded Short-Term Grants in each of the four competition rounds.

The Short-Term Grant Program is supported by the Program for Research and Training on Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the former Soviet Union (Title VIII) of the U.S. Department of State and the Kennan Institute endowment. Continuation of the Short-Term Grant Program in 2007-2008 is contingent on future funding.

Non-U.S. citizen Short-Term grant winners must be outside of the U.S. before coming to Washington, D.C. to accept the grant in order to be issued a J-1 Visa. J-1 Visas cannot be issued to individuals in the U.S. on a different visa.

Please send all application materials to: The Kennan Institute, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20004-3027. For more information, please e-mail, call (202) 691-4100, or fax (202) 691-4247. More information on this grant program can be found at
Kennan Institute
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20004-3027
202-691-4247 (fax)


Chopivsky Fellowship Yale University

Partial scholarships in graduate degree programs leading to Master's degrees at the Yale School of Management, at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and in the departments of International Relations and in International Economics and Developmental Economics. Applicants must be Ukrainian citizens and be first admitted to the appropriate faculties at Yale. Graduate school application deadlines at Yale are usually January 1.

Chopivsky Fellowships,Yale-Ukraine Initiative Committee Russian and East European Studies
PO Box 208206
New Haven, CT 06520-8606
Phone: 1-203-432-3423
Fax: 1-203-432-5963


University Partnership Program in Ukraine

Professional Development Division School of Business Administration Wayne State University in cooperation with The Lviv Institute of Management, Ivan Franko University, State University Lviv Polytechnic for both Ukrainian and American MBA student internships.


Scholarships in Ukraine

Economics Education and Research Consortium, Master's Program in Economics National University of the Kyiv Mohyla Academy Scholarships for Western caliber English language MA Program are available. For more information and deadlines:

vul. Skovorody 2, korpus 3, kim 304, Kyiv 254070
tel: 417-4174, 416-6936, 416-6865


International Renaissance Foundation GRE Scholarship Program

25 vouchers per year given to students to take the official GRE exam. Awards based upon a competitive exam given September, November and February. Applicant needs to have taken the official TOEFL previously. Applicants must be applying to graduate school. For application requirements:

International Renaissance Foundation OSVITA
vul. Volodymyrska 60, room 223,
252033 Kyiv, Ukraine.
Phone: 044-225-7182.


International Renaissance Foundation TOEFL Scholarship Program

TOEFL scholarship voucher for those students applying to a university requiring a TOEFL exam. All applicants must take a pre-TOEFL exam that is given three times a year in Kyiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhzhia, Donetsk, Simferopol, Odesa, Lviv, and Kharkiv. For applications and dates:

OSVITA Center,
vul. Volodymyrska 60, room 223,
252033 Kyiv.
Phone: 044-225-2251,
Coordinator: Nataliya Eremeeva


Sources of Information in Ukraine for Study in the English Speaking Countries:

International Educational Advising Center (Kyiv): 380-44-224-8549 or

ACTR/ACCELS (Kyiv): 380-44-225-7182
IREX (Kyiv): 380-44-229-3479 or

Center "Osvita" (Kyiv): 380-44-225-2251

America House (Kyiv): 380-44-213-2532

British Council, (Kyiv): 044-247-7235 or or

ACTR/ACCELS/FSAFLEX (Kyiv): 380-44-224-7356 or 225-8549? Or 225-7182

ACTR/ACCELS/FSAFLEX (Lviv): 380-32-227-1125

Soros Education Information Center OSVITA (Lviv): 380-32-297-1206 or 227-1206?

ACTR/ACCELS/FSAFLEX (Kharkiv): 380-57-212-7437

Soros Education Information Center OSVITA (Kharkiv): 380-57-212-8227

ACTR/ACCELS/FSAFLEX (Odesa): 380-48-232-1516

Soros Education Information Center OSVITA (Odesa): 380-48-223-6427

Educational Information & Advising Center "Osvita", Oktyabrskaya ploshcha 2, office 16, Dnipropetrovsk, 49027 Ukraine, tel/fax: (38 056) 744-62-42,

Soros Education Information Center OSVITA (Donetsk): 380-62-294-6096, or 299-4148

Soros Education Information Center OSVITA (Simferopol): 380-65-222-8760 or 225-9442

ZRRCCO Center (Zaporizhzhia): 380-61-264-6735 or


How to Apply to a U.S. University


Extensive materials on how to apply for higher education in the USA contains a page for international students. It is discouraging to international students. It does contain information on student loans for international students and some other useful information but it does not represent a goldmine of funding. has information about TOEFL test score requirements for most colleges under the international heading for each college. has information about scholarships available to international students in the online college directory.


Books Scholarships

Scholarship Opportunities
Kyiv 1997 Vipol Publishers, available from ZRRCO, 330006 Zaporozhye, ul. Zhukovskoho 55A, kv 408. A book about scholarship opportunities from high school to advanced study. Published in Ukraine by USA/USA alumni who are studying in Ukraine it is surprisingly good and well put together. It shows what we can do if we put our minds together. It includes scholarships all over the world and is free.


Funding for US Study

Funding for US Study is a paper book published by the CIEE and available at This book is about $40.00 and contains information a whole range of scholarship available to international students. It deals primarily with graduate school programs.


More Funding Sources

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