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SCHOLARSHIPS | 2014 Summer Institutes Programme for European Student Leaders

Applications now open for the welcome for the 2014 Summer Institutes Programme for European Student Leaders


This year will be dedicated to the following two topics:
  • Environmental Management
  • Entrepreneurship in Social Work

These will be two intensive programmes, organised by two North American universities and they will take place over five weeks during July, 2014.

We will select three Portuguese participants, who will receive a full scholarship for all expenses, which is provided by the State Department of the North American government. This scholarship includes trans-Atlantic flights, a per diem, lodging, travel and health insurance, food allowance, books, internal travel and also passport fees, if applicable.

Participants will be accommodated in university halls of residence, together with participating students from all over Europe and in further accommodation during field trips.

Candidates do not necessarily have to have studied the programme subjects in depth, although substantiated interest in them will be appreciated.

We are seeking participants with the following characteristics:

  • University students, enrolled in the 1st, or 2nd year of a degree, i.e., the first cycle of studies.
  • Exceptionally, students enrolled in the 3rd year of a 4 year degree will be considered..
  • Degree subject is not a deciding factor, as long as the student can prove that they are genuinely interested in the subject of the programme.
  • Be over 18 and less than 23 year's old as at July, 2014.
  • Have a good command of English.
  • Have good grades.
  • To have never visited the USA before.
  • Be a mature, responsible, independent and open-minded person.
  • To be committed to totally participating in the academic programme, to attend all classes and to carry out all study work and to contribute to classroom debate.
  • Students presently receiving financial assistance will be given preference, as will those who belong to a minority group little represented at university, although this factor will not be decisive for final selection on its own. Extra-curricular experience is very important.
  • Outstanding students, both academically or at another level, will be given preference, although this will not be a deciding factor for final selection.

More Information


To apply please download and fiil out the application form and submit the upload on the webpage.