The AU Emerging Global Leader Scholarship 2021 (for International Students)

The AU Emerging Global Leader Scholarship 2021 is now open for application; international students from around the globe are invited to apply. The American University 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 AU Emerging Global Leader Scholarship promotes 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.

Scholarship Sponsor(s): American University

Scholarship to be taken at: American University

Scholarship level: Undergraduate

Scholarship Slots: One

Scholarship Worth: full tuition, room and board

Subject Eligibility: All fields of study

Country/Candidate Eligibility: international students.


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The AU Emerging Global Leader Scholarship 2021 | Details

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

Eligibility: The AU Emerging Global Leader Scholarship for Fall 2021 is open to international students; 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:
    1. 95+ TOEFL iBT (all subscores must be 20 or above)
    2. Sub-scores of 24+ on the paper-based TOEFL (Taken after May 31, 2017)
    3. 7.0+ IELTS (all subscores must be 6.0 or above)
    4. 33 minimum SAT Reading Subscore
    5. 29 minimum ACT English
    6. 65 minimum PTE
    7. 120+ Duolingo (all subscores must be 110 or above)
  • 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.

Ineligibility: 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.
  • You are enrolled in or have already begun any post-secondary studies at another university in your home country or the United States.
  • You graduated secondary school earlier than 2019.


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Scholarship Benefits

The AU Emerging Global Leader Scholarship covers;

  • All billable AU expenses (full tuition, room and board) for oneinternational 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).

Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: Interested and eligible candidates should complete the online AU EGLS application and visit the official AU Emerging Global Leader Scholarship page for further application instructions.

Application Deadline: All stages of applications must be completed December 15, 2020, or by January 15, 2021 at the latest.

Visit the Official Website for Further Details

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  1. I will firstly like to be given the opportunity to study abroad and not forgetting that I have left unfortunate children behind who also have the right to quality education just like me which am willing to help and the world at large.

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