YSEALI Academic Fellowship Programs Fall 2017



Deadline     : 31 May, 2017

Duration     : September-October 2017

Location     : United State

Type             : Fully Funded


Program Information

The U.S. Embassy Yangon is pleased to announce the opportunity to compete for the Fall 2017 YSEALI Academic Fellowship. The YSEALI Academic Fellows Program brings undergraduates or recently graduated students between the ages of 18 and 25 to the United States for a five-week institute held on the campus of a U.S. college or university.  The program includes an on-campus academic residency, leadership development, interaction with American peers, an educational study tour, and community service activities.  Programs conclude with a visit to Washington, D.C. to meet U.S. leaders, policymakers, and think tank experts.  Each cohort of fellows studies one of three themes: Civic Engagement, Environmental Issues, or Social Entrepreneurship and Economic Development.

Who:  Full-time undergraduate students from colleges, universities, or other institutions of higher learning; or recent graduates in the past four years. All candidates must have a strong interest in social entrepreneurship and economic development but can come from any field of study.



 An applicant must:

  • Be a Myanmar citizen
  • Be between 18 and 25 years of age
  • Have a strong interest in ASEAN-related issues
  • Be proficient in reading, writing, and speaking English
  • Demonstrate interest, knowledge, or professional experience in environmental issues
  • Have leadership qualities and commitment to community
  • Have approval from your current employer or university to take a leave of absence
  • Be currently living in your home country
  • Be committed to returning to your home country after completion of the program

 A complete application includes:

  • Completed, signed application form
  • A personal essay
  • High school completion certificate that shows your marks (scores)
  • University transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation


For more information, please contact the Cultural Affairs Unit, Public Affairs Section, American Embassy, 110 University Avenue, Kamayut Township, Yangon; Ph: 536509/505113, Ext: 4381; email: [email protected]

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