The 2020 KAEF Graduate Fellowship Program is open

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The 2020 application for the KAEF Graduate Fellowship Program is open and will be available until 11:59 PM (EST) on July 8, 2019. Apply now:

The Kosovo American Education Fund (KAEF) is dedicated to the long-term economic development of Kosovo through the education of its people. KAEF provides graduate fellowships to promising Kosovars for top-level training at select U.S. universities.

To date, 43 universities have hosted 103 KAEF Fellows, including Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, Temple University, University of Delaware, and St. John’s University. Aside from providing KAEF Fellows a top-notch education, our university partners also provide tuition cost-sharing.

Without exception, KAEF Fellows have performed at a high academic level.   In addition, KAEF Fellows receive an opportunity for valuable practical experience, including

Summer internships – KAEF Fellows are required to intern with a business or organization working in their field of expertise during the summer months.

Practical training – KAEF Fellows are given the option of staying in the U.S. for an extended period of time after completing their degree in order to participate in a practical training internship.

KAEF Fellows have served with, among other organizations, Dell Computers, the World Bank, Voice of America, the International Finance Corporation, the Duke Center for International Development, and the Xerox Corporation.

What Is The Application Process?

Selection of KAEF Fellows is a three-step process:

First, all applications are reviewed by U.S. admissions experts

Second, highly ranked candidates are interviewed and tested in Kosovo

Finally, the applications, test scores, and interview results of highly ranked candidates are reviewed by U.S. admissions experts and fellowship awardees are selected. Results are announced in early summer.

The KAEF program does not discriminate on the basis of ethnic origin, age, race, color, gender, religion, or disability. Competition for the KAEF program is merit-based and open to anyone.