Open Society Inclusive Education Scholarship Program 2017 for Study in the United States of America (Fully Funded)


Application Deadline: December 2, 2016.

The Inclusive Education Scholarship Program offers awards to individuals from China, Czech Republic, Ukraine, and selected countries in Africa and Latin America for an 18 month Master of Education degree.

The program’s objective is to provide education advocates and professionals with a foundation in the principles, values, and practices of inclusive education so that they will be equipped to lead reform of education policy and practice in their home countries.

With the knowledge and networks gained through the program, we expect that Fellows will deepen their understanding of all aspects of inclusion and play active roles in devising and implementing inclusive practices and policies.

Participating Institution
Fellows will study at Syracuse University School of Education, which demonstrates cutting-edge capacity for leadership in inclusive education, as well as legal education in disability rights.


The Program does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, or disability. Candidates with disabilities and those from marginalized communities are particularly encouraged to apply.

The competition is merit-based and open* to those meeting the following criteria:
• be a citizen and legal resident of China; Czech Republic; Ukraine; Kenya, Malawi,
Mozambique, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe; Argentina, or Peru at the time of application;
• have work experience in education with a demonstrated interest in advancing inclusive
• have an excellent academic record with a bachelor’s degree in teaching, public
administration/policy, anthropology, social work, psychology, or related field—degree must be awarded by application deadline;
• have demonstrated leadership in the field of education;
• be proficient in spoken and written English and able to meet university-designated minimum scores on standardized language tests;
• be able to participate in an intensive academic writing program in Summer 2017;
• be able to begin the graduate program in August 2017;
• be able to receive and maintain visa or study permit to the United States;
• demonstrate a clear commitment to return to home country to contribute to advancing
inclusive education in their national contexts.

Fellowship Terms
The fellowship provides:
• tuition and mandatory university fees;
• monthly stipend for room, board, and other living expenses;
• program-related travel;
• accident and health insurance during the program;
• funds for educational materials and professional development;
• all costs associated with pre-academic summer program and annual conference;
• support for students with disabilities to obtain reasonable accommodations necessary for
participating in the program of study.
The fellowship does NOT provide funding for dependent family members.

University Placement:

Finalists must be officially admitted to the host university program before becoming an official program grantee and being offered an award. Upon receiving the university
placements, students are responsible for securing required visas for both the summer school and for the host university.

Participant Responsibilities

  • Pre-Academic Summer Program: Grantees are required to participate in a four-week intensive preprogram (location to be determined) before starting study at Syracuse University in August 2017. The program consists of classes in academic writing, social science, and humanities-based seminars. Immediately after the summer program, finalists attend a pre-departure orientation.
  • Fellowship: Fellows must uphold the academic standards of the host institution and undertake fulltime study for the program’s duration. Failure to maintain academic and professional standards as defined by the host university may result in dismissal from the program.
  • Failure to follow the laws governing foreign students in the host country will result in dismissal from the program.

How to Apply

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Open Society Inclusive Education Scholarship Program 2017


  1. Dear sir/madam,
    l hereby take this opportunity to thank you for the good working are doing.
    please advice me how l can get a scholarship.
    lam looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thanks, lsaac N. Ondieki.

  2. Thanks for this opportunity. I created a group on face book called inclusive education for Africa and America.verify and join,I am a teacher by profession. Have taken part in an inclusive education conference for west and central Africa.Can I apply?


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