Thomas Jefferson Tunisia Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGRAD) 2020/2021 for young Tunisians to study in USA (Fully Funded)

Application Deadline: Monday, November 18, 2019at 5:00pm

As part of the Thomas Jefferson Scholarship Program, the 2020-2021 Tunisia Undergraduate Scholarship Program, a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State, provides opportunities for outstanding undergraduate students from Tunisia for one academic year of full-time, non-degree study in the United States. Students will attend four-year universities and colleges and will live in on-campus housing (dormitories).

Participants may submit U.S. transcripts to their home institution for review upon completion of the program to determine if the credits are transferrable. The program will provide participants with a deeper understanding of American culture and new globally-applicable skills and expertise to help them contribute to the growth and development of Tunisia.Participants may not choose their U.S. host university/college. A broad range of academic fields of study are eligible, including humanities, social sciences, applied sciences, natural and physical sciences, arts, and other standard university fields of study.

Please note that students studying at ISSAT (Institut Supérieur des Sciences Appliquées et de Technologie), ISETS, and IHETs are not eligible for Tunisia UGRAD but should apply for the Tunisia Community College Scholarship Program (TCCSP). Students should identify their program field of study on their application. This fieldshould be drawn from the standard university/college curriculum within the United States. Please note that students may not enroll in clinical courseworkwhile on the Tunisia UGRAD Program.


The Thomas Jefferson Scholarship Program does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, or any other protected characteristic as established by U.S. law.Competition for the Tunisia Undergraduate Scholarship Program is merit-based and open to anyone who:

•Is a Tunisian citizen;
•Is currently enrolled as a first-or second-year full-time undergraduate (Licence) student in good academic standing at the time of application at a registered academic institution in Tunisia; o Architecture students are eligible in their first -, second-, third-, or fourth-year of study.

Engineering students are eligible in their first-, or second-year (preparatory classes), and third-and fourth-year of undergraduate study; o If you study at an ISSAT (Institut Supérieur des Sciences Appliquées et de Technologie), ISET, or IHET,please see the Tunisia Community College Scholarship Program application. •Is currently residing in Tunisia;

•Has a demonstrated record of academic excellence;•Is able to receive a U.S. J-1 visa;
•Is at least 18 years old by July 1, 2020;
•Is committed to returning to Tunisia after completion of the program; and
•Is able to achieve a TOEFL score of 500 (PBT)


•J-1 visa support;
•Round-trip travel from participant’s home city to host institution in the United States;
•Accident and sickness medical coverage;
•Tuition and mandatory university fees;
•Room and board (housing and meals);
•Small incidentals allowance;
•Limited allowance for books;

Application Instructions

The application must be completed online. Applicants must fill out all required sections of the application and provide contact information for two references. Reference 1 and Reference 2 must be completed by two different individuals who can speak to your suitability as a potential scholarship recipient.

Complete copies of all application materials must be received together in one package as per the application instructions by Monday, November 18, 2019, at 5 p.m. Tunisia time. Only complete applications, which include a complete application form with two complete reference forms, will be forwarded to the selection committee.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Thomas Jefferson Tunisia Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGRAD) 2020/2021


  1. […] Le programme Thomas Jefferson offre aux étudiants tunisiens des universités / instituts de premier cycle à temps plein la possibilité de passer une année universitaire d’études non diplômantes dans une université ou un collège américain. Le programme fournira aux étudiants une meilleure compréhension des États-Unis, ainsi que de nouvelles compétences, connaissances et développement du leadership pour les aider à contribuer au développement économique de la Tunisie. Admissibilité Le programme de bourses Thomas Jefferson ne discrimine pas les candidats sur la base de la couleur, de la religion, du sexe, de l’âge, de l’origine nationale, du handicap ou d’une autre caractéristique protégée établie par la loi américaine. […]

  2. […] The Thomas Jefferson Program provides opportunities for full-time undergraduate university/institute students from Tunisia to spend one academic year of nondegree study at a U.S. university or college. The program will provide students a deeper understanding of the United States, as well as new skills, knowledge, and leadership development to help them contribute to Tunisia’s economic development. […]


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