Call for Application - Transformational Leadership – Scholarships and Partnerships Program

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is launching the Transformational Leadership – Scholarships and Partnerships Program.  The purpose of the program is to develop a cadre of leaders to drive significant change in Kosovo in priority economic, political, and social development areas.

The Transformational Leadership Scholarships and Partnerships Program will support a minimum of 160 scholarships for U.S. based Master’s degree program in Rule of Law, Engineering, Public Administration, Agriculture, Business Management, Finance, Economics, Information Systems, Education, Gender and Interdisciplinary Studies. 

USAID/Kosovo is inviting all interested prospective Master’s degree level students to apply through this open call for applications.  USAID will cover all costs associated with the scholarship program in the U.S. to qualified applicants.

All application materials should be submitted via email

1)      Copy of a Kosovo passport or ID;

2)      Copy of the Bachelor’s degree diploma;

3)      Copy of official transcripts and GPA score;

4)      Copy of TOEFL passing score, if available;

5)      Copy of GRE or GMAT score*, if applicable;

6)      Written essay addressing the following questions: (up to a maximum of 500 words per answer to each question)

a)      How will your proposed Master’s degree program enhance your professional development?

b)      How would you apply your new skills to further Kosovo’s development transition?

c)      What kind of volunteer activities will you be interested in engaging upon your return?

d)     Given the limited number of scholarships available, tell us something personal about yourself that makes you an ideal candidate for this program. 

7)      Written statement that the applicant is able to begin studies in the Fall Semester 2014;

8)      Copy of a CV/resume;

9)      Two written references: one academic and one professional.

10).   Application Form (see below).  

*All potential candidates must have completed the GRE/GMAT and TOEFL exams prior to being placed in a Master’s program.

Candidates interested in the Fall Semester 2014 should submit all these materials, along with the completed application form, via email

Eligibility criteria:

·         Kosovo residency  and citizenship;

·         Holder of an undergraduate, and a completed Bachelor’s degree program;

·         GPA (7.5 points and above; lower GPA scores will not be considered);

·         Able to demonstrate professional aptitude and leadership potential in the selected field of specialization;

·         Able to begin the program of study in the United States in the Fall Semester 2014.

The application form can be downloaded from this site. See below.

Application deadline: February 28, 2014 



Friday, February 14, 2014 - 10:45am

Last updated: February 19, 2014