Scholarship Overview

Enroll for the Emerging Global Leaders Scholarships at American University. The scholarship is fully funded for international students pursuing higher secondary or college education in their home countries. The American University Emerging Global Leader Scholarship will be at the Washington, DC, campus. All international students who are dual citizens or citizens of a nation other than the US may easily submit an online application for this USA Scholarship.


The award is for programs leading to undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degrees. To receive this award, proof of English language proficiency is required. You could even use the Duolingo Language Test to apply. The American government will pay for every financial expense incurred by the chosen students. More than 140 undergraduate, graduate, master's, and certificate programs are available at the American University.

Scholarship Benefits

Fully Funded The AU EGL scholarship covers all AU expenses (full tuition, room, and board). Who will need a visa (preferably an F-1 or J-1 student visa) to study in the United States?

The scholarship does not cover other expenses, such as mandatory health insurance, books, airline tickets, and miscellaneous expenses.

Scholarship Eligibility


  • International students have overcome various obstacles and challenge those from diverse and underrepresented global and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • A minimum 3.8 GPA equivalent out of 4.0 GPA (or in the top 10% of graduating class) for 9th-12th grades
  • A demonstrated commitment to leadership, volunteerism, community service, and advancing the needs of people in their home country.
  • Students with one of the following:
    • 95+ TOEFL iBT (all subscores must be 20 or above)
    • Sub-scores of 24+ on the paper-based TOEFL (Taken after May 31, 2017)
    • 7.0+ IELTS (all subscores must be 6.0 or above)
    • 33 minimum SAT Reading Subscore
    • 29 minimum ACT English
    • 65 minimum PTE
    • 120+ Duolingo (all subscores must be 110 or above)


Required Documents

  • Complete the online AU EGLS application.
  • Submit your official TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo English Test score results
  • Your College Transcript
  • Reference letter from professors of the college
  • Well written Personal Statement
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