The WorldWideStudies program of the Victor Pinchuk Foundation came into an agreement with the British Friends of the Hebrew University - a national charity dedicated to supporting and promoting the Hebrew University of Jerusalem - to enhance scholarships available for applicants from Ukraine, who wish to study agriculture at the Hebrew University.
From October 2012, students who applied to the Hebrew University to study at the Faculty of Agriculture will be able to get the rest of financing from the British Friends of the Hebrew University after they meet the conditions set by WorldWideStudies. Successful applicants will be required to return to work in Ukraine for at least 5 years after completion of their degree courses at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Earlier, the WorldWideStudies had already signed similar agreements with foundations Cambridge Overseas Trust, which supports the University of Cambridge (United Kingdom), and Center for International Legal Education that provides scholarships for students of the University of Pittsburgh (USA).
Under the WorldWideStudies, aimed at fostering a new generation of Ukrainian professional elite, the foundation will award grants to talented Ukrainians under the age of 35 to pursue a Master’s Degree at the world’s best universities in such priority fields of study as aerospace engineering, agricultural studies, alternative energy forms, environment and ecology, law and public administration.
Application process for the third competition of the WorldWideStudies scholarship program is currently in progress.Submission of applications and online-registration is open on the website www.worldwidestudies.org until May 15, 2012.
Currently 10 of 17 winners of the first WorldWideStudies selective competition returned to Ukraine and started working in the field-specific companies; 7 grant winners of 2010 and 19 winners of 2011 continue their studies in the universities around the world: USA, Great Britain, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, France, Germany and Malta. The program finalists are being selected from more than 100 potential candidates.
Overall, since launch of the project, the Victor Pinchuk Foundation allocated UAH 7 470 235.00 for the WWS.