Sponsored Programs in Higher Education

American Councils for International Education administers several higher education programs sponsored by a variety of governments and institutions outside of the United States. These programs develop vital national and institutional capacity abroad while enriching American campuses with a more diverse student population.

Kosovo American Education Fund

The Kosovo American Education Fund Graduate Scholarship Program (KAEF) serves as a catalyst for the development of Kosovo by investing in motivated, talented individuals with leadership potential, and providing them with graduate-level fellowships at select universities in the U.S. Returning to Kosovo, graduates will assume positions of leadership in private, public, and non-governmental institutions that are essential to the success of their country.

Master’s & Internship Program

The Master’s & Internship Program (MIP) was established in 2016 by the Albanian – American Development Foundation (AADF), to provide to Albanian young professionals, future leaders and managers a unique opportunity for Master Degrees in the fields of Business Administration and Management, Cultural Heritage, Eco-Tourism & Hospitality, Education, Information Technology and Computer Science, Public Policy, Public Administration. Furthering the mission of AADF – to facilitate the development of a sustainable economy and a democratic society in Albania – these fellowships are designed for young and mid-career professionals who are committed to meet the challenges of the future, contributing back to Albania.

United States Timor-Leste Program

United States Timor-Leste Program (USTL) provides full scholarships to outstanding students from Timor-Leste for four years of study at high-quality undergraduate degree institutions in the United States. Scholarship awards include full tuition for four years of undergraduate study, travel, living stipends, medical insurance in the U.S., and visa costs. Applicants may also receive up to one year of additional, intensive English-language training in the U.S. before beginning their four years of degree-related study. Participants are enrolled full time and live on-campus with an American roommate. Participants are placed at carefully vetted, high-quality U.S. colleges and universities that match their academic interests and provide outstanding student support.

Year of Exchange in America for Russians

The Year of Exchange in America for Russians (YEAR) program provides promising young Russian students a unique opportunity to study for one year at U.S. institutions of higher education, to engage with local communities in sustained and meaningful dialogue, to educate Americans about Russia's history and culture, and to gain a new, nuanced understanding of American society. The program also aims to strengthen each participant's English skills and subject knowledge in his or her selected field of study. The one-year, non-degree undergraduate level program will bring approximately 75 students between the ages of 18 and 20 to the United States. All program participants are required to return to Russia for at least two years after the completion of their studies.

The success of these programs in jump-starting national and institutional development has paved the way for the ongoing development of similar initiatives in Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan, and serves as a model for achieving sustainable development through education.

Regional Programs in Higher Education U.S. - Central Asia Education Foundation

The Foundation's mission is to encourage and assist development and growth of a vibrant open-market private business sector in Central Asia by supporting the quality of-and affordable access to-western business know-how and practices at institutions of higher learning in the region that have adopted Western curriculum and teaching methods. The program will initially focus on three activities: (1) providing need-based business education scholarships to citizens of the five republics at three select universities located within the region; (2) designing and implementing a program of business faculty and curriculum development with each of the universities; and (3) creating an internship program for students to provide them with the opportunity to work or study abroad in democratic countries with open-market economies.



Degree Programs



Non-Degree Programs