Tunisia Undergraduate Scholarship Program application information

Tunisia Undergraduate Scholarship Program application information

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We are now accepting applications for the Thomas Jefferson Scholarship Program's 2020-2021 Tunisia Undergraduate Scholarship Program (Tunisia UGRAD). The deadline to apply is Monday, November 18, 2019, at 5 p.m. Tunisia time.

Please read the application materials carefully before beginning the application.

Online Application Materials


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.

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To learn more about the program and share program information with interested applicants, please read the following:


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 US law.

Competition for the Tunisia Undergraduate Scholarship Program is merit-based and open to anyone who:

  • Is a citizen of Tunisia;
  • 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; 
    • 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.
    • 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 US 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)


If you have questions about the Tunisia UGRAD application, please e-mail thomasjeffersonscholars@irex.org.

The Thomas Jefferson Scholarship Program’s Tunisia Undergraduate Scholarship Program (Tunisia UGRAD) is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and supported in its implementation by IREX.